Voltaire, Candide

Voltaire, Candide

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les moeurs
customs, habits, lifestyle; morals; behavior
le voisinage
neighborhood
la basse-cour
poultry-yard; poultry
une meute
pack of hounds
le palefrenier
groom (horses)
le piqueur
huntsman
un aumonier
chaplain (clergy member attached to some branch of the armed forces)
chausser
to put something on (shoes, glasses…)
la pierre
stone, rock
tailler
to cut, sharpen, trim; hew
le cochon
pork
la hardiesse
boldness, brazenness; spunk
le temoin
witness
entrecouper
to punctuate
s’egarer
to wander; to ramble
s’evanouir
to faint; to fade
le sillon
le flocon
flake (snow)
la lassitude
weariness
un ecot
share
sur-le-champ
right away
les fers
chains, shackles
hausser
to raise
le lendemain
the next day
demeler
to untangle, sort out
s’aviser
to dare
une lieue
league (distance)
atteindre
to reach, achieve; to hit (a target)
lier
to tie [sb/sth] up, to bind
un cachot
prison cell; dungeon
fustiger
to flay
la cervelle
brains (brain guts)
ou
or
ou
where
la nuque
nape (of the neck)
le cou
neck
le genie
genius; spirit, genie; engineering
la clemence
mercy
louer
to rent; to praise
leste
agile, nimble; risque
un hautbois
oboe; oboist
enfer
(m) Hell
oter
to take off (clothing, glasses); to remove (bones, stain)
un coquin
rogue, scoundrel
la boucherie
butcher’s shop/ trade; slaughter
ailleurs
elsewhere
d’ailleurs
besides, moreover
par-dessus
over (like jump over the stream)
(en) tas
(in a) heap, pile
sanglant-e
bloody
eventrer
to disembowel; gore; to rip open
assouvir
to satisfy; to assuage
appartenir a
to belong to; to be a member of
a travers
through, across
de travers
askew, wrong
un gueux
beggar
une toux
cough
s’enquerir de
to enquire about
la verole
pox
aux depens de
at the expense of
la banqueroute
bankruptcy
borgne
one-eyed
le naufrage
shipwreck, sinking
le roulis
rolling (of a boat)
le mat
mast
le tillac
upper-deck
une secousse
jolt
engloutir
to engulf, swallow up
la rade
harbor
le port
harbor, port
le rivage
shore
bouillonnant-e
foaming; lively (person)
le tourbillon
whirlwind, whirlpool
auto-da-fe
act of faith (portuguese)
le convive
guest
arroser
to water, to spray; to baste; to sprinkle (cake); to drink to
s’arroser
to call for a drink –> ca s’arrose=that calls for a drink
empecher
to prevent
le poulet
chicken
les griffes
claws (f)
le faux-bourdon
drone
la fesse
buttock
couter la peau des fesses
to cost an arm and a leg
epouvantable
dreadful, appalling
interdire
to ban
interdit-e
prohibited, banned
une masure
hovel, shack
se frotter
to scrub oneself
prendre sous le bras
take by the arm
pierreries
gems (f)
le canape
sofa
auparavant
before; beforehand; previously; formerly
une echine
spine; spare rib
courber l’echine devant
to submit to
se debattre
to struggle
debattre
to negotiate
debattre de/sur
to discuss, debate
mordre
to bite
egratigner
to scratch, graze
reprendre
to resume (in a very large sense)
le fil
thread, yarn, string, wire
temoigner de
to show
panser
to dress a wound
affermir
to strengthen (will); to consolidate (power); to firm up (muscles)
apprivoiser
to tame
detromper
to set [sb] straight
lorgner
to give [sb] the eye; to cast longing glances at (jewel, cake); to have one’s eye on
le fleau
scourge; (fig) curse, plague; pest (person)
la depouille
skin, hide; corpse
les depouilles
spoils
depouiller
to skin; to lay [sth] bare (region); to rob (person); to count (votes); to go through (mail)
le comble
the last straw, the worst (of it)
incarnat
crimson
un couteau
knife
donner un coup de couteau a qn
to stab sb
la pendaison
hanging
effarer
to alarm
voici
here is/ was/ this is/was –>voici mes cles
fouetter
to whip, flog
une ecurie
stable; pig sty (fig)
une selle
saddle
la voirie
road, rail and waterways network
temeraire
reckless (person, plan); rash (judgment)
bon marche
cheap
meilleur marche
cheaper
la celerite
velocity; promptness
raisonner
to reason with; to think
se raisonner
to be more sensible, to pull oneself together
gemir
to moan, whimper
effaroucher
to frighten [sb/sth] away; to alarm
Dieu le vieuille
God grant it
pretendre
to claim
pretendre a
to claim (damages); to aspire to (job)
se pretendre
to claim to be
se mettre
(pronominaux) set out; place oneself; put on (clothes)
s’erailler
to become hoarse
ecarlate
scarlet
le menton
chin
