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Polynesie Francaise

Le francais en Polynesie Francais 4 FLVS

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La Polynésie française French Polynesia
une ile (can also be spelled île) island
les iles Marquises The Marquesas Islands
la pirogue dug-out canoe
un explorateur, une exploratrice explorer
un accueil bienveillant a friendly welcome
la femme insulaire the island woman
la douceur des usages easy-going lifestyle
le Pacifique Sud South Pacific
à trois reprises, à plusieurs reprises on 3 occasions, on several occasions
ramener to bring back
un/une autochtone a native
un équipage crew, staff
un navire ship
mener to lead, to supervise
le troc barter
sous la tutelle de under the leadership of
un accord an agreement
une guerre a war
la mère patrie the Motherland
s' engager à to commit to
le recensement census
le métis half-blood, mulato
les Maohis (Mā’ohi in Tahitian language)\, the ancestors of the Polynesian peoples, (called Māori in New Zealand)
reposer sur to rest on
la culture de la vanille vanilla orchid harvesting
la gousse de vanille vanilla beans
la pêche en haute mer deep sea fishing
le requin shark
une épreuve initiatique an initiation test
un artisanat arts and crafts
une étoffe d’écorce fabric made of bark
le tressage de paniers basket weaving
la nacre mother of pearl (iridescent layer of organic material that forms the shell lining of many mollusks. ex.:pearl oysters and abalone...)
la noix de coco polie polished coconut
le tatouage tatoo(ing)
la puissance power
la vie insulaire island life
un hameçon a fish hook
mordre à l’hameçon to bite, (can be figurative as well= rise to the bait, to fall for an enticement or fall into a trap)
un appât lure
une canne à pêche fishing rod
le fil à pêche fishing line
la baie bay
le lagon lagoon
une huitre oyster
une crevette shrimp
une moule mussel
la vague wave
la corvée chore
un cailloux rock
glisser to slip, to slide
glissant(e) slippery
le paréo ( pareu) French Polynesian wraparound ( clothing)
la Fleur de Tiaré, la fleur de Gardenia Tahitian Tiare Flower, Gadenia Flower.It is the national flower of French Polynesia and the Cook Islands.
un emblème national national emblem , symbol
la navette -bateau boat shuttle
le tahitien Tahitian language
le Tahitien, la Tahitienne the Tahitian person
la roulotte food truck
la brochette Kebab
le poisson cru raw fish ( breakfast treat in Polynesia)
le lait de coco coconut milk
le firifiri = le beignet de coco coconut fried doughnuts
la langouste, le homard lobster
le tamara’a= banquet polynésien traditionnel avec pour pièce centrale un cochon de lait tamaraa(Luau in Hawai)= island banquet with a suckling pig as a center piece.