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Wordlist French-English (Modern)

à = at, to, toward, towards, at, beside, by, near, nearby, near to, next to, a, in, inside, into, on, per, within, with, a, at, at the rate of, per, on, upon, until, till

... à = ... to, from ... to, of ... to

abaissement = abasement, decay, decrease, lowering, abatement, curtailment, retrenchment, abatement, adversity, decay, decay

abaisser = cry down, cut up, demolish, pull to pieces, run down, write down, abase, decrease, lower, lower, decrease, lower, abate, abridge, decrease, lessen, destroy, ruin, reduce, draw, make a stroke

abandon = abandonment, abandonment, abandonment, abandonment, isolation, separation, acquiescence, rezignation, cession, relinquishment, renunciation, surrender, abandonment

abandonné = abandoned, helpless

abandonner = cede, give in, give up, give way, relinquish, yield, abandon, forsake, desert, leave, quit, abandon, give up, resign, renounce

abaque = abacus

abasourdir = puzzle, alarm, appal, dismay, puzzle

abasourdissement = alarm, consternation

abat-jour = lamp-shade

abattage = overthrow, subversion, courage

abattant = valve

abattement = apathy, demand, sale, alarm, consternation, grief, sadness, sorrow, melancholy

abattis = debris, rubbish, rubble

abattoir = abattoir, slaughterhouse

abattre = butcher, slaughter, cut off, depress, dig up, excavate, grub, drop, overthrow, abase, weaken, break down, demolish, pull down, take down, kill, liquidate, slay, shoot dead

abbatial = abbatial, abbatial

abbaye = abbey

abbé = abbot, clergyman, clergyman, pastor, priest

abbesse = abbess

abc = ABC, alphabet, elements, rudiments, ABC

abcès = abscess, abscess

abdication = abdication, abdication, abandonment

abdiquer = abdication, abdicate, resign, cede, give in, give up, give way, relinquish, yield, abandon, submit, submit

abdomen = abdomen, belly, lower part of the body, abdomen

abdominal = abdominal, abdominal, abdominal

abducteur = abductor

abécédaire = ABC book

abeille = bee

aberrant = aberrant, crazy, insane, mad, nuts, abnormal, absurd

aberration = aberration, craziness, insanity, lunacy, madness

abêtir = dull

abhorrer = abhor, abominate, loathe

abîme = abyss, chasm, gulf, precipice, abyss, gulf, precipice, ravine

abîmer = destroy, quash, damage, injure, spoil, spoil, destroy, ruin

abiogenèse = abiogenesis

abject = abhorrent, abominable, alien, awful, hideous, horrible, gruesome, nasty, abject, abandoned, nasty, abject, base, low, nasty, vile

abjection = abjection

abjuration = abjuration, abjuration, renunciation

abjurer = abjure, abnegate, abjure, forswear, swear off, renounce

Abkhasie = Abkhazia

abkhasien = Abkhazian

ablatif = ablative

-able = -able, -ible

abnégacion = abnegation

abnégation = abnegation

abois = agony, death throes

abolir = abolish, abrogate, abolish, abrogate

abolition = abolition, abrogation, abolition, abrogation

abolitionniste = abolitionist

abominable = dismal, dreary, ghastly, hideous, horrible, nasty, abhorrent, abominable, alien, awful, hideous, horrible, gruesome

abomination = abomination, abhorrence, abomination, atrocity, horror, abhorrence, abomination, horror

abominer = abhor, abominate, loathe

abondamment = abundantly, in detail

abondance = abundance, abundance, plenty, abundance

abondant = abundant, copious, plentiful, profuse, abundant

abonder = abound

abonné = subscriber

abonnement = subscription

abord = acceptance, admission, approach, access, admission, admittance, acquaintance, relation, understanding, acquaintance, approach, encounter

abordable = accessible, approachable, communicative, get-at-able, moderate, reasonable

aborder = land, hitch on, hook on, hitch on, hook on, accost, address, approach, deal with, tackle, land, begin, come on, set in, start, bring up, collide with, crash into, begin, commence, start

abords = environment, environs, surroundings

aborigène = aboriginal, aboriginal, domestic, aboriginal, native, native

abortif = abortive, futile, useless, vain

aboucher = connect, connect up, plug in

abouler = give

abouter = succeed

aboutir = accomplish, achieve, attain, get, reach, exit, go out, conduct, guide, lead, abut, adjoin, be next to, result

aboutissement = consequence, consistency, result, consequence, achievement, success

aboyer = bark, bay, bark

aboyer à = cry down, cut up, demolish, pull to pieces, run down, write down

abracadabrant = foolish, inconceivable, unintelligible

abrasif = abrasive

abrasion = abrasion

abrégé = abridgement, abstract, resumé, summery

abrégement = abbreviation

abréger = abbreviate, shorten, abbreviate, abridge, shorten, abate, abridge, decrease, lessen, abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten, abstract, summarize

abreuver = irrigate, water, dampen, flood, overwhelm

abreuvoir = bar, pub

abrévation = abbreviation

abri = penthouse, shed, penthouse, shed, asylum, bunker, shelter, penthouse, shed, place of refuge, shelter, shelter

abricot = apricot

abricotier = apricot-tree

abriter = accomodate, accomodate, entertain, put up, protect, shelter, protect

abrogation = abolition, abrogation, abolition, abrogation, abrogation, abolition, abolition, abrogation

abroger = abolish, abrogate, abolish, abrogate, abjure, abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, remit

abrupt = abrupt, abrupt, abrupt, steep

abruptement = abruptly

abscisse = abscissa

absence = absence

absent = absent, absent

absinthe = absinth

absolu = absolute, absolute

absolument = absolutely, absolutely, definitely, without fail

absolution = absolution, acquittal

absolutisme = absolutism

absorbant = absorbent

absorber = absorb, absorb, sip

absorption = absorption

absoudre = absolve, acquit

abstension totale d'alcool = teetotalism, total abstinence

abstention = abstention, abstinence

abstinence = teetotalism, total abstinence

abstraction = abstraction

abstraire = abstract

abstrait = abstract

absurde = absurd, absurd

absurdité = absurdity, nonsense, rubbish, absurdity

abus = abuse

abuser = abuse

abusif = erroneous, mistaken, wrong

abusivement = by mistake

abyssin = Abyssinian

Abyssinie = Abyssinia

acabit = kind, sort

acacia = acacia

académicien = academician

académie = academy

académique = academic

acanthe = acanthus

acarien = mite

à cause de = because of, for, for sake of, on account of, owing to, through

à cause de rien = for no reason

accaparer = corner, monopolize

accélérateur = accelerative, accelerator, accelerator pedal

accéleration = acceleration

accélération = acceleration

accélerer = accelerate, speed up

accélérer = accelerate, pick up, accelerate, advance

accent = accent, stress, stress-mark, accent, accent mark, supersign

accent circonflexe = circumflex

accentuer = accent, accentuate, stress, accent, accentuate, emphasize

acceptable = acceptable, acceptable

accepté = accepted

accepter = accept, receive, take, take in

accepteur = acceptor

accès = access, aggression, attack, access, admission, admittance

accessible = obtainable, accessible

accessoire = accessory, adventitious, secondary, accessory, side-issue

accident = accident

accidenté = bumpy

accidentel = accidental, adventitious, chance, random

accidentellement = by accident, by chance

acclamation = acclaim, acclamation, approval

acclamer = acclaim, applaud

acclimatation = acclimatization

acclimatement = acclimatization

accolade = accolade

accommodant = accommodating, accommodating, good-hearted

accommodement = accommodation, accord, agreement

accommoder = arrange, fix up

accomodation = accommodation

accompagnateur = accompanist, companian

accompagnatrice = chaperon, duenna

accompagnement = accompaniment, accompaniment, escort

accompagner = accompany

accompli = fine, great, eminent, perfect

accomplir = accomplish, achieve, keep, observe, perform

accomplissement = accomplishment, acquittal

accord = agreement, accord, accordance, agreement, concurrence, accord, accordance, agreement, concurrence, chord, concord

accordailles = betrothal, engagement, betrothal, engagement, betrothal, engagement

accordé = fiancé

accordée = bride, fiancée

accordéon = accordion

accordéoniste = accordionist

accorder = tune

accotement = shoulder, verge, verge of a road

accoter = lean, support, sustain

accotoir = arm, arm-rest

accouchée = lying-in woman

accoucher = give birth, labour, be in labour

accoucheur = obstetrician, obstetrician

accoucheuse = midwife, obstetrician, midwife

accoudoir = arm, arm-rest

accouplement = joining, junction, copulation

accoupler = join, unite, couple, join, unite

accoutumé = accustomed, customary, used to, usual, wonted

accoutumer = accustom

accréditer = accredit

accrocher = hitch on, hook on, hitch on, hook on, hook

accroissement = growth, accretion, growth, aggrandizement, enlargement, increase, increase

accroître = aggrandize, augment, enlarge, increase, accrue, increase

accu = accumulator, battery, storage battery

accueil = acceptance, admission

accueillir = accept, receive, take, take in, get, have, receive, greet, salute

accumulateur = accumulator, battery, storage battery

accumulation = accumulation, accumulation, assembly

accumulator = accumulator, battery, storage battery

accumuler = accumulate, heap, pile up, stack

accusateur = accuser

accusatif = accusative

accusation = accusal, accusation, accusation, accusal, accusation, charge, complaint, indictment

accusé = accused, defendant, accused, defendant

accusé de réception = acknowledgement, receipt

accuser = accuse, accuse, denounce, accuse

acerbe = acerbic, acid, acrid, harsh, sour, tart

acéré = abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, acute, lurid, sharp, nasty

acétate = acetate

acétone = acetone

acétylène = acetylene

achat = acquisition, purchase, acquisition, purchase, acquisition, buy, purchase, taking over

acheter = buy, purchase, take over

acheteur = buyer, client, purchaser

achevé = perfect

achever = finish, finish off

Achille = Achilles

achillée = yarrow

achopper = stumble

acide = acetous, acid, sour, tart, acid

acidifier = acidify

acidité = acidity, acidness

acier = steel

acné = acne

acolyte = acolyte

acompte = initial deposit, instalment, down payment, first instalment, installment payment

à condition que = if, provided that

aconit = aconite, monkshood

Açores = Azores

acoustique = acoustic, acoustics

acquéreur = buyer, client, purchaser

acquérir = achieve, acquire, attain, get, obtain, buy, purchase, take over

acquérir péniblement = reclaim

acquisition = acquirement, acquisition, accession, acquisition, gain, accession, acquisition, asset

acquit = acknowledgement, receipt

acquittement = absolution, acquittal, aquittal, acquittal

acquitter = pay off

acre = acre, acre

âcre = abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, acute, lurid, sharp, acerbic, bitter, acerbic, bitter

âcreté = acerbity, bitterness, acerbity, bitterness

acrobate = acrobat

acrobaties = acrobatics

acrobatique = acrobatic

acrostiche = achrostic

acte = act, certificate, diploma, document, act, certificate, diploma, document

acteur = actor

actif = active, active, in action, assets, adroit, agile, alert, brisk, keen

actinie = actinium, sea-anemone

action = achievement, act, action, share

action au porteur = bearer share, share to bearer

action de compagnie maritime = shipping share

actionnaire = shareholder

actionner = actuate, drive

action nominative = registered share

activer = activate, put on, start, swotch on, turn on

activité = action, activity, activity, activity, vigour, making, manufacture

actrice = actress

actualité = topic, topicality

actualités = news

actuel = current, present, present-day, topical, up-to-date, fashionable

actuellement = currently, nowadays, these days

acuité = acerbity, acrimony, acuity, sharpness

acupuncture = acupuncture

adagio = adagio

Adam = Adam

adaptation = adaptation, adjustment

adaptation musicale = orchestration

adapté = adapted

adapter = accommodate, adapt, adjust, attune, fix, fit, mount, place, tune, orchestrate, score, accomodate

adapteur = adaptor

Addis-Abeba = Addis Ababa

addition = addition, addition, adjunct

additionnel = additional

additionner = add, add up, count in, add, add up

Aden = Aden

adepte = acolyte, adept, adherent

adéquate = adequate

à deux = by twos

adhérent = acolyte, member, supporter, member, supporter

adhérents = adherents, disciples, following, party, supporters, adherents, disciples, followers, party members, adherents, disciples, followers, following, party, supporters

adhérer = join, accede, affiliate, accede

adhésif = adhesive

adhésion = adhesion

adieu = adieu, farewell, bye, goodbye, farewell, goodbye, good-bye

adjacent = adjacent, adjacent, adjoining, adjacent, nearby, neighbouring

Adjarie = Adzharia

adjectif = adjectival, adjective

adjoindre = add

adjoint = assistant, aid, assistant, helper

adjoint au maire = alderman

adjudant = adjutant, aide-de-camp

adjudication = tender, tender, tender, tender

adjuger = assign

admettre = accept, receive, take, take in, admit, accede, agree, consent

administrateur = manager, administrator

administratif = administrative

administration = administration, management

administrer = administer, manage

admirable = admirable

admirateur = admirer

admiratif = admiring

admiration = admiration

admiratrice = admirer, female admirer

admirer = admire

admonester = admonish, scold

ADN = DNA

ado = youngster, youth

adolescence = adolescence, puberty

adolescent = adolescent

adolescente = flapper

adonis = pheasant's eye

adopter = adopt, choose, elect, pick out

adoptif = adoptive, adopted

adoption = adoption, adoption

adorable = adorable

adorateur = adorer, worshipper, adorer, worshipper

adoration = adoration, worship, adoration, worship

adoratrice = adorer, female adorer, worshipper, female worshipper

adorée = adored one

adorer = adore, worship, worship

adrénaline = adrenaline

adresse = address, expertness, skilfulness, skill, skillfulness

adresser = address, send, transmit

adresser la parole à = accost, address

adroit = adroit, clever, dexterous, skillful

à droite = on the right

aduler = flatter

adulte = adult, adult, full-grown, adult, grown-up

adultère = adulterous, adultery, adulteress, adulterer

adverbe = adverb

adverbial = adverbial

adversaire = adversary, opponent

à elles = them, to them, them, to them

aérateur = electric fan, ventilator

aérer = aerate, air out, give an airing, ventilate, ventilate

aérien = aerial, overground, overhead

aérodrome = aerodrome, airdrome, airfield

aérodynamique = aerodynamic, aerodynamics

aérogramme = aerogramme, air letter, air letter, aerogramme

aérolithe = meteoric stone, aerolite, meteorite

aéronaute = aeronaut

aéronautique = aeronautics

aéronef = aircraft

aéroplane = aeroplane, airplane, plane

aéroport = airport, airport

aérosol = aerosol

aérostat = balloon, air-balloon

à eux = them, to them, them, to them

afecté = inflated

affable = affable, friendly, good-natured, kind

affaiblir = weaken

affaire = affair, business, business deal, case, matter

affaires = stuff, things

affectation = affectation, affectation

affecté = affected, affected, artificial

affecter = affect, move, stir, affect, agitate, move

affection = affection

affectueux = affectionate, devoted, selfless, devoted, selfless

affermer = farm, lease

afféterie = affectation

affiche = notice, placard, poster

afficher = placard, post, post up

affiler = sharpen

affilié = acolyte, member, supporter

affinier = clean, cleanse, make clean, purge

affinité = affinity

affirmatif = affirmative

affirmation = assent

affirmer = assert, state, affirm, assent, say yes

affixe = affix

affliction = sadness, affliction

affligé = sad

affliger = afflict, grieve

affluent = affluent

afflux = flood, high tide, flood, congestion, congestion, rush

afflux de sang = congestion, rush

affolement = craziness, insanity, lunacy, madness

affranchi = post-paid, stamped

affranchir = prepay, put on stamps

affreusement = awfully

affreux = repellent, repelling, repulsive, dismal, dreary, horrible, nasty, abysmal, dreadful, gruesome, horrible, terrible

affreux jojo = naughty boy, pickle

affriolant = attractive

affront = abuse, insult, abuse

affronter = confront, face, confront, stand up to, withstand

afghan = Afghan

Afghane = Afghan woman

Afghanistan = Afghanistan

afin de pour = so, so that

afin que = so, so that

à forfait = by tender, job-

africain = African

Afrikander = Afrikaner, Boer

Afrique = Africa

Afrique du Nord = North Africa

Afrique du Sud = South Africa

afro-asiatique = Afro-Asian

agaçant = acerbic, acrid, tart, aggravating

agacement = offence, scandal

agacer = tease, abet, excite, incite, provoke, rouse, stimulate, stir up, aggravate, annoy

Agamemnon = Agamemnon

agape = agape

agar-agar = agar, agar-agar

agate = agate

Agathe = Agatha

agave = agave

âge = age

âgé = aged

agence = agency

agence de voyage = tourist agency, travel agency

agenda = agenda, appointment book

agent = agent, policeman

aggloméré = agglomerate

agglutinant = adhesive

agglutiner = agglutinate, paste, paste up, placard, post, post up

aggraver = blow up, heighten, aggravate

agile = agile

agir = act, take action, act, be effective, have effect

agir avec abnégation = abnegate, deny oneself

agir avec affectation = attitudinize, pose, put on airs

agir en hypocrite = dissemble

agir selon = act on, act upon, follow, observe

agissant = active

agitation = agitation, commotion, agitation, commotion

agité = crazy, insane, mad, nuts, agitated, anxious

agiter = abet, agitate, incite, stir up, brandish, fling, swing, wave, wave about

agneau = lamb, lamb

agnostique = agnostic, agnostic

agonie = agony, death throes

agoniser = agonize, be near death

agoraphobie = agoraphobia

agrafe = clasp, hook

agrafe de vêtement = hooks and eyes

agrafer = clasp

agrander = aggrandize, augment, enlarge, increase

agrarien = agrarian, agricultural, farm-, agrarian, farmer, agrarian, farmer

agréable = agreeable, enjoyable, lovely, nice, pleasant

agréablement = agreeably, comfortably, pleasantly

agréer = accept, receive, take, take in

agrégat = aggregate

agrément = pleasantness, acclaim, approval

agresser = commit aggression

agressif = aggressive, aggressive, aggressive, aggressive

agression = aggression, aggro

agriculteur = agrarian, farmer, agrarian, farmer, agrarian, farmer

agricultuer = agrarian, farmer

agriculture = agriculture, farming, tillage, agriculture, agriculture, agronomics

agripper = clutch, grab, grasp, grip, seize

agronome = agriculturist

agronomie = agriculture, agronomics

agronomique = agricultural

ah = ah, oh, ow, ah, aha

à haute voix = loudly

aide = aid, help

aider = abet, aid, assist, help, accomodate, aid, assist, help

aïe = ouch, ow, woe

aïeul = grandfather

aïeule = grandmother

aigle = eagle

aiglefin = haddock

aiglon = eaglet

aigre = acetous, acid, sour, tart, abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, acute, lurid, sharp, nasty

aigreur = tartness

aigrir = acidify

aigu = abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, acute, lurid, sharp, sharp, shrill, acute, nasty

aiguille = needle, needle

aiguille à coudre = needle

aiguille de montre = needle

aiguiller = commute

aiguiser = sharpen

aile = wing

ailleurs = elsewhere

aimable = affable, friendly, good-natured, kind, dainty, kind, nice, pretty

aimer = love, appreciate, like

aimer mieux = prefer

aine = groin

ainsi = so, such, thus, like that, that way, thus

ainsi soit-il = amen

air = air, appearance, aspect, look, sight, view, expression, appearance

airain = bronze

air de musique = air, aria

aire = area

aisé = in easy circumstances, well-to-do

aisselle = armpit

Aix-la-Chapelle = Aix-la-Chapelle

Ajax = Ajax

ajourner = adjourn, delay, postpone

ajouter = add, add

ajuster = accomodate

-al = -ish, -like

à l' = the, to the

à la = the, to the

à la hâte = hastily, hurriedly, in a hurry

à la mode = fashionable

alarme = alarm

alarmer = alarm, raise the alarm, sound the alarm

à la vôtre = cheers, good health

albanais = Albanian

Albanie = Albania

albatros = albatross

Albe = Alva

Albert = Albert, Albert

Alberta = Alberta

albino = albino

album = album

albumen = albumen

alcali = alkali

alcalin = alkaline

alchimie = alchemy, alchemy

alchimiste = alchemist, alchemist

alcool = alcohol

alcool dénaturé = methylated spirit

alcoolique = alcoholic, alcoholic, alcoholic

alcoolisme = alcoholism

alcôve = alcove, recess

aldéhyde = aldehyde

aléa = hazard, risk

aléatoire = uncertain

alentour = roundabout, thereabout, thereabouts

alentours = surroundings

Alep = Aleppo

alerte = alarm, adroit, agile, alert, brisk, keen

alerter = alarm, raise the alarm, sound the alarm, caution, warn

à l'étranger = abroad

Alexandre = Alexander

Alexandrie = Alexandria

algèbre = algebra

algébrique = algebraic

Alger = Algiers

Algérie = Algeria

algérien = Algerian

algue = alga, seaweed

à l'heure = exactly, sharp

alibi = alibi

aliénation = craziness, insanity, lunacy, madness

aliéné = lunatic

aliéniste = psychiatrist

aliment = food, nourishment

alimenter = feed, nourish

alinéa = paragraph

à l'instant = just, just now

allaiter = suckle

alléchant = attractive

allécher = attract, draw

allée = avenue

allégorie = allegory

allégorique = allegoric

allégresse = gladness, joy

Allemagne = Germany

Allemagne de l'Ouest = West Germany

allemand = German, German language

Allemande = German, German woman

aller = fare, go, go, ride, travel

aller à la selle = defecate

aller en pélerinage = go on pilgrimage

aller en véhicule = go, ride, travel

allergie = allergy

allergique = allergic

alliage = alloy, alloy

alliance = alliance

allier = connect, join

alligator = alligator

allitération = alliteration

allô = hello, hello

allonger = lengthen

allouer = assign

allumer = kindle, light, switch, turn on

allumette = match

allure = appearance, aspect, look, sight, view, speed

almanach = almanac

aloès = aloe

alors = then, then

Alost = Alost

alouette = lark

alpaga = alpaca

Alpes = Alps

Alpes graies = Graian Alps

alpestre = alpine

alpha = alpha

alphabet = ABC, alphabet, elements, rudiments, alphabet

alphabétique = alphabetical

alpin = alpine

alpinisme = mountaineering

alpiniste = Alpinist, climber, mountain climber, mountaineer

Alsace = Alsace, Elsass, Alsace, Elsass

alsacien = Alsatian, Alsatian

alternative = alternative, option

alterner = alternate

altier = proud

altitude = height, altitude, height

alto = contralto, contralto voice

altruisme = altruism

altruiste = altruistic, altruist

à lui = him, to him, it, to it, her, to her

aluminium = aluminium, aluminum

alun = alum

à l'unamité = with one accord

amabilité = kindness

amadouer = flatter

amande = almond

amant = lover

amante = lover

amarante = amaranthus

amas = accumulation, crowd, heap, mass, multitude, pile

amateur = amateur, fancier

amazone = Amazon

ambassade = embassy, embassy, embassy, embassy building

ambassadeur = ambassador

ambassadrice = ambassador, female ambassador

ambiance = atmosphere, ethos, mood

ambigu = ambiguous, ambiguous

ambitieux = ambitious

ambition = ambition

ambivalence = ambivalence

Amboine = Amboina

ambre = amber

ambre gris = amber

ambre jaune = amber

ambroisie = ambrosia

ambulance = ambulance, field hospital, ambulance, ambulance, field hospital, ambulance

