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I want/ need/ would like/ would prefer 5 ways of saying I want -je veux - rarely used, demand I would like -Je voudrais- Most common Polite- je souhaite(formal would prefer) Casual would like/want J'aimerais or j'espérais
He/ it grows up (my how you have grown) Il grandit
Beforehand Auparavant
1. Who does(sic...work) 2. At work 1. Qui effectuent 2. À l' œuvre
It will be necessary(to be necessary) Il faudra(falloir)
On the other hand En revanche
It requires Cela exige (exiger)
It is necessary to avoid(necessary) Il faut éviter (falloir)
To cause an early fermentation Déclancher une fermentation précoce
They stretched out(to stretch out) Ils prennent leurs ailes(prendre son ailes)
1. Welcoming 2. To welcome 1. Accueillant (welcoming) 2. reçoivent ( to welcome)
1. We make(our way) towards 2. To make toward 1. On se dirige vers 2.Se derige
To check a place out Repérer l'endroit
Hardware ( as in hardware store ) La quincaillerie
Surrounding areas Aux alentours
You will discover several of them Vous en découvrirez plusiers
To immerse one self in S'impregner de
To get into Enfoncer
The best way Le meilleur moyen
It can be found in (Ils)Se retrouvent sur
At first, to begin with Tout d'abord
It is moreover prohibited to have religious symbols on display Il est d'ailleurs interdit de porter des signes religieux visibles
Let's hope Pourvu
There's nothing boring about them (boring) Ils n'ont rien d'ennuyant (ennuyeuse)
To snack Grignoter
I dreaded (to dread) Je redoutais(redouter)
To not be idle (to be idle) Ne chôment pas (chômer)
Where are sold weekly Où se vendent hebdomadaire
They occur only (to occur) Ils n'ont lieu que (avoir lieu)
They have spread across Europe Ils se sont répandu dans toute l'Europe
Seemingly right out of Semblant sortir tous droit de
Bundled up(in clothing protect from cold) Emitoufflés
Let your imagination run wild imagination les plus débordant(overflow)
Merchant stalls in a market(in market, such as christmas or farmers markets) Des étals des marchands au le marché
Would like to see it for real Envie de voir pour de vrai
From abroad À l'étranger
Lots of work to do (english saying: lots on your plate) Pain sur la planche
I am : 1. I am 25 years old, 2. I am cold, 3. I am hungry Use avoir (to have) not être (to be: am), so NOT Je suis 25 ans It is 1. J'ai 25 ans, 2. j'ai froid, 3 j'ai faim
Move goods by train network Transport réseau ferroviaire
Nothing in the meantime néant (nothingness) en attendant (meanwhile)
Artwork De l'œuvre / de l'œuvre art ; often can use without art, is implied
to want to avoir envie de
to be used to, in the habit of avoir l'habitude de
to take place avoir lieu ( lit. to have place )
it's all the same to me ça m'est égal
that's it, it's done ça y est
It doesn't matter, no problem Ce n'est pas grave
I had nothing to do with it Je n'y suis pour rien
to split hairs (look for something to complain about) chercher la petite bête
from bad to worse de mal en pis
Because of (followed by 1. noun, 2. verb) 1. A cause de (nouns only), 2. Parce-que ( verbs)
Unfortunate misunderstandings Des quiproquos regrettables ( pronounce like quipropos )
Will not ignore Ne déroge pas
If you approach Si vous abordez
The chances are Il est fort à parier
Do not be surprised Ne vous éttonez pas
Grouchy and demanding Râleurs et exigeants
The world needs all kinds Il faut de tout pour faire un monde
Ground(main) floor Rez de chaussée (lit. level with the road>> Level or flat:rez=old frech(razor); road:chausee )
Barely/ hardly À peine (lit. a pain)
8 noun endings indicate masculine words (few exceptions) ~age, ~ment, ~eau, ~t, ~isme, ~eil, ~ail, ~al
8 noun endings indicate feminine words (few exceptions) ~ence, ~ance, ~tion, ~sion, ~té, ~ure, ~ouille, ~eille
Refuse, Reduce waste, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle, in that order Refuser, Réduire gaspillages, Réutiliser, Réutiliser, Recycler
