Flashcards in faux amis - p Deck (65):
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.
un détail, un point, or un renseignement as a noun
pathetic, but it's much more commonly used to mean moving, touching, poignant.
owner, boss, or employer.
a regular, a patron, a client
pavé or carrelé.
paved, but it is also a noun - cobblestone or paving stone
a certain territory, usually a country, but can on occasion refer to a village.
pretentious, a pretentious person.
a pension, it can refer to a boarding house, boarding school, or room and board in a hotel.
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.
permanence, but extends this meaning to refer to someone on duty, so heures de permanence refers to office hours.
une autorisation écrite, un permis, un laissez-passer, or un passavant.
adjective - permitted, as well as a noun - permit, license. Permis de conduire = driver's license.
past participle of pervertir: to corrupt, deprave, poison (figuratively). It can also have the milder sense of alter or distort.
thump, bash, dent or fart
câliner, chouchouter, caresser.
une expression or locution.
une tarte or une tourte.
piece only in the sense of broken pieces. Otherwise, it indicates a room, sheet of paper, coin, or play.
un morceau or une tranche.
a part of something
pile, it can refer to a battery or pier.
une pile, un tas, or un pieu de fondation.
a pipe for smoking as well as, in vulgar slang, fellatio
un tuyau or une conduite
old-fashioned, formal, and derogatory word for sustenance
une somme dérisoire, un maigre revenu, or un salaire de misère.
a very small or inadequate amount of money paid to someone as an allowance or wage.
an armoire or cupboard. It can also mean a galley proof or, informally, a thick layer.
une affiche or une pancarte.
a plaza, a place (e.g., 2nd place), a seat, or a space.
un endoit or un lieu.
law-enforcing body, it can also mean policy (e.g., insurance) and font.
under the Ministry of War.
to lay an egg
porch or entrance
un porche, un véranda, une marquise.
verser or pleuvoir à verse.
precarious, but only figuratively, as when talking about a relationship, a situation, or someone's health.
loss, harm, or damage.
to préjugé(s) or prévention(s).
un agent de conservation or un conservateur.
faire semblant, simuler
Elle simule / feint d'être malade.
to claim or assert: Il prétend savoir jouer du piano - He claims to be able to play the piano. Prétendu - alleged or supposed.
free gift, bonus, premium, or subsidy.
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.
legal proceedings, a lawsuit, or a trial.
un processus or une procédure.
suggest, put forward, nominate, offer.
clean or own (as in ma propre voiture - my own car).
convenable or adéquat.
eanliness, neatness, tidiness.
propriété (note the I in the middle) or biens
to publicity, une publicité can mean advertising in general, as well as as a commercial or advertisement.