âme = soul

améliorer = improve

amende = fine

amender = improve, fertilize

amène = affable, friendly, good-natured, kind

amener = bring, fetch

amener à = chase, drive, drive on, impel, shoo

aménité = kindness

amer = acerbic, bitter, bile, gall, acerbic, bitter

américain = American, American

américaniser = Americanize

Amérique = America, America

Amérique centrale = Central America

Amérique du Nord = North America

Amérique du Sud = South America

Amérique septentrionale = North America

à merveille = fine, very well, fine, very well

améthyste = amethyst

ami = friend, fellow-thinker

amibe = amoeba

amical = friendly

amie = friend

ami politique = fellow-thinker

amiral = admiral

amitié = friendship

ammoniaque = ammonia

amnistie = act of grace, amnesty

à moi = me, to me, me, to me, me, to me, me, to me, me, to me

amoindrir = abate, abridge, decrease, lessen

amok = amuck

amorphe = amorphous

amour = affection, love

amour charnel = love, sexual love

amoureux = affectionate, loving, lover

ampère = ampère

amphétamine = amphetamine

amphibie = amphibian

amphibologique = ambiguous, ambiguous

amphitéâtre = amphitheatre

amphitryon = host

amphore = amphora

ample = ample, bulky, extensive, broad, extensive, spacious, vast, wide

ampleur = bulk, dimension, extend, size, width

amplifier = aggrandize, augment, enlarge, increase, blow up, heighten

amplitude = amplitude

ampoule = bulb, blister

amputation = amputation

amputer = amputate

Amsterdam = Amsterdam

amulette = amulet, charm, talisman

amusant = amusing, entertaining, funny, amusing

amusement = entertainment, amusement, fun, distraction, diversion, distraction, diversion

amuser = amuse

amygdale = tonsil

an = year

anabaptisme = anabaptism

anachronisme = anachronism

anaconda = anaconda

anagramme = anagram

anal = anal

analogie = analogy

analogique = analogous

analogue = analogous

analphabète = illiterate, illiterate

analyse = analysis

analyser = analyse

analyste = analyst, analytical chemist

ananas = pineapple

anapeste = anapaest

anar = anarchist, anarchist

anarchie = anarchy, anarchy

anarchique = anarchic, anarchical, anarchist, anarchic, anarchical, anarchist

anarchisme = anarchism, anarchism

anarchiste = anarchist, anarchist

anathème = anathema, ban, excommunication

anatomie = anatomy

anatomique = anatomical

anatomiste = anatomist, anatomist

ancêtre = forefather

anchois = anchovy

ancien = ex-, former, old

ancolie = columbine

ancre = anchor

andalou = Andalusian

Andalouse = Andalusian woman

Andalousie = Andalusia, Andalusia

andorran = Andorrian, Andorrian

Andorre = Andorra

andouille = sausage

Andrinople = Adrianople

âne = ass, donkey

anecdote = anecdote

anecdotique = anecdotal

anémie = anaemia

anémique = anaemic

anémone = anemone

ânesse = jenny-ass, she-ass

anesthésie = anaesthesia

anesthésiste = anaesthesist

ange = angel

angélique = angelica, angelic

angine = angina, quinsy

anglais = English, English, English language

angle = angle

Angleterre = England

anglican = Anglican

anglicisme = Anglicism

anglo-saxon = Anglo-Saxon

angoisse = agony, anguish, fear

angolais = Angolan

anguille = eel

anguillule = eelworm

angulaire = gaunt

anguleux = angular, sharp-edged

ânier = donkey-driver

aniline = aniline

animal = animal, animal, beast

animal domestique = domestic animal

animer = animate

Anne = Ann

anneau = ring

année = year, promotion

année financière = financial year

Annibal = Hannibal

annihilation = destruction

anniversaire = anniversary, birthday

annonce = ad, advertisement

annoncer = advertise, announce, give notice

Annonciation = Annunciation, Lady Day

annuaire = address list, almanac, year-book

annuel = annual, yearly

annuellement = yearly

annulation = abolition, abrogation, abolition, abrogation

annuler = abolish, abrogate, abolish, abrogate, abjure, abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, remit

anode = anode

anonymat = anonymity, anonymity

anonyme = anonymous, anonymous, nameless, without a name

anormal = abnormal

à nous = us, to us

antagoniste = adversary, opponent

antarctique = Antarctic, Antarctic

antécédent = antecedent

antéchrist = Antichrist

antenne = aerial, antenna

anthologie = anthology, chrestomathy

anthracite = anthracite

anthropologie = anthropology

anthropologiste = anthropologist

anthropologue = anthropologist

antibiotique = antibiotic

antichambre = waiting-room, waiting room

anticipation = anticipation

anticiper = anticipate, think ahead

anticorps = antibody

antidote = antidote, antidote

antigel = antifreeze

antillais = Antillian

Antilles = Antilles

antilope = antelope

antimoine = antimony

Antioche = Antioch, Antioch

antipathie = aversion, dislike

antipathique = nasty

antipode = antipode

antique = ancient, antique

antisémite = anti-Semite

antisémitique = anti-Semitic

antisémitisme = anti-Semitism

antiseptique = antiseptic

antisocial = antisocial, unsocial

antithèse = antithesis

Antoine = Antony

anus = anus, arse

Anvers = Antwerp

anversois = Antwerp

anxiété = anxiety, fright

aorta = aorta

août = August

apache = apache, hood, ruffian, apache, hood, ruffian

apartheid = apartheid

à partir de = from, since

apathie = apathy

apathique = apathetic

à peine = barely, hardly, only just, scarcely

Apennins = Apennines

apercevoir = descry, perceive, notice

apéritif = dram, nip, peg, snifter, snorter

apéro = dram, nip, peg, snifter, snorter

à personne = no-one's

apesanteur = weightlessness

à peu près = about, approximately

aphasie = aphasia

aphorisme = aphorism

Aphrodite = Aphrodite

à pic = abrupt, steep

apiculteur = apiarist, bee-keeper, bee-master

apiculture = bee-keeping

apitoiement = compassion, pity

apitoyer = excite pity

aplati = flat

aplomb = aplomb, self-assurance

Apocalypse = Apocalypse

apocalyptique = apocalyptic

apocryphe = apocryphal

apogée = acme

Apollon = Apollo

apologie = apology

apoplexie = fit, apoplectic fit, seizure, stroke, stroke of apoplexy

apostat = apostate

apostolat = apostleship, apostolate

apostolique = apostolic

apostrophe = apostrophe

apothéose = apotheosis

apothicaire = chemist

apôtre = apostle

Appalaches = Appalachian Mountains

apparaître = appear, emerge, perform

apparant = visible

appareil = apparatus, device, set

appareil administratif = machine of government

apparemment = apparently, seemingly

apparence = appearance, aspect, look, sight, view, appearance

apparier = couple, match, pair, unite

apparition = ghost, phantom

appartement = apartment, flat

appartenir = belong to

appât = attraction

appâter = attract, draw

appeler = call, summon

appendice = accessory, side-issue, addition, adjunct, appendix

appendicite = appendicitis

appétit = appetite

applaudir = acclaim, applaud, clap

application = industry

appliqué = diligent, hardworking, industrious

appliquer = attach, put onto, apply, practice, lay down, place, put, put down, put on, employ, use, make use of

appointements = salary, wage, wages

apporter = bring, fetch

apposer = attach, put onto

apprécier = esteem, think well of, appraise, estimate, rate, appreciate, like

appréhension = fear

apprendre = teach, learn, teach

apprendre à = acquaint, inform, report, acquaint, let know, inform

apprendre à fond = master

apprendre par coeur = memorize

apprendre par l'expérience = go through, live to see

apprêter = finish, prepare

appris = acquired, learnt

apprivoisé = tame

apprivoiser = tame

approbation = acclaim, approval

approche = approach

approcher = bring close together

approuver = approve

appui = prop, support

appuyer = lean, support, sustain, abet, support, sustain

appuyer en écrasant = press, oppress, squeeze

après = after, behind, afterwards, next, subsequently, beyond, next, then, thereafter

après-demain = the day after tomorrow

après-midi = afternoon

à-propos = relevance

à propos = by the way

à propos de = on the occasion of

à proprement parler = verbatim, word-for-word, to tell the truth

apte à = able, capable, of use, suitable

aptitude = predisposition, tendency, ability, aptitude, disposition, talent

aqu- = aquatic, water-

aquarelle = water-colour

aquarium = aquarium

aquatique = aquatic, water, water-, of water

aqueduc = aqueduct

Aquitaine = Aquitaine, Aquitaine

arabe = Arabian, Arabic

arabesque = arabesque

Arabie = Arabia, Arabia

arabique = Arabian, Arabic

arachide = peanut

arack = rack, arrack

araignée = spider

à raison de = a, at, at the rate of, per

arbitraire = arbitrary

arbitre = arbiter, arbitrator, referee, umpire

arbouse = arbutus fruit

arbousier = arbutus, strawberry tree

arbre = tree

arbre de transmission = drive shaft, driving axle

arbrisseau = bush, shrub

arbuste = bush, shrub

arc = arc, bow

Arcadie = Arcadia, Arcadia

arcane = secret

arc-en-ciel = rainbow

archaïsme = archaism, archaism

archange = archangel

archéologie = archaeology, archaeology

archéologique = archaeological

archéologue = archaeologist, archaeologist, archaeologist

archevêque = archbishop

archiduc = archduke, archduke

archiduché = archduchy, archduchy

Archimède = Archimedes

archipel = archipelago, archipelago

architecte = architect, architect

architectonique = architectonic, architectural, architectonic, architectural

architectural = architectonic, architectural, architectonic, architectural

architecture = architecture, architecture

architrave = architrave

archives = archive

archiviste = archivist, keeper of the records, archivist, keeper of the records

arctique = Arctic

ardant = ablaze, afire, aflame, aglow, ardent

Ardennes = Ardennes

ardeur = glow, heat, passion

are = are, bevy, collection, group, heap, herd, set, are, square decametre

arène = arena, sand

arête = mountain ridge, coping, mountain ridge

argent = silver, money

argentin = Argentine, Argentinean

Argentine = Argentina

argile = clay

argon = argon

argument = argument, plea

Argus = Argus

aria = air, aria

Ariane = Ariadne

aristo = aristocrat

aristocrate = aristocrat

aristocratie = aristocracy, aristocracy

aristocratique = aristocratic

Aristote = Aristotle

arithmétique = arithmetic

arlequin = buffoon, jester

arme = weapon

armée = army, army

armée militaire = army, army

Arménie = Armenia, Armenia

arménien = Armenian

Arménienne = Armenian woman

armer = arm

armoire = cabinet, closet, cupboard, sideboard

Armorique = Armorica

armure = armour

arnica = arnica

aromatique = aromatic, fragrant, nutty

arôme = aroma, flavour

aronde = swallow

arracher = eradicate

arrangement = accommodation

arranger = arrange, fix up

Arras = Arras

arrestation = apprehension, arrest, detention

arrêt = decision, judgement

arrêter = arrest, stop

arrière = autumn, behind

arrière-cousin = second cousin

arrière-cousine = second cousin

arrière-garde = rear, rearguard

arrière-grand-mère = great-grandmother

arrière-grand-père = great-grandfather

arrière-neveu = grand-nephew

arrière-nièce = grand-niece

arrière-petite-fille = greatgranddaughter

arrière-petit-fils = greatgrandson

arrière-plan = background

arrimer = stow

arrimeur = stevedore

arrivage = arrival

arrivée = arrival

arriver = arrive, end up, get, end up, come about, happen, occur, succeed

arriver en flottant = be washed ashore

arrogant = arrogant, arrogant, arrogant, arrogant

arrondir = round, round off

arrondissement = district, district

arroser = irrigate, water

arrosoir = watering-can

arsenal = armoury, arsenal, armoury, arsenal

arsenic = arsenic

art = art

artère = artery

artériosclérose = arteriosclerosis

artésien = artesian

arthrite = arthritis

artichaut = artichoke

article = article, commodity, article

articulation = joint

artifice = subterfuge, trick, trickery

artificiel = affected, artificial, artificial

artificieux = clever, cunning, sly, smart

artillerie = artillery

artillerie anti-aérienne = ack-ack, anti-aircraft guns

artilleur = artilleryman, gunner, artilleryman, gunner

artisan = artisan

artiste = artist

arum = arum

aryen = Aryan

as = ace

asbeste = asbestos

ascenseur = elevator, lift

Asiate = Asian woman, Asian

Asiatique = Asian woman, Asian

Asie = Asia

Asie du Sud-Est = Sout-East Asia

Asie Mineure = Asia Minor

asile = asylum

aspect = appearance, aspect, look, sight, view, exterior, look

asperge = asparagus

asphalte = asphalt

asphalter = asphalt

asphodèle = asphodel

aspirateur = vacuum cleaner, vacuum-cleaner, comforter, baby's comforter, dummy, pacifier, vacuum-cleaner, vacuum cleaner, vacuum-cleaner

aspirer = aspire, aspire to, hope for, ache, long for, yearn

aspirer à = claim, presume, ache, long for, yearn

aspirine = aspirin

assaillir = assault, attack

assainir = cure, heal, remedy

assaisonner = spice

assassiner = murder

assaut = access, aggression, attack, assault, storming

assemblée = assembly, assembly

assemblée politique = assembly

assembler = put together, take along

asseoir = sit down

assertion = contention, assertion

assez = enough, quite, rather, sufficiently

assidu = diligent, hardworking, industrious

assièger = besiege

assiette = plate

assigner = assign

assimilation = assimilation

assimiler = assimilate

assise = base, basis

assister = abet, aid, assist, help, accomodate, aid, assist, help, attend, be present, witness

assister à = watch, attend, be present, witness

association = association

associer = connect, join

assoupir = put to sleep

assurance = insurance, certainty

assuré = certain, sure

assurément = certainly

assurer = insure, affirm, assure, guarantee, warrant, accomplish, achieve, keep, observe, perform, promise, protect

assureur = insurer

Assyrie = Assyria, Assyria

assyrien = Assyrian

aster = aster

astérisque = asterisk

astéroïde = asteroid

asthmatique = asthmatic, wheezy

asthme = asthma, shortness of breath, wheeziness

astral = sideral, star, star-, of a star

astre = heavenly body

astringent = acerbic, acid, astringent, constringent, harsh, tart

astrologie = astrology

astrologue = astrologer, astrologer

astronaute = astronaut, spaceman

astronome = astronomer, astronomer

astronomie = astronomy

astronomique = astronomic, astronomical

astucieux = clever, cunning, sly, smart

Asturies = Asturias, Asturias

asymétrique = asymmetric, asymmetrical, dissymmetric

Atabasca = Athabasca

atavisme = atavism, throw-back

atelier = atelier, studio, work-room, workshop, workplace, workshop

à temps = at the right time, in time

athée = atheist

athéisme = atheism

Athènes = Athena, Athene, Athens

athénien = Athenian

athlète = athlete

athlétique = athletic

athlétisme = athletics

Atlantide = Atlantis

atlantique = Atlantean, Atlantic

atmosphère = agreement, atmosphere

atmosphèrique = atmospheric

à toi = thee, to thee, to you, you, thee, to thee, to you, you

atoll = atoll

atome = atom

atomique = atomic

atout = trump

à tout le monde = everyone's

à travers = through

atroce = cruel, horrible

atrocité = abhorrence, abomination, atrocity, horror

atrophie = atrophy

attachant = attractive

attaché = affectionate, devoted, selfless, devoted, selfless

attachement = adherence, attachment

attacher = fasten, moor, tie, tie on, stick to the pan, attach, determine, fasten, fix, affix, make fast, secure, bind, connect, join, tie, tie up

attaquant = aggressor, assailant, attacker

attaque = access, aggression, attack

attaquer = commit aggression, assault, attack

atteindre = accomplish, achieve, attain, get, reach, catch, hit, run across, strike

atteler = harness

attendre = abide, expect, wait, await, wait for

attendrissant = affecting, moving, touching, affecting, moving, touching

attendu que = because, for the reason that, because, for the reason that, as, because, for, since

attentat = assault

attente = expectation

attenter = assault, violate

attentif = attentive, attentive

attention = acuity, advertence, advertency, attention

attentivement = attentively

atterrir = land

attester = attest, bear witness of, testify

Attique = Attica

attirant = attractive

attirer = attract, attract, decoy, lure

attitude = attitude

attraper = capture, catch, grapple

attrayant = attractive

attribuer = assign, accredit

attribut = attribute

attrister = afflict, distress, grieve

au = the, to the

aubade = aubade

aube = dawn, daybreak

auberge = hostel, inn

aubergine = aubergine, brinjal, eggfruit, eggplant

aubergiste = hostess, landlady, host, innkeeper, landlord

au bord de = at, beside, with

au commencement = first, firstly, first of all

audace = audacity, boldness, daring

audacieux = audacious, bold, daring, intrepid

au-delà de = beyond, by, past, straight past, across, beyond, on the other side of

au-dessus de = above, over

audience = audience, audience, auditory

auditeur = listener

auditoire = audience, auditory

auditorium = auditory

auge = manger, trough

Augias = Augeas

augmenter = accrue, grow, aggrandize, augment, enlarge, increase, accrue, increase, increase, augment, grow, increase

augure = indication, omen, presage, portent, sign

augurer = forecast, foretell, prophesy

Auguste = Augustus

aujourd'hui = today

au lieu de = instead of

aulne = alder

au milie de = a, in, inside, into, on, per, within

au milieu de = among, between, among, amidst, in the middle of

au moins = at least

aumône = alms, charity

aumônier = chaplain, army chaplain, padre, almoner, chaplain, army chaplain, padre

au moyen de = by, by means of, on, through, with

auparavant = ahead, formerly, previously

auprès = close, near, nearby

auquel = whom

aura = aura

auréole = aureole, halo

au repos = motionless

au revoir = bye, goodbye, so long

Aurigny = Alderney

aurochs = aurochs

aurore = aurora, dawn, red of dawn, dawn, daybreak

aussi = also, likewise, too, on that account, therefore, as, so, that

aussitôt = at once, instantly, immediately, without delay, at once, immediately, just, right away, right now

austère = severe, strict

austérité = severity, rigour, sterness

austral = south, southern

Australie = Australia

australien = Australian

Australienne = Australian woman

au sujet de = about, concerning, on, upon

autant = such, such a, that kind of, that much

autarcie = autarky, self-sufficiency

autel = altar

auteur = author, author, writer

authentique = authentic

autisme = autism

autistique = autistic

auto = automobile, car, motor car

autobiographie = autobiography

autobiographique = autobiographical

autobus = bus, autobus, omnibus

autochtone = indigenous, native

autocrate = absolute ruler, autocrat

autocratie = absolute power, absolute rule, autocracy

autocratique = autocratic

autodidacte = autodidact, self-taught man, autodidact, self-taught man

autogène = autogenous

automate = automoton

automatique = automatic

automatiquement = automatically

automatiser = automate, automate

automnal = autumn

automne = autumn

automobile = automobile, car, motor car

automobilisme = motoring

automobiliste = motorist

autonome = autonomic, autonomous

autonomie = autonomy

autopsie = autopsy

autorisation = permission, authorization

autoriser = authorize

autoritaire = authorative

autorité = authority, authority

autoroute = motor road, motorway, expressway, freeway, motor road, motorway

autostrade = motor road, motorway, motor road, motorway

autour = hawk, roundabout, thereabout, thereabouts

autour de = about, round, around, towards

autre = other, another, else, additional, remaining, rest of

autrefois = ahead, formerly, previously

autrement = differently

Autriche = Austria

autrichien = Austrian

autruche = ostrich

autrui = another, another man

aux = the, to the

aux bords de = about, approximately

auxiliaire = accessory, adventitious, secondary, incidental, side, auxilary

avalanche = avalanche

avaler = swallow

avancement = acceleration, promotion

avancer = advance, go forward, precede, advance, progress

avant = before, in front of

avantage = advantage, benefit, gain, profit

avantageux = advantageous

avant-bras = lower-arm

avant-garde = avant-garde

avant-hier = the day before yesterday

avare = avaricious, miserly, stingy

avarice = avarice, miserliness, stinginess

avaricieux = avaricious, miserly, stingy

avarie = damage

avec = with

avenir = future

avent = advent

aventure = adventure

aventurer = dare, hazard, risk, venture

avenue = avenue

aversion = abhorrence, abomination, horror

avertir = caution, warn

avertisseur = hooter, horn, klaxon, hooter, horn, klaxon

aveu = acknowledgement, admission, confession, acknowledgement, admission, confession

aveugle = blind, blind, sightless person

aveugler = dazzle, dazzle

aviateur = airman, aviator

aviation = aeronautics, aviation

avide = acquisitive, eager, greedy

avidité = alacrity, avidity, covetousness, eagerness, greediness

avion = aeroplane, airplane, plane

avion à réaction = jet plane

aviron = oar

avis = advice, counsel, opinion

avisé = acute, astute, shrewd

avocat = advocate, barrister, counsel, intercessor, lawyer, solicitor, advocate, barrister, barrister-at-law, counsel, intercessor, lawyer, solicitor

avocat conseil = intercessor, lawyer, solicitor

avoine = oats

avoir = have, have got, wear

avoir besoin de = need, require

avoir coutume = accustom, be in the habit of

avoir en abomination = abhor, abominate, loathe

avoir faim = be hungry

avoir honte = be ashamed

avoir l'air de = appear, look

avoir le hoquet = hiccup

avoir l'habitude de = accustom, be in the habit of

avoir lieu = come about, happen, occur

avoir peur = be afraid of, fear

avoir pitié = have compassion on, pity

avoir pour but = aim, intend

avoir soif = be thirsty

avoir soin de = care, see, take care, worry

avoir un accident = have an accident

avoir une dette = owe

à volonté = as you wish, at will

avortement = abortion, abortion, abortion, failure, miscarriage, abortion, miscarriage, failure, miscarriage

avortement provoqué = abortion, abortion

avortement spontané = abortion, failure, miscarriage, abortion, miscarriage

avorter = abort, miscarry, abort, miscarry, abort, fail, miscarry

avorteur = abortionist

à votre santé = cheers, good health

avouer = acknowledge, admit, confess, profess, acknowledge, admit, confess, profess

