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a

1. v. third-person singular indicative present of avoir

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a

1. prep. to (destination)

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abord

1. n. (literary) The manner with which one acts in the presence of another person or persons; especially in a first encounter.

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absolument

1. adv. absolutely; totally; completely

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action

1. n. action; act

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affaire

1. n. affair; business

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affaires

1. n. plural of affaire

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afin

1. conj. to

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age

1. n. age

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agit

1. v. third-person singular present indicative of agir

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ai

1. v. First-person singular indicative present of avoir

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aide

1. n. help

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ailleurs

1. adv. elsewhere

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aimait

1. v. third-person singular indicative imperfect of aimer

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aime

1. v. first-; third-person singular indicative present of aimer

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aime

1. v. past participle of aimer

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aimer

1. v. to love

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ainsi

1. adv. in this way; thus

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air

1. n. air (gases of the atmosphere)

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ait

1. v. third-person singular present subjunctive of avoir

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ajouta

1. v. third-person singular past historic form of ajouter

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alla

1. v. third-person singular past historic of aller

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allait

1. v. third person singular imperfect form of aller; were going; used to go

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aller

1. vi. to go

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allez

1. v. Second-person plural indicative present of aller.

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allons

1. v. first-person plural present indicative of aller

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alors

1. conj. then (at that time)

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ame

1. n. (religion; philosophy) soul

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ames

1. n. plural of ame

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ami

1. n. friend (one who is affectionately attached to another)

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amie

1. n. A (female) friend.

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amis

1. n. plural of ami

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amitie

1. n. friendship; amity

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amour

1. n. love

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an

1. n. A year.

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ancien

1. adj. (before a noun) old; former; ex-:

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annee

1. n. year (period)

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annees

1. n. plural of annee

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ans

1. n. plural of an

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apercut

1. v. third-person singular past historic form of apercevoir

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appartement

1. n. apartment; flat

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appelle

1. v. first-person singular present form of appeler

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apprendre

1. v. To learn

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appris

1. v. past participle of apprendre

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apres

1. prep. after

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arbres

1. n. plural of arbre

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argent

1. n. silver

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armee

1. n. (military) army

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armes

1. v. second-person singular present indicative of armer

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arreta

1. v. third-person singular past historic of arreter

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arreter

1. v. (ambitransitive) To stop.

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arriva

1. v. third-person singular past historic form of arriver; arrived

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arrive

1. v. first-person singular present indicative of arriver

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arrive

1. v. past participle of arriver

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arrivee

1. n. arrival

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arriver

1. v. to arrive

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art

1. n. art (something pleasing to the mind)

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as

1. n. ace (card of value 1)

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assez

1. adv. enough

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assis

1. adj. sat; sat down

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attendait

1. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative of attendre

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attendant

1. v. present participle of attendre

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attendre

1. vt. To wait for; to await.

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attention

1. n. attention (rfgloss)

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au

1. contr. (contraction of a le; ; to the; for the; at the)

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aucun

1. adj. no; none; not any

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aucune

1. adj. feminine singular of aucun

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au-dessus

1. prep. above

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aujourd hui

1. adv. today

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aupres

1. adv. nearby

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auquel

1. pron. (Contraction of a and lequel) To which; at which

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aura

1. n. aura

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auraient

1. v. Third-person plural present conditional of avoir

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aurais

1. v. First-person singular present conditional of avoir

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aurait

1. v. Third-person singular present conditional of avoir

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aussi

1. adv. too; also; as well

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aussitot

1. adv. Immediately

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autant

1. adv. so much

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autour

1. n. goshawk

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autre

1. adj. other

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autrefois

1. adv. previously; formerly (at a past time)

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autres

1. adj. plural form of autre

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aux

1. contr. Contraction of a + les (to the)

