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acharné (adj)

[travail] relentless
unremitting (=perseverent)

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proche

(dans l'espace) nearby
⇒ Il habitait dans un village proche. He lived in a nearby village.

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saisir

to take hold of, to grab, to seize

saisir l'occasion de faire quelque chose = to seize the opportunity to do something

4

la communauté

the community, the general public

5

conclure

(= signer) [+ accord, pacte] to enter into
conclure un marché to strike a deal

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au seuil de (masc)

on the threshold of

le seuil de la porte = the doorstep
sur le seuil de la porte = on the doorstep

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s'efforcer de faire

to try hard to do

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parvenir à

[+ berge, frontière, destinataire] to reach
[+ but] to achieve

parvenir à faire = to manage to do
⇒ Elle est finalement parvenue à ouvrir la porte. She finally managed to open the door.

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en tas

in a heap, in a pile

un tas de (figurative) loads of
⇒ J'ai lu un tas de livres pendant les vacances. I read loads of books in the holidays.

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le logement

apartment

chercher un logement = to look for an apartment, to look for somewhere to live

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l'abrégé (masc)

summary
en abrégé in a shortened form, in an abbreviated form

12

le souci

worry, concern

avoir souci de or avoir le souci de = to care about
par souci de = for the sake of, out of concern for

13

alléger

[+ souffrances] to alleviate, to soothe
[+ programmes scolaires, charge fiscale] to lighten

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s'avérer

to prove to be, to prove

s'avérer faux = to prove to be wrong, to prove wrong
s'avérer coûteux = to prove to be expensive, to prove expensive

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avéré (adj)

recognized, acknowledged

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désigner

(= montrer) to point out, to indicate
désigner qch du doigt to point at sth

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épargner

[+ argent, temps, forces] to save

(= ne pas tuer ou endommager) to spare

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nettement

(= distinctement) clearly
nettement mieux = far better
nettement plus cher = far more expensive
⇒ Ce magasin est nettement plus cher. This shop is far more expensive.
nettement plus gros = far bigger

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dûment (adv)

duly

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le partage

division, dividing, dividing up
⇒ le partage d'une somme en parts égales the division of a sum into equal parts

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en souffrance

[marchandise] awaiting delivery [affaire] pending

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à demeure

permanently

23

cocher

a bifa

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égaré (adj)

lost

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remporter

[+ match, prix] to win
[+ contrat] to win
remporter la victoire = to be victorious
remporter un grand succès