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Unite 11

Raconter une histoire

un incendie a fire
à la une des journaux headlines, lead story
se déclarer to become apparent
se manifester to manifest oneself
dégats damage(s)
pompiers firemen
blessés injuries
camion de pompier fire truck
le chef the chief
un cusinier chef
éclater to break out (a fire)
la fumée the smoke
venir de to just do (something)
je venais de... I had just done (something)
les flammes flames
escaliers stairs
l'ascenseur elevator
rez-de-chaussée ground floor
les conseils advice
Capitaine Captain
une coupure de courant powercut
suffoquer to suffocate
à ce moment-là at that exact moment
ce jour-là that day there
ramasser to collect/ gather
l'escalier de secours emergency stairs
Au secour! Help!
portefeuille portfolio (document wallet)
sonner --> sonné to ring --> rang
le couloir hall/ corridor
Au feu! Fire!
courir to run
pris de panique panic stricken
dresser to set up
échelle ladder
un choc shock
avertir to alert
comme je l'ai déja dit as I have already said
par contre in contrast, conversely
en ce qui concerne as for (in regard to)
c'est une autre affaire... that's another story...
déclencher to set off
cauchemar nightmare
ivoirienne from the Ivory coast
sensation sensation
à peine hardly
engager --> engagé to engage --> engaged
phénoménal phenomenal
franchement frankly
tant pis too bad
citoyens citizens
fléau obstacle
empêche de faire bouger inhibit progress
éduquer to educate
alphabétisé/ analphabétisé literate/ illiterate
la gestion management
fonds funds
récolter gather, raise (funds)
défavorisées less fortunate, disadvantaged
tant attendu(e) much awaited
concour competition
eu lieu in place of
remporter to bring home (victory)
s'apercevoir de to notice, to perceive
se rendre compte to realise
à la hauteur at the top
fier proud
impuissant powerless
confiance confidence
effondré shattered
mes dons my gift (talent)
empêcher to impeed
le comble du bonheur the pinnacle of happiness
me vanter to praise myself (boast)
échouerer to fail
l'échec failure
le fait the fact, in fact
odieux repulsive
le but the aim, purpose
foules crowds
subir to undergo
actuelle current
admettre to admit
exiger to necessitate
niveau de maturité level of maturity
avouer to admit
gagnants winners
perdants losers
méritait bien well-deserved
en fin de compte at the end of the day
réel real
divertir to entertain
ce pari this bet, this gamble
puisque as
l'Hexagone France
soutenir to support
endommager to damage
empoisonner to poison
universel universal
à la une de l'actualité headlines
hommage tribute
coptes Coptic (Egyptian Church/ religion)
Eqypte Egypt
Caire Cairo
recueillir to collect
mobilisation mobilisation, engagement
également equally, also
au sommaire in summary
le pape Pope
orthodoxe Orthodox
communauté community
chrétienne Christian
assis seated
fidèles faithful
saluer to greet
piéger to trap (booby-trap)
autorités authorities
mener to conduct
assassinat assassination
revendiquer to carry out
affirmer to assert
tuer to kill/ murder
s'agir to be
abattre pulled down (to be killed)
au lendemain after
arrestation arrest
renseignement teacher
Mauritanie Mauritania
extradition extradition to be handed to another state's jurisdiction)
renvoyer to return
rassemblement gathering, rally
lancer to launch
un état grave a serious state
son coeur s'est arrête de battre his/ her heart stopped beating
lors at that time, during
courrier d'auditeur 'ear' mail
enquête investigation
bac basket
fermée à clé locked (closed by key)
à la suite as a result
devoir --> dû to need --> needed
propriétaire owner
TGV (train de grand vitesse) French bullet train
rechercher to search for
rouler to roll
mécanicien mechanic
apercevoir to perceive, to see
camion truck
passage à niveau level (railway) crossing
freinage d'urgence emergency braking
constater to note
annoncer to announce
retirer to withdraw
cyanure cyanide
le malfaiteur perpetrator
à l'histoire story
vol theft, flight
d'une valeur de to the value of
voler to steal
soupçonner de... to suspect (something)
licencier to lay off, to dismiss (a person)
poursuivre to pursue
canards ducks
causer to cause, to chat
écraser to crush
individus individuals
agresser to attack
d'origine maghrébine Maghreb origin (North African)
ouvrir le feu open fire
sur l'un d'entre eux one of them
déplorer to observe, to disapprove
bandes des jeunes youth gangs
alors whilst
occidentaux Western
débat debate
fait rage is raging
arriver en tête to arrive at the top
les classements the rankings
en effect in effect, effectively
le prix prize
valorisée valued
l'enseignement teaching
gratuite free
soigner to care for
les horaires timetable hours
doux mild, soft
démarrer to start up
gamine child
bien sage well-behaved
ateliers workshops
du travail du bois woodwork
les champs fields
gosse child
primordiales essential
diffuser to telecast/ screen
en plus des on top of
couture sewing
tricot knitting
aucun... ne... not a single
sanctionner to sanction
malgré despite
éprouver to show
stigmatisant stigmatising (to single someone out)
un blocage stuck
mal parler badly speaking
des cours particuliers private lessons
camarades classmates
un lycéen a high school student
ce coup de pouce a gentle nudge
couler to struggle
s'incrire to enrol oneself
écrivain writer
Quelle galère! What a pain!
BD (bandes dessinée) comic books
dont whose
le héros heros
un garçon méchant a naughty boy, 'the bad guy'
rebelle rebellious
se passionner pour... to be passionate about...
une façon a way
changer d'air a change of air
tenir lieu de to take the place of
autant que as much as
la littérature literature
affirmer to affirm, to assert
citer to cite, to quote
dissertations essays
un coup d'oeil glimpse, glance
on met en cause place the cause on (blame)
Bretagne Brittany (a region in France)
les pêcheurs fishermen
lendemain the next day
sous-préfecture sub-prefects
à l'intérieur des terres in the middle of nowhere
déserte deserted
la lande moor
le fantôme ghost
souffler to blow
flotter to float
s'approcher to approach
un drôle d'air a funny look
la brume fog
tremblant trembling
mon chemin my path
cesser to cease
gémir to groan, to creek
le toit roof
vous avez de la chance you are lucky
la parole speech
amants lovers
une tempête storm
noyer to drown
le deuil mourning
épouser to marry
tuer to kill
épouse wife
se suicider to commit suicide
égorger to slit the throat of
se venger to take one's revenge
l'infidélité infidelity
régner to reign
Created by: french12