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avaient

1. v. third-person plural imperfect indicative of avoir

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avais

1. v. first-person singular imperfect indicative of avoir

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avait

1. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative of avoir

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avance

1. n. advance

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avant

1. adv. beforehand; earlier

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avec

1. prep. (accompaniment) with

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avenir

1. n. future

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avez

1. v. second-person plural present indicative of avoir

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avions

1. n. plural of avion

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avis

1. n. opinion

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avoir

1. n. asset; possession

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avons

1. v. first-person plural present indicative of avoir

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ayant

1. v. present participle of avoir

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baron

1. n. (dated) baron; lord; noble landowner

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bas

1. adj. low

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beau

1. adj. handsome; fine; attractive

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beaucoup

1. adv. much; very much; a lot

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beaute

1. n. beauty

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beaux

1. adj. masculine plural of beau

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belle

1. adj. feminine of beau

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belles

1. adj. feminine plural of beau

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besoin

1. n. need

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bien

1. adv. well

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bientot

1. adv. soon

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blanc

1. adj. white color

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blanche

1. adj. feminine of blanc

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bois

1. n. wood (material)

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bon

1. adj. good

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bonheur

1. n. happiness

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bonne

1. adj. feminine of bon; good; good

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bonnes

1. adj. feminine plural of bon

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bons

1. adj. plural of bon; good

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bord

1. n. side

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bouche

1. n. mouth

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bout

1. n. end; extremity; tip (of a physical object)

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bras

1. n. arm

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bruit

1. n. a noise

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but

1. n. aim

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ca

1. pron. that

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cabinet

1. n. an office; a surgery

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calme

1. adj. calm

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campagne

1. n. country (the country; rural area; as opposed to the town or city)

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capable

1. adj. able; capable

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capitaine

1. n. captain; leader

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car

1. n. car

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caractere

1. n. character; demeanour; personality

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cardinal

1. adj. important; paramount

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cas

1. n. case

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cause

1. n. cause

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ce

1. pron. this; that

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cela

1. pron. that

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celle

1. adj. feminine of celui

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celles

1. pron. Plural form of celle; those; those ones

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celui

1. pron. the one

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cent

1. num. hundred

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cents

1. n. plural of cent

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cependant

1. adv. meanwhile

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certain

1. adj. certain (sure; positive)

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certaine

1. adj. feminine of certain

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certains

1. adj. Plural of certain

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ces

1. pron. masculine and feminine plural of ce

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cesse

1. v. first-person singular present indicative of cesser

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cet

1. pron. this

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cette

1. pron. feminine of ce this this

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ceux

1. pron. (plural of celui) those

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chacun

1. pron. each; each one

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chambre

1. n. room (in a hotel)

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chaque

1. adj. each

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chateau

1. n. castle (fortified building or similar structure; winegrower s estate).

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chef

1. n. head

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chemin

1. n. path; way

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cher

1. adj. (before the noun) dear (beloved)

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chercher

1. vt. to look for; to seek

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chere

1. adj. Feminine form of cher.

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cheval

1. n. horse

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chevalier

1. n. knight

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chevaux

1. n. plural of cheval

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cheveux

1. n. plural of cheveu

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chez

1. prep. to the house of

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choix

1. n. choice

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chose

1. n. thing

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choses

1. n. plural of chose; things.

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ciel

1. n. sky

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cinq

1. n. five

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cinquante

1. num. fifty

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coeur

1. n. nonstandard spelling of c?ur

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coin

1. n. wedge; cornerpiece

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colere

1. n. anger; rage

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combien

1. adv. how much (for uncountable nouns)

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comme

1. conj. as

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comment

1. adv. how

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compagnie

1. n. company

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comprendre

1. v. to understand

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compris

1. v. past participle of comprendre

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compte

1. n. an account

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comte

1. n. count; earl

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comtesse

1. n. countess

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conduite

1. n. Behavior; conduct

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confiance

1. n. confidence

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connais

1. v. 1st person singular present of connaitre; to know

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connaissance

1. n. knowledge

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connaitre

1. vt. to know (of); to be familiar with (a person; place; fact; event)

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connu

1. adj. known

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conscience

1. n. conscience

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conseil

1. n. (countable) piece of advice

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continua

1. v. third-person singular past historic form of continuer; continued

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contraire

1. adj. opposite

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contre

1. prep. against (in physical contact with)

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conversation

1. n. conversation

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corps

1. n. (anatomy) body

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cote

1. n. side

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coup

1. n. blow; hit; strike

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coups

1. n. plural of coup

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cour

1. n. courtyard; yard

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courage

1. n. courage

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courant

1. v. present participle of courir

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cours

1. n. course (of events etc.)

