Vocabulary

Vocabulary

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Choisissez un plan d'adhésion
a mi-temps
part-time
a partir de
(starting) from/as of
a peine
hardly, scarcely
a travers
across, through
abandonner
to give up
accuser (de)
to accuse (of)
une action
action
une activite
activity
actuel (-le)
(at) present
une administration
administration
admirer
to admire
agresser
to assault
une agression
the assault
ailleurs
elsewhere
alors que
whereas
un amateur
a lover/fan
ameloirer
to improve
une annonce
an advertisement
apprecier
to appreciate
un article
an article
un aspect
an aspect/part
assurer
to assure
atteindre
to reach
attirer
to attract
au courant
up-to-date
au fond
at the bottom, essentially
au moins
at least
aucun (-e)
none, not one
augmenter
to increase
aussitot que
as soon as
autant de
as much/many
un auteur
an author
une autorite
an authority, power
autrefois
previously
autrement
otherwise
avant de (+infinitive)
before (+infinitive)
avant que (+clause)
before (+clause)
un avenir
a future
avoir tort (de)
to be wrong
avouer
to admit, confess
la baisse
fall, drop (prices)
baisser
to lower, turn down
la bande
group
la bande dessinee
comic strip
bas (-se)
low, soft (adjective or adverb)
la base
base, basis
se battre
to fight
battre
to beat
la beaute
beauty
bien entendu
of course, naturally
bien que (+subjunctive)
although
le bonheur
happiness
le boulot
job
le cadre
setting, executive
le candidat (la -e)
candidate
le charactere
personality
la carriere
career
le cas
case, situation, matter
la cause
the cause
celebre (-)
famous
le centimetre
centimetre
le centre
the centre
cependant
however
certain (-e)
sure
c’est-a-dire
that’s to say
chacun (-e)
each
la chaine
channel, chain
la chanson
song
le chanteur (la -se)
singer
charger
to load
le chef
head, leader, chief
le chiffre
figure, statistic
le chomage
unemployment
chretien (-ne)
Christian
la civilisation
civilisation
classique (-)
classical
combattre
to fight
commettre
to commit
la compagnie
company
comparer
to compare
complet (-ete)
full, complete
complique (-e)
complex, complicated
composer
to make up
la composition
composition, essay
le compte
account
la connaissance
knowledge, acquaintance
conscient (-e)
aware, conscious
la consequence
result
conserver
to keep
considerer
to consider
constater
to note, state
la construction
building
controler
to inspect, check
la correspondance
link, connection
la couche
layer
coupable (-)
guilty, to blame
couramment
fluently
le cout
cost
la creation (creer)
creation (to create)
le crime
crime
la crise
crisis
la croissance
growth
cru (-e)
raw
cultiver
to grow, raise, educate
la culture
culture, growing
d’ailleurs
besides, moreover
d’apres
according to, after
de nos jours
nowadays, these days
le debat
debate, dispute
la decision
decision
declarer
to maintain, declare
les degats (m)
damage
deguster
to taste, sip, appreciate
le delinquant (la -e)
offender
la demande
request, application
demolir
to demolish
demontrer
to demonstrate, show
le departement
county, department
depasser
to overtake
dependre (de)
to depend (on)
depenser
to spend (money)
des que
as soon as
le dessin anime
cartoon
detruire
to destroy
se developper
to develop, grow
deviner
to guess
diminuer
to grow less, drop
le diplome
degree, diploma
disponible (-)
available
la direction
leadership, management
dominer
to look over
le dossier
file
doubler
to pass, overtake
douter (de)
to doubt
doux, douce
soft, sweet, gentle
un echange
an exchange
s’echapper
to escape
eclater
to burst, explode
une economie
an economy
les economies (f)
savings
un ecran
a screen
ecraser
to squash, crush
un ecrivain
a writer, author
efficace (-)
efficient
effrayant (-e)
frightening
egal (-e)
equal
l’egalite (f)
equality
une election
an election
l’elevage (m)
breeding, ranch
elever (j’eleve, tu eleves)
to raise, bring up
elire
to elect
l’embouteillage (m)
traffic jam
l’emploi (m)
