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lieu

1. n. place

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lieux

1. n. plural of lieu

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ligne

1. n. line

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lire

1. v. (ambitransitive) to read

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lit

1. n. bed

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livre

1. n. book

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livres

1. n. plural of livre

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loi

1. n. law (legal code)

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loin

1. adv. Far; distant.

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lois

1. n. plural of loi; laws

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long

1. adj. long

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longtemps

1. adv. for a long time; over a long period

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longue

1. adj. Feminine form of long

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lors

1. adv. (+ de) at the time of; during

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lorsque

1. conj. when (at a time when)

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lui

1. pron. him; he; the third-person masculine singular personal pronoun used after a preposition; or as the predicate of a linking verb; or when disjoined from a sentence; or as a stressed subject.

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lui-meme

1. pron. himself.

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lumiere

1. n. light

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lune

1. n. (astronomy) moon.

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ma

1. adj. feminine form of mon (possessive) My.

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madame

1. n. a title or form of address for a woman; formerly for a married woman and now commonly for any adult woman regardless of marital status

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mademoiselle

1. n. Miss (as a form of address)

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main

1. n. hand

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mains

1. n. plural of main

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maintenant

1. adv. now; currently

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mais

1. conj. but

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maison

1. n. house

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maisons

1. n. plural of maison

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maitre

1. n. master.

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maitresse

1. n. mistress

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mal

1. n. trouble; difficulty

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malade

1. adj. ill; unwell; sick

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malgre

1. prep. despite; in spite of.

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malheur

1. n. sadness; unhappiness

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malheureux

1. adj. unhappy; miserable

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manger

1. vt. To eat.

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maniere

1. n. manner; way

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marche

1. n. march (formal; rhythmic way of walking)

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mari

1. n. husband

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mariage

1. n. marriage

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marquis

1. n. marquess (title of nobility)

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matin

1. n. morning

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mauvais

1. adj. bad

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mauvaise

1. adj. feminine of mauvais

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me

1. pron. (direct object) me

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meilleur

1. adj. better (comparative of bon; literally meilleur means plus bon)

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membres

1. n. plural of membre

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meme

1. adv. (used before the article) even

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memes

1. adj. Plural form of meme

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memoire

1. n. memory

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mer

1. n. sea (large body of water)

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mere

1. n. mother

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mes

1. adj. plural of mon (possessive) My.

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messieurs

1. n. plural of monsieur

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mesure

1. n. measure

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mettre

1. vt. to put; to place

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mieux

1. adv. (comparative of bien); better

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milieu

1. n. Place; setting; surroundings; social circle.

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mille

1. num. thousand; a thousand; one thousand

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ministre

1. n. minister

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minutes

1. n. plural of minute

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mis

1. v. past participle of mettre

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mise

1. v. feminine past participle of mettre

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mit

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

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moi

1. pron. me (first-person singular direct object pronoun)

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moi-meme

1. pron. myself.

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moindre

1. adj. lower; less; lesser

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moins

1. adv. less

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mois

1. n. month

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moitie

1. n. half

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moment

1. n. moment (short period of time)

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mon

1. adj. (possessive) my

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monde

1. n. world

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monsieur

1. n. mister; sir (a title or form of address for a man)

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montrer

1. v. to show

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mort

1. v. past participle of mourir

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morts

1. adj. masculine plural of mort

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mot

1. n. word

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mots

1. n. plural of mot

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mourir

1. vi. to die; to be dying

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mouvement

1. n. movement

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moyen

1. n. way; method of doing something

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moyens

1. adj. masculine plural of moyen

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murs

1. n. plural of mur

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musique

1. n. music

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nature

1. n. nature

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ne

1. part. (literary) not (used alone to negate a verb; now chiefly with the verbs pouvoir; savoir; cesser and oser)

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necessaire

1. adj. necessary

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neuf

1. num. nine

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nez

1. n. nose

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ni

1. conj. neither; nor

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noble

1. adj. noble; aristocratic

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noir

1. adj. black in colour.

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noirs

1. n. plural of noir

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nom

1. n. A name; especially a last name or family name.

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nombre

1. n. number

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non

1. adv. no

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nos

1. adj. plural of notre (possessive) Our (belonging to us).

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notre

1. adj. (possessive) Our.

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nous

1. pron. The plural personal pronoun in the first person:

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nouveau

1. adj. new

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nouveaux

1. n. masculine plural of nouveau

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nouvelle

1. adj. feminine of nouveau

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nouvelles

1. adj. feminine plural of nouveau

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nuit

1. n. night

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objet

1. n. (perceptible) thing; object

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obtenir

1. v. To get; to obtain

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occasion

1. n. occasion; opportunity

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oeil

1. n. nonstandard spelling of ?il

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oeuvre

1. n. nonstandard spelling of ?uvre

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ombre

1. n. shade; shadow

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on

1. pron. One; people; you; someone (an unspecified individual: indefinite personal pronoun).

