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1

fan (waving), range

l’éventail

(on the range there are peacocks with an even tail)

2

totally relaxed

les doigts de pieds en éventail

3

unravel/undo

détricoter

(un-knit)

4

ineffective

inopérant

(this doctor is ineffective in operations)

5

be power-hungry, overly ambitious

avoir les dents qui rayent le parquet

(so power-hungry that you eat the floor - have teeth long enough to reach the floor)

6

Public Prosecutors department

le parquet

7

breaking the thermometer (blaming the tools for bad work, changing the measuring system to make a problem go away)

Ce n’est pas en cassant le thermomètre qu’on fait tomber la fièvre.

(it's not by breaking the thermometer that we make fall the fever)

8

covertly

subrepticement

(under the reptiles made of cement gangsters meet)

9

withdrawal into oneself

repli sur soi

(don't want to reply)

10

hit like a ton of bricks

tomber comme un couperet

(fall like a guillotine)

11

guillotine blade

le couperet

12

straightaway, right away

d'emblée

(I'll nom with wheat (ble) straight away)

13

hold up (bank)

braquer

(break in)

14

uncultivated land

la friche

(on peut trouver du fric sur la friche et etre riches (comme Bouratino))

15

crack

le interstice

(crack in the sky appeared when jesus was interred during the solstice)

16

housing stock

le parc de logement

(park of lodgings available for picking)

17

work, slog away

bosser

(if you slog away, you can become a boss)

18

seal, conclude

sceller

19

intending to intimidate or show strength

a coups de menton

(with a blow of the stuck-out chin)

20

get round, overcome, cover up

pallier

(pal, you'll help me cover this murder up so we can overcome the problem of jail? yee)

21

cover the costs

assumer les coûts

(you can't just assume we can cover the costs)

22

family reunification

le regroupement familiale

23

commited

commi

24

disposable

jetable

(throwawayable)

25

well ahead

loin devant

(my loins are deviant and far ahead of you)

26

mate

un pote

(got a mate in a pot - cannibalism)

27

to disturb

déranger

(don't disturb the ranger Aragorn)

28

on the other hand

en contrepartie

29

thin-skinned, sensitive

a fleur de peau

(a skin made of flowers)

30

in this respect

a son egard

31

report

le rapport

32

someone who is surveyed

un sonde

33

rioters

les emeutiers

34

facial features

les facies

35

official, compulsory

d'office

36

well anyway

enfin bref

37

socioeconomic category

la categorie socioprofessionnelle

38

I can't do anything about it

je n'y peux rien

39

to the city and the world

urbi et orbi

(to the urbans and to the orb)

40

holding your breath

l’apnée

(an app for holding your breath when you are born)

41

absolute must

le passage oblige

(you are obliged to take this passage - there's some lovely flower ships there)

42

with no change

brut de pomme/brut de fonderie", "brut de décoffrage"

(brutally apple)

43

become angrily easily

etre soupe au lait

(angry because there's soup in my milk)

44

not be naive

ne pas etre ne de la derniere pluie

45

be a bit crazy

avoir un petit velo dans la tete

46

too smart to fall for something, to know better than that

Pas folle, la guêpe!

47

forget everything

avoir la tete comme une passoire

(have a head like a colander)

48

self-confident in a pretentious way

se regarder le nombril

(look intro your navel)

49

be of a low intellectual level

voler bas

50

to beat fast (heart) (have your heart in your throat)

battre la chamade

(the drumming champ made it, got first place, heart racing)

51

show your reaction

accuser le coup

(I accuse you of this coup!)

52

get better after a problem/illness

reprende du poil de la bête

(the rescued dog started growing beast hair again)

53

get fed up

la moutarde me monte au nez

(I'm really fed up with this mustard plant climbing into my nose)

54

dazed by knocking against something

en voir 36 chandelles

55

in the same way

au meme titre

56

top of the range

haute de gamme

(highest gama)

57

week

la semaine

58

forest

la foret

59

by chance

au hasard

60

a problem

un problème

61

sunny

ensoleille

62

be pre-occupied with something

etre aux prises avec qqch

(pre-occupied with polishing all my prizes)

63

established

acquis

(Atlantis was an established aquatic city)

64

the living environment

cadre de vie

65

third

un tiers

66

in this capacity

a ce titre

67

already

d'ores et deja

(the oars are already on the bank)

68

bask in sun (lounge), crack

lézarder

(if lizards bask in the sun too long, their skin starts to crack)