use, job
un(e) employe(e)
an employee
un employeur
employer, boss
emu (-e)
moved, emotional
en revanche
on the other hand
(s’)engager
to hire, urge, commit
un ennemi
an enemy
une enquete
an inquiry, survey
enregistrer
to record
entrainer
to carry, take, bring
une entreprise
a firm, undertaking
un entretien
an interview, upkeep
environ
about, approximately
l’environnement (m)
environment
une epoque
an era, time
equilibre (-e)
balanced
un espace
a room, space
un esprit
a mind, wit, spirit
essentiel (-le)
essential
etablir
to establish
un etat
a condition, state
les etudes (f)
studies
un evenement
an event
eventuel (-le)
possible
evident (-e)
obvious
eviter
to avoid
evoluer
to evolve, develop
evoquer
to evoke, bring up
exact (-e)
precise
exagerer (-e-)
to exaggerate
exiger
to demand, insist
expliquer
to explain
s’exprimer
to express oneself
exterieur (-e)
outside
fabriquer
to make (up)
la faculte
university
faire face a
to face up to, cope
le fait
fact
faute de
lacking, for want of
figurer
to be part of
final (-e)
final
forcement
necessarily
la formation
training
la foule
crowd
fournir
to provide, give
frais, fraiche
fresh
les frais (m)
costs
franchement
frankly
la fraternite
brotherhood
la frontiere
border
le futur
future
gaspiller
to waste
general
general
le genre
style, type, sort
gerer (-e-)
to manage, run
le geste
wave, gesture, move
glisser
to slip, slide
le gout
taste
gouter
to taste
le gouvernement
government
grace a
thanks to
la greve
strike
le groupe
group, band
la guerre
war
s’habituer (a)
to get used to
la hausse
rise, increase
la hauteur
height
hesiter
to hesitate
hesiter a
to be reluctant to
une horreur
a horror
hors de (prix)
beyond, out of
il y a
there is/are, ago
une imagination
an imagination
imaginer
to think, imagine
imiter
to copy, imitate
immediatement
straightaway
un(e) immigre(e)
an immigrant
une importance
an importance
les impots (m)
taxes
une impression
an impression
inconnu (-e)
unknown
indispensable
indispensable
un individu
an individual
une industrie
an industry
influencer
to influence
(s’)inquieter (-e-)
to worry
insister
to insist
s’installer
to settle in
s’integrer a
to fit in
l’intention (f)
intention
international (-e)
international
interroger
to question, interrogate
une interview
an interview
une intrigue
a plot, intrigue, riddle
introduire
to introduce
un job
a (part-time) job
le jugement
judgement
jusqu’a ce que (+subj)
until (conj.)
la justice
justice
le lecteur, la lectrice
reader
la liaison
link, joining, mixture
la liberation
freeing
licencier
to make redundant, lay off
le lieu
place, spot
litteraire (-)
literary
la litterature
literature
le local, les locaux
premises
le loyer
rent, hire
lutter
to struggle
majeur (-e)
adult, greater
la majorite
majority
malgre
in spite of, despite
la maniere
manner, way
la manifestation
demonstration
manifester
to show, demonstrate
melanger
to mix
le membre
member
menacer (de)
to threaten (with)
mener (a) (-e-)
to lead to
le mensonge
lie
mentir
to lie
meriter
to deserve
merveilleux (-se)
marvellous, wonderful
la mesure
measure, action, step
la methode
way, method
le metier
profession, trade
un milliard
a billion
un millier
a thousand (or so)
le million
million
le ministre
minister
la misere
misery, misfortune
moindre
less, slight, low
se moquer (de)
to laugh at
le (la) musicien (-ne)
musician
musulman (-e)
Muslim
la nature
nature
net, nette
precise, abrupt, clear
nier
to deny
n’importe
any (old)…
(de) nombreux (-se)
numerous, large
la nourriture
food, nourishment
la nouvelle
(piece of) news
nucleaire (-)
nuclear
obtenir
to get, obtain
s’occuper (de)
to look after, deal with
une ?uvre
a work/works
un offre d’emploi
a job offer
une origine
a start, outset
un ouvrier, une ouvriere
a (factory) worker
la paix
peace
par consequent
as a result
par exemple
for example
par hasard
by accident, chance
paraitre
to appear, seem
pareil (-le)