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ont

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

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opinion

1. n. opinion (thought; estimation)

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or

1. n. gold

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ordre

1. n. order (way in which things are arranged)

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ordres

1. n. plural of ordre

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oreille

1. n. ear

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ou

1. conj. or

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o—

1. adv. where (interrogative)

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ouvrage

1. n. work; labour

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ouvrir

1. v. to open

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ouvrit

1. v. third-person singular past historic form of ouvrir; opened

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paix

1. n. peace

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palais

1. n. palace

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pale

1. adj. pale (light in color)

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papier

1. n. paper (A material used for writing or printing on; made from cellulose pulp rolled into thin sheets).

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par

1. prep. through

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paraissait

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

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parait

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

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parce que

1. conj. because

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parents

1. n. plural of parent

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parfaitement

1. adv. perfectly

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parfois

1. adv. sometimes

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parlait

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

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parle

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

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parle

1. v. past participle of parler

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parler

1. vi. to speak or talk.

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parmi

1. prep. among

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parole

1. n. voice; spoken word

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paroles

1. n. plural of parole

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part

1. n. share

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parti

1. n. party (political)

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partie

1. n. part (portion; amount)

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partir

1. vi. to go away; to leave; to depart

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partout

1. adv. everywhere

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parut

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

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pas

1. n. step; pace; footstep

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passa

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

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passage

1. n. The act of going through a place or event.

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passait

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

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passe

1. n. pass (the act of passing)

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passe

1. n. past tense

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passer

1. vr. to take place; to happen

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passion

1. n. (countable and uncountable) passion

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passions

1. n. plural of passion

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pauvre

1. adj. poor (financially deprived)

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pauvres

1. adj. plural of pauvre

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pays

1. n. land; country; region

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peine

1. n. pain

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pendant

1. adj. hanging

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pense

1. v. first-person singular present indicative form of penser

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pensee

1. n. thought

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pensees

1. n. plural of pensee

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penser

1. v. to think

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perdre

1. vt. to lose (be unable to find)

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perdu

1. adj. lost

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pere

1. n. father (parent)

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permis

1. n. permit; licence

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personne

1. n. person

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personnes

1. n. plural of personne

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petit

1. adj. small

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petite

1. adj. feminine of petit

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petites

1. adj. feminine plural of petit

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petits

1. n. plural of petit

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peu

1. adv. not very; little; not much

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peuple

1. n. people (in the sense of nationality or ethnic group)

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peur

1. n. (countable; and; uncountable) fear

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peut

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

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peut-etre

1. adv. maybe; perhaps

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peuvent

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

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peux

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

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piece

1. n. room (in a house; etc)

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pied

1. n. (anatomy) foot

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pieds

1. n. plural of pied

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pitie

1. n. pity

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place

1. n. Place; square; plaza; piazza

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plaisir

1. n. pleasure

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plan

1. n. plan

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plein

1. adj. full; full up

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pleine

1. adj. feminine of plein

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plupart

1. n. main part; majority

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plus

1. adv. more; -er (used to form comparatives of adjectives)

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plusieurs

1. adj. several; many; a lot

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plutot

1. adv. sooner; rather; instead

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point

1. n. point (small mark)

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poitrine

1. n. chest (of body)

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police

1. n. (uncountable) police

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politiques

1. adj. plural of politique

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portait

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

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porte

1. n. door

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porter

1. v. to carry

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position

1. n. position

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possible

1. adj. possible

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pour

1. prep. for

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pourquoi

1. adv. why

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pourrait

1. v. Third-person singular conditional of pouvoir

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pourtant

1. adv. however; yet

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pouvais

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

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pouvait

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

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pouvez

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

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pouvoir

1. v. can; to be able to

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premier

1. adj. first

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premiere

1. adj. feminine of premier

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premieres

1. adj. feminine plural of premier

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premiers

1. adj. Masculine plural form of premier

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prendre

1. v. To take.

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pres

1. adv. near; close

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presence

1. n. presence

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present

1. adj. present (that what/which is in the place talked about)

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president

1. n. president

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presque

1. adv. almost

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pret

1. adj. ready

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preuve

1. n. proof

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prince

1. n. prince

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princesse

1. n. princess

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pris

1. v. past participle of prendre

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prise

1. n. (electrical) plug.

