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Accident

Crash, accident, collision, smash

1

Avoir un accident

To crash, to collide with, to bump into

2

Parfum

Perfume, aroma, scent, fragrance

3

Parebrise

windshield (us), windscreen (uk)

4

Anciennete

Seniority

5

Supporter (epauler)

Stand by
Mike stands by his people 100 percent

6

Etre assure

To rest assured, to be sure

7

Un historique

Track record

8

Point bloquant

Stumbling block

9

Pour garantir le succes

For the sake of

10

Les details

Specifics (plural)

11

Etre sous pression

To be pressed for (+ noun such as money, time)

12

Valeur

Valuation, value

13

Favorablement

Favorably

14

Au cas par cas

On a case by case basis

15

Les bases

The basics

16

Grave

Severe, acute

17

Persistant

Persistent, Lingering (linguering)
I have had a lingering pain in my leg for a few weeks

18

L'hemisphere Sud

The southern hemisphere

19

J'habite dans le sud de la France

I live in the south of France

20

Etre un legume

Couch potatoes

21

Rester rassurer

To rest assured

22

Details

Specifics

23

Points bloquants

Stumbling blocks

24

Etre presse

To be pressed for time, to be in hurry

25

Avoir la parole

To have the floor

26

Donner la parole

To give the floor

27

Temporiser

To temporize, to gain time

28

Tentant

Tempting

29

Conclure un accord

To seal an agreement

30

Travailler pour rien

Working for peanuts, buttons

31

Je suis Presales

I am in Presales

32

Investir dans

To invest in

33

Falsification

Falsification

34

Etre conforme a

To comply with

35

D'un autre cote

On the other hand

36

A l'oppose

In contrast

37

Syndrome du nid vide

The empty nest syndrom

38

Aider pour, aider pour les devoirs

To help with, helping them with their homework

39

Gratte ciel

Skyscrapers

40

Coincider

To coincide

41

Le tout est plus que la somme des parties

The whole is more than the sum of its parts (Aristote)

42

Etre dans l'impasse

Stalemate, deadlock

43

Contre proposition

Counter offer

44

J'ai des reserves

I have some reservations about
That's likely to present difficulties
Frankly that's out of the question

45

J'aimerais proposer

I would like to propose, to suggest, to put forward
(that option + S + V)

46

Faire des comrpomis

To compromise

47

Aller dejeuner

To go to lunch

48

Promesse

Pledge, promise

49

Plancher

Wooden floorboard

50

Petit chien

Lapdog

51

Camping car

Camper (van)
Recreational vehicle (US, large) = RV

52

Planche

Plank

53

Batard

Mongrel, heinz 57 (can of mixed beans)

54

Race (chien)

Breed

55

Rendre visite a l'improviste

To drop by

56

Perturbation

Disruption

57

Traverser une situation difficile sans etre trop touche

Ride out

58

Se detacher du reste

Stand out

59

Depuis le debut

From the get-go, from the beginning

60

Je n'aime pas mentionner cela

I hate to mention this
I am really bothered by

61

Asphyxie

Asphyxia, suffocation

62

Je suis contrarie par

I am really upset about
I am really bothered by
I am really annoyed by

63

Je suis contrarie par (less dissatisfaction)

I am frustrated with
I am not happy about
I have a problem with
I hate to say this, to point this out, to bring this up, to mention this..but

64

Economie, politique (sujet)

Economics, politics

65

Economique (save money)

Economical

66

Economique, politique adj

Economic, politic

67

Comment appelles tu cela

What do you call this ?

68

qq hose de depasse

A thing of the past, outdated, no longer current

69

UK conservateur (droite)

Tory <> labour

70

Aspect negatif

Downside

71

Ennuyant

Hassle, annoying, problematic

72

Puant

Stincky

73

Bloque

To be stuck, stranded, not able to move forward

74

Reduire

To mitigate

75

Evasif, reserve

Non-committal

76

Homme de paille

Figurehead, head of a company without power

77

Executif, legislatif

Executive, legislative

78

Bureaucratie

Red tape

79

Participer a des meetings

Participate in meetings

80

Anti

Anti

81

Decu en arrivant a Paris

Disappointed upon arriving in Paris

82

Senat

Senate

83

Irriter

To irritate, to bugs

84

Me mettre a l'aise

To put me at ease

85

Mentionner qqchose

To bring something up, to point something out

86

Patientez

Bear with me

87

Publicite

Ad, advert

88

Ebahi, choque

Aghast

89

Renverser un liquide

To spill, to spill on me

90

Plainte

Complaint

91

Faire appel contre

To appeal against

92

Arroser

To water

93

Pelouse

Lawn, grasse

94

Moyen de contraception

Means of contraception

95

Acne

Acne

96

Dermatologue

Dermatologist

97

Prescrire

To prescribe, prescription

98

Parler franchement (expression)