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crainte

1. n. fear

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cri

1. n. cry; shout; scream

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crime

1. n. crime

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cris

1. n. plural of cri

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croire

1. v. to believe (accept as true)

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crois

1. v. first-person singular present indicative of croire

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croyait

1. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative form of croire; believed; was believing; used to believe

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croyez

1. v. second-person plural present indicative of croire

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cru

1. adj. raw (uncooked; unprocessed)

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curiosite

1. n. curiosity

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dame

1. n. A lady

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danger

1. n. danger

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dans

1. prep. in (inside)

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davantage

1. adv. more

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de

1. prep. of (expresses belonging)

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debout

1. adv. standing; stood up

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debut

1. n. start; beginning

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dehors

1. adv. outside

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deja

1. adv. already

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demain

1. adv. tomorrow

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demanda

1. v. third-person singular past historic of demander

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demande

1. n. request (act of requesting)

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demande

1. v. past participle of demander

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demander

1. vi. to ask (a person)

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demi

1. adj. half

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depart

1. n. departure; start

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depuis

1. prep. since

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dernier

1. adj. last

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derniere

1. adj. feminine of dernier

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dernieres

1. adj. feminine plural of dernier

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derniers

1. adj. Masculine plural form of dernier

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derriere

1. adv. behind

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des

1. art. plural of un; une; du; de la; de l?-; some; the plural indefinite and partitive article.

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des

1. conj. since; from

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desespoir

1. n. despair

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desir

1. n. desire

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desormais

1. adv. henceforth; from now on.

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details

1. n. plural of detail

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deux

1. num. two

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devait

1. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative of devoir

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devant

1. prep. before

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devenir

1. n. future

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devenu

1. v. past participle of devenir

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devint

1. v. third-person singular past historic form of devenir

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devoir

1. n. duty

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devrait

1. v. Third-person singular conditional of devoir

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diable

1. n. (religion mythology) devil

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difficile

1. adj. difficult

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digne

1. adj. worthy

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diner

1. v. to dine

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dire

1. v. to say; to tell

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direction

1. n. (spatial) direction

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dis

1. v. first-person singular present indicative of dire

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disait

1. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative form of dire

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discours

1. n. oral presentation; discourse; speech; oration

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dit

1. v. past participle of dire

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dites

1. v. second-person plural indicative present of dire

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dix

1. num. ten

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docteur

1. n. doctor (medical practitioner)

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dois

1. v. first-person singular present indicative of devoir

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doit

1. v. third-person singular present indicative of devoir

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doivent

1. v. third-person plural present indicative of devoir

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donc

1. adv. therefore; thus.

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donna

1. v. third-person singular past historic form of donner

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donnait

1. v. third-person singular indicative imperfect of donner

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donne

1. v. first-person singular present indicative of donner

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donne

1. adj. affordable; cheap

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donner

1. v. To give; to transfer the possession/holding of something to someone else.

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dont

1. pron. of/from whom/which.

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dos

1. n. back (of a person)

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double

1. adj. double (all meanings)

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douce

1. adj. Feminine of doux.

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douceur

1. n. softness; tenderness

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douleur

1. n. pain

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doute

1. n. doubt

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doux

1. adj. sweet

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droit

1. n. right (entitlement)

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droite

1. adj. feminine of droit

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du

1. contr. contraction of de + le (of the).

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d–

1. n. what is owed

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duc

1. n. duke (nobleman)

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duchesse

1. n. duchess

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eau

1. n. Water; a liquid that is transparent; colorless; odorless(;) and tasteless in its pure form; the primary constituent of lakes; rivers; seas; and oceans.

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ecria

1. v. third-person singular past historic of ecrier

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ecrire

1. v. to write

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ecrit

1. v. third-person singular present indicative form of ecrire

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effet

1. n. effect

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efforts

1. n. plural of effort

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egalement

1. adv. equally

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eglise

1. n. church

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elle

1. pron. she

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elle-meme

1. pron. herself.

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elles

1. pron. they (female).

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emotion

1. n. emotion

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empecher

1. vt. to stop; to prevent

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en

1. pron. Used as the object of a verb to indicate an indefinite quantity; of it; of them.