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prison

1. n. prison

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prit

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

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prix

1. n. prize

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profond

1. adj. deep

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profonde

1. adj. feminine of profond

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projet

1. n. project

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propos

1. n. aim; intention

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propre

1. adj. clean

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pu

1. v. past participle of pouvoir

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public

1. adj. public

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publique

1. adj. feminine of public

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puis

1. adv. then

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puisque

1. conj. since; because

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puissance

1. n. power (physical or figuratively)

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puisse

1. v. first-person singular present subjunctive of pouvoir

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put

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

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p–t

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

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quand

1. conj. when

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quarante

1. num. forty

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quatre

1. num. four

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que

1. conj. that (connects a noun clause)

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quel

1. adj. which

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quelle

1. adj. feminine of quel

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quelque

1. pron. some (singular)

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quelquefois

1. adv. sometimes

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quelques

1. adj. some (plural)

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questions

1. n. plural of question

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qui

1. pron. (interrogative) who; whom

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quinze

1. num. fifteen

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quitter

1. v. to leave; to quit

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quoi

1. pron. what

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quoique

1. conj. though; although

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raison

1. n. reason (cause)

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raisons

1. n. plural of raison

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rapide

1. adj. fast; rapid

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rapidement

1. adv. speedily; quickly

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rapport

1. n. ratio

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realite

1. n. reality

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recevoir

1. v. to receive

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reconnaitre

1. v. To recognise

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recu

1. adj. accomplished

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regard

1. n. look; glance

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regarda

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

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regardait

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

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regardant

1. v. present participle of regarder; watching

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regarder

1. v. to look at

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regards

1. n. plural of regard

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reine

1. n. queen; queen; feminine of roi

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religion

1. n. religion

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rencontre

1. n. encounter

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rendre

1. v. to render

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rendu

1. n. an instance of rendering

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repondit

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

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repondre

1. vi. To reply; to answer

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reponse

1. n. answer

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repos

1. n. rest; ease; repose

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reprit

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

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respect

1. n. respect

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resta

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

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restait

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

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reste

1. n. rest; remainder

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rester

1. v. to stay

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retour

1. n. return

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reve

1. n. dream

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revenir

1. v. to come back; to return

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revint

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

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riche

1. adj. rich (possessing wealth)

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rien

1. pron. nothing

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rire

1. v. to laugh (de at; about)

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robe

1. n. dress; frock

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roi

1. n. king

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role

1. n. role

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rouge

1. adj. red (of a red color)

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route

1. n. road; (sometimes route like "route 66")

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rue

1. n. street; road

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sa

1. adj. (possessive) His; her; its; one s.

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saint

1. n. saint

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sais

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

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sait

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

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salle

1. n. hall

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salon

1. n. living room

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sang

1. n. blood

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sans

1. prep. without

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sante

1. n. health

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savait

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

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savez

1. v. Formal second-person singular present indicative form of savoir; (you) know

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savoir

1. v. to know (something)

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scene

1. n. scene; stage

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second

1. adj. second

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seconde

1. adj. feminine of second

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secours

1. n. aid; assistance; help

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secret

1. adj. secret

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securite

1. n. security; safety

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sein

1. n. (anatomy) breast

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selon

1. prep. according to; whichever applies; depending on.

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semaine

1. n. week

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semblait

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

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semble

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

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sens

1. n. sense

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sentait

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

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sentiment

1. n. A sentiment; general thought; sense or feeling.

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sentiments

1. n. plural of sentiment

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sept

1. num. seven

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sera

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

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serai

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

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serais

1. v. First-person singular conditional of etre

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serait

1. v. Third-person singular conditional of etre

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seront

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

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service

1. n. service

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servir

1. v. to serve (to bring a meal to someone)

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ses

1. adj. (possessive) his; her (when referring to a plural noun)

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seul

1. adj. lonely; alone

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seule

1. adj. feminine of seul

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seulement

1. adv. only

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seuls

1. adj. masculine plural of seul

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siecle

1. n. century (period of 100 years)

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signe

1. n. sign (indicator; indication)

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silence

1. n. silence

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simple

1. adj. simple

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situation

1. n. situation (all meanings)

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six

1. n. six

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societe

1. n. society

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soeur

1. n. nonstandard spelling of s?ur

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soient

1. v. Third-person plural present subjunctive of etre

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soin

1. n. care

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soir

1. n. evening

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soit

1. conj. either ... or

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sol

1. n. soil; earth

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soldats

1. n. plural of soldat

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soleil

1. n. sun (star)

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sombre

1. adj. dark

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somme

1. n. sum; total

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sommeil

1. n. sleep

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sommes

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

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son

1. n. Sound.

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sont

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

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sort

1. n. lot; fate

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sorte

1. n. sort; kind; type

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sortir

1. vi. To exit; go out; come out.