To call spade a spade, talk in a direct manner

99

Amical

Amicable, friendly

100

Traiter ses concitoyens comme des enfants

Nanny state

101

Culture de compensation

Compensation culture

102

Ete indien

Indian summer

103

Docteur

Physician

104

Pharmacien

Pharmacist

105

Embrayage, etreinte

Clutch

106

Essayer

To tempt, dangling a carrot

107

Isole

Isolated (ai)

108

Apparence plus que la substance

Style over substance, apperance is taking precedence over truth

109

Marecageux

Boggy, marshy

110

Paumes, mains moites

Sweaty palms, hands

111

Mouchoir

Handkerchief

112

Croiser les doigts des mains (attention)

Clasp the hands

113

Se pencher en arriere

To lean back

114

Se gratter la tete

Scratch the head

115

Dire non avec la tete la main

Shake the finger or head

116

Soupirer

To sigh, a sigh

117

Begayer

To stutter

118

Etre avachi

To slouch

119

Concis

Concise

120

Garder les questions pour la fin

Let's leave the questions to the end

121

Faire une reunion

To run a meeting

122

Epauler

To back someone

123

Oubli

Memory lapse, forgetting

124

Se moquer de quelqu'un

Taking the mickey (out of someone)
To make fun of someone

125

Geste

Gesture

126

Moderer

To moderate
To temper
To mitigate

127

Proprete

Cleanliness

128

Pratiquer a 2

To practice in pairs

129

Responsabilite

Responsibility
Onus

130

Charge de la preuve

Burden of proof

131

Amende pour exces de vitesse

Speeding fine

132

Concis

Concise

133

Baisser, lacher

To drop
To dump

134

Ecrit petit

Fine

135

Englober, comprendre

To comprise
To compose

136

Global

Comprehensive

137

Revision, refonte

Overhaul
Revamping

138

Prendre du recul

To put things into perspective
To detach oneself

139

Obstacle

Obstacle
Hindrance
Impediment

140

To cause delay, interruption

To hinder

141

Artisan

Craftsman
Artisan

142

Accent

Emphasis

143

Desordonne

Jumbled

144

Employable

Employability

145

Development personnel

CPD Continuing Professional development

146

Aller dans la bonne direction

Going in the right direction

147

A documentaire falsifie

Mockumentary

148

Catalyseur

Catalyst

149

Nourriture qui pousse doucement

Slow-food

150

Bio

Organic, food without fertilizers, pesticides or hormons for animals

151

Escroquer

To defraud

152

Innovant

Groundbreaking, innovative, pionneering

153

Intolerant, bigote

Bigoted, to be convinced of the superiority of one's own opinion

154

Regarder furtivement

To peek

155

Centre ville (pauvre)

Inner city

156

Vegetalien

Vegan, refrain from consuming animals meat but also eggs, dairy products

157

Emotif

Emotional

158

Dramatique (film)

Drama, comedy, thriller, suspense ,SF

159

Une image vaut mille mots

An image paints a thousand words

160

Hygiene alimentaire

Food hygiene

161

Je me trompe

I am mistaken

162

Imprevisiblement

Unpredictably

163

Il a pris du poids

He gained weight

164

Epidemie, declenchement

Outbreak

165

Diarrhee

Diarrhea

166

Menacer

To jeopardize, to threaten

167

Dernier

The latter (a)

168

En quanrantaine

In quarantine

169

Nombre de morts

Death toll

170

Spiral hors de controle

Spiral out of control

171

Transmettre une infection

To transmit, to pass on an infection

172

Demander

To request, to call for

173

Critiquer severement

To severely criticize, to blast

174

Info, tuyau

Heads-up

175

Etre balaye

To be swept away

176

Saisir, attraper

To grip

177

Sans delai

Without delay, without further ado

178

Lunettes

Spectacles

179

Louer, faire l'eloge de

To commend

180

Gloire, succes

Stardom

181

Acte

Deed

182

Qqu'un qui tire la sonnette d'alarme

whistleblower

183

Traitre

Traitor

184

Another way of saying a normal person

Average joe

185

Dans le besoin

In need

186

Intelli

Egghead

187

Colon

Colonist

188

Dans leur sillage

In their wake

189

Detourner

To highjack

190

Bassin, pistolet

Bedpan

191

Ramper

To creep

192

Se doper, dope

To dope, dope

193

Renifler

To sniffle

194

Ronfler

To snore

195

Piquer un somme, un roupillon

To snooze

196

Amitie entre 2 hommes

Bromance

197

Cahoteux, bossele

Bumpy

198

Supporter

To underpin

199

Jouer a dieu

To play god

200

Tricher avec la mort

To cheat death

201

Contrairement

Contrary to

202

Pompeux, pretentieux

Pompous

203

Magnat

Mogul

204

Fraude, arnaque, escroquerie

Scam

205

Extravagant, depensier

Lavish

206

Alcoolique

Drunkard

207

Chanceler, etonner

To stagger

208

Stupefiant, chancelant

Staggering

209

Justifier

To warrant

210

Apogee, point culminant

Climax

211

Gener, entraver, faire obstacle

To hinder

212

Trefle

Clover

213

Courge

Squash

214

Situation deseperee

Plight

215

Handicape

Disabled, crippled

216

Render (in trone)