à vous = thee, to thee, to you, you, to you, you, to you, you, to you, you

avril = April

axe = axis, axle

axiome = axiom

ayant le mal de l'air = airsick

azalée = azalea

azimut = azimuth

azote = nitrogen, nitrogen

aztèque = Aztec

azur = sky blue, sky blue

Babel = Babel, Babylon, Babel, Babylon

babil = chat

babilage = chat

babillard = chatterbox, tattler, telltale

babiller = chat, chatter

babiole = trifle

bâbord = port side

babouin = baboon

Babylone = Babel, Babylon

Babylonie = Babylonia

babylonien = Babylonian

baby-sitter = babysitter, babysitter

bac = box, chest, ferry, jug, box, container, vessel

baccalauréat = leaving certificate, leaving examination

Bacchus = Bacchus

bactérie = bacterium

badauder = gape, gawk

badinage = gag, joke

badine = rod, switch, wand

badiner = jest, joke

bafouer = jeer at, make fun of, mock

bafouiller = stammer, stutter

bagage = baggage, luggage

bagagiste = porter

bagarre = affray, scuffle, agitation, riot, tumult

bagarreur = truculent

bagasse = bagasse

bagatelle = love, sexual love, trifle, sex

bagnole = vehicle

bague = ring

baguette = rod, switch, wand

bai = sorrel

baie = berry, bay

baie de Baffin = Baffin Bay

baie d'Hudson = Hudson Bay

baigner = bathe

baignoire = bath

bail = farm

bâillement = yawn

bailler = give

bâiller = yawn

bailli = taskmaster

bain = bath, bath

baïonnette = bayonet

baisser = lower, descend, go down

bakélite = bakelite

bal = ball, dance

baladeuse = trailer

baladin = buffoon, jester

balafre = scar, slice, cut

balai = broom

balalaïka = balalaika

balance = weight

balancer = rock, swing

balayer = sweep

balbutier = stammer, stutter

balcon = balcony

baldaquin = baldachin, canopy

Bâle = Basel, Basle, Basel, Basle

Baléares = Balearic Islands

baleine = whale

balinais = Balinese

balise = buoy

balistique = ballistics

Balkans = Balkans

ballade = ballad, ballade

ballast = ballast

balle = bullet, ball

balle de fusil = bullet

ballerine = ballerina, ballet dancer, ballet girl

ballet = ballet, ballet

ballon = balloon, air-balloon, balloon, football, soccer ball

ballon de football = football, soccer ball

balsamine = balsam

balte = Baltic

balustrade = balustrade, banisters, parapet, railing

bambou = bamboo

bamboucher = debauch

banal = commonplace, dismal, trite

banane = banana

bananier = banana plant, banana-plant

banc = bench

bandage = bandage

bande = are, bevy, collection, group, heap, herd, set, bevy, collection, group, heap, herd, set, band, bevy, gang, binding, strip, tape, ray, strip, stripe

bandeau = binding, strip, tape

bander = strech, wind up

banderole = wrapper

bande vidéo = video-tape

bandit = bandit

banian = banyan

banjo = banjo

banni = exile, exile

bannir = exile

bannissement = exile

banque = bank

banqueroute = bankruptcy, failure

banquet = banquet

banqueter = banquet, feast

banquette = small bench, stool

banquier = banker, bank manager, bank clerk, bank official

bantou = Bantu

baobab = baobab

baptême = baptism, christening

baptiser = baptize, christen

baptiste = baptist

baptistère = baptistery

baquet = tub, vat, jug, box, container, vessel

bar = bar, barrier, buffet

baraque = barrack, barn, shack, shanty, shed

baratter = churn

Barbade = Barbados

barbare = barbaric, barbaric, barbarian

barbaresque = barbaric, barbaric

barbarie = barbarity, barbarousness

barbarisme = barbarism

barbe = beard

barbeau = barbel, barbel, cornflower

Barbe-Bleue = Bluebeard

barbier = barber

barboter = paddle, lap, plash, splash

barbu = bearded

barbue = rhombus

Barcelone = Barcelona

bardane = burr

barde = bard

bardot = hinny

barge = barge

barguigner = hesitate, hesitate, waver

barman = barman, bartender

baromètre = barometer

baron = baron

baronne = baroness

baronnie = barony

baroque = baroque, baroque

baroud = scuffle

barouf = agitation, riot, tumult

baroufle = agitation, riot, tumult

barque = bark, barque, boat

barquette = little boat

barre = pole, rod

barreau = pole, rod

barrer = bar, obstruct, cross out, strike out

barricade = barricade

barricader = barricade

barrière = barrier, fence

Barry = Barry, Barry

Barthélemy = Bartolomew

baryton = baritone

baryum = barium, barium

bas = stocking

basalte = basalt, whimstone

bascule = weighing machine

base = base, basis

base-ball = baseball

baser = base

basilic = basil

basilique = basilica

basique = basic

basket-ball = basketball

basque = Basque

bas-relief = bas-relief, low relief

bassin = basin, bowl, pelvis

bassine = tub, vat

bastille = fortress

bastion = bastion

bas-ventre = abdomen, belly, lower part of the body, abdomen

bataille = action, battle, scuffle, struggle, blow

batailler = fight, struggle

batailleur = truculent

bâtard = bastard, bastard

batave = Batavian

bateau = boat, ship, vessel

bath = pretty

batifoler = frolic

batiker = batik

bâtiment = building

bâtir = build, construct

bâtisseur = builder

batiste = batiste, cambric, lawn

bâton = baton, cane, stick, pole, rod

bâtonnet = stick, little stick

batterie = battery

battre = beat, hit, strike, thresh, curl, froth, stir, whip, whirl

baudet = ass, donkey

baume = balm, balsam

bauxite = bauxite

bavard = chatterbox, tattler, telltale

bavardage = chat

bavarder = chat, chatter

bavarois = Bavarian

bave = saliva

baver = salivate

Bavière = Bavaria, Bavaria

bayer aux corneilles = gape, gawk

bazar = bazaar, fair, market

bazooka = anti-tank gun, bazooka

beau = beautiful, fine, handsome, lovely

beaucoup = a lot of, much, a lot, frequently, often, regularly

beaucoup de = a lot of, much, plenty of

beau-fils = son-in-law

beauté = beauty, beautiful woman, beauty

beaux-parents = parents-in-law

bébé = baby, baby

bébête = dull, stupid

bec = beak, bill

bécane = bike, cycle, bicycle, bike, bicycle

bêche = spade, spade

Bédouin = Bedouin

béer = gape, gawk

bégayer = stammer, stutter

bégonia = begonia

bégueule = prudish, prude

béguinage = beguinage

béguine = beguine

beige = beige

bêler = bleat

belette = marter, weasel, weasel

belge = Belgian

Belgique = Belgium, Belgium

Belgrade = Belgrade

bélier = ram, tup

belladone = belladonna

belles-lettres = belles-lettres

bénéfice = benefit, gain, profit

Benelux = Benelux

Bengale = Bengal, Bengal

bengali = Bengal

bénir = bless

Benoît = Ben, Benedict

benzène = benzene

berce = cow parsnip, hogweed

bercer = lull, rock

Berlin = Berlin

berlinois = Berlin

Bermudes = Bermudas

Berne = Berne

bernois = Bernese

béryllium = beryllium

besoin d'activité = activity

Bessarabie = Bessarabia, Bessarabia

bête = animal, beast

Bethléem = Bethlehem

béton = concrete

betterave = beet

beurre = butter

biberon = baby's bottle, feeding-bottle

Bible = Bible

bibliothèque = library, bookcase

biche = doe, hind

bicyclette = bike, cycle, bicycle, bike, bicycle

bien = estate, farm, property, ranch, okay, well, yes, quite, very, very much

bien entendu = of course

bien sûr = naturally

bientôt = soon

bienvenue = welcome

bière = ale, beer

biffer = cross out, strike out

bifteck = steak, beefsteak

bigarré = multicoloured

bijou = jewel

bijoutier = jeweller, jeweller

bikini = bikini

bile = bile, gall

billet = bill, ticket, note

birman = Burmese

Birmane = Burmese woman

Birmanie = Burma

biscuit = biscuit, cookie

bison = bison, buffalo

bitte = cock, prick

bizarre = bizarre, odd, weird

blague = sly joke

blanc = blank, white, white, pure

blasphémer = blaspheme, cuss, curse, swear

blatte = cockroach

blessé = winged, wounded

blesser = hurt, wound

blessure = injury, wound

bleu = blue

bleuet = cornflower

bloc = block, pad, lump, mass

blond = blond, fair

blouse = blouse

blouse longue = overalls, smock

boa = boa, boa, boa

bobine = bobbin, coil, spool

Boer = Afrikaner, Boer

boeuf = beef, bovine, bovine animal, ox

Bohême = Bohemia, Bohemia

bohémien = Bohemian

boire = drink

bois = forest, woods, timber, wood

Bois-le-Duc = Bois-le-Duc

boisson = beverage, drink

boîte = box

boite à echo = resonance-box

boîte aux lettres = letterbox, mailbox

boiteux = lame

bol = basin, reservoir, basin, bowl, pelvis

Bolivie = Bolivia

bolivien = Bolivian

bombarder = bombard

bombe = bomb

bombe à incendie = incendiary bomb

bombe atomique = atom bomb

bon = good, nice, okay

bonbon = bonbon, bon-bon

bonjour = good morning, good day

bonne nuit = good night

bonnet = cap

bonsoir = good evening

bord = bank, border, edge, shore, coast, seaside, shore, border, brim, brink, edge, edging, fringe, rim

bordel = brothel, bawdy, brothel, house of ill fame, whorehouse

Boschiman = Bushman

bosniaque = Bosnian

Bosnie = Bosnia, Bosnia

bosnien = Bosnian

Bosphore = Bosporus

bosse = bump, hump

bossu = hunch-backed, hunchback

botte = boot

bouc = he-goat

bouche = mouth, mouth

boucher = butcher, block, clog, plug up, stop up

boucherie = butcher's shop

bouchon = plug, electric plug, stopper

bouchon de liège = cork

boucle de vêtement = buckle

boucler = gird

Bouddha = Buddha, Buddha

bouddhisme = Buddhism

bouddhiste = Buddhist

bouder = ignore, leave out of account

boue = mud, mud, slime

bougie = plug, spark plug

bougie électrique = plug, spark plug

bougnoul = nigger

bouillie = gruel, mess, mush

bouillir = boil

bouillon = bouillon

boulanger = baker, baker

boulangerie = bakery

boule = chunk, clod, lump

bouleau = birch

boulevard = boulevard

bouquet = bouquet

bouquin = buck, buck-rabbit, buck, buck-hare

bourbe = mud, slime

bourdon = bumblebee

bourdonner = buzz, hum

bourgeois = middleclass citizen

Bourgogne = Burgundy

bourse du travail = employment exchange, labor exchange, labour exchange

boussole = compass

bout = end, ending, peak, point, tip, summit

bouteille = bottle

boutique = boutique, shop, store

bouton = pimple, button, button

boxer = box

brabançon = Brabantine

Brabant = Brabant

branche = bough, branch, section

branchie = gill

brandir = brandish, fling, swing, wave, wave about

bras = arm, arm

braser = solder

bras supérieur = upper arm, upper-arm

brave = brave, gallant

brèche = breach, gap

Brésil = Brazil

brésilien = Brazilian

Bretagne = Bretagne, Brittany

bretelles = braces, suspenders

bride = bridle, check, restraints

briller = shine

brique = brick

briser = crush, shatter, smash, break

britannique = British

brochet = pike

brochure = leaflet, pamphlet, paperback

broder = embroider

brosse = brush

brosse à dents = tooth-brush

brouette = wheelbarrow

brouillard = fog, mist

brouiller = befog, cloud, dim, disquiet, interfere with, perturb

broyer = crush, pound

Bruges = Bruges

bruine = drizzle, drizzling rain

brûlé = burnt

brûler = glow, glow with heat, burn

brun = brown, black

brusquement = abruptly

brut = crude, raw, rough

Bruxelles = Brussels

bruxellois = Brussels

bruyère = heath

bubale = buffalo

bûche = block, chunk of wood

buffet = buffet, larder, pantry, store-cupboard

buffle = buffalo

bulbe = bulb

bulgare = Bulgarian

bulldozer = bulldozer

bulle = bladder, bubble

bulletin = bulletin

bureau = office, bureau, office

bureau de poste = post office

buriner = carve, chisel

but = aim, goal, purpose, target

butter = earth, earth up, hill, hill up, earth, earth up, hill, hill up

byte = byte, byte

Byzance = Byzantium

byzantin = Byzantine

cabane = cabin, hut, shack

cabine = cabin

cabine de bain = bathing box

cabine de bateau = cabin

cabinet = toilet

cabine téléphonique = call box, telephone kiosk, phone booth, telephone booth

cabinet noir = dark-room, small room

câble = cable

cacahouète = peanut

cacahuète = peanut

cacao = cocoa

Cachemire = Kashmir

cacher = conceal, hide

cachet = mark

cachot = cell

cactus = cactus

cadavre = cadaver, corpse

cadeau = gift, present

cadre = cadre, frame, framework

caduc = decayed, decrepit, dilapidated, lapsed, rickety

cafard = cockroach

café = café, coffee-house, coffee

cafetière = coffee-pot, coffee-pot

cage = cage

cahier = exercise-book, folder, notebook

caille = quail

caillette = rennet-stomach

Caïn = Cain

caisse = cashier's stand, fund, money box, money-box, till, box, chest

Calabre = Calabria, Calabria

calame = calamus

calcium = calcium

calculer = calculate, count, figure, work out

cale = wedge

caleçon = drawers, panties, underpants

calendrier = calendar

calendula = marigold

Californie = California

californien = Californian

calme = calm, quiet, calm, tranquil

calomnier = slander

Calvaire = Calvary, Golgotha, Calvary, Golgotha

Calvin = Calvin

camarade = buddy, companion, comrade, pal

Cambodge = Cambodia, Cambodia

cambodgien = Cambodian, Cambodian

Cambodgienne = Cambodian woman

caméra = camera

Cameroun = Cameroon

camerounais = Cameroon

camion = lorry, truck, lorry, truck

camp = camping ground, camping site, camp of tents, tented camp

campagne = campaign, country, countryside

Canada = Canada, Canada

canadien = Canadian, Canadian

Canadienne = Canadian woman, Canadian woman

canaille = rogue, scoundrel

canal = canal, channel

canapé = couch, sofa

canard = duck

canard mâle = drake

canari = canary

cancaner = gossip

cancer = cancer, canker

candidat = candidate

canne = baton, cane, stick, fishing rod, fishing rod

cannelure = slot

canon = cannon

caoutchouc = rubber

cap = cape

capable = able, capable

capacité = ability

capitaine = captain

capital = capital

Capitole = Capitol

capote = coat, overcoat

caprice = caprice, whim

Capricorne = Capricorn

captivant = exciting, absorbing

capturer = capture, catch, grapple

capucine = nasturtium

car = because, for the reason that, because, for the reason that, as, because, for, since

caractère = character, nature, personality

carbone = carbon

caresse = caress, chuck, stroke

caresser = caress, chuck, fondle, stroke

carotte = carrot

Carpates = Carpathians, Carpathian mountains

carpe = carp

carré = square

carreau = tile

carte = map, card, map, menu, map, menu

carte postale = postcard

Carthage = Carthage

carthaginois = Carthaginian

carton = cardboard

cas = affair, case, matter

cascade = waterfall, waterfall

caserne = barracks, barracks

casquette = cap

Cassandre = Cassandra

casserole = casserole, saucepan

cassette = cassette, treasure

castillan = Castillian

Castille = Castile, Castile

castor = beaver

catastrophe = catastrophe

catégorie = category

cathédrale = cathedral

Caton = Cato

Caucase = Caucasus

cause = cause, reason

causer = activate, cause, give rise to, cause, cause to take place

cautionner = guarantee, warrant

ça va = agreed, okay

cave = basement, cellar

ceci = these, this, this here

céder = cede, give in, give up, give way, relinquish, yield

cèdre = cedar

ceinture = belt, girdle

cela ne fait rien = it doesn't matter, never mind, that's all right, you're welcome

célèbre = famous, famous

célébrer = celebrate

céleri = celery

célibataire = single, unmarried, unmarried woman, spinster, bachelor

celle-ci = this

cellule = cell

celte = Celtic

celtique = Celtic

celui = that, that one

celui-ci = this

ce matin = this morning

cendre = ash, cinder

cendrier = ashtray

Cendrillon = Cinderella

censurer = censor

cent = hundred, one hundred

central = exchange, power station

centrale = exchange, power station

centre = centre, core, nucleus, kernel, pit, average, mean, middle

cependant = but, however, nevertheless, yet

Cerbère = Cerberus, Cerberus

cercle = circle, circle

cercueil = coffin

cérémonie = ceremony

Cérès = Ceres

cerf = deer

cerise = cherry

cerisier = cherry-tree

certain = certain, sure

certainement = certainly

certes = certainly, indeed, rather, surely

certifier = affirm, assure

cerveau = brain

cervelle = brain

César = Caesar

césium = caesium

ce soir = this evening

cesser = accomodate, end, finish, terminate, cease, stop

c'est-à-dire = that is

c'est pourquoi = on that account, therefore

Ceylan = Ceylon

ceylanais = Ceylonese

chacal = jackal

chacun = everybody, every one

chagrin = affliction

chagriner = annoy, grieve, vex, worry

chaîne = fetter, shackle, chain

chair = flesh

chaise = chair

Chaldée = Chaldea

châle = shawl

chambre = chamber, room

chambre à air = inner tube, tube

chambre à coucher = bedroom

chambre de travail = lying-in room

chameau = camel

chamois = chamois

champ = field, field, field

champagne = champagne

champignon = mushroom, mushroom, mushroom

champion = champion

Chanaan = Canaan, Canaan

chance = chance, luck

chandail = pullover sweater

Chandeleur = Candlemas

changement d'adresse = change of address

changer = change, turn

chanson = chanson

chanter = sing

chanteur = singer

chanteuse = singer, female singer

chaos = chaos, tangle

chapeau = hat

chaperonner = chaperon, squire

chapitre = chapter

chaque = each, every

chaque jour = daily

chaque semaine = weekly

char = tank, cart, chariot

charbon = coal

chardon = thisle

chardonneret = goldfinch

charger = entrust, tell, charge, load

chariot = cart, chariot

charitable = humane

charlatan = charlatan, imposter, quack

charmant = charming, lovely

charme = grace, gracefulness, grace, gracefulness, hornbeam, sorcery

charnière = hinge

charpenter = build, build from wood

charrette = cart, chariot

charrue = plough

Charybde = Charybdis

chasser = chase, hunt

chasseur = hunter

chaste = chaste

chat = cat

châtaigne = chestnut, horse-chestnut

châtaignier = chestnut-tree, chestnut-tree

château = castle

chatouiller = tickle

chatte = cunt, pussy

chaud = warm

chaudement = warmly

chaudron = boiler, cauldron, kettle

chauffage = heating

chauffer = heat, stoke

chauffeur = chauffeur, driver

chaume = blade, stalk

chaumière = cabin, hut, shack

chaussée = highway

chaussette = sock, stocking

chaussure = shoe

chauve = bald

chauve-souris = bat

chaux = lime

chef = chef, chief, boss

chemin = path, road, way, path, road, route, way

chemin de fer = railroad, railway

cheminée = fireplace, hearth

chemise = folder, shirt

chêne = oak

chenille = caterpillar

chèque = check, cheque

cher = costly, dear, expensive, pricey

chercher = look for, seek

cheval = horse

cheval entier = stallion, stallion

cheval hongre = gelding

chevaucher = ride

chevelure = hair

cheveu = hair

cheveux = hair, hair, hairs

cheville = ankle

chèvre = she-goat, goat

chèvrefeuille = honeysuckle

chevreuil = roe

chewing-gum = chewing-gum

chez = at, beside, with

chicaner = carp at, haze, quibble

chien = dog

chiendent = couch-grass

chiffon = rag, scrap

chiffre = cipher, digit, figure, numeral

Chili = Chile

chilien = Chilean

chimère = chimera

chimie = chemistry, chemistry

chimiste = chemist, chemist

Chine = China, China, China

Chinoise = Chinese, Chinese lady, Chinese woman

chirurgie = surgery, surgery

chirurgien = surgeon, surgeon

chlore = chlorine

chlorure de polyvinyle = polyvinyl chloride, PVC

choc = collision, shock

chocolat = chocolate

choeur = chorus, coir

choisir = choose, elect, pick out

choix = choice, election

choléra = cholera

choquer = shock

chose = affair, business, business deal, case, matter, thing, article, object, thing

choses = stuff, things

chou = cabbage

chouette = owl

chou-fleur = cauliflower

choyer = coddle, pamper, pet

chrétien = Christian

Christ = Christ

chrome = chromium

chuchoter = whisper

chute = fall

Chypre = Cyprus

chypriote = Cypriot, Cypriote

ciboulette = chive

cicatrice = scar

Cicéron = Cicero

cidre = cider

ciel = heaven, sky

cigare = cigar

cigarette = cigarette

cigogne = stork

cime = acme, peak, point, tip, summit

ciment = cement

cimetière = cemetery, God's acre, graveyard

cinéma = cinema

cinq = five

cinquante = fifty

circonstance = circumstance

circulaire = circular

circulation = circulation, traffic, traffic

circuler = be about, circulate, circumvent, go around

cire = wax

cire d'abeilles = beeswax

cirque = circus

ciseau = chisel

ciseaux = scissors

ciseler = carve, chisel

citation = citation, quotation

cité = city, town

citer = cite, quote

citerne = cistern, tank

citoyen = citizen

citron = lemon

civil = civil, civilian, non-military

clair = bright, clear, light, clear, distinct, plain, bright, light

clairon = clarion

clamer = yell

clameur = scream

clapoter = lap, plash, splash

claquer = clap, click, rattle

classe = class

classique = classic, classical

clavier = keyboard

clébard = monster, dog

clef = key, wrench, adjustable wrench, spanner

Cléopâtre = Cleopatra

client = client, customer

climat = climate

climatisé = air conditioned

clique = suite, train

cloaque = sewer

cloche = bell

cloche de plongée = diving-bell

clochette = bell, little bell

cloison = wall

clou = nail

clouer = nail

clown = clown

club = club, society

cobaye = guinea-pig, guinea-pig

cobra = cobra

coccinelle = ladybug

coche = sow

cochon = hog, pig, swine

cochon d'Inde = guinea-pig, guinea-pig

cochonnet = piglet

coeur = heart

coffre = box, chest, trunk

coffret = box

cognac = brandy, cognac

cohérent = coherent, connected, consistent

coiffer = curl, do

coiffeur = barber, hairdresser

coiffeuse = hairdresser, female hairdresser

coin = corner, wedge

coïncider = coincide, fit together

coing = quince

coïter = make love

col = defile, mountain pass, neck, collar, pass

colère = anger

colis = baggage, luggage

colle = adhesive, glue

collection = are, bevy, collection, group, heap, herd, set, bevy, collection, group, heap, herd, set, collection

collection à consulter = briefcase, file

collectionner = collect, gather, pick up

collège = high school

collègue = colleague

coller = paste, paste up, placard, post, post up, glue, stick

colline = hill

collision = collision

Cologne = Cologne

Colomb = Columbus

colombe = dove, pigeon

Colombie = Colombia

Colombie-Britannique = British Columbia

colombien = Colombian

colonel = colonel

colonial = colonial

colonie = colony, settlement

colonne = column, pillar, column

colonne de journal = column

colonne vertébrale = spine

combat = action, battle, scuffle, struggle

combattre = fight, struggle

combien = how many, how much, how many, how much

combien de = how many, how much, how many, how much

comble = summit, surface, top

combler = flood, overwhelm

comète = comet

Comines = Comine

comique = comic, comical, funny

comité = committee

commandant = major

commande = order

commandement = board of directors, command, control, reign, rule

commander = book, order, reserve, command, order, tell

commando = detachment

comme = as, how, like, such as, as, like, such as, how, as if, as though, in a way, because, for the reason that, because, for the reason that, so, such, thus, as, because, for, since

comme cela = so, such, thus, like that, that way, thus

comme ci, comme ça = so so

commencement = beginning, commencement, start

commencer = begin, come on, set in, start, begin, commence, start

comment = what a, what kind of, what sort of, how, in what way, how, in what way

commerçant = merchant

commerce = business, commerce, trade

commetre yne faute = sin, transgress

commissariat = police-station

commission = commission, errand, commission, commission

commode = chest, dresser, convenient, handy, opportune

commun = common, joint

commune = community

communication = account, communication

communion = communion

communiquer = communicate, report

commuter = commute

compagnie = company, gang, squad

compagnon = companion

comparaison = comparison

comparer = compare

compartiment = compartment, coupé

compassion = compassion, pity, charity, mercifulness, mercy

compatir = have compassion on, pity

compenser = compensate

compétent = able, accomplished, competent

complaisance = favor, favour

complaisant = kind, obliging, kind, obliging

complet = absolute, complete, costume, outfit, suit, complete, full

complètement = completely, entirely, through, completely, fully, at all, entirely, quite, wholly