same, alike, similar
parfait (-e)
perfect
la parole
(spoken) word
d’une part…
d’autre part…
on the one hand…
one the other hand…
le parti
(political) party
participer (a)
to take part in
particulier (-ere)
special, particular
le (la) patron (-ne)
boss, owner
la peine
trouble, punishment
le peintre
artist
la peinture
painting
le permis
licence, permit
le personnage
character
peu (de)
little, few
peu a peu
little by little
pire (-)
worse (worst)
placer
to place
plaire (a)
to please, like
plaisanter
to joke
le plan
(street) map
la plantete
planet
la plupart
the majority, most
plusieurs
several
plutot
rather (than)
le poeme
poem
la poesie
poetry
le poete
poet
la politique
policy, politics
polluer
to pollute
le poste
position, (TV) set
pour cent
percent
pour que (+subjunctive)
in order that
poursuivre
to pursue, go after
pourtant
however
le prejuge
prejudice
la presse
press
la preuve
proof
prevoir
to foretell, predict
prive (-e)
private
prive (de)
deprived of
la production
production
le progres
progress
le projet
plan
le (la) proprietaire
owner
proteger (-e-)
to protect
protester
to protest
prouver
to prove
la province
province, region
provoquer
to cause, provoke
public, publique
public (adjective)
le public
public
puisque
since, as, seeing that
puissant (-e)
powerful
punir
to punish
qualifie (-e)
qualified
la quantite
quantity
quelque part
somewhere
quoique (+subjunctive)
although
quotidien (-ne)
daily
ralentir
to slow down
ramener
to bring back
rapporter
to bring in/back
rare (-)
rare
realiser
to achieve, carry out
la recherche
search, research
reflechir
to think, reflect
regulier (-ere)
regular
religieux (-se)
religious
la religion
religion
remercier
to thank
rendre
to give back, return
se rendre compte
to realise
le renseignement
(peice of) information
renseigner
to inform
representer
to represent
la republique
republic
la resistance
resistance
resoudre
to resolve
ressembler a
to look, be like
retenir
to hold back
la retraite
retirement
se reunir
to gather, bring in
rire
to laugh
le role
part, role
le roman
novel
le rythme
rhythm
le sable
sand
sain (-e)
healthy
saisir
to seize, grab, grasp
le sans-abris
homeless person
satisfaire
to satisfy
sauver
to save
la scene
stage, scene
le secours
help, relief, aid
la securite
safety, security
selectionner
to select, choose
selon
according to
le sens
sense, direction
le sentiment
feeling, emotion
la serie
series, sitcom
servir a
to be useful
servir de
to be used as
le siecle
century
signifier
to mean
simplement
just, merely
(se) situer
to be (placed)
la societe
company, society
la solution
solution
sombre (-)
gloomy, dark
le son
sound
un sondage
a survey, poll
le souci
care, concern
souhaiter
to wish
soupconner
to suspect
sourire
to smile
se souvenir (de)
to remember
special (-e, -aux)
special
le stage
course, training
la statistique
statistic(s)
sucre (-e)
sweetened, sugary
suffire
to be enough, suffice
suggerer (-e-)
to suggest
supprimer
to get rid of, suppress
sur (-e)
certain, sure
sur le point de
about to do something
surprendre
to surprise
survivre
to survive
la sympathie
pity, sympathy
le tableau
board, painting
tandis que
whereas, whilst
le tas
pile, heap
le taux
rate, price
la technique
technique
tel que, telle que
such as, like
tellement
so
le temoignage
evidence, testimony
la tendance
tendancy, inclination
la tentative
attempt, endeavour
terminer
to finish
la terre, la Terre
world, ground, Earth
le texte
book, text
le tiers
third
le titre
title
toucher
to touche, move
traduire
to translate
trainer
to drag, hang around
la tranche
slice, section
transformer
to transform
le travail (-aux)
work
tuer
to kill
le type
guy, chap
une usine
a factory
varier
to vary, differ
la verite
truth
verser
to pour
la vitesse
speed
la voix
voice, vote
le vol
flight, theft
voler
to fly, steal
le voleur
thief
la volonte
will(power)
le volume
volume
voter
to vote
vouloir dire
to mean