Submitted late Soumis tardivement
Work force pied d'oeuvre
Reply to thank you=1.with pleasure 2. Don't mention it; 3. It's nothing 1.avec plaisir 2. Je vous enprie (polite, formal) 3. De rien (casual, more dismissive so to friends only)
In case of Au cas où ( lit in case that)
In the past tense(perfect tense) when do you use etre, and when do you use avoir, when do you use faire? Main verbs used (conjugation) . Avoir is almost always used, with few exceptions(ai, as, a, avons avez,ont ). Être is for verbs used to indicate oneself or each other with s' verbs. Faire , I have done , is often used for the weather
One of them L'une d'entre elle
Right in the heart of en plein cœur de
Many footpaths through the forest Nombreux sentiers à travers la forêt
Striking(as in amazing) Sassissante
Skyscrapers of glass Des grattes-ciels de verre
Backdrop Une toil de fond
To climb a hill to catch(or see, 2nd option) a vue Escalader une colline pour y décrocher(apercevoir) une vue
Office towers tours de bureaux
Love handles Poignées d'amour
Really well known sa réputation n’est plus à faire (lit don't have to do anything more for your reputation)
Fertile terrain for expression of artistic genius Un terreau fertile pour l'expression du génie artistique
"Over time" or "as time goes by" Au fil de temps (lit with the line of time)
Although Bien que
Whether it is Que se soit
We will know how to please everyone Sauront plaire à chacun
Open mindedness Ouverture d'esprit
Which holds Qui rècele
Slowed by construction site ralenties par les chantiers de construction Ralenties(slowed) chantiers(site)
Pulse of the market pouls du marché
Abounds with assets (plenty of good things) regorge d'atouts
Relax Détendre
Brings back to life for us Qui nous faire revivre
changes progressively correlating with something else that changes progressively Au fur et à mesures
16 Seize
Coastal trails Sentier côtier
Travel all over Parcourir
You must go down a steep slope to access a beach where you can go swim Vous devrez descendre des pentes raides pour accéder au plages et aller vous baigner
While Tandis que
At the same time is soft/sweet and uncontrolled À la fois douce et indomptée
Let's hope it lasts Pourvu que ça dure (inanimate object lasts, such as the Beauty of a park)
Seaside resorts Des stations balnéaires
The most posh Le plus huppée
Sometimes even Parfois même
Made with fried bacon Faites de couenne de lard frite
That is to say C'est-à-dire
We sing from the heart at the top of our lungs On chante à cœur et à tue-tête
Fully informed Au courant
I've been had J'ai été eu
Wave to the crowd salue la foule
Time to take stocķ l'heure est au bilan
Shake up a company rouleau compresseur (steam roller) qui veut tout bousculer(shake up)
We get up early so as not to miss the start of the parade On se lève à bonne heure , il ne faudrait pas rater le début de défilé. Rater(miss), defiler(parade)
Despite Malgré
Passion that it arouses L'engouement qu'il soucite
Have some good food Se faire une bon bouffe
Long weekend Des ponts
Nevertheless Néanmoins
Moreover De surcroît
having established his own company Avoir fondé sa propre société
Be that as it may Quoi qu'il en soit
New style Style novateur
That is no longer like Qui n'est plus comme
We are led Nous sommes etraînés
In quest of meaning En quête de sens
To not be lived fully Pour ne pas etre vécue pleinement
We are not about to tire of them Nous ne sommes pas près de nous lasser
Was a relative to Qui est apparenté
Died , decided Décèder(died) , décider(decided), and they sound almost identical
Incited controvercies Les polémiques(controversies) suscitées (raised, incited)
Exceptional, out of the ordinary Hors de commun
Against the tide, used as: against the prevailing view À contre courant
The human being must act Être doit agir
