faux amis e-f Flashcards Preview

French 2 > faux amis e-f > Flashcards

Flashcards in faux amis e-f Deck (68):
1

éducation

upbringing, manners.

2

instruction, enseignement

education

3

éligible or admissible, avoir droit à, remplir/satisfaire les conditions requises pour.

To be eligible, éligible is only eligigble for political office

4

email

enamel.

5

un email, un courriel

email

6

embarras

trouble or confusion as well as embarrassment.

7

embarrasser, gêner.

to embarrass

8

embrasser

to kiss, or can be used formally to mean to espouse.

9

étreindre or enlacer.

to embrace

10

émergence

emergence or source.

11

un cas urgent or un imprévu.

an emergency

12

employer

to use, employ.

13

un patron, un employeur

an employer

14

enchanté

enchanted or delighted, and is most commonly used upon meeting someone, the way "It's nice to meet you" is used in English.

15

engagement

commitment, promise, agreement; (finance) investing, liabilities; (negotiations) opening, start; (sports) kick-off; (contest) entry. It never means a marital engagement.

16

one's engagement to be married.

: les fiançailles

17

engrosser

to knock up, get someone pregnant.

18

absorber, captiver

to engross

19

Enthousiaste

both a noun -- enthusiast - and adjective - -enthusiastic.

20

avoir envie de

means to want or to feel like something: Je n'ai pas envie de travailler - I don't want to work (feel like working). The verb envier, however, does mean to envy

21

- J'envie le courage à Jean.

i envy john's courage

22

escroc

a crook or swindler.

23

étiquette

etiquette or protocole, it can be a sticker or label.

24

étiquette, convenances, or protocole.

etiquette

25

éventuel

possible: le résultat éventuel - the possible outcome.

26

eventual

it can be translated by a relative clause like qui s'ensuit or qui a résulté or by an adverb like finalement. - eventual

27

éventuellement

possibly, if need be, or even: Vous pouvez éventuellement prendre ma voiture - You can even take my car / You can take my car if need be.

28

finalement, à la longue, or tôt ou tard : I will eventually do it - Je le ferai finalement / tôt ou tard

eventually

29

évidence

obviousness, an obvious fact, or prominence.

30

le témoignage or la preuve.

evidence

31

évincer

to oust, supplant, or evict

32

manifester or faire preuve de

to evidence

33

exceptionnel

exceptional or special in the sense of out-of-the-ordinary, unexpected.

34

expérience

both experience and experiment: J'ai fait une expérience - I did an experiment. J'ai eu une expérience intéressante - I had an interesting experience.

---
English:
Experience shows that ... - L'expérience démontre que... He experienced some difficulties - Il a rencontré des difficultés.

35

expérimenter

experiment, test, or apparatus

36

fabrique

workmanship

37

tissu or étoffe.

fabric,

fabric of society - structure de societé

38

facilité

ease, easiness, ability, or aptitude.

39

façon

way, as in voilà la façon dont il procède - this is the way he does it. It can be translated by fashion when it is synonymous with way or manner, as in à ma façon - in my fashion / my way.

40

fastidieux

tedious, tiresome, or boring

41

minutieux, méticuleux, tatillon.

attentive to detail, exacting, fastidious

42

fendre

to split or to chop.

43

se débrouiller

to fend, to fend off means parer or détourner.

44

filer

to spin (e.g., cotton or thread) or to prolong.

45

la pellicule.

a film (on something)

46

enfin or en dernier lieu.

finally

47

flemme

informal word for laziness. It's commonly used in the expressions "avoir la flemme" (J'ai la flemme d'y aller - I can't be bothered to go) and "tirer sa flemme" - to loaf about.

48

flirter

to flirt or to go out with/date someone.
Flirt (E) is flirter or, informally, draguer

49

fluide

is a noun: fluid, or an adjective: fluid, flowing, flexible. Il a du fluide - He has mysterious powers.

50

fond

bottom or back (n)

51

forcement

inevitably or necessarily.

52

avec force or avec vigueur.

forcefully

53

forfait

fixed, set, or all-inclusive price; a package deal; or, in sports, a withdrawal.

54

formation

to training as well as formation/forming.

55

format

size

56

noun refers to présentation; as a verb it means formater or mettre en forme

format

57

formidable

great or terrific; almost the opposite of the English. Ce film est formidable ! - This is a great movie!

58

L'opposition est redoutable/effrayante.

the opposition is formidable.

59

fort

strong or loud as well as a noun - fort.

60

un fort or fortin.

fort

61

four

oven, kiln, or furnace.

62

fourniture

supplying or provision. It's from the verb fournir: to supply or provide.

63

foyer

home, family, or fireplace as well as a foyer.

64

un foyer, un hall, or un vestibule.

foyer

65

une fronde

a sling, slingshot, or catapult; a revolt; or a frond.

66

front

front, forehead.

67

futile

futile but is more likely to be frivolous or trivial.

68

vain

futile