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sortit

1. v. third-person singular past historic form of sortir; left; departed; quit

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sourire

1. n. smile

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sous

1. prep. below; under

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souvenir

1. vr. to remember

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souvenirs

1. n. plural of souvenir

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souvent

1. adv. often

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spectacle

1. n. a show; a spectacle; a performance; a concert

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succes

1. n. success

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suis

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

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suite

1. n. suite (group of connected rooms)

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suivant

1. adj. next; following

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suivre

1. v. to follow

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sujet

1. adj. subject

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sur

1. prep. on; upon

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s–r

1. adj. sure; certain

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surprise

1. v. feminine of surpris

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surtout

1. adv. above all

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systeme

1. n. system

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ta

1. adj. (possessive) your

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table

1. n. table (item of furniture)

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taille

1. n. size

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tandis

1. conj. See tandis que

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tant

1. adv. so much

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tard

1. adv. late

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te

1. pron. (direct object) You.

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tel

1. adj. such

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telle

1. adj. feminine of tel

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temps

1. n. (uncountable) time (in general)

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tenait

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

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tendre

1. adj. tender (soft; delicate)

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tendresse

1. n. tenderness; state of being tender

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tenir

1. vt. To have; to hold.

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terme

1. n. term (condition)

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terre

1. n. earth; soil

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terrible

1. adj. (all senses) terrible

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tes

1. adj. (possessive) Your (When referring to a plural noun).

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tete

1. n. head (part of the body)

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theatre

1. n. theatre

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tirer

1. v. to draw; drag; pull

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toi

1. pron. You (dative; informal; sg.).

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tombe

1. n. tomb; grave

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tomber

1. v. to fall

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ton

1. adj. (possessive) Your.

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tot

1. adv. early

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toujours

1. adv. always

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tour

1. n. tower

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tous

1. pron. all

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tout

1. adj. all

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toute

1. adj. feminine of tout

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toutes

1. adj. feminine plural of tout

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train

1. n. a railroad train

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tranquille

1. adj. calm; quiet; tranquil; still; peaceful; serene

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travail

1. n. work; labor

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travaux

1. n. plural of travail

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travers

1. n. outside (the external part of)

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trente

1. num. thirty

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tres

1. adv. very

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triste

1. adj. sad

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trois

1. num. three

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troisieme

1. adj. third

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trop

1. adv. too; too much

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trouva

1. v. third-person singular past historic form of trouver; found

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trouvait

1. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative form of trouver; found; was finding; used to find

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trouve

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

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trouve

1. v. past participle of trouver; found

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trouver

1. vt. to find

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un

1. art. an; a

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une

1. num. feminine of un

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unique

1. adj. unique

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usage

1. n. usage; use

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va

1. v. present third-person singular of aller

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vais

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

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vaste

1. adj. vast

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veille

1. n. day before; eve

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venait

1. v. third person singular imperfect indicative form of venir; was coming; came

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venir

1. vi. To come (to move from one place to one that is nearer the speaker)

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vent

1. n. Atmospheric wind.

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venu

1. v. past participle of venir

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venue

1. n. coming

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veritable

1. adj. veritable

448

verite

1. n. truth

449

vers

1. prep. towards

450

vertu

1. n. virtue

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veut

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

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veux

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

453

vie

1. n. life (all meanings)

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vieillard

1. n. an oldie; an old person

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vieille

1. adj. feminine singular form of vieux

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viens

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

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vient

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

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vieux

1. adj. old

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village

1. n. village

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ville

1. n. town; city

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vin

1. n. wine

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vingt

1. num. twenty

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vint

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

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vis

1. n. screw (metal fastener)

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visage

1. n. face (anatomy)

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visite

1. n. visit

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vit

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

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vite

1. adv. quickly

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vive

1. adj. feminine of vif

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vivement

1. adv. forcefully; vigorously

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vivre

1. v. to live

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voici

1. v. here is

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voila

1. v. There is.

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voir

1. v. to see (visually)

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vois

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

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voit

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

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voiture

1. n. car (motorized vehicle)

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voix

1. n. (general music linguistics) voice

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volonte

1. n. Wish; will

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vont

1. v. Third-person plural present indicative form of aller.

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vos

1. adj. plural of votre (possessive) Your.

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votre

1. adj. (possessive) Your; belonging to you (plural).

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voudrais

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

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voulait

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

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voulez

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

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vouloir

1. n. will

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voulu

1. v. past participle of vouloir

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voulut

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

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voyage

1. n. trip; travel

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voyait

1. v. Third-person singular imperfect indicative of voir; saw; was seeing; used to see

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voyant

1. v. present participle of voir

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voyez

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

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vrai

1. adj. true

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vraiment

1. adv. truly; really; genuinely

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vu

1. v. past participle of voir

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vue

1. v. feminine past participle of voir

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yeux

1. n. plural of ?il