compléter = complete, fill, fill in, fill up

compliment = compliment

compliquer = complicate

comploter = set a trap, set a trap for

composer = compose, typeset, compose, create, write

composition = composition, consistency, theme, topic, subject

comprendre = understand, realize

compromis = accommodation, accommodation

compte = account

compter = calculate, count, figure, work out

compte-rendu = minutes, protocol, account, record, report, review

comte = count, earl

con = cunt, pussy

concernant = about, concerning, as to, as regards, concerning

concerné = concerned, in question

concerner = concern, concern, relate

concert = concert

concevoir = conceive

conciliant = manageable, tractable

concis = concise

conclure = abstract, induce, gather, infer

concombre = cucumber

concordance = accord, accordance, agreement, concurrence, accord, accordance, agreement, concurrence, responsibility

concorder = adhere, conform, coincide, fit together

concourir = compete, rival

concours = competition, contest

concret = concrete

condamner = condemn, sentence

condition = condition, stipulation, terms

condom = condom, rubber

conduire = conduct, guide, lead, steer

confectionner = accomplish, achieve, finish

conférence = lecture

confesser = acknowledge, admit, confess, profess

confession = acknowledgement, admission, confession, acknowledgement, admission, confession, confession

confiance = confidence

confier = confide, have confidence in, trust, entrust

confier une tâche = entrust, tell

confire = preserve

confirmer = acknowledge, confirm, corroborate

confisquer = confiscate

confiture = jam, marmelade

conflit = conflict

confondre = confuse, puzzle

conforme = conforming, fitting

conforme à = in accordance with

conformément = in accordance with

confort = comfort

confortable = comfortable

confu = indistinct

confus = jumbled up

congé = spare time, time off, vacation, discharge, paying off

congestion = congestion, congestion, rush

Congo = Congo, Zaire, Congo

congrès = congress, convention

conjecturer = conjecture, surmise

connaissance = acquaintance, acquaintance, knowledge, awareness, consciousness, knowledge

connaître = be acquainted with, know

connecter = connect, connect up, plug in

connu = well-known

conque = shell

conquérir = conquer

consacrer = dedicate, devote, offer, offer up, sacrifice

conscience = conscience, awareness, consciousness

conscient = aware, conscious

conseil = advice, counsel

conseiller = leader, advise, counsel

conseilleur = counsellor

consentir = accede, agree, consent

conséquence = consequence, consistency

conserver = conserve, keep, maintain, preserve

considérable = important, serious, considerable, sizable

considérer = account, consider, esteem, regard, take into account

consister = consist

consolation = consolation

consoler = comfort, console

consommateur = consumer

consommation = beverage, drink

consommer = consume, use up

constamment = constantly

constant = constant, continual, permanent, sustained

constater = ascertain, establish, take note

consterner = alarm, appal, dismay, puzzle

construction = accommodation, adjustment, arrangement, building

construire = achieve, act, do, make, perform, install, build, construct

consulat = consulate

consulter = consult

consumer = consume, use up

contact = contact

conte = fairy tale

contempler = consider, contemplate, envisage, look at, regard, view

contenir = comprise, contain, include

content = contented, pleased, satisfied

contenter = meet with, satisfy

contenu = contents

conter = narrate, relate, tell

conter fleurette = flirt, flit, flutter

contester = challenge, question

continent = continent, mainland, chaste

contingent = part, piece, share, share

continuel = constant, continual, permanent, sustained, lasting, continuous, constant, lasting, sustained

continuellement = constantly, continually, continuously, constantly, all the time, ceaselessly

continuer = keep, continue, endure, keep on, last, continue, go on, proceed with

continuer à = keep

contracter = make a contract

contradictoire = adverse, alien, contrary

contraindre = force, impose

contre = across from, against, in exchange for, opposed to, opposite, upon

contrée = country, land, region

contribuer = contribute

contrôleur = guard

convaincre = convince, persuade

convenable = decent, fitting, proper, suitable, appropriate, becoming, seemly, suitable, convenient, handy, opportune, of use, suitable

convenablement = decently, properly

convenir = coincide, fit together, be appropriate, suit, be suitable, fit, suit, be suitable

convention = accord, accordance, agreement, concurrence, accord, accordance, agreement, concurrence

conversation = conversation

convertir = convert

conviction = belief, conviction

convive = guest

Copenhague = Copenhagen

copier = imitate, copy

coq = cock, rooster

coque = bark, husk, peel, shell

coquelicot = poppy

coquet = coquettish

coquille = shell

Coran = Koran

corbeau = raven, crow

corbeille = basket

corde = cord, rope, string

cordial = cardiac, cordial, hearty, warm

cordonnier = shoemaker

Corée = Korea

Corée du Nord = North Korea

Corée du Sud = South Korea

coréen = Korean

Coréene = Korean woman

Corinthe = Corinth

corinthien = Corinthian

cormoran = cormorant

corne = hooter, horn, klaxon, horn

corps = body

correspondance = piece of mail, responsibility

correspondant = compatible, congruent, accountable, responsible

correspondre = adhere, conform, coincide, fit together, correspond

correspondre à = answer, reply, respond

corridor = corridor, passage

corriger = correct

corrompre = bribe

corse = Corsican

cortège = suite, train

cosmos = cosmos

Costa Rica = Costa Rica

costaricien = Costa Rican

costume = costume, outfit, suit

côte = acclivity, hillside, slope, coast, seaside, shore, rib

côté = side

Côte d'Ivoire = Ivory Coast, Ivory Coast

côtelette = cutlet

côte rivage = coast, seaside, shore

cotisation = dues, subscription

coton = cotton, cotton

cou = neck

couche = layer

coucher = put to bed, lay

coucou = cuckoo

coude = elbow

coudre = sew, quilt, stitch

couler = flow

couleur = dye, paint, colour, dye

couleuvre = adder, viper

couloir = corridor, passage

coup = blow, knock

coupable = guilty

coupant = abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, acute, lurid, sharp, sharp

coupe = goblet

couper = cut, slice

couper avec des ciseaux = clip, cut, shear

couple = couple, married people, pair

coupler = couple

coupon = coupon

cour = court, yard, courtyard, court

courage = courage

courageux = brave, courageous, valiant

courant = current, flow, stream, current

courbe = bent, curved

courber = bend, bend

courgette = courgette, zucchini

courir = run

couronne = crown

couronner = crown

courrier = courier, piece of mail, mail, post

courroie = strap

cours = class, course

court = brief, short

courtois = courteous, polite, well-mannered

Courtrai = Courtrai

cousin = gnat, cousin

cousine = cousin

coussin = cushion

coussin d'air = air cushion

couteau = knife

coûter = cost

coûteux = costly, dear, expensive, pricey

coutume = custom, habit, way, custom, mores

couture = needlework

couturière = tailor, female tailor

couvent = monastery

couver = incubate, sit

couvert = forks, knives and spoons

couverture = cover, hood, lid, blanket

couvrir = cover

coyote = coyote

crabe = crab

cracher = spit, spit

Cracovie = Cracow

craie = chalk

craindre = be afraid of, fear

crainte = fear

crâne = skull

crapaud = toad

craquement = crack

craquer = crack

cravate = tie, necktie

crayon = pencil

créature = creature

créer = create

crème = cream

crème glacée = ice, icecream

crêpe = pancake

crépuscule = dusk, twilight

crête = mountain ridge

Crète = Crete

creuser = dig, grub, spade

creux = cave, cavity

crève-coeur = affliction

crever = burst

crevette = prawn

cri = cry, shout

criard = shrill

crier = bellow, bleat, neigh, cry out, scream, shout

crime = crime

Crimée = Crimea

criquet = grasshopper, locust

crise = crisis, depression, emergency

cristal = crystal

critique = review

critiquer = censure, criticize

croasser = caw, croak

croate = Croatian

Croatie = Croatia, Croatia

crochet = hook

crocodile = crocodile

croire = acknowledge, recognize, account, accredit, believe, deem

croiser = cruise, cross

croître = accrue, grow

croix = cross

Croix du Sud = Southern Cross

croupe = behind, bottom, buttocks

cru = crude, raw, rough

cruche = jug, pitcher

crucifix = crucifix

cruel = cruel

Cuba = Cuba

cubain = Cuban, cubic, Cuban

cube = cube

cueillir = pick, pluck, tear off, pick, pluck

cuiller = spoon

cuillère = spoon

cuir = leather

cuir à rasoir = strop

cuire = cook

cuisine = kitchen

cuisiner = cook

cuisinier = cook, male cook

cuisinière = furnace, kiln, oven, stove, cook, female cook

cuisse = thigh

cuivre = copper

cul = behind, bottom, buttocks

culotte = drawers, panties, underpants, short pants, shorts, short pants, shorts

culte = cult

cultivé = cultured, educated, learned, well-informed

cultiver = cultivate, grow

culture = cultivation, tillage, culture

Cupidon = Cupid

Curaçao = Curaçao

curé = pastor, vicar, pastor, vicar, clergyman, pastor, priest

curieux = curious, interesting, quaint, agog, inquisitive

curiosité = curiosity

cuve = tub, vat

Cyclades = Cyclades

cyclone = cyclone

cygne = swan

cylindre = cylinder, roller

cynique = cynical

cyprès = cypres

Cypriote = Cyprian woman, Cypriot

d'abord = certainly, indeed, rather, surely, at first, at the outset, in the beginning, at once, instantly, immediately, without delay, at once, immediately, just, right away, right now, first, firstly, first of all

d'acier = steal, of steal

dactylographe = typist

dactylographier = type

d'adieu = goodbye-

d'Afrikanders = Afrikaans

dahlia = dahlia

d'ailleurs = as for the rest, besides, for the rest, moreover, what's more, besides, in addition, moreover, besides, in addition, moreover, and also, and ... as well, as well as, together with, besides, furthermore, in addition, moreover

Dakar = Dakar

Dalmatie = Dalmatia, Dalmatia

daltonnien = colour-blind

Damas = Damascus

dame = queen, king, lady

Damoclès = Damocles

Danemark = Denmark

danger = danger, peril

dangereux = dangerous

Danois = Dane

dans = a, in, inside, into, on, per, within

danse = dance

danser = dance

dans le vent = fashionable

dans l'intervalle = all the time, in the meantime, meanwhile, all the while, meanwhile

Danube = Danube

d'après = according as, according to, as, by

Dardanelles = Dardanelles, Hellespont

date = date

dater = date

dauphin = dolphin

davantage = more

de = of, from, of, from, out of, at, by, on, upon, because of, for, for sake of, on account of, owing to, through

dé à coudre = thimble

d'eau = aquatic, water-

débarcadère = landing-stage, pier

débarquer = disembark

débarrasser = rid

débat = debate

débattre = abet, agitate, incite, stir up, beat off, knock off, strike off, discuss

débit = debit

débiter = divide, separate, share

de bonne heure = early

déborder = overflow

debout = directly, straigh ahead

débris = remainder, rest, debris, rubbish, rubble

début = beginning, commencement, inception, opening, outset, start, beginning, commencement, start

débuter = begin, commence, start

décéder = march off, retreat, withdraw, die, expire, pass away

de celle-là = that one's

de cellui-là = that one's

décembre = December

déception = disappointment

décharger = unload

déchirer = rip, tear

décider = decide

décision = decision

déclaration = declaration, proclamation, statement

déclarer = declare, state

décor = décor, decoration

décoration = décor, decoration

décorer = adorn, decorate, ornament

découper = clip, cut, shear

découverte = discovery

découvrir = discover, uncover

décrire = describe

déçu = cheated, deceived

dédaigner = despise, dislike, neglect

dedans = inside

dédier = dedicate, devote

déduire = abstract, deduce, gather

de façon ou d'autre = anyway, somehow

défaut = damage, abuse, absence, lack, shortage, shortcoming

défendre = defend

défense = defence, defense

défense anti-aérienne = air-defence, anti-aircraft defence, anti-aircraft defences

défenseur = advocate, barrister, counsel, intercessor, lawyer, solicitor

déféquer = defecate

défiler = string

définer = define, determine

définitif = definite, definitive

dégager = distinguish, release, flow down, flow off

dégât = damage, damage

dégeler = melt, thaw

dégoût = abhorrence, abomination, horror

dégoûtant = nasty

degré = degree, grade

dehors = abroad, out, outside

déjà = already, by now, yet

déjeuner = eat, feed, dinner, midday meal

de la = of the

délabré = decayed, decrepit, dilapidated, lapsed, rickety

délaisser = abandon, forsake, desert, leave, quit

de l'Allemagne occidentale = West German

de l'Amérique du Nord = North American

déléguer = delegate

délétère = fumy

délicat = dainty, delicate, fine, refined

délice = delight

délicieux = delightful, lovely

délirer = be delirious

délivrer = release

Delphes = Delphi

delta = delta

demain = tomorrow

demain matin = tomorrow morning

demain soir = tomorrow evening

demander = ask, book, order, reserve, ask, ask for, beg, bid, request, demand, postulate, require

demander l'aumône = ask for alms, ask for an alms, ask for charity

démanger = itch

démarche = attempt, effort

démarrer = start off

de même = equally, likewise

déménagement = removal, move

demeure = abode, accommodation, dwelling, residence

demeurer = dwell, live, abide

demi = half

démissioner = quit, resign

démocrate = democrat

de moins en moins = less and less

demoiselle = Miss

demoiselle noble = dame, lady

démolir = destroy, quash, break down, demolish, pull down, take down

démontrer = attest, bear witness of, testify, demonstrate, prove, prove

dénoncer = accuse, denounce

dénonciation = accusation

de nouveau = afresh, again, all over again, anew, afresh, again, once more

denrée = commodity, merchandise, wares

dense = concentrated, dense, thick

dent = tooth

dentelle = lace

dentiste = dentist

dénudé = bare, naked, nude

départ = departure

dépasser = pass, pass by, overtake, pass by, overhaul, overtake, pass, exceed, surpass, cross, go beyond, transfer, go beyond

dépeindre = paint

dépendre = depend

dépense = expenses

dépenser = pay out, spend

déployer = spread out

de plus en plus = increasingly, more and more

déposer = dispatch, hand in, deposit

dépouiller = discover, uncover, skin, deprive, deprive ... of, deprive, deprive ... of, shell, peel, steal

de préférence = preferably, rather

de proche en proche = gradually, little by little

depuis = from, since

député = delegate, deputy, representative

de quelle manière = how, in what way, how, in what way

de quelqu'un = someone's

déranger = disquiet, interfere with, perturb, bother, disturb, hinder, trouble

dériver = derive, drift, be adrift

dernier = last

dernier cri = fashionable

dernièrement = recently, lately, recently

dérober = steal

derrière = behind, after, after, behind, backside, rump, behind, bottom, buttocks

des = of the

dès = from, since

désagréable = bleak, dismal, dreary, horrible, ghastly, grisly, nasty

désastre = catastrophe, decay

descendance = offspring, offspring

descendant = offspring, successor

descendre = descend, go down, get out, get out of a car, exit, go out, get out, descend, get off, go down

descendre en rappel = abseil

descente = descent, descent

description = account, description

désert = dreary, gaunt, desert

désespérer = despair

désespoir = despair

déshabiller = undress

désigner = choose, elect, pick out, indicate, suggest, indicate, point out, show, indicate, point out, show

désir = desire, want, wish

désirer = desire, wish

désobéissant = disobedient, insubordinate

désolation = affliction, ordeal, trial, sadness, affliction, annoyance, disappointment, grief

désolé = sad, dreary, gaunt

désoler = afflict, grieve

désordre = confusion, disorder

des Philippines = Philippine

dessein = aim, goal, purpose, target, intention, meaning, plan

dessert = dessert

dessin = design, drawing, design, drawing

dessiner = design, draw

dessous = below, downstairs, underneath, below, underneath

dessus = above, on top, overhead, upstairs

destinataire = addressee, consignee, recipient

destination = address, destiny, fate

déstination = location, place, spot

destinée = destiny, fate, destiny, fate, fortune, luck

destiner = destine, earmark, ordain

de suite = at a strech, for ... together, on end, consecutively

détachement = detachment

détacher = uncouple, untie

détail = detail

de temps en temps = now and then

détente = amusement, fun, distraction, diversion, distraction, diversion

détériorer = damage, injure, spoil

déterminer = determine, fix, activate, cause, give rise to

détester = dislike

détourner = entice, seduce, turn away

de toute manière = in every way

détroit = strait

détruire = destroy, quash

dette = debt

deuil = mourning

Deutéronome = Deuteronomy

deux = two

deux cents = two hundred

deuxième = second

devant = before, in front of, ahead, formerly, previously, in the presence of

développement = accretion, growth

développer = account for, clarify, explain, unroll, develop, reveal

devenir = become, come about, grow, happen, become, get, grow

dévier = turn

deviner = guess

devise = motto

devoir = have to, must, ought to, should, job, assigned job, task, owe

dévorer = eat up

dévoué = affectionate, devoted, selfless, devoted, selfless

dévouement = attachement

dévoyer = entice, seduce

diable = devil

dialecte = dialect

dialogue = dialogue

diamant = diamond

Diane = Diana

diarrhée = diarrhoea

dictateur = dictator

dicter = dictate, inspire

dictionnaire = dictionary, vocabulary

diète = diet

dieu = god

diffamer = slander

différence = difference

différent = different, different, different

différer = differ, be different, adjourn, delay, postpone, vary

difficile = difficult, hard, inconvenient

difficilement = hardly, not easily, with difficulty

digérer = digest

digitale = foxglove

digne = dignified

dignité = dignity

diluer = adulterate

dimanche = Sunday

dimension = dimension, measurement

diminuer = decrease, decline, wane, abate, abridge, decrease, lessen

dindon = turkey

dîner = dinner, midday meal, evening meal, supper

Diogène = Diogenes

diplôme = diploma

diplôme de fin d'études = leaving certificate

dire = say, tell

dire adieu = say goodbye, say goodbye to, take leave, take leave from

direct = direct, straight

directement = directly, straigh ahead, directly, at once, instantly, immediately, without delay

directeur = director, manager

direction = steering, direction

dirigeable = airship

diriger = direct, guide, manage, steer, conduct, guide, lead, steer

discerner = find, notice, perceive

disciple = disciple

discipline = discipline

discours = speech, speech

discret = discrete

discussion = discussion

discuter = discuss

d'Islande = Icelandic

disparaître = disappear

disparition = departure, disappearance

dispenser = deal, distribute, distribute, excuse, except, exclude, exempt

disperser = disintegrate, divide, separate, scatter

disposer = arrange, fix up, absorb, have at one's disposal

disposer de = absorb, have at one's disposal

disposition = accommodation, adjustment, arrangement, predisposition, tendency

dispute = dispute, quarrel, quarrel

disputer = challenge, question

disque = dial, disc, record

disquette = diskette

dissiper = disintegrate, divide, separate, disperse, waste

distance = distance, offset

distinction = distinction, renown

distinguer = distinguish

distraction = amusement, fun, distraction, diversion, absence of mind, abstraction, distraction, diversion

distraire = distract, divert, entertain

distrait = careless, negligent

distribuer = deal, distribute, distribute

distribution = distribution

divers = diverse, varied, various

divin = divine

diviser = disintegrate, divide, separate, divide, separate, share

divorce = divorce

dix = ten

dix-huit = eighteen

dix-neuf = nineteen

dix-sept = seventeen

Djibouti = Djibouti, Jibuti

docile = obedient

docilité = manageability, tractability

docteur = doctor, doctor, physician

docteur médecin = doctor, physician

document = certificate, diploma, document, document, paper

dogme = dogma

doigt = finger

doigt du pied = toe

dollar = dollar

domaine = estate, farm, property, ranch, branch, compartment, department, pigeonhole, section, speciality

domestique = domestic animal, domestic, maid, servant, boy, servant

domicile = abode, dwelling-place, residence, home, abode, accommodation, dwelling, residence, abode, dwelling-place-residence

dominant = most important, superior, chief, main, major, principal

dominateur = ruler

dominer = exceed, surpass

dominicain = Dominican

Dominique = Dominica

dommage = damage

don = gift, present, dowry, aptitude, disposition, talent

donc = accordingly, so, then, therefore

donner = give, exit, go out, pass, spend

donner l'assaut = assault, storm

donner son accord = approve, accede, agree, consent

don Quichotte = Don Quixote

dont = of which, of which, which one's, whose, that one's

dorer = gild

dorien = Dorian, Doric

dorique = Dorian, Doric

dorloter = coddle, pamper, pet

dormir = be asleep, sleep

dortoir = sleeping-accomodation, sleeping-place

dos = back

dossier = dossier, file, folder

douane = customs

double = double, dual

doubler = overhaul, overtake, pass

doucereux = bland, sugary

douche = shower

douleur = ache, pain

doute = doubt

douter = doubt

Douvres = Dover

doux = gentle, soft, sweet, tender, gentle, mild

douzaine = dozen

douze = twelve

douzième = twelfth

drainer = drain

drap = sheet

drap de lit = sheet

drapeau = banner, flag, flag, standard

dresser = tame, train

drogue = drug

droit = right, righthand, jurisprudence, law, faithful, loyal, right-angle, square, right, direct, straight

droit de régie = excise, excise-duty

drôle = amusing, entertaining, funny, amusing, comic, comical, funny, odd, peculiar, strange

du = of the

duché = duchy

d'une façon ou d'une autre = anyway, somehow

Dunkerque = Dunkirk

dur = difficult, hard, inconvenient, hard

durant = for, during, whereas, while, whilst

durcir = harden, temper

durée = time, while

durer = continue, endure, keep on, last

duvet = down, fluff

dynamite = dynamite

dyspepsie = dyspepsia, indigestion

eau = water

eau-de-vie = brandy

eau-forte = etching

ébouriffé = bristly, standing on end, untidy

ébouriffer = dishevel, tousle

ébranler = shake

écaille = scale

échalas = stake

échanger = interchange, swap

échapper = escape, flee

échapper comme une anguille = be as slippery as an eel

écharde = splinter

échauder = scald

échec = abortion, failure, fiasco, chess

échelle = ladder, scale, ladder

écho = echo

échoppe = barn, shed, stand

éclair = lightning

éclat = splinter

écluse = lock, sluice

écoeurer = nauseate

école = school, school

école d'agriculture = agricultural school

économat = stewardship

économie = economy

économiser = save, spare

écorce = bark, bark, husk, peel, shell

Ecossais = Scot, Scotsman

Ecossaise = Scotswoman

Ecosse = Scotland

écouter = listen

écrevisse = crayfish

écrire = write, compose, create, write

Ecriture sainte = Bible

écrou = nut, nut

écueil = reef

écume = foam, froth

écureuil = squirrel

écurie = stable, stall, sty

edelweiss = edelweiss

Eden = Eden

Edimbourg = Edinburgh

éditer = issue, publish

éduquer = breed, bring up, educate, raise

effacer = delete, delete, wipe, wipe off

effacer en grattant = scrape, scratch

effectif = actual, real

effet = effect, impression

effleurer = touch lightly

effort = attempt, effort, effort

effraie = owl

effroi = alarm, terror

égal = equal, even, level

église = church, church, church-building, house of worship, place of worship

égout = sewer

Egypte = Egypt

égyptien = Egyptian

Egyptien = Egyptian

eh bien = now, well, well then

élan = elk, moose

élastique = elastic

Elbe = Elbe, Elba

électricité = electricity

électrique = electric

électron = electron

élément = element

éléphant = elephant

élevé = noble

élever = breed, keep, raise, rear, lever, lift, raise

élire = vote

elle = it, her, she

elles = they

éloquent = eloquent

émaner = spring, well up

embarras = abashment, embarrassment, perplexity

embaucher = employ, hire

embaumer = give off an odour, reek, smell

embellir = embellish

embouchure = mouth, mouth

embrasser = embrace, kiss

éminent = fine, great, eminent

emmailloter = bandage, wind

émotion = emotion, emotion

émouvoir = abet, agitate, incite, stir up, move, stir, affect, agitate, move

empêcher = prevent

empereur = emperor

empêtrer = entangle, implicate

emphase = accent, emphasis

empire = empire, action, influence

Empire romain = Roman Empire

emplette = acquisition, purchase

emploi = function, job, office, post, post

employé = employee

employer = employ, use, make use of

empreinte = trace, track

empressement = acceleration

emprunter = borrow, lend, loan

emprunter sur gages = borrow money on, pawn

ému = seized with emotion

en = at, to, toward, towards, a, in, inside, into, on, per, within, at, by, on, upon