To relinquish

217

Piller

To plunder

218

OGM

GMO (Genetically Modified Organism)

219

Disparition

Disappearance

220

Petition

Petition

221

En profondeur

Thoroughly

222

Salete

Dirt

223

Mauvaise nourriture (modifie genetiquement)

Frankenfood (Frankenstein + food)

224

Metastase

Metastasis

225

Faire piquer un chien

To have a dog put down

226

Arthrite

Arthritis

227

Reanimer

To be revived, reanimated

228

Travailler le bois

To work with wood, on wood

229

Vaincre, surmonter

To overcome

230

Negativement

Adversely

231

Rendre un chien propre

Toilet training

232

Fourriere

Pound

233

SPA

RSPCA Royal Society for the Prevention of Crualty to Animals

234

Portee (de chiot)

Litter

235

Le plus petit de la portee

The runt of the litter

236

Avant gardiste

Edgy

237

Expliquer a quelqu'un

To explain to someone

238

Plomberie

Plumbing

239

Agriculteur

Farmer

240

Intuition

Hunch

241

Laisse de chien

Leash

242

On doit apprendre a se connaitre

We have to get to know each other well

243

biscuits

Biscuits (bis-kits)

244

Anxiolitique

Anti-anxiety drugs

245

Graver dans la pierre

Set in stone

246

Peu maniable, encombrant

awkward, cumbersome, unwieldly

247

Paysant

Peasant

248

Se deteriorer, se degrader

To deteriorate

249

Obsolete

Obsolete, obsolescence

250

Hernie

Hernia

251

Aine

Groin (gro-in)

252

Grosseur

Growth

253

IRM

Magnetic resonance

254

Panne

breakdown

255

Stereotype

Sterotype

256

Habitudes

Customs

257

Saluer

To greet someone

258

Mendicite

Begging

259

Impoli

Impolite

260

Galanterie

Gallantry

261

Applique, assidu, rapide

Diligent

262

Couder

To sew(soh)

263

Louer, encenser quelqu'un

To praise sb

264

Compliment

Compliment

265

Pas critique

Non-judgemental

266

Traits de personnalite

Traits, characterisitcs

267

Aubergine

Eggplant

268

Exprimer l'admiration

To praise

269

Tirer la chasse

To flush the toilet

270

Prise de sang

To draw blood, to check blodd

271

Etre a jeun

To be fasting

272

Compare a

Compared to / with

273

Il y a du melange

There is a great mix

274

Air conditionne

Air-conditionning

275

Air conditionne

Air conditioning

276

Deuil

Bereavement

277

Ils sont en tort

They are at fault

278

Comment cel va t il m impacter

How will this impact on me

279

Etre confortable avec

To be confortable with

280

Mettre en valeur, presenter

To showcase

281

Vital

Vital (va-i-tal)

282

A blend of ethnic group

Melting-pot

283

Debarasser de

To rid of

284

Clocher

Belfry

285

Hematome

Hematoma

286

Nombril

Navel

287

S assoir

To sit down

288

Etre assis

To be seated

289

Effrayant

Chilling, frigthening

290

Heurter, percuter

To slam into, to collide with

291

Au sujet de

With regard to

292

Detourner

To highjack

293

Affaiblir

To weaken

294

Enfle

Swollen

295

Protuberance

Protuberance

296

Inflammation

Inflammation

297

Points

Stitch

298

Cicatrice

Scar

299

Garantir, justifier

To warrant

300

Avoir un noeud a l'estomac

To have a knot (butterfly) in the stomach

301

Fonctionnaire

Civil servant

302

Baisser, diminuer

To dip

303

Route bosselee

Uneven road

304

Duree de vie

Lifespan

305

Centenaire

Centenarian

306

Artere, vaisseaux sanguins

Artery, blood vessel

307

Cellule souche

Stem cell

308

Embryon

Embryo

309

Rondin

Log (log cabon = chalet)

310

Cambodge

Cambodia

311

La muraille de chine

The great wall

312

Cachette

Hideaway

313

Campagne choc, bombarder

Blitz

314

Mauvais moment

Blip

315

Bizarre

Strange,oddity, pecular

316

Voyant, qui attire l'attention

Conspicuous

317

Bruyant, houleux

Boisterous

318

Plan qui devrait se realiser

Pipe dream

319

developper

To develop, to spring up

320

Elan

Momentum

321

Soutenir, supported

To sustain

322

Graver dans le marbre

To set in stone

323

Englober

Comprise, embrace, include, cover

324

A lOppose

Conversely

325

Decrire

To outline

326

Vol d identite

Identity theft

327

Vol

Theft

328

Flou

Vague, hazzy, blurred, fuzzy

329

Elite

Elite

330

Insecte, peste

Pest

331

Serre

Greenhouse

332

Blanchiment d'argent

Money laundering