croitre
to grow; to get/grow louder (noise)
la paupiere
eyelid
le sourcil
eyebrow
la prunelle
pupil (of eye)
petri
filled
petrir
to knead (dough); to mold (personality)
agrements
(m) amenities
avec emportement
angrily
inoui-e
unprecedented, incredible
c’est inoui
that’s unheard of
une bagatelle
trifle, triviality
un autel
altar
mener
to lead; to run (company)
mener a
to lead to
etre pucelle
to be a virgin
basane-e
swarthy (dark-skinned)
a peine
hardly
le butin
booty, loot
septontrional-e -aux
northern
se debarrasser
to get rid of
la broche
brooch; roasting spit; surgery pin
a peu pres
pretty much
un cocotier
coconut tree
un canot
boat, dinghy, raft
voguer
to sail
tantot
sometimes; now
s’elargir
to expand, stretch, widen
une voute
vault; archway
un rocher
rock
un bourg
market town, burg
ramasser
to collect, pick up
mepriser
to despise; to scorn
un potage
soup
un caillou-x
pebble-s
temoigner
to testify
le lambris
wainscot; panelling; marble walls
matelasse-e
quilted; padded
un colibri
hummingbird
ecuyer-ere
horseman/woman; riding instructor; bareback rider
un ecuyer
squire
un abri
shelter
a l’abri de
sheltered/ safe from
la fange
muck, sludge
atteler
to harness, yoke
un carrosse
horse-drawn carriage
le portail
gate (park); great door (church)
la couronne
crown
le trone
throne
lecher
to lick (spoon; flames); to lap against (sea)
la poussiere
dust
plaider
to plead (case)
parcourir
to travel all over
le conge
leave, notice (take leave, give notice)
la boue
nud; silt
concevoir
to design; to conceive; to understand; to see
franchir
to cross, get over; to cover (distance)
hisser
to hoist (flag)
se hisser
to heave oneself up
s’enfoncer
to sink
le marais
marsh, swamp
le calecon
boxer shorts; leggings (for women)
le calecon long
long johns
etendre par terre
to lay flat
negociant-e
merchant; wholesaler
negocier
to negotiate
la meule
millstone, grindstone
la meule
millstone, grindstone
fetiche
(adj) lucky; (n) mascot; fetish
or
and yet; gold
habile
clever, skillful
or
and yet; gold
le moindre
the least
le moindre
the least
le moindre
the least
convenir
to admit; to agree
la gageure
challenge
de quoi
whereof
entretenir
to look after (garment, house); to maintain (road); to support (family); to keep (mistress); to keep sth going/alive (conversation, fire, friendship)
s’entretenir de
to discuss sth
un-e savant-e
scholar, philosopher
pencher
to tilt; to tip sth up
pencher pour
to incline towards (theory)
la chair
bien en chair
plump
une chaloupe
rowboat
scelerat-e
villain
ensevelir
to bury
ruse-e
cunning, crafty
medire
to bad-mouth
medire
to bad-mouth
medire
to bad-mouth
medire
to bad-mouth
medire
to bad-mouth
un filou
crook, cheat, rascal
une imprimerie
printing; print workers
un calomniateur
slanderer
un epervier
sparrowhawk
un empressement
eagerness; attentiveness
avec empressement
eagerly
un auberge
inn
chauffer
to heat (up), to warm
bouillir
to boil
bouillir de
to be seething with
importuner
to bother, to disturb
pourrir
to rot, spoil
le venin
venom
quoique
though, although
corner
to dog-ear
d’abord
first
tout d’abord
first of all
rassasier
to fill [sb] up (food)
se rassasier
to eat one’s fill
gater
to ruin, spoil
se gater
to rot, go bad; to take a turn for the worse
un/e energumene
odd ball
ampoule-e
bombastic
dedier (a)
to dedicate (novel); to devote (life)
la jarretiere
garter
languir
to languish; to be sluggish (economy)
se languir
to pine
inespere-e
unhoped for (victory); unexpected
le rideau
curtain
potele-e
chubby
le fauteuil
chair, armchair, seat
agacer
to annoy, irritate
etourdi-e
absent-minded, unthinking; stunned
etourdir
to stun, to daze
cotoyer
to walk alongside (river); to move in (milieu); to mix with (people); to be in close contact with (death)
fremir
to quiver; to ripple; to tremble; to shudder
le detroit
straits
une giroflee
wallflower
une giroflee
wallflower
une giroflee
wallflower
des droles
weird stories
gager que
to suppose that
aborder
to tackle (problem); to approach (person); to reach (place); to land
laid-e
ugly; disgusting
acariatre
cantankerous; shrewish, nagging
la fuite
flight; escape
prendre la fuite
to flee, escape
emprunter
to borrow; to take (road)
la jupe
skirt
endosser
to take on (role, responsibility); to endorse (check)
le dortoir
dorm
le sang-froid
composure
un marmot
little kid, brat (colloquial)