en accord avec = in accordance with

en aucune façon = by no means, in no way, not at all, not on any account

en aucune manière = by no means, in no way, not at all, not on any account

en avant = ahead, foreward, on

enceinte = pregnant, with young

enchaînement = order

enchaîner = link together, link up

enchantement = sorcery

enchanter = delight

enclin = inclined

enclin aux accidents = accident-prone

enclume = anvil

encoche = notch

encore = still, yet, afresh, again, all over again, anew, afresh, again, once more

encre = ink

encyclopédie = encyclopaedia

en dehors de = outside, outside of

en dépit de = defiantly, despite, in spite of

endommager = damage

endroit = location, place, spot

enduire = anoint, smear, spread

endurer = abide, bear, endure, put up with, suffer

Enée = Aeneas

énergie = energy

énergique = drastic

en face de = across from, against, in exchange for, opposed to, opposite, upon

en fait = absolutely, genuinly, indeed, really, truly

enfant = child, bairn, infant, bairn, child, infant, child

enfant adoptif = adoptive child

enfants = sons and daughters

enfin = at last, finally, ultimately, at last, at long last

enflammer = kindle, light

engendrer = beget, generate

en général = generally

engrais = fertilizer, manure

en gros = wholesale

en haut = above, on top, overhead, upstairs

énigme = enigma, puzzle, riddle

en imposer à = impress, strike

enjoindre = command, order, tell

en largeur = across, crossways

enlever = take off, put off, put away, store

en même temps = at the same time

ennemi = adverse, hostile, adversary, enemy

ennuyer = bore

ennuyeux = boring, stodgy, tiresome

énorme = gigantic, huge, enormous, huge, immense, colossal, huge

en outre = apart from, besides, except, except for, besides, in addition, moreover, besides, in addition, moreover, besides, furthermore, in addition, moreover

en partie = partially, partly

en passant = by the way

en premier lieu = first, firstly, first of all

en présence de = in the presence of

en prime = besides, in addition, moreover, and also, and ... as well, as well as, together with

enquête = inquiry, investigation

en réalité = absolutely, actually, in fact, genuinely, indeed, really, truly

enregistrer = record, register

en relation avec = toward, towards, with reference to

enrôler = recruit

enrouler = roll, roll up, wind, wind up

enseigne = shield, sign-board

enseignement = education, instruction

enseigner = teach, teach

ensemble = are, bevy, collection, group, heap, herd, set, bevy, collection, group, heap, herd, set, co-, fellow, together

ensoleillé = solair, sun, sun-, of the sun

ensorceler = bewitch

ensuite = afterwards, next, subsequently, beyond, next, then, thereafter, accordingly, consequently, so, subsequently, thus

entamer = break into, broach, cut into

entasser = accumulate, amass, heap, pile up, stack, stack

entendre = hear

entente = accord, accordance, agreement, concurrence, accord, accordance, agreement, concurrence

enterrement = burial, funeral, interment, burial, funeral, interment

enthousiasme = alacrity, enthusiasm

entier = integer, complete, full, entire, overall, whole

entièrement = completely, entirely, through, completely, fully, at all, entirely, quite, wholly

entonner = intone, raise

entonnoir = funnel

entortiller = entangle, implicate

entourer = surround

en tous temps = always, ever

entraîner = bring away, carry away, coach, train

entraîner des conséquences = develop, activate, cause, give rise to

entraîner hors du droit chemin = entice, seduce

entre = among, between

entrée = access, admission, admittance

entreprendre = undertake

entrer = go in, enter, perform, penetrate

entrer dans = go in, enter, perform

entrevue = interview

envahir = invade

en vain = in vain

enveloppe = envelope

en vérité = absolutely, genuinly, indeed, really, truly

envie = envy, jealousy

envier = envy

environ = about, approximately

environnement = environment

envoyer = send, transmit

envoyeur = sender

Eole = Aeolus

épais = bold, corpulent, fat, thick

épargner = save, spare

épaule = shoulder

épi = ear

épice = spice

épicéa = spruce, spruce-fir

épier = keep an eye on, spy on

épigraphe = motto

épinard = spinach

épine = thorn, spine

épine dorsale = spine, spine, spine

épingle = pin, needle

Epiphanie = Epiphany, Twelfth-night

éponge = sponge

époque = age, epoch, era

épouse = wife

épouvantable = repellent, repelling, repulsive, dismal, dreary, horrible, nasty

époux = husband, couple, married people

équipe = detachment, team

équiper = equip

équivalent = equivalent

-er = -er

érable = maple, sycamore

érotique = erotic

errer = roam, wander

erreur = aberration, error, mistake

Erythrée = Eritrea

escadron aérien = air-squadron

escalier = staircase, stairs

escargot = snail

escarpé = abrupt, steep

Escaut = Scheldt

esclave = slave

escorte = suite, train

espace = room, space

Espagne = Spain

espagnol = Spanish, Spanish, Spanish language

Espagnole = Spanish woman

espèce = species, kind, sort

espèce biologique = species

espérance = hope

espéranto = Esperanto

espérer = hope

espion = spy

esplanade = plaza, square, public square

espoir = hope

esprit = mind, spirit

esquisse = design, outline, sketch

esquisser = plan, sketch

essai = experiment, attempt, test

essayer = attempt, test, try

essence = gasolene, gasoline, petrol

essentiel = essential

essuyer = delete, wipe, wipe off

est = east, East

estampiller = mark, stamp

est-ce qu' = <question particle>

est-ce que = <question particle>

estime = esteem, regard

estimer = esteem, think well of, appraise, estimate, rate, appreciate, like

estomac = stomach

Estonie = Estonia

estonien = Estonian

Estonienne = Estonian woman

estrade = platform, podium

esturgeon = sturgeon

et = and

étable = stable, stall, sty

établi = bench, easel, tressle, workbench

étage = floor, storey, story

étagère = shelf

étain = tin

étaler = anoint, smear, spread

étalon = stallion, stallion

étang = pond

étape = stadium, stage

état = condition, state, state

état politique = state

Etats-Unis = United States of America, USA

etc. = etc.

été = summer

éteindre = extinguish, put out

étendard = flag, standard

étendre = adulterate, extend, strech out, unroll, aggrandize, augment, enlarge, increase, lay out, spread, spread out, anoint, smear, spread

étendu = ample, bulky, extensive, extensive, spacious, vast, wide

éternel = eternal

éternuer = sneeze

Ethiopie = Abyssinia, Ethiopia

éthiopien = Ethiopian

Ethiopien = Ethiopian

étincelle = spark

étoffe = cloth, material

étoile = star

étonner = amaze

étouffant = airless, oppressive, stiffling, sultry

étouffer = choke, quell, suffocate, suppress

étourdi = careless, negligent

et puis = as for the rest, besides, for the rest, moreover, what's more, and also, and ... as well, as well as, together with

étrange = odd, peculiar, strange

étranger = foreigner, alien, foreign, strange

être = be, be

être accro = be addicted

être accroupi = cower, crouch, squat

être à l'agonie = agonize, be near death

être assis = sit

être bon à = fit, suit, be suitable

être composé de = consist of

être couché = lie, recline

être d'accord = accord, agree, accede, agree, consent

être d'avis = account, deem, opine, think

être debout = stand

être décent = befit, be fitting

être de service = be on duty, serve

être différent = differ, be different

être efficace = act, be effective, have effect

être en colère = be angry

être en feu = glow, glow with heat

être en relation avec = concern, relate

être fou = act crazy, rave

être habitué à = accustom, be in the habit of

être humain = man, human being

être indulgent = be lenient with, indulge, spare

être joyeux = be glad, enjoy, rejoice

être lumineux = shine

être obligé = have to, must, ought to, should

être présent = attend, be present, witness

être situé = be situated

être spectateur de = watch

être urgent = hurry, press, urge

être vacant = be vacant

étroit = narrow

étrusque = Etrurian, Etruscan

Etrusque = Etrurian, Etruscan

étude = study

étudiant = academic, student

étudier = study

Euphrate = Euphrates

Europe = Europa, Europe, Europa, Europe, Europa

Européen = European

évaluer = appraise, estimate, rate

événement = event

éventuel = contingent, eventual

évêque = bishop

évidemment = apparently, obviously

évident = evident, obvious

éviter = avoid, evade

évoluer = develop, evolve

exact = exact, correct, exact, proper, right

exactement = exactly

exactitude = accuracy, exactitude, precision

examen = investigation, examination, test

examen de sortie = leaving examination

examen final = leaving examination

examiner = examine, examine, explore, investigate, research

excellent = fine, great, eminent

excepter = except, exclude

excès = excess

exciter = agitate, excite, rouse, stir up

excrément = dung, excrement

excursion = excursion, outing, sightseeing trip

excuser = excuse, forgive, pardon, excuse

exécuter = execute

exemple = example

exempter = except, exclude, exempt

exercer = exercise, practise

exercice = exercise, practice

exhalaison = fume

exhaler un odeur = give off an odour, reek, smell

exhorter = admonish, scold

exiger = demand, postulate, require

exiler = exile

exister = exist

expédier = dispatch, send off, ship

expérience = experiment

experimenté = accomplished, adept, experienced, expert

expliquer = account for, explain, account for, clarify, explain, unroll

exploitant = manager

exploiter = exploit, utilize

explorer = examine, explore, investigate, research

exploser = explode

exposé = lecture

exposition agricole = agricultural exhibition

exprès = deliberately, on purpose

exprimer = express

exterminer = exterminate, wipe out

extraordinaire = extraordinary, formidable

extrême = extreme

extrêmement = extremely, most

Extrême-Orient = Far East

fable = fable

fabrique = factory

fabriquer = fabricate, manufacture, achieve, act, do, make, perform

façade = façade

face = face

facile = easy, facile

facilement = easily

faciliter = facilitate

facteur = postman

facture = account, bill, invoice

faculté = faculty

faible = faint, light, weak

faiblesse = cowardice

faiblesse de caractère = accommodation

faim = hunger

faire = achieve, act, do, make, perform, cause, get, make

faire abstinence = abstain

faire accepter = force, drive through

faire allusion = allude, hint

faire appel = appeal

faire attention à = pay attention to, take account of, take into account, pay attention to

faire avancer = chase, drive, drive on, impel, shoo

faire avorter = abort

faire banqueroute = be bankrupt, go broke

faire cadeau = donate, give

faire cesser = stop

faire cuire au four = bake

faire du bruit = make a noise

faire du bruit avec les lèvres = smack

faire du jogging = jog

faire escale à = call at

faire fondre = melt

faire glisser = push along, shove

faire la cour = court, woo

faire l'acteur = act

faire l'amour = make love

faire la noce = debauch

faire le courtage = act as a middleman

faire le malin = boast, brag

faire les cent pas = pace, stalk, step, stride, tread

faire naître = bear, give birth to

faire offrande = offer, offer up, sacrifice

faire paître = feed

faire-part = account, information, account, communication, advice, announcement, communication, message, notice, report

faire part de = acquaint, let know, inform

faire pipi = urinate, urinate

faire ses adieux = say goodbye, say goodbye to, take leave, take leave from

faire son nid = nest

faire tomber = drop, overthrow

faire tournoyer = curl, froth, stir, whip, whirl

faire un bruit de succion = smack

faisan = pheasant

faiseur d'embarras = attitudinizer, poseur

fait = mature, ripe, adult, full-grown

faîte = summit, surface, top

falaise = cliff

falsifier = falsify

fameux = famous, famous, famous, glorious, famous

famille = family

fanatique = fanatical

fanfarroner = boast, brag

fantaisie = fantasy

fard = make up, make-up

farine = flour, meal

fatalité = fate, ill fate

fatigué = tired

fatiguer = bore

faucher = cut, mow

faucon = falcon

fausser = falsify

fauteuil = armchair, armchair

faux = scythe

faux-col = collar

favorable = advantageous, favourable

favori = favorite, favourite

fécond = fertile

fédération = federation

fée = fairy

feldspath = feldspar, felspar

féliciter = congratulate

femelle = female, female

femme = wife, woman

femme de chambre = maid

femme en travail = lying-in woman

fendre = split

fenêtre = window

fer = iron

fer à repasser = iron, flat-iron

fer-blanc = sheet metal, tin, tin plate

ferme = fast, firm, stable

fermer = close, shut, lock

fermer à clé = lock

fermeture à glissière = zipper

fermeture-éclair = zipper

fermier = farmer

fermoir = hooks and eyes

féroce = fierce, horrible

fervent = full of zeal, zealous

ferveur = fervor, fervour, zeal

fesse = buttock

fête = celebration, festival, party

fête-Dieux = Corpus Christi

fêter = celebrate, celebrate

feu = fire

feuille = leaf, sheet

feuille de déclaration = tax form

feuille de placage = layer

feuilleter = leaf through

fève = bean

février = February

fiançailles = betrothal, engagement, betrothal, engagement, betrothal, engagement

fiancé = fiancé

fiancée = bride, fiancée

fiche = filing card, slip

fichier = file

fidèle = faithful

fidélité = adherence

fiel = bile, gall

fier = proud

fièvre = ague, fever

figue = fig

figuier = fig-tree

figure = figure, diagram, image, picture, representation, face

fil = wire, thread

file = column, file, line, rank, row, turn

filet = net, network

filiale = affiliate, affiliation, branch

fille = daughter, girl, lass, wench, hooker, whore, hooker, prostitute, whore

fille publique = hooker, prostitute, whore

filler la laine = spin

film = film, motion picture, movie

fils = son

fils adoptif = adoptive child

filtre à air = air-filter

filtrer = filter

fin = end, ending, lively, witty, subtle

finalement = at last, finally, ultimately, at last, at long last

finance = finance

finir = accomodate, end, finish, terminate, end, come to an end, end up, expire

finlandais = Finnish

Finlandaise = Finnish, Finnish woman

Finlande = Finland

finnois = Finnish

Finnoise = Finnish, Finnish woman

fiord = fjord, inlet, loch

fixe = fixed, motionless

fixer = define, determine, attach, determine, fasten, fix, affix, make fast, secure

flageller = whip

flairer = smell

flamand = Flemmish

flamber = flame

flamme = flame

flanc = side

Flandre = Flanders, Flanders

Flandre Zélandaise = Dutch Flanders

flatter = flatter

fléau = calamity, scourge

flêche = arrow

fléchir = bend

Flessingue = Flushing

fleur = bloom, flower

fleuve = river

fleuve Nelson = Nelson, Nelson River

flirter = flirt, flit, flutter

flocon de neige = snowflake

Floride = Florida

florin = guilder, gulden

flot = fluid, liquid, torrent, volley

flotte = fleet, fleet

flotte aérienne = air-fleet

flotter = float

fluor = fluorine

flûte = flute

foi = confidence, faith, trust, belief

foie = liver

foin = hay

foire = bazaar, fair, market, fair, market

foire agricole = agricultural exhibition

fois = occasion, time

fôlatrer = frolic

foncé = bleak, dark, dismal, dreary

foncer = darken

fonction = function, function, job, office, post

fonctionnaire = officer, official

fonctionner = function, operate, run, work

fond = background, bottom, foundation, ground

fondation = foundation, institution

fonder = erect, establish, found

fondre = melt, thaw, cast, mold, mould

fonds = estate, farm, property, ranch, fund, capital

fontaine = fountain, fountain, source, spring

foot = football, soccer

football = football, soccer

force = force, strength, force, strength, vigour

forcer = soften up

forer = bore, broach, sink, strike, tap, bore, drill

forêt = forest, woods

Forêt-Noire = Black Forest

forêt vierge = primeval forest

forger = forge

forgeron = smith

forme = form, shape

former = form, shape

formidable = extraordinary, formidable, gigantic, huge, enormous, huge, immense, colossal, huge, horrible

formulaire = blank, form

formule = formula

formuler = formulate

fort = strong, loud, loudly, quite, very, very much

fortement = strongly

fortune = fortune, destiny, fate, fortune, luck

forum = forum

fossé = hole, ditch, pit

fou = crazy, insane, mad, nuts

foudre = lightning

fouet = whip

fouetter = whip

fougère = fern

fouiller = examine, explore, investigate, research

foule = crush, accumulation, crowd, heap, mass, multitude, pile

fouler aux pieds = trample on, tread

four = furnace, kiln, oven, stove

fourmi = ant, emmet

fourmiller = abound, swarm

fourneau = furnace, kiln, oven, stove

fournir = deliver, furnish, supply

fourniture = arrival, arrivals, supply

fourrer = insert, put in, put away, stow, insert, stuff, push along, shove

fourrure = fur, hide, skin, fur, fur coat, fur piece

foyer = hearth

fracasser = crush, shatter, smash

fraction = fraction

fracture = fracture

fragile = fragile, breakable, brittle, fragile

fragment = bit, lump, piece

frais = fresh, recent

fraise = strawberry

framboise = raspberry

franc = Frankish

français = French, French, French language

Française = Frenchwoman

France = France

Francfort = Frankfort

franc-maçon = freemason, Mason

frapper = beat, hit, strike, hit, knock, strike, catch, hit, run across, strike

frauder = defraud, swindle

frein = brake

frein de secours = communication-cord

frein de sûreté = communication-cord

freiner = brake

frêne = ash

fréquemment = frequently, often, regularly

fréquent = frequent

fréquenter = frequent, visit regularly

frère = brother

friandise = candy, delicacy, tidbit, sweet

frire = fry

Frise = Friesland, Friesland, Friesland

friser = curl, do

Frison = Frisian

frisonne = Frisian, Frisian woman

frisson = quiver, quivering, vibration

frivole = frivolous, conceited, frivolous, vain

froid = cold, frigid, bleak, chilly, cold

froisser = crease, crumble

fromage = cheese

froment = wheat

front = front, battlefront, frontage, forehead

frontière = border, boundary, frontier, limit

frotter = rub

fruit = fruit

fruit à coque = nut

fruitier = fruit-tree, fertile, fruitful

fuir = flee, run away

fuite = flight, run

fumée = smoke

fumer = smoke, fertilize

fumier = fertilizer, manure

furieux = furious, furious

fusée = rocket

fusil = gun, rifle

fusil à air comprimé = air gun, air-gun

fusiller = shoot dead

fût = barrel

futilité = vanity

futur = future, future

Gabon = Gabon

gâcher = botch, bungle, screw up, spoil

gaélique = Gaelic, Gaelic, Gaelic language

gagner = earn, gain, win, recruit

gai = cheerful, gay, merry

gain = benefit, gain, profit, gain, profit, achievement, success

gaine = salary, wage, wages

galerie = gallery

Galice = Galicia, Galicia

Galicie = Galicia, Galicia

galicien = Galician

Galles = Wales

gallois = Welsh

galoche = galosh, overshoe

galoper = gallop

gambader = caper, frolic about, frolic

gamin = naughty boy, pickle

Gand = Ghent

Gange = Ganges

gant = glove, mitten

garage = garage

garantir = affirm, assure, guarantee, warrant, protect, shelter, protect

garçon = bachelor, waiter, boy, lad, laddie

garçon de café = waiter

garde = guard, conservation, maintenance, preservation, retention, protection

garder = guard, keep, look after, watch over

gardien = guard

gare = station, stage, station, stop

garer = park

garnir = garnish, fit out, trim

gaspiller = waste

gâteau = cake

gâter = spoil, spoil

gauche = left

gaufre = waffle

gaule = pole, rod

gaulois = Gallic, Gaulish

gaz = fart, gas

gazette = gazette, magazine, newspaper, periodical

gaz intestinale = fart

gazon = lawn, lawn

gazouiller = chirp, peep, twitter

Gédéon = Gideon

gel = freezing cold, frost

gelée = freezing cold, frost, frost

geler = freeze

gémir = groan, moan

gencive = gum, gum

gendarme = gendarme, patrolman

gendre = son-in-law

gène = gene

gêner = bother, disturb, hinder, trouble

général = general, general, usual

génération = generation

généreux = generous

Gênes = Genoa

Genèse = Genesis

genêt = greenweed

Genève = Geneva

génie = genius

genou = knee

genre = kind, sort

gens = people

gentil = affable, friendly, good-natured, kind, gentle, soft, sweet, tender, kind, obliging, charming, lovely

géographe = geographer

géographie = geography

géographique = geographic, geographical

géologie = geology

géologique = geological

géologue = geologist

géométrie = geometry

Géorgie = Georgia

géorgien = Georgian

géranium = crane's-bill, geranium

gérant = manager

gerbe = sheaf

germain = Germanic, Teutonic

germanique = Germanic, Teutonic

germe = germ

germer = germinate

geste = gesture

Ghana = Ghana

ghanéen = Ghana

gibbon = gibbon

gigantesque = gigantic, huge

gilet = vest, waistcoat

girafe = giraffe

giroflée des murailles = wallflower

gisement = layer

gitan = gypsy, Gypsy

gîte = abode, accommodation, dwelling, residence, shelter

glace = ice, icecream, ice

glaïeul = gladiolus

gland = acorn

glissant = slippery, slippery

glissant comme une anguille = slippery as an eel

glisser = glide, slip

glisser comme une anguille = be as slippery as an eel

globe = ball, ball-bearing, globe

gloire = fame, glory, renown, merit, glamor, glamour, prestige

glorieux = famous, glorious

glorifier = commend, glorify, laud, praise

gnome = brownie, gnome, goblin

gnou = gnu, wildebeest

golfe = golf, gulf

Golfe d'Aden = Gulf of Aden

golfe Persique = Persian Gulf

gomme = eraser, gum, rubber

gonfler = swell

goret = piglet

gorge = throat

gorille = gorilla

gosse = girl, lass, wench, boy, lad, laddie

Goth = Goth

gothique = Gothic

goudron = tar

gouffre = abyss, chasm, gulf, precipice, jaws, maw

goût = taste

goûter = taste

goutte = drop, drop of water, drip, drop

goutte d'eau = drop, drop of water

gouvernail = handlebars, helm, rudder, rudder, joystick, steering-wheel

gouvernement = control, reign, rule, administration, government

gouverner = control, govern, restrain, rule

grâce = favor, favour, grace, gracefulness, grace, gracefulness

grâce à = thanks to

gracieux = graceful

grade = degree, grade, grade, rank, rate

grain = grain, granule, pip

graine = grain, granule, pip, seed

graisse = fat, grease

grammaire = grammar

gramme = gram, gramme

Grammont = Grammont

grand = big, great, large

Grande-Bretagne = Britain, Great Britain

grande personne = adult, adult, grown-up

grandeur = bulk, dimension, extend, size, size, nobleness

grandiose = grand, grandiose, magnificent, superb

grandir = accrue, grow

grand lac de l'Ours = Great Bear Lake

grand lac des Esclaves = Great Slave Lake

grand-maman = granny

grand-mère = grandmother

grand-père = grandfather

granit = granite

grappe = cluster

gras = fat, fatty, greasy

gratitude = gratitude

gratter = scratch, scrape, scratch

grave = important, serious

graver = engrave

gravier = gravel, grit

gravir = climb

gravitation = gravity

gré = will, willingness, wish

grec = Greek

Grèce = Greece

Grecque = Greek woman

gredin = rogue, scoundrel

grêle = hail

grenouille = frog

grève = strike

griffe = claw

griffer = scratch

grille = grate, grid, grill

grillé = roasted

grille d'aération = air-grid

griller = roast, toast

grillon = cricket

grimper = climb

grincer = creak, grate

grippe = flu, grip, influenza

gris = tipsy, tipsy, grey

grive = thrush

Groenland = Greenland, Greenland

Groënland = Greenland, Greenland

groenlandais = Greenland

groënlandais = Greenland

grogner = growl, grumble

gronder = admonish, scold, menace, threaten, howl, roar, blame, rebuke, reproach, reprove, scold, reproach, rebuke, reprove, scold

