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Flashcards in vocab from Cerise Deck (161):
1

cabane

cabin

2

acheter

to buy

3

rassurer

reassure

4

roman

novel (think: romance -- the original name for a "novel")

5

la vie

the life

6

plein de

full of

7

affronter

confront

8

offrir

offer

9

se decider

to decide, make up your mind

10

fleur

flowers

11

amour

love

12

jambe

leg

13

faux

false

14

fou, folle

silly, crazy (think: folly)

15

la peau

skin

16

il parait

it appears

17

deviner

to guess, figure out (think: divination)

18

cacher

to hide (think: cache)

19

percevoir

to perceive

20

exprimer

to express

21

essayer

to try

22

se promener

take a walk (think: promenade)

23

forêt

forest

24

champignons

mushrooms

25

cuire

to cook, boil

26

marmite

cauldron

27

peu après

a bit later

28

midi

afternoon

29

bisous

kisses (common way to say goodbye)

30

éspionner

to spy on (think: espionage)

31

loin

far away (think: elongate)

32

piste

clue!!!!

33

indice

indicator, clue

34

jeune

young

35

chérie

dear

36

discuter

discuss, have a conversation

37

raconter

to retell/recount a story

38

ça me plaise

it pleases me -- I like it

39

salut

hi! (think: salute)

40

croit

believe

41

on a l'habitude

we're used to it (think: habituated)

42

allée

went/gone (think: gone down an alley)

43

ce n'est pas de ma faute

it's not my fault

44

peinture

paint

45

oiseau

bird

46

peut-être

maybe (think: it can be)

47

dégoûtant

disgusting (remember, the "hat" accent often means an "s" is missing, and "ant" = "ing" at the end of a word, so
dégoûtant -> dégosting

48

l'autre fois

the other time

49

fuit

leak (think: go free)

50

surtout pas

absolutely not!

51

le chemin

the path

52

espérons

we hope

53

pres du but

near the goal ("but" is probably related to the English word "butt", which simply means "end")

54

se retrouve

to meet up (find each other again)

55

enquête

enquiry ("quête" is related to the English word "question)

56

peser

to weigh (think: Spanish word "peso" -- the value of the coin was determined by its weight)

57

lourd

heavy (I think the Brit word "lorry", meaning heavy truck, is related to "lourd")

58

le mur

wall (think: mural)

59

vraiment

truly, really

60

la premiere fois

the first time

61

appareil

apparatus -- in this case, "camera"

62

floue

blurry

63

tant mieux

good thing, so much the better

64

de haut en bas

from top to bottom

65

récolter

gather, harvest

66

les faits

the facts

67

coupant en deux

cutting in two (into 2 pieces)

68

un lien

a link, a connection

69

en suite

then, next, after

70

recueillir

collect

71

temoignage

eye-witness

72

ignore

not know, be ignorant
(does NOT mean "ignore")

73

gendarme

police (from: gens d'armes -- armed people)

74

il s'agit de...

it is about..., it concerns...
(literally: it agitates itself about...)

75

est au courant

is up to date, in the know

76

commun

common, ordinary

77

perroquet

parrot

78

s'en moque

is annoyed or upset

79

convaincre

convince

80

avec plaisir

with pleasure (i.e., you're welcome)

81

manquer

to miss something, be missing

82

en effet

indeed, really

83

oublier

to forget

84

ruser

set a trap (think: ruse)

85

mignon

cute, adorable

86

recemment

recently

87

partout

everywhere, all over the place

88

ça fait des heures que...

it's been hours that...

89

neuf / neuve

new

90

j'en ai marre

I'm sick of it (bored, tired)

91

coucher

to go to bed (think: couch)

92

côté

side (think: coast)

93

de l'autre côté

on the other side

94

qu'elles sont belles!

how beautiful they are!

95

pour que

so that...

96

rigolot

funny

97

bavard

talkative, chatterbox

98

singe

monkey

99

chouchou

pet (an animal)

100

cessez

stop! (think: cease)

101

recherches

research

102

suivez-moi

follow me

103

nourrir

nourish

104

apporter

bring, carry

105

affamé

famished

106

ventre

stomach (think: ventral)

107

rempli

full (refilled -- this is a participle)

108

comme ils sont contents

how happy they are!

109

découvert

discovered

110

souhaite

wish

111

il est devenu fou

he went crazy

112

maudit

cursed (mal-dire = bad say)
this is a participle!

113

de ta faute

your fault

114

j'aurais dû

I should have (literally: I have shoulded)
dû is a participle!

115

il est temps que

It's time for...

116

il y a longtemps que

it's been a long time that...

117

histoire

story

118

espèces

species

119

traiter

to treat

120

amour

love

121

émerveillé

amazed (think: marvelled)

122

devant

in front of

123

faune

fauna

124

à cette époque

at that time (think: epoch)

125

peintre

painter

126

espaces

spaces

127

quiconque

anybody

128

rever

to dream

129

pu

participle for "be able to"

130

forte

strong

131

après

after

132

plusieurs

many

133

gloire

glory

134

mois

month

135

fermer

to close

136

porte

door

137

vide

empty (think: void)

138

eu

participle for "to have"

139

naître

be born (think: renaissance)

140

lieu

place

141

viver

to live

142

chacun

each, every

143

autrefois

other times

144

mourir

to die

145

le préferé

the favorite

146

fauve

wild (animal)

147

âme

spirit, soul

148

mieux que ça

better than that

149

nouvelle

news

150

propre

clean

151

vitre

glass (in English "vitreous" means "made of glass")

152

gants

gloves

153

râler

bitch and moan

154

copain, copine

companion

155

travaux

work, jobs

156

fier

proud

157

rater

miss (an opportunity)

158

dingue

crazy

159

poussière

dust

160

boue

mud

161

voisin

neighbor