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FLVS French 4 Lesson

FLVS Vocabulary on Oral Tradition, griots and Music in Africa

le chasseur hunter
le tisserand weaver
le forgeron blacksmith
car because
peu de gens few people
le gardien de la connaissance knowledge keeper
l'art oratoire ( masculin) public speaking
la naissance birth
la guerre war
le décès death
grâce à thanks to
le royaume kingdom
relater to tell, to recount
la richesse wealth
le témoignage testimony
faire partie intime de to closely belong to
faciliter la tâche to make the task easier
le sous-titre caption, subtite
de temps en temps from time to time
hebdomadaire weekly
le berceau cradle
saisissant (e) striking
une étendue area, spread
un agriculteur farmer
un champ field
cultiver to work the land, to grow
la récolte crop
le tambour drum
le bois wood
la courge gourd
séché (e) dried
désormais from now on
le va-et-vient the to and fro motion
semer to seed
défricher to weed, clean up a land
le son sound
le griot story teller and historian
le spectacle performance
la racine root, stem or origin
accorder to toon
divertir entertain
le deuil mourning
chargé (e) de responsible for
guérir to heal
assister à to watch, to witness
un orgue organ (instrument)
une chorale choir
les soirées (fem.) de contes (masc.) story telling evenings