69

solemn, pompous

solennel

70

tombola, lucky draw

le tirage au sort

(the university of the Third Age holds a sort of lucky draw for who can get in)

71

advise, recommend, encourage

preconiser

(he's a pretty big con, he advised me to be a miser)

72

typing machine (to type)

le dactylographiant

(pterodactyl typing graphic novels on a typing machine)

73

housewarming, hanging

la pendaison

(I'll give you this season's pendant for the housewarming, and then hang you by it -- anna wintour)

74

surrender

capituler

(put your hat up in the air)

75

self-sufficiency

la autarcie

76

direct debit, sample, swab

le prélèvement

77

ensure that

faire en sorte que

(i'l sort it out, i'll ensure that it works)

78

on the sly

en catamini

(the cat puts on a mini dress on the sly)

79

with trust

les yeux fermes

80

follow, ensue, come out, stem from

découler

(flow straight from the cooler)

81

work for peanuts

travailler pour des clopinettes

(work for crappy net profits)

82

identity theft

l'usurpation d'identite

83

assault, bullying

le harcèlement

84

damage to property

l'agression a main armee

85

l'agression a l'arme blanche

knife attack

86

hold-ups

les braquages

87

shop-lifting

le vol a l'etalage

88

school drop-out

le décrochage scolaire

89

parental neglect

la démission parentale

90

anti-crime squad

la BAC

(anti-crime squad against kids who don't pass the bac)

91

riot squad

le CRS

(are you seriously sending in the riot squad?)

92

priority education zone

la ZEP

(we need to make the kids zip up their studies)

93

job centre

le pole emploi

(job centre on the North pole for polar bears)

94

hotspot

la zone sensible

(this isn't a sensible zone, lots of fights)

95

rent

le loyer

(lawyers can weasel out of rent)

96

suspended

avec sursis

(you have to look on your sis, so your sestence is suspended)

97

left to their own devices

livres a eux-memes

(left to their own devices with the books)

98

feel, experience

eprouver

(can you prove that you've felt love?)

99

be bullied/assaulted

se faire harceler

100

work, strive for

œuvrer

101

to enjoy/benefit from

jouir de

(get joy from)

102

go along, walk along, go the length of

longer

103

proliferate/multiply

pulluler

(pull proliferating eulers out of a hat)

104

aimlessly

sans but précis

(without a specific goal)

105

on (two) occasions

a deux reprises

(at two reprisals)

106

package, presence, measures, plan

le dispositif

(we must take measures to dispose of these packages)

107

police presence

le dispositif policiere

(dispose of criminals through a police presence)

108

prize list, list of hits

le palmarès

(the Palme d’or goes to a film about the ‘res’ (indian reserve), it’s got a long prize list)

109

touched, filled with emotion

ému

(emu is filled with emotion)

110

frail, unstable

précaire (precarious)

111

spread, communicate

propager (propagate)

112

beam (wood)

la poutre

(pudra (rouge) on a beam of wood)

113

rotten, decayed, lousy (fam), corrupt

pourri

(the pot pourri in the bathroom of corrupt officials is totally decayed)

114

rotten to the core

pourri jusqu’à la moelle

(moe’s wife, she is rotten until the marrow)

115

spoiled rotten

pourri gate

(kid puts poo on his rice, no punisment, he’s spoiled rotten)

116

stroller, shopping cart

la poussette

117

gush, spout (water), mushroom, spring up

jaillir

(broke the plumbing to escape from jail, water gushing out ; later on, mushrooms spring up)

118

spring to mind, brainwave

jaillir de (son) cerveau

(escape from the jail of your brain)

119

coconut palm

le cocotier

120

gust, barrage, torrent

la rafale

(torrent/barrage of rafael nadal’s forehands)

121

wooded countryside

le bocage

(aged book about the wooded countryside)

122

batch, group

la fournée (batch of furniture)

123

malveillant

malevolent

124

lifejacket

le gilet de sauvetage

125

short

haut comme trois pommes

126

racket, row, commotion (fam)

le boucan

(row between the books in the library over one book)

127

casual worker


le intermittent

128


temporary show business worker

intermittent du spectacle

129

bring my contribution

apporter mon petit pierre à l’édifice

130

woodland forest (adjective)

sylvestre

(sylvestre stallone taking a woodland walk)

131

conservatism, nationalism, centralized govt

gaullisme

132

person who goes to confession

pénitent

133

cassock

la soutane

(tanned legs under the cassock)

134

chestnut-coloured horse/salad herb

sorrel

135

prayer book

missel

136

shake yourself, snort

s’ébrouer

(this brute of a dog is snorting and shaking himself)

