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particulier

as an adjective, it has a range of meanings: particular, specific, characteristic, distinctive, special, peculiar, or private.

As a noun, it refers to a person or individual.

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un détail, un point, or un renseignement as a noun

a particular

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pitoyable, navrant.

pathetic

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pathétique

pathetic, but it's much more commonly used to mean moving, touching, poignant.

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un patron

owner, boss, or employer.

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un habitué.

a regular, a patron, a client

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pavé

pavé or carrelé.

paved, but it is also a noun - cobblestone or paving stone

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pays

a certain territory, usually a country, but can on occasion refer to a village.

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pédant

pretentious, a pretentious person.

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pointilleux

pedantic

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pension

a pension, it can refer to a boarding house, boarding school, or room and board in a hotel.

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la pension, la retraite

a regular payment made during a person's retirement from an investment fund to which that person or their employer has contributed during their working life.
• a regular payment made by the government to people of or above the official retirement age and to some widows and disabled people.
• chiefly historical a regular payment made to a royal favorite or to an artist or scholar to enable them to carry on work that is of public interest or value.

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permanence

permanence, but extends this meaning to refer to someone on duty, so heures de permanence refers to office hours.

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une autorisation écrite, un permis, un laissez-passer, or un passavant.

a permit

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permis

adjective - permitted, as well as a noun - permit, license. Permis de conduire = driver's license.

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le personnel.

personelle

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perverti

past participle of pervertir: to corrupt, deprave, poison (figuratively). It can also have the milder sense of alter or distort.

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pervers

perverted

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un pet

thump, bash, dent or fart

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câliner, chouchouter, caresser.

to pet

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pétulant

exuberant, vivacious.

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irritable, irrité.

petulant

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une expression or locution.

a phrase

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Physicien

physicist.

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pie

magpie.

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une tarte or une tourte.

pie

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pièce

piece only in the sense of broken pieces. Otherwise, it indicates a room, sheet of paper, coin, or play.

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un morceau or une tranche.

a part of something

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pile

pile, it can refer to a battery or pier.

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une pile, un tas, or un pieu de fondation.

pile

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pipe

a pipe for smoking as well as, in vulgar slang, fellatio

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un tuyau or une conduite

a pipe

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pitance

old-fashioned, formal, and derogatory word for sustenance

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une somme dérisoire, un maigre revenu, or un salaire de misère.

pitance,
a very small or inadequate amount of money paid to someone as an allowance or wage.

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placard

an armoire or cupboard. It can also mean a galley proof or, informally, a thick layer.

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une affiche or une pancarte.

placard

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place

a plaza, a place (e.g., 2nd place), a seat, or a space.

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un endoit or un lieu.

place

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police

law-enforcing body, it can also mean policy (e.g., insurance) and font.

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la gendarmerie

under the Ministry of War.

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un étang

a pond

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pondre

to lay an egg

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porch

porch or entrance

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un porche, un véranda, une marquise.

porch/deck

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verser or pleuvoir à verse.

to pour

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précaire

precarious, but only figuratively, as when talking about a relationship, a situation, or someone's health.

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préjudice

loss, harm, or damage.

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to préjugé(s) or prévention(s).

prejudice

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préservatif

a condom

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un agent de conservation or un conservateur.

preservatives

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prétendant

candidate

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to pretend

faire semblant, simuler

Elle simule / feint d'être malade.

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prétendre

to claim or assert: Il prétend savoir jouer du piano - He claims to be able to play the piano. Prétendu - alleged or supposed.

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prime

free gift, bonus, premium, or subsidy.

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la fleur, l'apogée, or les plus beaux jours.

noun of prime:



1 [in sing. ] a state or time of greatest strength, vigor, or success in a person's life : you're in the prime of life | he wasn't elderly, but clearly past his prime.

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procés

legal proceedings, a lawsuit, or a trial.

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un processus or une procédure.

process

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proposer

suggest, put forward, nominate, offer.

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propre

clean or own (as in ma propre voiture - my own car).

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convenable or adéquat.

proper

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propreté

eanliness, neatness, tidiness.

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propriété (note the I in the middle) or biens

property

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tailler, élaguer.

to prune

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publicité


to publicity, une publicité can mean advertising in general, as well as as a commercial or advertisement.

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un puce

a flea or a computer chip, as well as the color puce.