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encore

1. adv. still

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endroit

1. n. place; spot (specified area)

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enfant

1. n. child (someone who is not yet an adult)

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enfants

1. n. plural of enfant

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enfin

1. adv. finally; in the end

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ensemble

1. adj. together

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ensuite

1. adv. in turn; subsequently; thereafter

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entendre

1. v. to hear

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entendu

1. v. past participle of entendre

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entiere

1. adj. feminine of entier

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entra

1. v. third-person singular past historic of entrer

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entre

1. prep. between

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entree

1. n. entry; act of entering

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entrer

1. vi. to enter

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envie

1. n. desire; lust; urge

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epee

1. n. sword

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epoque

1. n. epoch

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es

1. v. second-person singular present indicative of etre

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escalier

1. n. step; stair

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espace

1. n. space

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espece

1. n. type; sort; kind

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espoir

1. n. (all senses) hope

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esprit

1. n. spirit; enthusiasm

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esprits

1. n. plural of esprit

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est

1. adj. east

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et

1. conj. and

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etaient

1. v. Third-person plural indicative imperfect of etre

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etais

1. v. First-person singular indicative imperfect of etre

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etait

1. v. Third-person singular indicative imperfect of etre

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etant

1. v. present participle of etre

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etat

1. n. state; condition

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ete

1. n. summer

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etes

1. v. Second-person plural present indicative of etre

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etions

1. v. First-person plural indicative imperfect of etre

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etrange

1. adj. strange (bizarre; odd; abnormal)

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etre

1. v. to be

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eu

1. v. past participle of avoir

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eussent

1. v. third-person plural imperfect subjunctive of avoir

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eut

1. v. third-person singular past historic of avoir

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e–t

1. v. third-person singular imperfect subjunctive of avoir

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eux

1. pron. They: disjunctive form of ils.

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evenements

1. n. plural of evenement

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exemple

1. n. example

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existe

1. v. 1st and 3rd person singular indicative and subjunctive present of exister; to exist

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existence

1. n. existence

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expression

1. n. expression

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face

1. n. face (anatomy)

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facile

1. adj. easy; simple

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facon

1. n. way; manner; fashion

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faible

1. adj. weak

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faire

1. vt. to do

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fais

1. v. first-; second-person singular indicative present of faire

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faisaient

1. v. third-person plural imperfect indicative form of faire

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faisait

1. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative of faire.

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faisant

1. v. present participle of faire

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fait

1. n. fact

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faite

1. v. Feminine past participle of faire

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faites

1. v. second-person plural present indicative of faire

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faits

1. n. plural of fait

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fallait

1. v. impersonal imperfect form of falloir; had to; was necessary to

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famille

1. n. family (group of related people)

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faudrait

1. v. third person singular conditional form of falloir; would be necessary; would have to.

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faut

1. v. Third-person singular indicative present form of falloir; to be necessary

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faute

1. n. error; mistake

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faveur

1. n. favour

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femme

1. n. woman

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femmes

1. n. plural of femme

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fenetre

1. n. A window.

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fer

1. n. iron

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fera

1. v. third-person singular future tense of faire; will do.

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ferme

1. adj. firm

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feu

1. n. fire

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figure

1. n. face

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fille

1. n. girl

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filles

1. n. plural of fille

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fils

1. n. son

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fin

1. n. end; close; finish

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fini

1. n. Aspect or texture of what has been completed.

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firent

1. v. third-person plural past historic indicative form of faire

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fit

1. v. third-person singular indicative past historic of faire

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fleurs

1. n. plural of fleur

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foi

1. n. faith

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fois

1. n. time; an instance of something happening; a repetition

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fond

1. n. back

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font

1. v. third-person plural present indicative of faire

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force

1. n. force.

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forces

1. n. plural of force

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forme

1. n. shape (geometrical representation)

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fort

1. adj. strong; powerful

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forte

1. adj. feminine of fort

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fortune

1. n. fortune

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fou

1. adj. mad; crazy

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foule

1. n. crowd

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francais

1. adj. Of or pertaining to France

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francaise

1. n. Frenchwoman

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francs

1. adj. plural of franc

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frere

1. n. brother (relation)

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froid

1. adj. cold (temperature)

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front

1. n. forehead

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furent

1. v. Third-person plural past historic of etre

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fus

1. v. First-person singular past historic of etre

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fut

1. v. third-person singular indicative past historic of etre

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f–t

1. n. bole (of tree)

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gagner

1. v. To win.