137

decipher, sight read

déchiffrer

138

in the centre/heart of

en plein cœur de

139

stranglehold, dominance

la mainmise

(hand put on throat)

140

ground rent (building owner paying land owner rent)

foncière

(The Fonz owns the building, has to pay rent yerr)

141

interbreeding, melting pot

le métissage

(put in a melting pot with sage)

142

impoverish

appauvrir

143

enter the Church

prendre la soutane

144

hair (mass), comet tail

la chevelure

(horse lures comet tail after it with his hair)

145

sway

chalouper

(a wolf sways doing the cha cha)

146

chilled out, cushy (job)

peinard

(being payed for not doing anything hard)

147

someone who doesnt live in the cites

excitadin

148

to be way off the mark

être a cote de la plaque

149

penis, cane

la verge

150

wear and tear, erosion

la usure

151

be sandwiched

être pris en sandwich

152

chef, cook (argot)

le cuistot

the chef cooks early

153

skull, head (fam)

le crane

(the cranium)

154

gossip about, scorn smth

gloser

155

hen, chicken, cheap perfume

la cocotte

(cocococo)

156

simmer, (inf.) plot scheme

mijoter

(midgets simmering in a pot and scheming)

157

rifraff, scum

la racaille

(the scum is stealing chicken wings from the rack)

158

brash, boastful military person

traîne-sabre

159

duck-billed platypus

le ornithorynque

(thor has an ornate-billed platypus that he fucks)

160

octopus

la poulpe

(ocotpus ground into a pulp)

161

marshall

le marechal

162

cool, well-ventilated area where dishes are stocke

garde-manger

163

edible

comestible

(is this comet digestible?)

164

salicornia (sea bean, succulent, grows in marshed and salt)

la salicrone

165

severity, harshness

la rudesse

166

deficiency

la carence

(this car has a deficiency, hence you cant use it)

167

zipper

la fermeture eclair

168

nettle

la ortie

(arty person making soup with nettle)

169

chickweed

le mouron

(chicks die on weed)

170

alfalfa

la luzerne

(only losers eat alfalfa)

171

breadcrumbs

la chapelure

(breadcrumbs covering the chapel to lure pigeons into shoot them)

172

to lessen (risk), to grow slimmer (chances)

s'amenuiser

(the chance of this man becoming an asthmatic weezer are growing slimmer)

173

lard

le saindoux

(lard keeps me sane and gentle)

174

barley

la orge

(having an orgy with barley)

175

chestnut (fam), blow, punch, shock

la châtaigne

(a cat gets hit by a chestnut thrown by an aigneau)

176

poaching

le braconnage

177

(animal) game

le gibier

(glib about the amount of game you catch, yer?)

178

leg (of lamb), leg (fam)

le gigot

(gigi eating a leg of lamb a lot)

179

livestock, herd

le cheptel

(the shepherd has such a big herd!)

180

stretch, spread yourseful out, roll out

étirer

(retirees stretching themselves out and rolling dough)

181

wash

ébrouer

(bro, wash yourself, ey?)

182

develop, grind

roder

(rider develops skill by grinding the hooves of his horse)

183

settle in

se roder

(sit down on the road and settle in (protest))

184

used to

rode

185

dominate something

avoir la mainmise sur qqch

186

lifeboat, rowing boat

chaloupe

(charred (burnt) wolf in a lifeboat)

187

orchard

le verger

(this orchard is verging on being a garden!)

188

to wear somebody down

avoir qqn a l'usure

189

show off, act tough

craner

(smash bricks against your cranium to look tough)

190

brainwashing, cramming

bourrage de crane

191

bourrer

stuff, fill, force-feed

(stuff yourself with butter)

192

bourrer le cran a qqn

brainwash someone

193

shaved head

crane rase

194

time bomb

la cocotte-minute

(minute clucker)

195

waiting period

delai de carence

196

have smth to worry about

avoir du mouron a se faire

(I have some chicks who are high on weed, have to worry about them)

197

worry yourself sick

se faire du mouron

(worry yourself sick about the chicks high on weed)

198

whack (fam)

châtaigner

(lamb hits a cat)

199

draw lines on, crss out, eliminate, remove, scratch

rayer

200

gipsy

le gitan

(gipsy man playing guitar)

201

to name just a few

pour n'en citer que quelqus'uns

202

headquarters

le haut-lieu

(headquarters on top of a clif (in a high place)

203

to tell off

houspiller

(house md tells himself off for taking pills)