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bavard

talkative, chatty

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mal prononcer

to mispronounce

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marmonner

to mumble

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pousser un cri perçant

to shriek

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brailler

to brawl

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soupirer

to sigh {aï}

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grogner

to grunt

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sonore

sonorous, resonant

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assourdissant

deafening

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perçant

piercing

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bavard, loquace

garrulous

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volubile

voluble

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bavarder, papoter

to chatter

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un moulin à paroles

a chatterer, a chatterbox, a windbag

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se vanter de qch

to boast about sth

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vantard

boastful

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fanfaronner au sujet de qch

to brag about sth

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un lapsus

a slip of the tongue / a lapse

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une gaffe

a blunder

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critiquer, dénigrer

to run down sby

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discourir sans fin

to ramble on

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rabâcher, ressasser

to harp on a subject

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sec (ton)

curt

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prudent

cautious

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discret

discreet

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un sous-entendu

an understatement

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postillonner

to splutter

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manger ses mots

to slur one's words

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parler plus fort

to speak up

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parler à voix basse

to speak under one's breathe

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d'une voix rassurante

in a soothing voice

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à voix basse

in a quiet voice

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tourner autour du pot

to beat about the bush

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