gros = bold, corpulent, fat, thick

groseille = gooseberry, currant, currant, red currant

groseillier = currant, currant bush

grossier = crude, raw, rough, coarse, crude, harsh

grossir = thicken, accrue, increase

grotte = cave, grotto

grouiller = abound, swarm

groupe = group, detachment

groupe de travail = commission

grue = crane, crane, derrick, crane

Guatemala = Guatemala

guatémaltèque = Guatemalan

Gueldre = Guelderland, Guelders, Guelderland, Guelders, Guelderland, Guelders

guêpe = wasp

guérir = care for, cure, treat, cure, heal, remedy, recover

guerre = war

guerroyer = make war, wage war

guetter = keep an eye on, spy on

gueule = jaws, maw

gui = mistletoe

guichet = window, ticket-window

guide = leader, guide, handbook, guide, guidebook, counsellor

guider = conduct, direct, guide, head, lead

guignol = doll, puppet

guillemet = inverted comma, quotation mark, quote

guillemets = quotation marks, quotes

Guinée = Guinea

Guinée Equatoriale = Equatorial Guinea

guinéen = Guinea

guitare = guitar

Guyenne = Aquitaine, Aquitaine

gymnastique = gymnastics

habile = adroit, clever, dexterous, skillful

habileté = expertness, skilfulness, skill, skillfulness

habilité = ability

habiller = clothe, dress

habit = dress-coat, evening dress, tails, article of dress, garment

habitant = inhabitant

habitation = abode, accommodation, dwelling, residence

habiter = dwell, live

habitude = custom, habit, way

habituel = accustomed, customary, used to, usual, wonted

habituer = accustom

hache = axe

hacher = chop, cut, hack

haie = hedge

Hainaut = Henegovia

haïr = abhor, abominate, loathe, hate

Haïti = Haiti, Haiti

haleine = respiration, breath

halte = stop

Hambourg = Hamburg

hameau = hamlet, township

hameçon = hook

hanche = hip

hangar = penthouse, shed

hanneton = june bug

Hannibal = Hannibal

Hanovre = Hanover

hardi = impertinent, daring

hareng = herring

haricot = haricot

harmonieux = harmonious

harmonique = overtone

hasard = accidence, chance, hazard

hâte = haste, speed

hâter = accelerate, speed up, accelerate, advance, accelerate, advance

hâtif = early, hurried

hausser = inflate

hausser les épaules = shrug

haut = high, lofty, tall, loud, summit, surface, top

hauteur = height, altitude, height

Hawaii = Hawaii

hawaiien = Hawaiian, Hawaiian, Hawaiian language

hebdomadairement = weekly

hébraïque = Hebrew, Jewish

hébreu = Hebrew, Jewish, Hebrew, Hebrew language

Hébrides = Hebrides, Western Islands

hectolitre = hectolitre

hectomètre = hectometre

hein = <question particle>, isn't it, isn't that so, or not

hélas = woe

Hélène = Helen

hélice = helix, propeller

hélium = helium

Hellade = Hellas

Helvétie = Helvetia

hémorrhoïde = haemorrhoid, hemorrhoid, pile

hémorrhoïdes = haemorhoids

hennir = whinny

hente = fetch, get, pick up

héraut = herald

herbe = grass, grass, herb, grass

Hercule = Heracles, Hercules

hérésie = heresy

hérisser = agitate, excite, rouse, stir up, tousle

héritage = inheritance

hériter = inherit

Hermès = Hermes

héroïne = heroin, heroine, heroin

héroïque = heroic

héroïsme = heroism

héron = heron

héros = hero

herser = harrow

hésiter = hesitate, hesitate, waver

hêtre = beech

heure = hour, o'clock, time

heureusement = fortunately, unfortunately

heureux = fortunate, happy

heurter = beat, hit, strike, hit, knock, strike, shock

hibou = owl

hideux = abhorrent, abominable, alien, awful, hideous, horrible, gruesome

hier = yesterday

hier soir = last night

Himalaya = Himalayas

hindou = Hindu

hipothétique = hypothetical

Hippocrate = Hippocrates

hippopotame = hippo, hippopotamus

hirondelle = swallow

hirsute = bristly, standing on end, untidy

hispanique = Spanish

histoire = fairy tale, story, history

hiver = winter

Hollandais = Dutchman, Hollander

Hollande = Holland

Hollande septentrionale = North Holland

homard = lobster

Homère = Homer

hommage = homage

homme = man, human being, fellow, man

homme de science = scientist

Honduras = Honduras

hondurien = Honduran

Hondurienne = Honduran woman

Hong Kong = Hongkong

Hongrie = Hungary

hongrois = Hungarian

Hongroise = Hungarian, Hungarian woman

honnête = above-board, honest, faithful, loyal

honneur = honor, honour

honorer = honor, honour

hop = gee-up

hôpital = hospital

hoqueter = hiccup

horizon = horizon

horizontal = horizontal, level

horloge = clock, watch

horloger = watchmaker

hormis = apart from, besides, except, except for

horoscope = horoscope

horreur = abomination, abhorrence, abomination, atrocity, horror, phi

horrible = dismal, dreary, ghastly, hideous, horrible, nasty, abhorrent, abominable, alien, awful, hideous, horrible, gruesome, repellent, repelling, repulsive, dismal, dreary, horrible, nasty

hors de = from, out of

hors-d'oeuvre = entrée

hostile = adverse, hostile

hôte = host, guest

hôtel = hotel

hôtel de ville = town-hall, city hall, town hall

hôtesse de l'air = air hostess, stewardess

houblon = hop, hops

houe = hoe

houp = gee-up

houx = holly

huile = oil

huit = eight

huître = oyster

humain = humane

humble = humble

humeur = humour, mood, temper

humide = moist

humilier = abase

humour = humor, humour

humus = humus

huppe = hoopoo

hurler = bellow, bleat, neigh, howl

hutte = cabin, hut, shack

hybride = hybrid, mongrel

hyène = hyaena

hygiène = hygiene

hygiénique = hygienic

hymne = anthem, hymn

hypnose = hypnosis, hypnotic trance

hypnotiser = hypnotize

hypocrite = hypocritical, hypocrite

hypothèque = mortgage

hypothèse = hypothesis, supposition

hystérie = hysteria

hystérique = hysterical

ibère = Iberian

ibérien = Iberian

ibérique = Iberian

ici = here

idéal = ideal, ideal

idée = idea

identifier = distinguish, identify

identique = identical, same

idiot = idiot, addled, foolish, stupid

-ième = -th

if = yew-tree

igname = yam

ignominie = phi

ignoré = unknown

ignorer = ignore, leave out of account

il = he, him, it

île = island

Ile d'Anticosti = Anticosti Island

Ile de Baffin = Baffin Island

Ile du Diable = Devil's Island

Ile-du-Prince-Edouard = Prince Edward Island

île Maurice = Mauritius

îles Canaries = Canary Islands

Iles de la Reine-Charlotte = Queen Charlotte Islands

Iles normandes = Channel Islands

Iliade = Iliad

illettré = illiterate, illiterate

illimité = absolute

illuminer = enlighten, illuminate

illusion = illusion

illustre = famous

illustrer = illustrate

il paraît que = allegedly, as is being said

ils = they

il y a = there is, there are

il y a ... = ... ago

image = image, picture

imaginer = fancy, imagine

imbécile = fool

imbroglio = tangle

imiter = imitate

immédiat = immediate

immédiatement = at once, immediately, just, right away, right now

immense = enormous, enormous, huge, immense, colossal, huge, absolute, abysmal, immense

immerger = immerse

immeuble = mansion, building

immobile = motionless

immoral = abandoned, nasty

impasse = dead-end street

impérialisme = imperialism, imperialism

imperméable = impenetrable, raincoat

impliquer = imply

implorer = beseech

impoli = rude

importance = bulk, dimension, extend, size, concern, meaning

important = important, serious

importer = import

imposant = imposing, considerable, sizable, majestic

imposer = force, impose upon, compel, force, tax, put on, force, impose

impossible = impossible

impôt = tax

impression = effect, impression, impression, print, imprint, printed matter, trace, track

imprimer = print

imprimeur = printer

improviser = ad-lib

impulsion = access, impetus, impulse, insistence, pressure, urgency

inattendu = abrupt

inattention = absence of mind, abstraction

inauguration = inauguration, beginning, commencement, start

inaugurer = inaugurate

incalculable = countless, countless

incendie = conflagration, fire

incertain = doubtful, uncertain

inceste = incest

incitation = access, impetus, impulse, impetus, incitement, stimulus

inciter = encourage, impel, instigate, spur on, stimulate, urge, incite, rouse, spur, stimulate, stir up

incliner = incline, be inclined, bend, incline, tilt

inconnu = anonymous writer, foreigner, stranger, unknown

inconvénient = disadvantage

Inde = India

indépendant = independant

indication = indication

indien = Indian

Indienne = Indian, Indian woman

indifférent = immaterial, indifferent

indigner = aggravate, annoy

indiquer = indicate, suggest, indicate, point out, show

indispensable = indispensable

individu = individual, chap, guy, fellow, person

Indochine = Indo-China, Indo-China

Indonésie = Indonesia

indonésien = Indonesian

Indonésienne = Indonesian woman

indulgent = lenient, charitable, merciful

industrie = industry

industriel = industrial, industrialist

inédit = original

ineluctable = absolute

inerte = inert

infanterie = infantry

infecter = infect

inférieur = subordinate

infini = everlasting

infiniment = ad infinitum, endlessly

infirme = disabled person, decayed, decrepit, dilapidated, lapsed, rickety, crippled, infirm

infirmier = nurse

infirmière = nurse

infirmité = ailment, disease, illness

influence = action, influence

influer = act, affect, influence

informer = acquaint, inform, report

ingénieur = engineer

ingrat = thankless, ungrateful, unthankful

injecter = inject

injure = abuse, insult, abuse

inné = congenital, inborn, inbred, innate, native, congentital, inborn, inbred, innate, native

innocent = guiltless, innocent

inondation = flood

inonder = flood

inquiet = agitated, anxious, anxious

inscription = accession, entry, superscription

inscrire = enter

insecte = bug, insect

insigne = badge, insignia

insinuer = allude, hint

insister = insist

inspecter = inspect

inspecteur = inspector, inspector

inspirer = inhale, inspire, persuade, advance, suggest

installer = install

instance = insistence, pressure, urgency, insistence, pressure, urgency

instances = insistence, pressure, urgency, insistence, pressure, urgency

instant = instant, moment

instinct = instinct

institut = academy, institute

instituteur = instructor, teacher

institutrice = teacher, female teacher

instruction = education, education, directions, instruction

instruire = exercise, practise, teach

instrument = agent, means, tool

insuffisance = absence, lack, shortage, shortcoming

insuffisant = in short supply, scanty, scarce

insulter = abuse, insult, offend

intact = in good condition

intellectuel = intellectual, intellectual, mental

intelligence = intelligence, wisdom

intelligent = intelligent, sagacious

intendance = stewardship

intense = acute, intense, intensive

intention = intention, meaning, plan

interdire = forbid, prohibit

interéssant = advantageous

intéressant = interesting, curious, interesting, quaint

intéresser = interest, concern

intérêt = good, concern, interest, interest, advantage, benefit

interface = interface

intérieur = inner, inside, internal

interjection = interjection

intermédaire = mediation

intermédiaire = average, mean, middle, agent

interminable = everlasting

international = international

interne = inner, inside, internal

interpeller = accost, address

interprète = interpreter

interpréter = interpret

interroger = interrogate

interrompre = interrupt, stop

interrupteur = switch

interruption = interruption

intervalle = interval

intervenir = converse, intervene, come about, happen, occur

interview = interview

intestin = intestine

intime = close, intimate

intitulé = degree, heading, title

intriger = manoeuvre

intrigue = plot, maneuver, manoeuvre

intriguer = intrigue

introduction = introduction, preface

introduire = advertise, announce, give notice, enter, insert, put in, insert, put in, put away, stow, insert

inutile = abortive, useless

invariable = constant, continual, permanent, sustained

invasion = invasion

inventer = invent

invention = invention, invention, invention, invention

inverse = reverse, reversed

investir = invest

invitation = invitation

inviter = invite

invoquer = invoke, appeal to, invoke

invraisemblable = incredible

iode = iodine

Irak = Iraq

irakien = Iraqi, Iraquian

Iran = Iran, Persia

iranien = Iranian

Iranienne = Iranian woman, Persian woman

iris = iris

irlandais = Irish

Irlandaise = Iriswoman

Irlande = Ireland

Irlande du Nord = Northern Ireland

ironie = irony

irriter = abet, excite, incite, provoke, rouse, stimulate, stir up

islam = Islam

islandais = Icelandic

Islande = Iceland

isoler = insulate, isolate, seclude

Israël = Israel

issue = exit, way out

-iste = -er, -ist, -or

Italie = Italy

italien = Italian

Italienne = Italian woman

itinéraire = route

ivoire = ivory

ivre = drunk, intoxicated

ivresse = drunkenness, inebriety

Jacob = Jacob

Jacques = Jacob

jadis = at some time, ever, sometime

jaillir = gush, spurt, spurt out

jaloux = jealous

Jamaïque = Jamaica

jamais = never

jambe = leg, leg, paw

jambon = ham

janvier = January

Japon = Japan

japonais = Japanese, Japanese, Japanese language

Japonaise = Japanese woman

jardin = garden

jardinage = gardening

jardinier = gardener

jaser = gossip

jaune = yellow

Java = Java

javanais = Javan, Javanese

Javanaise = Javanese woman

Jéricho = Jericho

Jérusalem = Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Jésus = Jesus

Jésus-Christ = Jesus Christ

jeter = spit, throw

jeu = game

jeudi = Thursday

jeune = young

jeune fille = girl, lass, wench

jeûner = fast

je vous demande pardon = excuse me

joie = gladness, joy

joindre = add, adjust, put right, join, unite, connect, join, put together, link together, link up

joint = seam

joli = pretty

joncher = sprinkle, strew

jonc odorant = calamus

jongler = juggle

Jordanie = Jordan

Joseph = Joseph

Josué = Joshua

joue = cheek

jouer = act, play

jouir = delight in, enjoy

jouir de = delight in, enjoy

jour = day

Jourdain = Jordan

jour de l'an = New Year, New Year's Day

jour férié = holiday

journal = gazette, magazine, newspaper, periodical, daily paper, journal, newspaper

journalier = daily

journaliste = journalist, journalist, female journalist, journalist

journée = day

journellement = daily

joyeux = cheerful, gay, merry, happy, glad

juge = judge

jugement = adjudication, trial

juger = judge

Juif = Jew

juillet = July

juin = June

jumeau = twin

jumeaux = twins

jumelles = binoculars

jungle = jungle

Junon = Juno

jupe = skirt

Jupiter = Jupiter, Jove, Jupiter

jurer = swear

jus = juice, sap

jusqu'à = until, till

juste = fair, just, righteous, correct, exact, proper, right

justement = exactly, exactly, sharp, just, just now

Kenya = Kenya

kenyan = Kenyan

kermesse = fair

khmer = Cambodian, Cambodian

kilogramme = kilo

kilomètre = kilometre

kimono = kimono

kiosque = barn, shed, stand

Kremlin = Kremlin

krypton = krypton

kurde = Kurdish

Kurdistan = Kurdistan, Kurdistan

l' = the, him, it, her

la = the, it, her

laboratoire = laboratory

laborieux = diligent, hardworking, industrious, active, hardworking

labourer = plough

laboureur = farmer

lac = lake, loch

lac Athabasca = Lake Athabasca

lac aux Allumettes = Allumette Lake

lac des Bois = Lake of the Woods

lacet = shoe-lace, shoe-lace

lâche = abject, base, low, nasty, vile

lâcher = release

lâcheté = cowardice

Lac Léman = Lake of Geneva

lagune = lagoon

La Havane = Havana

La Haye = The Hague

laïc = layman

laid = nasty, ugly

laine = wool

laïque = lay

laisser = allow, leave, let, release

lait = milk

laiton = brass, brass

laitue = lettuce

la Manche = Channel, English Channel

lambeau = rag, scrap

lambris = dash-board, panel, wainscot

lame = blade, razor

lame tranchante = blade

lamier = dead-nettle

lampe = lamp

lancer = launch

langage = speech

langue = tongue, language, tongue

langue allemande = German, German language

langue anglaise = English, English language

langue espagnole = Spanish, Spanish language

langue française = French, French language

langue hébraïque = Hebrew, Hebrew language

langue japonaise = Japanese, Japanese language

langue portugaise = Portuguese, Portuguese language

langue russe = Russian, Russian language

lanière = strap

lanterne = lantern

Laos = Laos

laotien = Laotian

lapin = rabbit

lapon = Lapp, Lappish

Laponie = Lapland, Lapland

Laponne = Lappish woman, Lapponian woman

lard = bacon

large = ample, bulky, extensive, broad, extensive, spacious, vast, wide

largement = abundantly, widely

largeur = width, width

larme = tear

larve = grub, larva

las = tired

lasser = bore

latin = Latin, Latin

laurier = laurel

lavande = lavender

laver = wash

le = the, him, it

Le Caire = Cairo

lécher = lick

leçon = class, course, lesson

lecteur = reader

léger = light, light

légerement = a little, rather

légitime = legal

légume = vegetable

le matin = in the morning

le mieux = preferably, rather

le néant = nothing

lent = slow

lentement = leasurely, slowly

lentille = lentil

léopard = leopard

le plus = most

les = them, to them, them, them, them, the

les deux = both

le soir = in the evening

lessive = lye

lest = ballast

letton = Latvian, Lettish

Lettonie = Latvia

Lettonne = Latvian woman

lettre = letter, letter

lettre de créance = credential

lettre de recommandation = letter of introduction, letter of recommendation

lettre de relance = dunning-letter

lettre recommandée = registered letter, registered letter

leur = them, to them, them, to them, their, her, his, its, their

lever = lever, lift, raise

levier = crowbar

lèvre = lip

Leyde = Leyden

lézard = lizard

Liban = Lebanon

libanais = Lebanese

libellule = dragonfly

liber = bast

libérer = release

Libéria = Liberia

libérien = Liberian

liberté = freedom

libraire = bookseller

librairie = bookshop, bookstore

libre = free

Libye = Libya

libyen = Libyan

licence = licence, license, permission

licencier = discharge, dismiss, fire, sack, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack

liège = cork

Liége = Liège

lien = bond, tie

lier = fasten, moor, tie, tie on, tie on

lierre = ivy

lieu = inducement, motive, occasion, location, place, spot

lieutenant = lieutenant

lièvre = hare

ligne = line, line

ligue = connection, league

lilas = lilac

limace = slug

limaçon = snail

Limbourg = Limburg

lime = file

limer = file

limite = boundary, frontier, limit

limiter = abridge, confine, limit, restrict

limon = mud, slime

limpide = clear, distinct, plain, transparant

lin = flax

linge = cloth

lion = lion

liquide = liquid

liquider = liquidate

lire = read, lira

lis = lily

Lisbonne = Lisbon

lis des marais = calamus

liseron = bindweed

lisière = border, border, brim, brink, edge, edging, fringe, rim

lisse = smooth

liste = nomination, recommendation, list, index, table, tablet, tabulation

liste d'adresses = address list

liste de candidats = nomination, recommendation

liste de présentation = nomination, recommendation

lit = bed

lit d'accouchement = childbed

lithium = lithium

litre = liter, litre

littéralement = verbatim, word-for-word

littérature = literature

Lituanie = Lithuania

Lituanien = Lithuanian

Lituanienne = Lithuanian woman

Livonie = Livonia, Livonia

livonien = Livonian

Livourne = Leghorn

livre = book

livrer = accuse, denounce, abandon, forsake, desert, leave, quit, deliver, furnish, supply

local = place, local, regional, chamber, room

localité = location, place, spot, abode, dwelling-place-residence, town, village

locataire = renter, tenant

locomotive = engine

locution = expression

logement = abode, accommodation, dwelling, residence

loger = dwell, live

logique = consistent, logical, logic

logis = abode, accommodation, dwelling, residence

loi = law

loin = away, distant, far, remote

lointain = distant, far, remote

loisirs = spare time, time off, vacation

lombes = loin

lombric = earthworm

Londres = London

long = long

longtemps = a long time, for a long time, long

longuement = a long time, for a long time, long

longueur = length, length

Lorraine = Lorraine, Lothringen

lors = for, during, whereas, while, whilst, on the occasion of

lorsque = when

loterie = lottery, raffle

louange = praise

loucher = look askance, squint

louer = hire

loup = wolf

loupe = magnifying glass

lourd = burdensome, heavy, onerous

lourdement = hardly, not easily, with difficulty

Louvain = Louvain

louve = lupine, she-wolf, she-wolf

loyal = faithful, loyal

loyer = rent, rent money

lubie = addiction

lucarne = porthole, skylight

lui = the, to the, him, to him, it, to it, her, to her, he, him, it

luire = shine

luisant = bright, brilliant

lumière = light

lumineux = bright, light

lundi = Monday

lune = moon

l'une et l'autre = both

l'un et l'autre = both

lunette = binocular, binoculars

lunettes = glasses, spectacles

lupanar = brothel

lupine = lupine

luter = fight, struggle

luth = lute

lutin = elf, fairy, goblin, imp

lutter = struggle, wrestle

Luxembourg = Luxemburg, Luxemburg, Luxemburg, Luxemburg

luxembourgeois = Luxemburg

Luxemburgeois = Luxemburger

lycée = lyceum

lynx = lynx

Lyon = Lyons

lyre = lyre

m' = me, to me

ma = my

Macédoine = Macedonia

macédonien = Macedonian

mâcher = chew

Machiavel = Machiavelli

machine = engine, machine

machine à adresser = addressing machine

machine administrative = machine of government

machine à écrire = typewriter

mâchoire = jaw, jawbone

maçon = mason

maçonner = build

Madagascar = Madagascar

madame = lady, madam, Mrs.

mademoiselle = Miss

Madone = Madonna

Madrid = Madrid

maestro = adept, maestro, master

magasin = boutique, shop, store, shop, store

magie = magic

magique = magical, magic

magnésium = magnesium

magnétophone = tape-recorder

magnétoscope = video recorder, video-recorder

magnifique = lovely, bright, brilliant, grand, grandiose, magnificent, superb, resplendant