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garcon

1. n. boy

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garde

1. n. watch; guard

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garder

1. vt. to keep; to retain

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gauche

1. adj. awkward; gawky

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general

1. n. (military) general

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genie

1. n. genie

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genoux

1. n. plural of genou

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genre

1. n. kind

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gens

1. n. (pluralonly) set of people

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geste

1. n. gesture

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gloire

1. n. glory

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go–t

1. n. taste; flavour

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gouvernement

1. n. government

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grace

1. n. grace; charm

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grand

1. adj. big; great; grand

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grande

1. adj. feminine of grand

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grandes

1. adj. feminine plural of grand

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grands

1. adj. masculine plural of grand

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gros

1. adj. big; thick; fat

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groupe

1. n. group

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guere

1. adv. hardly; barely

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guerre

1. n. war

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habitude

1. n. habit

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hasard

1. n. (usually singular) (random) chance

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haut

1. adj. high

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haute

1. adj. Feminine singular of haut

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heure

1. n. hour; time

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heures

1. n. plural of heure

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heureuse

1. adj. feminine singular of heureux

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heureux

1. adj. happy

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hier

1. adv. yesterday

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histoire

1. n. story

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homme

1. n. man; Man (species)

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hommes

1. n. plural of homme

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honneur

1. n. honor

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hors

1. adv. outside

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hotel

1. n. mansion; town house; hotel

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huit

1. num. eight

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humaine

1. adj. Feminine form of humain

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ici

1. adv. here

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idee

1. n. idea

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idees

1. n. plural of idee ideas

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il

1. pron. He; it.

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ile

1. n. island

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ils

1. pron. They.

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image

1. n. picture; image

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imagination

1. n. (countable and uncountable) imagination

448

immense

1. adj. immense; huge

449

impossible

1. adj. impossible

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impression

1. n. an impression; the overall effect of something.

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instant

1. adj. (literary) pressing; insistent

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intelligence

1. n. intelligence; cleverness

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interet

1. n. interest (great attention and concern from someone)

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interets

1. n. plural of interet

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interieur

1. adj. interior

456

jamais

1. adv. (ne ... jamais) never

457

jardin

1. n. garden

458

je

1. pron. I.

459

jeta

1. v. third-person singular indicative past historic of jeter

460

jeter

1. v. to throw

461

jeu

1. n. game (activity performed for amusement)

462

jeune

1. adj. young

463

jeunes

1. adj. plural of jeune

464

jeunesse

1. n. youth

465

joie

1. n. joy (feeling of happiness or elation)

466

jolie

1. adj. feminine of joli

467

jouer

1. v. to play (engage in games or play)

468

jour

1. n. day

469

journee

1. n. day

470

jours

1. n. plural of jour (day); days

471

juge

1. n. (legal; religion; sports) judge

472

jusque

1. adv. until; up to

473

juste

1. adj. fair; just

474

justice

1. n. justice

475

la

1. art. The (definite article).

476

la

1. adv. there

477

laissa

1. v. third-person singular past historic form of laisser

478

laisse

1. n. leash; lead

479

laisse

1. v. past participle of laisser; left

480

laisser

1. vt. to leave; to leave behind

481

langue

1. n. (anatomy) tongue

482

laquelle

1. pron. feminine form of "lequel"

483

large

1. adj. wide; broad

484

larmes

1. n. plural of larme

485

le

1. art. The (definite article).

486

lendemain

1. n. the day after(jump; day after; a)

487

lequel

1. pron. (relative; following a preposition) which; that; whom

488

les

1. art. plural of le: the

489

lesquels

1. pron. (relative pronoun) plural of lequel; (following a preposition) which; that; whom

490

lettre

1. n. letter (written character)

491

lettres

1. n. plural of lettre

492

leur

1. pron. (personal) To them; them.

493

leurs

1. adj. (possessive) plural of leur Their.

494

leva

1. v. third-person singular past historic of lever

495

levres

1. n. plural of levre lips

496

liberte

1. n. liberty; freedom

497

libre

1. adj. free; at liberty

498

lieu

1. n. place

499

lieux

1. n. plural of lieu

500

ligne

1. n. line