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1

marcher

to march, to walk, to function

2

saluer

to salute, to greet, to acclaim

3

saisir

to seize, to grab, to understand

4

défendre

to defend, to prohibit, to forbid

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comprendre

to understand, to include

6

actuel / actuelle

current, present

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actuellement

currently

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la lecture

the reading

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la conférence

the lecture

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le bout

the extremity, end

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la chair

the flesh

12

attirer

to attract

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rester

to remain

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avertir

to warn

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"au" is a contraction of ...

à + le

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"aux" is a contraction of ...

à + les

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"du" is a contraction of ...

de + le

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"des" is a contraction of ...

de + les

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tout autre

any other

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il n'y a pas

there is not

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il y a

there is

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avoir faim

to be hungry

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avoir soif

to be thirsty

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avoir chaud

to be warm

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avoir froid

to be cold

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avoir sommeil

to be sleepy

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avoir peur de

to be afraid of

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avoir besoin de

to be in need of, to need

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avoir raison

to be right

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avoir tort

to be wrong

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un peu (de)

a little, a little bit, slightly

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peu (de)

little, minimally, not very

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ne [verb] guère

hardly, scarcely

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ne [verb] jamais

never

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ne [verb] point

not at all

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ne [verb] plus

no more, no longer

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ne [verb] rien

nothing

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ne [verb] personne

nobody, no one

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ne [verb] aucun/aucune

no, not any

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ne [verb] nul/nulle

no, not any

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être en train de

to be in the process of

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être au courant de

to be aware of, to be conversant with

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être d'accord avec

to agree with

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"dont" is a contraction of ...

de + que

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se rendre compte

to realize, to become aware

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ce que se trame

what is brewing, what is happening

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par là

by this

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le chemin de fer

railroad

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tant que

as long as (or: such that, so much that)

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dans un premier temps

at first, initially

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quant à

as for, as to

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au moins

at least, at the least

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du moins

at least, at the least

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mettre a l'épreuve

to put to the test

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à partir de

starting with, from then on

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en tant que

as

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voire (≠ voir)

indeed, if not, or even

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à propos de

about

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tenir compte de

to take into account

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souligner

to underline, to emphasize, to point out

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bercer

to cradle

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le berceau

cradle (or: breeding ground)

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telles ou telles

this or that, these or those

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survenir

to happen, to take place