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Flashcards in vocab cognates Deck (57):
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2

acrobate

acrobat

3

talent

talent

4

le port

the port (a city on the sea)

5

j'ai horreur de

I have a horror of

6

odeur

odor

7

debarquer

debark (get off a ship)

8

prudent

prudent, smart

9

s'aventurer

go off on an adventure

10

passer

to pass

11

la soeur

sister

12

l'épaule

shoulder (think: epaulette)

13

sûr, sûre

sure (adjective)

CAREFUL: "sur" means "on top of", but
"sûr" means "sure". See the difference??

14

jouer du piano

play the piano

15

du calme

calm down!
"du" means "some of", so literally this means
"get some calmness"

16

monter

mount, climb, get up on something

17

de la musique

some music
(again, "de" is "some of")

18

bateau

boat
(ok, this one is a little hard)

19

ma permission

my permission

20

sévère

severe

21

ton papa

your dad

22

enfant

child (not exactly "infant", but close)
In English, we sometimes talk about an "enfant terrible" -- this is a person who is shocking or embarrassing because of their controversial behavior. Lady Gaga, maybe? Or Rush Limbaugh?

23

noviembre

November

24

changer

to change

25

préparer

to prepare

26

le dîner

dinner

27

magnifique

magnificent

28

princesse

princess

29

offert

offered

30

arriver

to arrive

31

dangereux

dangerous

32

attention

attention

33

terrible

terrible

34

m'en occuperai

I will occupy myself with that

35

adorable

adorable

36

pianiste

pianist

37

moment

moment

38

payer

to pay (back)

39

promis

promised
Pronounced: pro-mee

40

précieux

precious

41

précise

precise, exactly

42

longue

long

43

injust

unfair

44

ma chance

my chance

45

juste le temps

just enough time

46

tranquillement

calmly

47

le canon

the cannon

48

la musique

music

49

raisonable

reasonable

50

pouah

pee-yew!

51

ville

village, town

52

balle

ball

53

existe

exist

54

bon sens

good sense, common sense

55

à cause de

because of

56

accompagne

accompany

57

commence

commence, begin