Mahomet = Mohammed, Muhammad

mai = May

maigre = gaunt, lean, meager, skimpy, skinny, thin, gaunt, thin

maille = loop, mesh

maillot de bain = bathing suit, bathing-suit

maillot de corps = vest

main = hand

maint = a lot of, much

maintenant = at present, now

maintenir = continue, go on, proceed with, conserve, keep, maintain, preserve, abet, support, sustain

maire = mayor, burgomaster, mayor, provost

mais = but

maïs = corn, Indian corn, maize, mealies

maison = house, house

maison close = brothel

maison de repos = resting-place

maître = adept, maestro, master, boss, master

maîtresse = lover, mistress

maitriser = exceed, surpass

majesté = majestic, majesty, majesty

majeur = important, serious, considerable, sizable, adult, grown-up, full-grown

majorité = majority, majority

Majorque = Majorca

majuscule = capital letter

mal = ache, pain, pity, bad, miserable, nasty, poor, badly

malade = ill, sick

maladie = ailment, disease, illness

maladroit = awkward

malais = Malay

Malaisie = Malaysia

malaisien = Malaysian

malard = drake

malaria = malaria

Malawi = Malawi

mal de l'air = airsickness

mal de mer = seasickness

mâle = male, masculine, fellow, man

malentendu = misunderstanding

malgré = despite, in spite of, notwithstanding

malheureusement = alas, regrettably, unfortunately, unfortunately, unfortunately

malheureux = dismal, miserable, pitiful, poor, unhappy, poor

Mali = Mali

malin = vicious, airy-fairy, frolic, frolicsome, petulant, clever, cunning, sly, smart

Malines = Malines, Mechlin

malle = trunk

malsain = abandoned, nasty, ill, sick

maltais = Maltese

Malte = Malta

maltraiter = abuse

maman = mam, mammy, mom, mommy

mamelle = breast, teat

mamelon = nipple

mammifère = mammal, mammal

Mammon = Mammon

manche = sleeve

manchette = cuff

mandarine = tangerine

mandat = mandate

mandat-poste = money order

mandchou = Manchurian

Mandchourie = Manchuria, Manchuria

manger = eat, feed

manie = addiction

manier = handle, manipulate

manière = manner, mode, way

maniéré = affected

manière d'être = condition, state

manifestation = demonstration

manifester = demonstrate, manifest, show

Manille = Manila

manoeuvre = maneuver, manoeuvre

manoeuvrer = manoeuvre

manque = absence, lack, shortage, shortcoming

manquer = miss, be lacking, be missing, miss

mansarde = attic, garret

manteau = cloak, mantle, coat, overcoat

maquereau = mackerel

maquillage = make up, make-up

maquiller = make up

marais = marsh, swamp

marbre = marble

Marc = Marcus

Marc-en-Baroeul = Marcus, Marcus

marchand = merchant, salesman

marchander = bargain, haggle

marchandise = merchandise, wares, commodity, merchandise, wares

marche = stair, step, rung

marché = bazaar, fair, market, market, sales activity, market, marketplace

marcher = march, walk

marcher dans l'eau = wade

marcher sur = trample on, tread

Marcq = Marcus, Marcus

mardi = Tuesday

marécage = marsh, swamp

marée = tide

marée basse = low tide

marée haute = flood, high tide, high tide

marge = margin

marguerite = marguerite

mari = husband

mariage = marriage, matrimony, marriage, marriage

Mariannes = Mariana Islands

marié = married

mariée = married

marier = marry, wed, marry, be married, get married

mariés = married

mari et femme = couple, married people

marin = maritime, sea, sea-, of the sea, sailor, sailor

marionnette = doll, puppet

mark = mark

Maroc = Morocco

marocain = Moroccan

Maroni = Maroni

marque = mark

marquer = mark, indicate, point out, show

marron = chestnut

marronnier = chestnut-tree, chestnut-tree

mars = March

marsouin = porpoise

marte = marten

marteau = hammer

martin-pêcheur = halcyon, kingfisher, halcyon, kingfisher

martre = marten

martyr = martyr

martyre = martyr, female martyr

masque = mask

massacrer = massacre

masse = accumulation, crowd, heap, mass, multitude, pile, lump, mass

masser = massage

massif = massive, mountain chain

massif de montagnes = mountain chain

mât = mast

matelas = mattress

matériau = data, material

matériel = material

mathématique = mathematical

mathématiques = mathematics

Mathusalem = Methuselah

matière = matter

matière plastique = plastic

matin = morning

matinée = morning

maudire = curse

maure = Moorish, Moresque

Mauritanie = Mauritania

mauritanien = Mauretanian

maussade = boring, stodgy, brutal, gruff, harsh, rough, sour, surly, unkind, unpleasant, bleak, dismal, dreary, horrible, ghastly, grisly, nasty, cross, peevish, pettish, petulant, bleak, dismal, dreary, gaunt, miserable, sad, somber

mauvais = rotten, ugly, bad, miserable, nasty, poor, bad

maximum = maximum

me = me, to me, me, to me, me, to me, me, to me, me, to me, me, me, me, me, me

mécanicien = mechanic, mechanic

mécanicien aéronautique = flight engineer, flight mechanic

mécanique = mechanics, mechanics

méchant = cruel, bad, miserable, nasty, poor, malicious, mischievous, nasty, vicious

mèche = fuse, wick

méconnaître = ignore, leave out of account

mécontent = discontented, displeased, dissatisfied

Mecque = Mecca

médaille = medal

médecin = doctor, physician

méditer = meditate, think to oneself

Méditerranée = Mediterranean, Mediterranean

méduse = jelly-fish

méfiance = suspicion

méfiant = suspicious

mégère = cat

meilleur = better

mélancolie = melancholy

mélancolique = bleak, dismal, dreary, gaunt, melancholy

Mélanésie = Melanesia

mélanésien = Melanesian

mélange = admixture

mélanger = blend, mingle, mix, shuffle

mêler = blend, mingle, mix, shuffle

mélèze = larch

mélodie = air, aria, melody, tune

melon = melon

melon d'eau = water-melon

membre = limb, member

même = even, self, herself, himself, itself, same

mémoire = memory, recollection

menace = menace, threat

menacer = menace, threaten

ménager = begrudge, regret

mendiant = beggar

mendier = beg

mener = conduct, guide, lead

mensonge = lie

mensuel = monthly

mensuellement = monthly

mental = mental, lively, witty

menthe = mint

mentionner = mention

mentir = lie, tell a lie

menton = chin

menu = menu

Méphistophélès = Mephistopheles, Mephistopheles

mépriser = despise

mer = sea

mer Adriatique = Adriatic, Adriatic Sea, Adriatic, Adriatic Sea

mer Baltique = Baltic Sea

mer Caspienne = Caspian Sea

merci = thank you, thanks

mercredi = Wednesday

mercure = mercury, quicksilver

mer de Beaufort = Beaufort Sea

mer d'Irlande = Irish Sea

mer du Nord = North Sea

mère = mother

mer Egée = Aegean, Aegean Sea

mérite = value, worth, merit

mériter = be worthy of, deserve, merit

merle = blackbird

mer Tyrrhénienne = Tyrrhenian Sea

merveilleux = wonderful

mes = my

mésange = titmouse

Mésopotamie = Mesopotamia

message = errand, message

messager = advertiser, courier

Messie = Messiah

Messine = Messina

mesure = measure, measurement, musical time, tact

mesure de largeur = width

mesurer = measure

met = course, dish, plate, platter

métal = metal

métamorphose = metamorphosis, recreation, regeneration, transformation

méthode = method

métier = handicraft, occupation, trade

mètre = metre

métro = subway, underground

mettre = insert, put in, put away, stow, lay down, place, put, put down, put on

mettre à l'entreprise = invite tenders for, put out to tender, invite tenders for, put out to tender

mettre au monde = bear, give birth to

mettre d'accord = bring into agreement

mettre en adjudication = invite tenders for, put out to tender, invite tenders for, put out to tender

mettre en place de = replace, substitute

meuble = piece of furniture

meubler = furnish

meunier = miller

meurtrier = deadly, murderer, murderer

Meuse = Meuse

mexicain = Mexican

Mexicaine = Mexican woman

Mexico = Mexico City

Mexique = Mexico

mica = mica

microbe = germ, microbe

micromètre = micrometre

microsillon = LP

midi = midday, noon

miel = honey

miette = crumb

mieux = preferably, preferably, rather

mignon = pretty, graceful, charming, lovely

milan = kite

milieu = inside, environment, average, mean, middle

militaire = warrior

mille = thousand, one thousand

millimètre = millimetre

minauderie = affectation

mince = gaunt, lean, slender, thin

mine = expression, mine

miner = subvert, undermine

minerai = ore

minéral = mineral, mineral

Minerve = Minerva

mineur = insignificant, trifling, miner, unimportant

minimum = minimum, minimum

miniscule = tiny

ministère = ministry

ministre = minister

minorité = minority

minuscule = lower case letter, small letter

minute = minute

miracle = miracle

miroir = looking-glass, mirror

misérable = dismal, miserable, pitiful, poor, abject, dismal, meager, miserable, wretched

misère = misery

mission = mission

missionnaire = missionary

mite = moth

mobile = prompt, mobile

mobilier = furniture, mobile

mode = fashion, mode

modèle = model, type, pattern, stencil, template, templet

modeler = model, mold, mould

modéré = moderate, reasonable

moderne = fashionable, modern

modeste = modest

modestie = humility, modesty

modifier = modify

modiste = milliner

moelleux = soft

moi = me, to me

moine = monk

moineau = sparrow

moins = minus

mois = month

Moïse = Moses

moisi = mouldy, musty

moisir = get mouldy

moisson = harvest

moitié = half

moldave = Moldavian

Moldavie = Moldavia

mollet = calf

Moluques = Moluccas

moluquois = Moluccan

moment = instant, moment

mon = my

Monaco = Monaco

monde = world

monégasque = Monegasque

mongol = Mongolian

Mongolie = Mongolia, Mongolia

monnaie = money, change

monopoliser = corner, monopolize

monotone = monotonous

monseigneur = monsignor

monsieur = gentleman, lord, Mr.

monstre = monster

mont = mountain

montage = assemblage, assembly, composing, erecting, fitting up, mounting

montagne = mountain chain, mountain

montagnes Rocheuses = Rocky Mountains

montant = amount, sum

mont Cervin = Matterhorn

monténégrin = Montenegrin

Monténégro = Montenegro

monter = get in, get into a car, assemble, link, mount, ascend, climb, scale

monter à bicyclette = ride

monter à cheval = ride

monter à l'abordage = hitch on, hook on, hitch on, hook on

montre = watch, wrist-watch, watch

montrer = indicate, point out, show

monument = monument

moral = fair, just, righteous, moral

morale = morals

Moravie = Moravia

morceau = bit, lump, piece

mordre = bite

More = Moor

morne = desolate, dismal, dreary, gaunt, gloomy, mournful

Morphée = Morpheus

morphine = morphia, morphine

morpion = naughty boy, pickle

mort = death

mortel = deadly

mortier = morter

morue = cod, codfish

Moscou = Moscow

moscovite = Muscovite

Moselle = Moselle

mosquée = mosque

mot = word

moteur = engine, motor

motif = account, reason, account, motive, reason

motion = motion, resolution

moto = motorcycle

mou = soft

mouche = fly, housefly

mouchoir = handkerchief

moudre = grind, pulverize

mouette = seagull

moule = mussel

mourir = die, expire, pass away

mousquet = musket, musket

mousse = moss

moustache = moustache, moustache

moustique = gnat, mosquito

moutarde = mustard

mouton = mutton, sheep

mouvement = movement

mouvoir = actuate, move

moyen = means, remedy, resources

moyenne = average, average, mean, average

Moyen-Orient = Middle East

moyeu = hub, nave

muet = dumb, mute, speechless

mugir = howl, roar

muguet = lily-of-the-valley

mulet = mule

multicolore = multicoloured

multiple = multiple

multitude = accumulation, crowd, heap, mass, multitude, pile

munir = provide, supply

munitions = munition, ammunition

mur = wall

mûr = mature, ripe, adult, full-grown

mûre sauvage = blackberry, blackberry bush, bramble

mûrier = mulberry-tree, mulberry-tree

mûrir = ripen

murmure = murmur

murmurer = murmur, mutter

muscle = muscle

musée = museum

muselière = muzzle

musicien = musician

musique = music

musulman = Mohammedan, Moslem, Muslim, Mussulman

mutilé = disabled person

mutiler = top, truncate

Mycènes = Mycenae

myope = near-sighted, short-sighted

myosotis = forget-me-not

myriapode = centipede, centipede

myrrhe = myrrh

myrtille = blueberry

mystère = mystery

mystérieux = abstruse, mysterious

mysticisme = mysticism

mystification = mystification

mystifier = fool, hoax, mystify, trick, bilk, cheat, take in

mystique = mystic, mystical, mystic

mythe = myth

mythique = mythical

mythologie = mythology

mythologue = mythologist

myxomatose = myxomatosis

Nabuchodonosor = Nebuchadnezzar

nageoire = fin

nager = float, swim

naïf = naïf, naïve

nain = dwarf, midget

naissance = birth

naître = arise, be born

Namur = Namur

Nankin = Nanking

Naples = Naples

napolitain = Neapolitan

nappe = table-cloth

nappe de table = table-cloth

narcisse = daffodil, narcissus

nation = nation

national = national

natter = braid, plait, twine, wreathe

nature = character, nature, nature

naturel = congenital, inborn, inbred, innate, native, congentital, inborn, inbred, innate, native, natural

naturellement = of course, naturally

naufrage = shipwreck

navet = turnip

naviguer = navigate

navire = ship, vessel

néanmoins = but, however, nevertheless, yet

necessaire = necessary

nécessaire = necessary

nécessité = necessity

néerlandais = Dutch, Dutch, Dutch language

Néerlandaise = Dutch woman

négligence = carelessness, negligence, remissness

négligent = careless, neglectful, negligent, remiss, careless, neglectful, negligent, remiss

négliger = neglect

négociant = businessman, merchant

nègre = Negro

ne ... guère = barely, hardly, only just, scarcely

neige = snow

neiger = snow

ne ... jamais = never

Nelson = Nelson, Nelson River

nématode = nematode

Némésis = Nemesis

Nemrod = Nimrod

ne ... nullement = not at all

néon = neon

néo-zélandais = New Zealand

Népal = Nepal

népalais = Nepalese

ne ... pas = not

ne pas s'éteindre = stay on

ne ... plus = no longer

Neptune = Neptune

ne ... que = exclusively, just, only, alone, just, only, solely

nerf = nerve

nerveux = agitated, nervous, agitated, nervous

n'est-ce pas = isn't it, isn't that so, or not

net = clear, distinct, plain, cleanly cut, net, neat, precize

neuf = nine

neutre = impartial, neutral

neveu = nephew

névralgie faciale = face-ache, tic douloureux

nez = nose

nez aquilin = aquiline nose, aquiline nose

Nicaragua = Nicaragua

nicaraguayen = Nicaraguan

niche = niche

nicher = nest

nickel = nickel

nid = den, nest

nièce = niece

nier = deny, deny

Niger = Niger, Niger

Nigeria = Nigeria

nigérian = Nigerian

nigérien = Nigerien

Nil = Nile

Nimègue = Nimwegen

n'importe = at all, -ever

ni ... ni = neither ... nor

niveau = level

noble = nobleman, noble

noce = dissipation, debauchery

Noé = Noah

noeud = knot, node

noir = black

noisette = hazelnut

noix = walnut, nut

nom = appellation, name

nombre = amount, number

nombreux = many

nombril = navel

nommer = call

non = no

nord = north, North

nordafricain = North African

Nord-Américain = North American

nord-coréen = North Korean

normal = normal

normand = Norman

Normandie = Normandy

Norvège = Norway

norvégien = Norwegian

norvégienne = Norwegian woman

nostalgie = nostalgia

notaire = notary

note = grade, note

noter = note, make a note, write down

notion = notion

nouer = tie on, bind, connect, join, tie, tie up, knot

nourrir = feed, nourish

nourriture = food, food, nourishment

nous = us, to us, us

nouveau = new, novel

nouvelle = short story

Nouvelle-Galles du Sud = New South Wales

Nouvelle Galles du Sud = New South Wales

Nouvelle-Guinée = New Guinea

Nouvelle-Zélande = New Zealand

novembre = November

noyau = core, nucleus, kernel, pit

noyer = drown, walnut-tree, walnut-tree

nu = bare, naked, nude

nuage = cloud

nuance = hue, nuance, shade, tint

nucléaire = nuclear

nuire = harm

nuisible = adverse, harmful, harmful

nuit = night

nul = neither, nobody, none, no-one, worthless

nulle part = nowhere

numéro = number, numeral

nuque = back of the neck, nape

nurembergeois = Nuremberg

nylon = nylon

nymphe = nymph

nymphéa = waterlily, waterlily

oasis = oasis

obéir = obey

obéissance = manageability, tractability

obéissant = obedient

objet = article, object, thing

obligatoire = compulsory

obliger = compel, force, force, impose

obliger à = compel, force

oblique = oblique, slanting

obscur = dark, dim, obscure

obscurité = darkness, murk

obséder = obsess

obsèques = burial, funeral, interment

observation = admonition, exhortation, observation, notice, observation

observer = keep, mind, observe

obstacle = obstacle

obstiné = obstinate, stubborn

obtenir = get

obtus = dull, obtuse

occasion = inducement, motive, occasion, chance, event, occurence, opportunity

occident = west, West

occupation = occupation, activity, occupation

occuper = occupy, take

océan = ocean

océan Antarctique = Antarctic Ocean, Antarctic Ocean

océan Arctique = Arctic Ocean, Arctic Ocean

océan Atlantique = Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean

océan Glacial du Nord = Arctic Ocean

Océanie = Oceania, Oceanica

océan Pacifique = Pacific, Pacific Ocean

octet = byte, byte

octobre = October

odeur = odor, odour, scent, smell

odeur délétère = fume

odieux = dismal, dreary, ghastly, hideous, horrible, nasty, abhorrent, abominable, alien, awful, hideous, horrible, gruesome

odorat = smell

oedipe = Oedipus

oeil = eye

oeillet = carnation, pink

oeuf = egg

oeuvre = work

offenser = abuse, insult, offend

office = function, job, office, post, pantry, service

office religieux = service, worship service

officier = officer

offre = offer, presentation, presentation, offer, tender, offer, presentation, proposal, tender

offrir = donate, give, offer, offer up, sacrifice, bid, offer, make an offer of, act, introduce, offer, present, perform, tender, offer, present with, offer, offer, offer, tender

oficiel = official

oh = oh

ohm = ohm

oie = goose

oignon = onion

oïl = yes

oiseau = bird

oiseau-mouche = hummingbird

oisillon = little bird

olda = old

olive = olive

olivier = olive-tree, olive-tree

Olympe = Olympus

ombre = shade, shadow, shadow, shade

Ombrie = Umbria

omettre = leave out, omit, overlook

omnibus = omnibus

omoplate = shoulderblade

on = you, one, they

oncle = uncle

ondatra = musk-rat, musquash

onde = water, wave

ondoyer = flare, flare up

onduler = undulate, corrugate, wave

ongle = nail

onze = eleven

onzième = eleventh

opération = operation, surgical operation

opération de caisse = turnover

opérer = act, take action, act, be effective, have effect, achieve, act, do, make, perform, operate

opinion = opinion

opportun = convenient, handy, opportune

opposé = adverse, alien, contrary, contrary, opposite

opposition = opposition

oppression = pressure, tightness of the chest

opter = choose, elect, pick out

opticien = optician

optimisme = optimism

or = gold

orage = storm

orange = orange-coloured, orange

oranger = orange-tree, orange-tree

orateur = orator

orbite = orbit

Orcades = Orkney Islands, Orkneys

orchestration = orchestration

orchestre = orchestra

orchestrer = orchestrate, score

ordinaire = common, ordinary, usual

ordinairement = ordinarily, usually, usually, generally

ordinateur = computer

ordonnance = prescription, recipe

ordonner = arrange, put in order, tidy, command, order, tell

ordre = order

ordre du jour = agenda

ordures = debris, rubbish, rubble

oreille = ear

oreiller = pillow

organe = organ

organiser = organize

orge = barley

orgie = orgy

orgue = organ

orient = east, East

orifice = aperture, opening

original = original

origine = origin

orme = elm

ornament = adornment, decoration, ornament

ornement = adornment, ornament, robes of office

orner = adorn, decorate, ornament

Orphée = Orpheus

orphelin = orphan

orteil = toe

orthodoxe = orthodox

orthographe = orthography

ortie = nettle

os = bone

osciller = oscillate

oser = dare, be bold, dare, hazard, risk, venture

oser attaquer = dare to fight, stand up to

oser entreprendre = dare, venture

osseux = bony

Ostende = Ostend, Ostende

Ostrogoth = Ostrogoth

otage = hostage, hostage

ôter = do away with, get rid of, remove, put away, store, abstract, take away

ou = or

où = where, where ... to, whither, where, where ... to, whither, where, where ... to, whither, where, where

ouate = cotton-wool, wadding

ou bien = or

oublier = forget

ouest = west, West, west

ouest-allemand = West German

oui = yes

ouragan = hurricane

Oural = Ural

ours = bear

ourse = she-bear

outil = agent, means, tool

outre = across, beyond, on the other side of

ouverture = aperture, opening, opening, overture

ouvrage = accomplishment, achievement, job, work

ouvrier = hand, laborer, labourer, operative, worker, working man, workman

ouvrir = open, open up, unlock

oxygène = oxygen

ozone = ozone

Pacifique = Pacific, Pacific Ocean

pacte = accommodation, accord, agreement

page = page

paille = straw

pain = bread, loaf

paire = pair

paisible = calm, quiet, calm, tranquil

paisiblement = quietly, leisurely

paix = peace

Pakistan = Pakistan

pakistanais = Pakistani

Pakistanaise = Pakistani, Pakistani woman

palais = palace

pâle = pale, sallow

Palestine = Palestinian

Palestinien = Palestine, Palestinian

paletot = coat, overcoat

pâlir = fade

palladium = palladium

palmier = palm, palmtree

palper = feel, grope

pamplemousse = grapefruit

pan = bit, lump, piece

Panam = Paris

Panama = Panama

Paname = Paris

panaméen = Panamanian

Panaméenne = Panamanian woman

Pandore = Pandora

panier = basket

panique = panic

panne = brakedown

panneau = dash-board, panel, wainscot, board, plank

panneau d'affichage = bill-board, notice-board

panorama = view

panser = dress, curry

pantalon = pants, trousers

panthère = panther

pantoufle = slipper

paon = peacock

papa = dad, daddy

paparazzo = paparazzo

pape = pope

papier = paper

papier buvard = blotter, blotting paper

papillon = butterfly

paprika = paprika

pâquerette = daisy

Pâques = Easter

paquet = packet, parcel, pack

par = by, by, by means of, on, through, with, a, at, at the rate of, per, through

par acclamation = by acclamation

parachute = parachute

parader = display, parade

paradis = paradise

paradoxe = paradox

parages = about, round, around, towards

paraître = appear, emerge, perform, appear, look, appear, appear to be, seem

parallèle = parallel

par alliance = by marriage, -in-law, by marriage, related by marriage

paralyser = paralyse

parapluie = umbrella

parasite = cadger, parasite, sponger

parc = park

parce que = because, for the reason that, because, for the reason that, as, because, for, since

par coeur = by heart

parcourir = cover, go through, pass through

pardessus = coat, overcoat

pardon = absolution, pardon

pardonner = forgive, pardon

pare-chocs = buffer, bumper

pareil = like, alike, similar

pareillement = equally, likewise

parent = relative

parente = relative, female relative

parenthèse = clamp, brace, bracket, parenthesis, staple

parents = parents

parer = avoid, evade, adorn, decorate, ornament

paresseux = lazy

par exemple = for example, for instance

parfait = perfect

parfois = several times, sometimes

parfum = perfume

parfumer = perfume

par hasard = by accident, by chance

parier = bet, wager

Paris = Paris

Pâris = Paris

Parisien = Parisian

parlement = parliament

parler = speak, talk

parler à = accost, address

parmi = a, in, inside, into, on, per, within, among, between, among, amidst, in the middle of, at, beside, with

