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1

to assist

aider à

Note: The French word assister à means "to attend."

2

to bless

bénir

Note: The French word blesser means "to injure, to hurt."

3

to cry

pleurer

Note: The French word crier means "to scream, to yell."

4

to demand

commander

Note: The French word demander means "to ask."

5

to hate

haïr, détester

Note: The French word hâter means "to hurry."

6

to resume

reprendre

Note: The French word résumer means "to summarize." Also note that if you want to say that you are resuming something after a long period of time, you could also use the verb recommencer.

7

actual, true

vrai

Note: The French word actuel means "current."

8

actually, in fact

en fait

Note: The French word actuellement means "currently, presently."

9

a cave

une grotte

Note: The French word une cave means "a cellar."

10

a chair

une chaise

Note: The French word la chair means "flesh."

11

eventually

finalement

Note: The French word éventuellement means "possibly."

12

a lecture

un cours magistral

Note: The French word la lecture means "reading."

13

a library

une bibliothèque

Note: The French word une librairie means "a bookshop."

14

money

l'argent

Note: The French word la monnaie means "change."

15

a process

un processus

Note: The French word un procès means "a trial."

16

to pretend

faire semblant

Note: The French word prétendre means "to claim."

17

sensible, reasonable

raisonnable

Note: The French word sensible means "sensitive."

18

a tissue

un mouchoir

Note: The French word le tissu means "fabric."

19

an advertisement

une publicité, une pub

Note: The French word une avertissement means "a warning."

20

the entrée

le plat principal

Note: The French word une entrée means "an appetizer."

21

a figure, a shape

une forme

Note: The French word la figure means "the face."

22

a glass

un verre

Note: The French word la glace means "ice."

23

the location

l'emplacement

Note: The French word une location means "a rental (property)."

24

a patron (a customer)

un client

Note: The French word un patron means "a boss."

25

Caution! OR to caution, to warn

Attention! OU prévenir

Note: The French word une caution means "a guarantee."

26

four

quatre

Note: The French word un four means "an oven."

27

humor

l'humour

Note: The French word l'humeur means "the mood."

28

pain

la douleur

Note: The French word le pain means "bread."

29

a grape

un raisin

Note: The French word un raisin sec means "a raisin."

30

a hazard

un danger

Note: The French word le hasard means "luck, chance."

31

medicine (the field); medicine

la médecine; les médicaments

Note: The French word un médecin means "a doctor."

32

to license, to authorize

autoriser

Note: The French word licencier means "to fire, to dismiss."

33

to pass (an exam)

réussir à (un examen)

Note: The French word passer (un examen) means "to take (an exam)."

34

to realize

se rendre compte

Note: The French word réaliser means "to carry out, to achieve."

35

to rest

se reposer

Note: The French word rester means "to remain, to stay."

36

deception

la tromperie

Note: The French word la déception means "disappointment."

37

sympathetic

compatissant

Note: The French word sympathique means "nice, agreeable."

38

an affair

une liaison

Note: The French word les affaires means "business."

39

the audience

les spectateurs

Note: The French word une audience means "a hearing."

40

a bachelor

un célibataire

Note: The French word un bachelier means "a high school graduate."

41

a casserole

un ragoût

Note: The French word une casserole means "a saucepan."

42

a college, a university

une université

Note: The French word un collège means "a middle school, a junior high school."

43

a degree, a diploma

un diplôme

Note: The French word un degré means "a degree (the unit of measurement)."

44

to injure

blesser

Note: The French word injurier means "to insult."

45

a stage, a step

une étape

Note: The French word un stage means "an internship."

46

the stage

la scène

Note: The French word un stage means "an internship."

47

a place

un endroit

Note: The French word une place means "a public square, a plaza."

48

offensive, insulting

injurieux

Note: The French word offensif means "aggressive."

49

an issue, a topic

un sujet

Note: The French word l'issue means "the exit."

50

engaged

fiancé

Note: The French word engagé means "committed, involved." Like in English, the French word fiancé can also be used as a noun.

51

a character

un personnage

Note: The French word le caractère means "character, personality."

52

an argument, a dispute

une dispute

Note: The French word un argument means "a reason, a line of reasoning."

53

to quit

démissioner, abandonner

Note: The French word quitter means "to leave."

54

to introduce

présenter

Note: The French word introduire means "to insert."

55

secular

laïque

Note: The French word séculaire means "centuries-old."

56

to support

soutenir

Note: The French word supporter means "to put up with."

57

isolation

l'isolement

Note: The French word l'isolation means "insulation."

58

chance, risk

le risque

Note: The French word la chance means "luck."

59

a decade

une décennie

Note: The French word une décade means "a period of ten days."

60

a surname, a family name

un nom de famille

Note: The French word un surnom means "a nickname."