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A2 poverty

Ket terms on poverty and homelessness

QuestionAnswer
L’exclusion exclusion, rejection
Les démunis the destitute / down and outs
Les nantis et les démunis the haves and have
Ceux qui vivent dans la précarité – those who live in insecurity
Ceux qui vivent en dessous du seuil de la pauvreté – those who live below the poverty threshold
Les exclus social outcasts
Les SDF (sans domicile fixe) the homeless
Les sans abris
La ZUP (Zone à Urbaniser en Priorité) priority urban area
L’immeuble block of flats
Le HLM (Habitation à Loyer Modéré) council block
Le gratte ciel – skyscraper
L’agglomération built
La banlieue suburb(s)
La zone sensible difficult area
L’espérance de vie life expectancy
La pauvreté poverty
L’abri (m) shelter
La faim hunger
Le froid cold
Le bénévole – volunteer
Un(e) assistant(e) sociale(e) – social worker
L’aide sociale social security
Le mendicant beggar
Mendier to beg
Faire la manche – to beg
Le clochard tramp
Le vagabond tramp
Le vagabondage sleeping rough
Les soins (m) care
L’hygiène (f) hygiene
Le trottoir pavement
Le carton cardboard
Marginaliser to marginalise
Marginalisé rejected
Le marginal outcast
Fournir to provide
Survivre to survive
Maltraiter to mistreat
Mépriser to despise, hold in contempt
La bagarre fight, scuffle
Réinsérer to rehabilitate
Exclu excluded (noun or adjective)
Sans papiers without official papers
Insalubre unhealthy
Dépourvu de deprived of
Défavorisé deprived
Le quartier défavorisé deprived area
Le niveau de vie standard of living
La qualité de vie quality of life
Ne pas prêter attention à to ignore
Faire semblant de ne pas voir to ignore
Le cercle vicieux vicious circle
Se méfier de to mistrust
La distribution des richesses
La misère – poverty
Au chômage – unemployed
Les chômeurs – the unemployed
Aisé well
La privation hardship
Priver de to deprive of
Le manque lack
Manquer to lack, be short of
L’analphabétisme (m) illiteracy
Analphabète, illettré – illiterate
Milieu familial – family background
Souffrir to suffer
La carence deficiency
Dans le dénuement – destitute
Le Tiers Monde Third World
Created by: Mrs. Agnew