Increase the pace of change Accéléré la cadence
Acknowledge this failure À prendre acte de cet échec
Accountability reddition de comptes
Life expectancy l'espérance de vie
Overweight(as in people) d’embonpoint
Indigeneous autochtones
Beyond Au-delà
Indeed Certes
More or less/as best as they could Tant biens que mal
Worn down, exhausted, run down Usée, épuisée, abîmée
Tirelessly Inlassablement
To scatter Éparpiller
Practically Quasiment
Despite Malgré
Rubs shoulders with Elle/il côteie
Within this one, in the heart of Au sein de celle-ci
Daily needs Besoins quotidiens
Rules of beauty Les canons de beauté
Timeless indémodable
Kiss the cheek Bise la joue
handshake is strong and sincere (f) Poignée la main ferme et franche
Get someone out of a hard spot Tirer une épine du pied
(we)will be happy Seront ravi
It is almost sure, obvious Il est quasiment sûr
It causes any trouble Cela pose un souci
It is important for you to know/ you need to know Il vous suffira de savoir
Be aware of typical schedules Calez-vous sur les horaires type
The best way Le meilleur moyen
Nice to meet you Ravi de vous rencontrer
Common practice Monnaie courant
You must know Sachez
Response to how are you( comme ça va?) Pas trop pire (Not the worst)
Cutlery Couverts
Could seem pourait paraître
To worry Se faire du souci
Close/nearly, a little more À peu près
Damn it C'est foutu (it's damaged, ruined)
Something has gone wrong Quelque chose est raté
He's crazy(2 phrases possible) Il est barjot, il est cinglé
Accurately Bon escient
Many ideas make a concept, she has more where that came from (commonly used saying) Un arc ne possède un seule cord/elle a plusiers cords à son arc
He has lots of influence (saying), knows a lot of people (can be negative, he only has that job despite his mistakes because....) Avoir le bras long, negative: grâce à son bras long, qui peut atteindre plus de choses qu'un bras de taille normal
An idea has not yet been expressed clearly/accurately (saying) Avoir une idée derrière la tête
To please someone you are extremely (overly) polite (saying) Faire des ronds de jambe (lit. To bow and scrape)
To act alone and avoid help regardless of need or help offered (saying) Faire cavalier seule
Do not take even a thread of clothing off Ne te découvre pas un fil (avril in France, weather is unpredictable,cold wind comes up suddenly)
Do what pleases you Ce qui te plaît
It is not surprising that a wave of artists of all kinds have broken into (....the market) Il n'est pas surprenant qu'une vague des artistes en tous genres ait déferlé
Claims to have Targue de posséder
They have shown the path, shown the way followed ( by others) Ont Montrer un voie suivie
During which Au cours duquel
Had the time of our lives S'en donnait à coeur joie
That have seen come and go Qui on vu défiler
An anthology Un florilège
Famous Renommer
At the end of term En fin de parcours
But also sets up the link between Mais établit le lien entre
That has not always been true Ceci n'a pas toujours été vrai
Widespread Répandu
Misunderstandings Quiproquos (often mistakenly written or pronounced as quipropos)
Spend time strolling on y flâne (flâner=stroll/wander)
Lazy Fainéant (fai néant)
From now on, henceforth (2 synonyms) Désormais, Dorénavant
No doubt Nul doute
The birthplace (of a person) Le berceau
Her outfits (clothes) Ses toilletes
Strong personality Caractère bien trempé
Leave a indelible mark on those who met her Laisseront une empreinte indélébile sur tous ceux qui la côtoieront
Within ( used for the expression within a family) Au sein de
But make no mistake about it Mais il ne faut pas s'y tromper
Whatever Quel que soit
Even so Toutefois
That will tickle our tastebuds Qui viendra chatouiller nos papilles
Who would complain Qui s'en plaindrait
To make drunk Tourner la tête
No one wanted Personne n'avait envie
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