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le savoir-vivre

good manners

2

se souvenir

to remember

3

boute-en-train

fun person

4

un dessin animé (nm)

cartoon

5

tordre

to twist, to wring, to deform

6

d'autant plus que

all the more since

7

plus près (adj)

closer

8

la stupeur (nf)

surprise, astonishment

9

AINSI QUE

JUST AS

10

considérer
Qu'ils nous considèrent...

to consider
"That they consider us..."

11

la grenouille (nf)

frog (gren-wheel-ir)

12

personnage (nm)
C'est un personnage!

figure, individual, character
He's quite a character!

13

grossier, -ère

rude, unrefined, rough

14

avoir du mal à faire
"On a du mal à le croire"

TO HAVE TROUBLE doing
We have trouble believing it

15

tout de même

all the same

16

se comporter

to behave

17

hélas
Hélas, il ne restait plus de billets

unfortunately, regrettably (pron the "s")
Unfortunately, there were no tickets left

18

se rendre
se rendre à l'évidence
se rendre à la police

to surrender
to bow to the evidence
to surrender to the police

19

on ne peut plus + adj
on ne peut plus éloquente
on ne peut plus clair
on ne peut plus familière

as .... as can be
as eloquent as can be
as clear as can be, crystal clear
as familiar as can be

20

se vanter

to boast

21

il paraît que...

I hear that

22

paraître
il me paraît que...

to seem, to appear
it seems to me that...

23

pour ne pas dire les pires
pour ne pas dire pires

if not the worst...
to say the least...

24

pire (adj)
le pire de

worse
the worst of...

25

pas de quoi!

don't mention it

26

pas de quoi se vanter
pas de quoi pavoiser

nothing to brag about
nothing to be proud of

27

se retourner

to turn around

28

la tombe

grave, tomb

29

se donner du mal

to go to a lot of trouble

30

tant de (exp)
"Elle qui s'est donné tant de mal pour"

so much...
She who went through so much trouble to..."

31

inculquer à

to inculcate (to instill)

32

un semblant de

a semblance of (the appearance of - esp. if different)

33

la courtoisie (nf)

courtesy

34

au fait,

by the way...

35

crétin, -e

cretin (a stupid person)

36

fourbe (adj)

deceitful

37

lambin, -e (adj)

slow

38

voleur, voleuse

thief

39

Ne dit-on pas que... ... ?

Don't they say that ... ?
When used in the middle of sentence "yet they say that..."

40

rassurer

to reassure

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et j'en passe (exp)

and more, and that's not all

42

avoir la peau dure

to be thick-skinned

43

****D'ailleurs, ****

Besides,

44

C'est quand même mieux

This is better, it's better

45

être de taille

to measure up, to be considerable

46

deviner
deviner que

to guess
I have an inkling that....

47

baragouiner

to jabber (Bar-ah-gween-ay)

48

insupportable

unbearable

49

uns

some

50

moindre

lesser, lower

51

la lacune
une lacune linguistic

gap
a language gap

52

méfiance

mistrust, distrust

53

sinon

except, other than

54

Dans le fond (exp)

All things considered

55

digne (adj)
digne de

dignified, worthy (pron=deen)
worthy of

56

le comble (nm)
C'est vraiment le comble!

the height, the limit
That's the limit! That beats everything!

57

un pourboire (nm)

tip (poor-a-bwah)

58

maigre

thin, skinny, lean

59

chipoter

1) to nibble (when eating)
2) to haggle

60

une broutille

trifle, trinket

61

arnaquer
se faire arnaquer

to rip off
to get ripped off

62

hors de

outside

63

autrefois

in the past, formerly

64

avant

before

65

il y a longtemps

A long time ago

66

jadis
"le temps jadis"

in times past, formerly
the olden days

67

Ça veut dire quoi? (exp)

What does that mean?

68

pareil, pareille
"en pareil cas"

1) similar (par-ehay)
2) such
"in such a case"

69

Les Vosges

A mountain system in eastern France, Alsace. Pron=Voege

70

un joyau

gems, jewel (Pron = J'why-aux)

71

un bijou

jewel

72

comporter

to consist of, to be made up of

73

équestre

equestrian (of or relating to horse riding)

74

cavalier, -ière
je vais le faire cavalier seul

rider, knight
I'm going to go it alone

75

le corps de logis (nm)

main building

76

la cour (nf)

yard, courtyard

77

le bâtiment (nm)

building

78

au fond de

at the bottom, back of

79

une orangerie

orangery

80

abriter
Une aile du bâtiment abritait les chevaux.

to house, to shelter
"A wing of the building housed the horses"

81

immeuble (nm)

building

82

ventru, -e

potbellied

83

rond, -e

round

84

le carrosse (nm)

horse-drawn coach

85

une enceinte

a wall
an enclosure

86

un puits (nm)

well (as in a water well) pron = silent on 't'

87

à l'angle de la rue

at the corner (of the street)

88

le trottoir (nm)

pavement

89

le long de (exp)

along

90

abîmer

to ruin, to damage