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La pollution

AQA A2 Level French environment vocabulary -pollution

FrenchEnglish
à l'échelle mondiale on a global scale
l'assainisement cleaning-up
l’asthme (m) asthma
l’atmosphère (f) atmosphere
augmenter to increase
l'automobiliste driver
l'azote nitrogen
la baleine whale
biodégradable biodegradable
la bombe aérosol aerosol
le bruit noise
le camion lorry
la canicule heatwave
le carburant fuel
les CFC CFCs
le changement climatique climate change
la circulation traffic
la circulation routière car traffic
conduire (conduit) to drive
le conseil advice
la consommation consumption
contaminer to contaminate
la corne de rhinocéros rhino horn
la Côte d’Ivoire the Ivory Coast
la couche d’ozone ozone layer
le cours d'eau watercourse (artificial water channel)
le covoiturage car-sharing
le déboisement deforestation
les déchets (m) rubbish, waste
les déchets nucléaires (m) nuclear waste
dégager to give off (gas)
la désertification desertification
détruire (détruit) to destroy
le déversement spillage
déverser to spill, release
le dioxyde de carbone carbon dioxide
disparaître (disparu) to disappear
les dommages damages
écologique ecological
l’effet (m) de serre greenhouse effect
efficace effective
les effluents (m) effluent (sewage discharged into the sea)
l’embouteillage (m) traffic jam
émettre (émis) to emit
l’empreinte carbonique (f) carbon footprint
en voie de disparition endangered
l’environnement (m) the environment
environnemental environmental
l’équilibre (m) balance
l’équipe (f) team
la espèce en voie d'extinction threatened species
l'essence petrol
exploiter to exploit
le feu fire
le fleuve major river
fondre to melt
la forêt tropicale (humide) tropical rainforest
le gas-oil, le gazole diesel
les gaz carboniques (m) carbon gases
les gaz d´échappement exhaust gases
les gaz toxiques harmful gas
gênant(e) inconvenient, annoying
gêner to be a nuisance
la groupe de pression pressure group
l'habitat habitat
l’heure (f) d’affluence rush hour
les hydrocarbules hydrocarbons
impliquer to involve
l'impôt tax
l'individu individual
l’inondation (f) flood
l'insecte insect
jeter to throw (away)
le littoral, la côte Coast
la marée noire oil slick
le mazout oil, tar
menacé threatened
le mercure mercury
le milieu surroundings
mondial(e) global
le monoxyde de carbone carbon monoxide
le moyen de transport means of transport
le naufrage a shipwreck
le niveau level
nocif (-ve) harmful
nuire à to harm
les nuisances sonores (f) noise pollution
les ordures ménagères (f) household waste
l'organisme (m) organism, organisation
l'oxygène oxygen
le parc automobile total number of cars
le parc national national park
le pétrole petroleum, oil
la piste cyclable cycle track
la planète planet
la plante plant
le plomb lead
les pluies acides (f) Acid rain
le polluant pollutant
polluer to pollute
le pot catalytique catalytic converter
préserver to preserve
primordial very important, fundamental
le problème respiratoire breathing difficulty
produire (produit) to produce
le produit chimique chemicals
la question issue, matter
radioactif (-ve) radioactive
le réchauffement de la planète global warming
réduire (réduit) to reduce
la réglementation set of rules
rejeter to discharge
le réseau routier road network
la réserve naturelle nature reserve
le risque risk
la rivière river
sans plomb unleaded
sauvegarder to safeguard
la sécheresse drought
le siècle century
le souci worry
souiller to soil, contaminate
la survie survival
survivre to survive
la tempête storm
le tigre tiger
toxique toxic
les transports (m) en commun public transport
les transports publics public transport
le trou hole
la vague wave (water)
la zone piétonne pedestrian zone
putrescible biodegradable
l’ère industrielle industrial era
un égout sewer
le navire ship
rompre to break, to upset
voire indeed, even
grimper to climb
le réchauffement warming
la fonte des calottes glaciaires melting of the ice caps
bouleverser to devastate, upset
la balade walk
déranger to disturb
un adhérent member
viser à to aim at
lié à linked to
sensible à aware
gourmand greedy
sache subj. of savoir - know
confier à to entrust
ferroviaire using rail
fluvial using rivers
bannir banish
nuisible harmful
élaborer to set out
puissant powerful
atteigne subj. of atteindre reach
avoir la cote to be very popular
le trou dans la couche d'ozone hole in the ozone layer
La nappe de pétrole Oil spill, oil slick
La nappe de pétrole Oil spill
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