par moins = monthly

paroi = wall

paroisse = parish, parish

parole = speech

parrain = godfather

parsemer = disseminate, punctuate

part = part, piece, share, share

partager = divide, separate, share

parterre = parterre

parti = adherents, disciples, following, party, supporters, decision-making, faction, party, side, adherents, disciples, followers, following, party, supporters

parti aux bénéfices = share

participation aux bénéfices = share

participe = participle

participer = participate, share, take part

particulier = apart, particular, separate, special

particulièrement = apart, separately, particularly, specially, chiefly

partie = part, piece, share

parti-pris = prejudice

partir = start out, discharge, fire, fire off, absent onself, depart, go away, leave, start off

partisan = acolyte, member, supporter, member, supporter

partisan de la même doctrine = fellow-thinker

partout = all about, everywhere

parure = adornment, decoration, ornament

parvenir = accomplish, achieve, attain, get, reach, succeed, catch, hit, run across, strike

par voie d'adjudication = by tender

pas = not, pace, step, stride

pas du tout = not at all

passablement = enough, quite, rather, sufficiently

passager = passenger

passé = past, last, past

passeport = passport

passer = give, pass, pass by, pass, spend, pass, pass by, overtake, pass by, cross, go beyond, transfer, go beyond

passer à tabac = thresh

passer chez = call at ...'s house, call on

passereau = sparrow

passer la nuit = pass the night, spend the night

passion = lust, passion

passionnant = exciting, absorbing, fascinating, absorbing

pasteur = pastor, shepherd

patauger = paddle, wade

pâte = dough, paste

pâté = pate, pie

patience = patience

patient = patient

patin = skate

pâtisserie = confectioner's, confectioner's shop

pâtre = shepherd

patriote = patriot

patron = boss, master, pattern, stencil, template, templet

patte = leg, foot, paw

pâturage = meadow

pâture = food, nourishment, meadow

paume = palm

paupière = eyelid

pause = break, intermission, pause, recess

pauvre = dismal, miserable, pitiful, poor, miserable, poor, abject, dismal, meager, miserable, wretched

pavé = pavement

pavillon = banner, flag, pavilion, flag, standard

pavot = poppy

paye = payment

payer = pay

payer un premier acompte = make a deposit, make a down payment

pays = country, land

paysage = landscape, scenery

paysan = countryman, peasant, farmer

Pays-Bas = Holland, the Netherlands

pays de Galles = Wales

peau = fur, hide, skin, skin

peau de vache = cat

péché = sin, transgression

pêche = peach

pécher = sin, transgress

pêcher = fish, fish

pêcheur = fisherman, fisherman

pêcheur à la ligne = angler

pédale = pedal

pédale d'accélération = accelerator, accelerator pedal

Pégase = Pegasus

peigne = comb

peigner = comb

peindre = paint

peine = ache, pain, attempt, effort, effort, punishment, annoyance, disappointment, grief

peiné = sad

peiner = aim, attempt, endeavour, try

peintre = painter, painter

peinture = dye, paint

Pékin = Peiping, Peking

pelage = fur, hide, skin

pélargonium = geranium

pélican = pelican

pelle = shovel

pelleter = shovel

pellicule = film, motion picture, movie

pelouse = lawn, lawn

pencher = stoop

pendant = for, during, whereas, while, whilst

pendant que = for, during, whereas, while, whilst

pendre = droop, hang

pendule = clock, watch

Pénélope = Penelope

pénétrer = penetrate

penible = difficult, hard, inconvenient

pénible = painful, dismal, miserable

péniblement = hardly, not easily, with difficulty, with effort

péniche = barge, Rhine barge

péninsule = peninsula

pensée = thought, pansy

penser = think

penser que = account, deem, opine, think

pension = pension, retirement, boarding house, boarding school

pension alimentaire = alimony

pension de famille = boarding house, boarding school

pensionnat = boarding house, boarding school

Pentateuque = Pentateuch

pente = acclivity, hillside, slope

Pentecôte = Pentecost, Whitsunday

pépier = chirp, peep, twitter

pépin = grain, granule, pip

percant = abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, acute, lurid, sharp

perçant = abrasive, acrid, acrimonious, sharp-toned, shrill, snappy, tard, shrill

perce-neige = snowdrop

percer = bore, drill

percevoir = find, notice, perceive

perche = bass, pole, rod

perdre = lose

perdrix = partridge

père = father, father, father

père et mère = parents

pérégriner = go on pilgrimage

perfection = perfection

perfide = malicious, mischievous, nasty, vicious

peril = danger, peril, hazard, risk

périlleux = dangerous, adventurous, hazardous, risky

période = period

périr = perish

perle = bead, pearl

permanent = abiding, lasting, constant, continual, permanent, sustained, continuous, everlasting

permettre = accord, admit, afford, allow, permit

permis = permission

permission = furlough, leave, pass, permission

Pérou = Peru

perpétuel = everlasting, constant, lasting, sustained, everlasting

perroquet = parrot

perruque = hairpiece, wig

persan = Persian

Persane = Persian woman

Perse = Iran, Persia, Persia, Persia

perséverer = abide, persevere, persist

persévérer = persevere, persist, pursue one's point

persil = parsley

persister = persevere, persist, pursue one's point, abide, persevere, persist

person de connaissance = acquaintance

personnage = person, character

personne = neither, nobody, none, no-one, person

personnel = personal, own, personal

personne qui ne boit jamais d'alcool = teetotaller, total abstainer

perspective = perspective

persuader = persuade

perte = loss, loss

pertinence = relevance

perturber = disquiet, interfere with, perturb

pervenche = periwinkle

pesanteur = gravity

peser = weigh, weigh

pessimisme = pessimism

pessimiste = pessimist

pestilentiel = fumy

pétale = petal

petit = diminutive, little, small

petit à petit = gradually, little by little

petit déjeuner = breakfast

petit-fils = grandson

petit pain = roll

Petit Poucet = Tom Thumb

pétrir = knead

pétrole = paraffin-oil, petroleum

peu à peu = gradually, little by little

peu de = little, little

peuple = folk, nation, people

peuplier = poplar

peur = fright, fear

peureux = afraid, timid, coward, funk

peut-être = maybe, mayhap, perchance, perhaps, possibly

phare = lighthouse, headlight

pharmacie = chemist's shop, drugstore

pharmacien = chemist

phase = phase, stage

phénix = phoenix

phénomène = phenomenon

philippin = Philippine

Philippine = Philippine woman

Philippines = Philippine Islands, Philippines

philosophie = philosophy

phonographe = cylinder phonograph, phonograph, record-player

phoque = seal, sea-dog

phosphore = phosphorus

photo = photograph, photograph

photographe = photographer, photographer

photographie = photography

photographier = photograph

phrase = sentence

physique = physics

piano = piano

pie = magpie

pièce = certificate, diploma, document, bit, lump, piece, chamber, room

pièce de théâtre = play, theatre play

pied = foot, paw

piège = snare, trap

pierre = stone

piétiner = trample on, tread

piéton = pedestrian

pieu = pole, post, stanchion, stake, stake

pieuvre = polyp

pieux = pious

pigeon = dove, pigeon, pigeon

piler = crush, pound

pilier = column, pillar

piller = plunder, rob

pilote = pilot

pilote de ligne = airline-pilot

piloter = steer

pilule = pill

pin = pine, pine-tree

pinceau = paintbrush

pincer = pinch

pinces = pincers, tongs, tongs

pioche = pick-axe

pionnier = pioneer

pipe = pipe

piquant = abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, acute, lurid, sharp, nasty, sting

piquer = pick, stab, sting, quilt, stitch

piqûre = prick, spades, sting

pirate de l'air = skyjacker

pire = worse

pis = udder

piscine = bathroom, pool, swimming-bath, swimming-pool

pissenlit = dandelion

pisser = urinate

piste = arena, course, race-course, track, running track, path

pistil = pestle

pistolet = pistol, spray gun

piston = piston

pitié = compassion, pity

pittoresque = picturesque

pivot = pivot

placard = notice, placard, poster

place = place, location, place, spot, plaza, square, public square, post

placer = locate, place

placer d'argent = invest

plafond = ceiling

plage = beach

plaider = plea, plead

plaie = calamity, scourge

plaindre = have compassion on, pity

plaine = plain

plainte = accusal, accusation, accusation, accusal, accusation, charge, complaint, indictment, complaint

plaire = please

plaisir = pleasure, fun, pleasure

plan = map, design, diagram, plan, plane

planche = bed, shelf, board, plank

plancher = floor

planer = glide, plane, float, hover

planète = planet

plante = sole, plant

plante du pied = sole

planter = plant

plaque = plate, sheet, slab

plastique = plastic

plat = even, flat, level, smooth, course, dish, plate, platter, flat

platane = plane, plane-tree, sycamore

plateau = plateau, tray

plate-bande = bed

plate-forme = bed

platine = platinum

Platon = Plato

plâtre = gypsum, plaster of Paris

pleine = pregnant, with young

pleur = tear

pleurer = cry, weep

pleuvoir = rain

pli = fold

plier = fold

plomb = lead

plongé dans = absorbed in

plonger = dive, plunge

ployer = bend

pluie = rain

plume = feather, pen

plupart = mostly

plus = more, else, further, more, on, plus

plusieurs = several, several

plusieurs fois = repeatedly

plus loin = beyond, farther, further

Pluton = Pluto, Pluto

plutonium = plutonium

plutôt = preferably, preferably, rather, enough, quite, rather, sufficiently

poche = pocket

poêle = frying-pan, frying pan

poème = poem

poésie = poetry

poète = poet

poids = weight, weight

poids lourd = lorry, truck

poignée = handful

poignée de main = handshake

poignet = wrist, wrist

poil = hair

poil d'animal = fur, hide, skin

poilu = hairy, shaggy

poing = fist

point = point, dot, period, point, spot

point culminant = acme

point de contact = starting point

point de vue = viewpoint

point du jour = dawn, daybreak

pointe = peak, point, tip, summit

pointu = pointed, spiked

poire = pear

poirier = pear-tree, pear-tree

pois = pea

poison = poison

poisson = fish

poitrine = bosom, breast, chest

poivre = pepper

pôle = pole

polémique = controversy

poli = courteous, polite, well-mannered

police = police

polir = polish

politesse = politeness

politique = policy, politics

pollution atmosphérique = air-pollution

Pologne = Poland, Poland

polonais = Polish

Polonaise = Polish woman

Polynésie = Polynesia

polynésien = Polynesian

Poméranie = Pomerania, Pomerania

pomme = apple

pomme de pin = cone

pomme de terre = potato

pommier = apple-tree, apple-tree

pompe = display, parade, pomp, splender, pump

pomper = pump

pompette = tipsy, tipsy

ponctuation = interpunction, punctuation

ponctuel = accurate, on time, prompt, punctual

pont = deck, bridge

pont aérien = air bridge, airlift

Pont-Euxine = Black Sea, Euxine Sea

populaire = popular

population = population

porc = pork, hog, pig, swine

port = postage, harbor, harbour, port

porte = door

porte document = briefcase, file

portefeuille d'actions = share-capital

porte-monnaie = purse, wallet

porter = carry, wear, wear

porter plainte = complain

porteur = porter

portion = part, piece, share, share

Porto = Oporto

portrait = portrait

portugais = Portuguese, Portuguese, Portuguese language

Portugaise = Portuguese woman

Portugal = Portugal

poser = achieve, act, do, make, perform, install, build, construct, locate, place, lay down, place, put, put down, pose

poser une question = ask

poseur = attitudinizer, poseur

positif = positive

position = position

posséder = own, possess

possession = colony, settlement, possession, property, possession

possible = possible

poste = post, mail, post

poste aérienne = airmail

pot = jug, pot, vase, vessel

potable = drinkable

potage = soup

potassium = potassium

poteau = pole, post, stanchion, stake

potiron = gourd, pumpkin, squash

pou = louse

pouah = shame

poubelle = garbage can

pouce = thumb, thumb

poudre = powder, cosmetic powder, powder

poudre à canon = gunpowder

Pouille = Apulia

Pouilles = Apulia

poulailler = coop

poule = chicken, fowl, chicken, fowl

poulet = chicken, hen

poulpe = octopus

pouls = pulse

poumon = lung

poupée = doll, puppet

pour ainsi dire = so to speak

pourboire = tip

pourcentage = percent, percentage

pourchasser = chase, drive, drive on, impel, shoo

pour combien de temps = how long, how long

pour la plus part = for the greater part, for the most part, for the greater part, for the most part

pourpre = purple

pour que = so, so that

pourquoi = why

pourrir = putrefy, rot

poursuivre = chase, drive, drive on, impel, shoo, chase, persecute, prosecute, pursue, chase

pourtant = but, however, nevertheless, yet

pour toutes sortes de raisons = for every reason

pourvoir = provide, supply

pousser = chase, drive, drive on, impel, shoo, push, push, thrust

pousser à = encourage, impel, instigate, spur on, stimulate, urge

poussière = dust

poussin = chick, chicken

poutre = beam, girder

pouvoir = be able to

Prague = Prague

prairie = meadow

pratique = practice

pratiquer = apply, practice, exert, practice

pré = meadow

précaution = thoughtfulness, discretion, generalship, prudence

précédent = former, last, previous, prior, antecedent

précéder = precede, precede

prêcher = preach

précieux = pricey

précipitation = acceleration

précipiter = cast off, fling off, throw off

précis = accurate, precise

précisément = exactly, sharp, exactly, sharp

précoce = early

prédire = forecast, foretell, prophesy, forecast, foretell, prophesy, forecast

préface = foreword

préférer = prefer

préfixe = prefix

préjudice = damage, damage, loss, harm

préjugé = prejudice

prélever = deduct, take away

prématuré = unripe

premier = first

premier acompte = down payment, first instalment, initial deposit, instalment

prendre = get, lay hold of, pick up, take

prendre à bail = farm, lease

prendre dans les bras = embrace

prendre fin = end, come to an end, end up, expire

prendre l'initiative = initiate, start

prendre part = participate, share, take part

prénom = first name, first name, Christian name

préoccuper = agitate, alarm

préparatif = thoughtfulness, preparation

préparation = preparation

préparer = prepare

préposition = preposition

près = nearby, close, near, nearby

près de = at, beside, by, near, nearby, near to, next to

présence = presence

présent = present

présentation = accession, entry

présenter = act, introduce, offer, present, perform, tender, offer, present with, present, tender, present, present

préservatif = condom, rubber, preservative

préserver = guard, preserve, protect, save

président = chairman, president

présider = preside

presque = as if, as though, in a way, almost, nearly

presqu'île = peninsula

presse = crush, press

presser = accelerate, speed up, insist, press, press firmly, press, oppress, squeeze, hurry, press, urge

presser le pas = mend one's pace, step out

pression = pressure

pression atmosphérique = air-pressure

prestige = glamor, glamour, prestige

prêt = finished, ready, through

prétendre à = pose, claim, presume

prêter = borrow, lend, loan

prêter attention à = pay attention to, take account of, take into account, pay attention to

prêter serment = swear

prétexte = pretext

prétexter = give as an excuse, pretend

prêtre = clergyman, pastor, priest, priest

preuve = proof, sign, token

prévenir = prevent

prévisible = foreseeable, measurable

prévoir = foresee, conjecture, surmise, forecast

prier = ask, ask for, beg, bid, request, pray

prière = prayer

primaire = elemental, elementary

primeur = newness

primevère = primrose

prince = prince

princesse = princess

principal = most important, main, predominant, principal, chief, main, major, principal

principalement = above all, especially, chiefly, mainly, principally, chiefly

principe = principle

printemps = spring, springtime

prise = drive

prise de courant = electric socket

prise de courant femelle = electric socket

prise de courant mâle = plug, electric plug, stopper

prison = cell, jail, gaol, prison, jail, gaol, prison, jail, gaol, prison

prisonnier = prisoner, prisoner

privation = absence, lack, shortage, shortcoming

privé = private

privilège = privilege

privilégié = privileged

prix = premium, prize, price

probable = probable

probablement = probably, probably

problème = problem, trouble

procédé = behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment, procedure, process

procéder = act, proceed

procès = action, lawsuit

procession = procession

processus = process

procès-verbal = fine, minutes, protocol

prochain = speedy, following, next, next

prochaine = close, near, nearby, next

proche = close, near, nearby, next

Proche-Orient = Middle East

proches = relations, relatives

proclamer = issue, proclaim

procurer = get, procure, activate, cause, give rise to, cause, cause to take place, act as agent

procureur = public prosecutor

prodigieux = extraordinary, formidable

prodiguer = waste

production = production

produire = afford, bear, produce

produit = thing, income, agent, means, tool, commodity, merchandise, wares

produit agricole = agricultural product

professeur = professor

profession = profession

profit = gain, profit

profiter = profit

profond = deep, profound

profondeur = depth

prognostic = forecast, prognosis

programme = declaration of policy, platform, programme, statement of policy

progrès = advance, advancement, progress

progresser = advance, progress

proie = prey, prey

projectile = bullet

projet = design, diagram, plan, plane, plan, project, scheme

projeter = plan, make a project of, plan, throw

projeter une image = project

projeter un liquide = squirt

prolétaire = proletarian

prologue = prologue

prolonger = lengthen

promenade = stroll, walk, promenade

promeneur = stroller

promesse = affirmation, promise

promettre = promise

promoteur = promotor

promotion = promotion

promouvoir = advance, promote

prompt = fast, quick, rapid, speedy, swift

prononcer = pronounce

propagande = propaganda, publicity

propager = advertise, publicize

prophète = prophet

propice = advantageous, favourable, of use, suitable

proportion = proportion, rate

propos = intention, meaning, plan

proposer = advance, offer, propose, suggest

proposition = nomination, recommendation, presentation, presentation, offer, presentation, proposal, tender

propre = own, personal, clean, pure, pure

proprement = decently, properly, appropriately, in the final analysis, just, exactly, okay, right

propreté = cleanliness, purity

propriété = estate, farm, property, ranch, property, quality, ownership

propriété foncière = estate, farm, property, ranch

prospectus = prospectus

prospérer = be succesful, prosper

prospérité = prosperity, success

prostituée = prostitute, hooker, prostitute, whore

prostituer = prostitute

prostitution = prostitution

protecteur = patron, patron, protectionist, patron

protection = protection, protection

Protée = Proteus

protéger = guard, keep, look after, watch over, protect

protéine = protein

protestant = Protestant, Protestant

protestation = protest

protester = protest

protocole = minutes, protocol

proton = proton

prototype = prototype

prouver = prove

provenir = accrue, come, derive, originate, result

proverbe = adage, proverb

province = province

provision = supply

provisoire = provisional, temporary

provoquer = defy, incite, provoke

prudence = discretion, generalship, prudence

prudent = prudent, reasonable, sensible, careful, cautious

prune = plum

Prusse = Prussia, Prussia

prussien = Prussian

psaume = psalm

pseudonyme = pseudonym

psychiatre = psychiatrist

psychiatrie = psychiatry

psychique = psychic

psychisme = psyche

psychologie = psychology

psychologue = psychologist

Ptolémée = Ptolemy

public = public

publicité = publicity, ad, advert, advertisement

publier = advertise, announce, give notice, publish, reveal

puce = flea

puis = afterwards, next, subsequently

puiser = draw

puisque = because, for the reason that, because, for the reason that, as, because, for, since

puissance = force, strength, power, realm, state

puissant = strong, powerful

puits = well

puits de mine = shaft

pull-over = pullover sweater

puma = cougar, mountain lion, puma

punaise = bug, bedbug

punir = punish

punition = punishment

pupitre = desk, lectern, school desk

pur = absolute, mere, solitary, sole, clean, pure, pure, clean, simple, straightforward

purée = gruel, mess, mush

purifier = clean, cleanse, make clean, purge

purin = liquid manure, muck-water, stale

pus = pus

putain = hooker, whore, hooker, prostitute, whore

puzzle = enigma, puzzle, riddle

pygmée = pigmy

pyjama = pyjamas

pyramide = pyramid

qu' = that, which, who, that, who, that, which, who, that, who

quai = platform, quay, wharf

qualifié = able, accomplished, competent, able

qualifier = qualify

qualité = property, quality

quand = when, when

quant à = about, concerning, as to, as regards, concerning

quant à moi = as far as I am concerned

quantité = quantity

quarante = forty

quart = fourth

quartier = district, neighbourhood, quarter

quartz = rock-crystal

quatorze = fourteen

quatorzième = fourteenth

quatre = four

quatre-vingt-dix = ninety

quatre-vingts = eighty

quatrième = fourth

que = that, that, which, who, that, who, that, which, who, that, who, than

quel = what a, what kind of, what sort of, who, which

quelconque = some kind of

quelle = who

quelle heure = what time

quelles = who, which, which

quelque chose = anything, something

quelquefois = several times, sometimes

quelque part = anywhere, somewhere

quelques = a few, any, some

quelques uns = a few, some

quelqu'un = a, any, anybody, some, somebody, one, someone, some one

quels = who, which

querelle = quarrel

qu'est-ce qui = who

question = question

queue = stalk, stem, tail

qui = that, which, who, who, that, who, who, that, who

qui a raison = right, true

quiet = calm, quiet

quinze = fifteen

qui reste = additional, remaining, rest of

quittance = receipt

quitter = abandon, forsake, desert, leave, quit

quoi = what

quoique = though, although

quotidien = daily, daily paper, journal, newspaper

quotidiennement = daily

rabais = abatement, discount, rebate

rabbin = rabbi

rabot = plane

raccommoder = block, clog, plug up, stop up

raccourcir = abbreviate, shorten, abbreviate, abridge, shorten

race = breed, race

racine = root

raconter = narrate, relate, tell

radeau = raft

radiateur = radiator

radical = drastic, fundamental, radical, thoroughgoing

radio = radio, wireless

radis = radish

radis noir = radish, black radish

radium = radium

radon = radon

raffiner = refine

rafraîchir = refresh

rage = rabies

ragoût = ragout, stew

raide = abrupt, steep, rigid, stiff

raidir = strech, wind up

raie = skate, stingray, streak, stroke, ray, strip, stripe

raifort = horse-radish, horseradish, radish, black radish

rail = rail

railler = look for, seek

rainure = slot, slot

raisin = grape

raison = reason, logical reasoning

raisonable = moderate, reasonable

raisonnable = appropriate, becoming, seemly, suitable, prudent, reasonable, sensible, sagacious, sage, wise

ralentir = moderate

râler = growl, grumble

ramasser = accumulate, amass, heap, pile up, stack, collect, gather, pick up

rame = oar, train

rameau = twig

Rameaux = Palm Sunday, Palm Sunday

ramer = row

rammasser = pick, pluck

rampe = balustrade, banisters, parapet, railing

ramper = crawl, creep

rancune = grudge, rancour, resentment, grudge, rancour, resentment

rand = rand

randonnée = excursion, outing, sightseeing trip

rang = grade, rank, rate, file, line, rank, row, turn

rangée = file, line, rank, row, turn

ranger = arrange, put in order, tidy

râper = grate, rasp

rapide = fast, quick, rapid, speedy, swift

rapidement = fast, quickly, swiftly, shallowly

rapidité = speed, speed

rapiécer = mend, patch, patch up

rappeler = evoke

rapport = relevance, account, record, report

rapporter = give an account, report

rapporter des propos = cite, quote

rapprocher = bring close together, bring near to

rapsodie = rapsody

rare = rare, rare, precious

rarement = seldom

raser = shave

rassasié = full, replete, satisfied

rassembler = accumulate, amass, heap, pile up, stack, collect, gather, pick up, take along

rassis = stale

rassurer = appease, calm, quiet, soothe, still

rat = rat

râteau = rake

râteler = rake

rater = miss

ration = share

rationnel = rational

rat musqué = musk-rat, musquash

raton laveur = raccoon, racoon, washing-bear, raccoon, racoon, washing-bear

rattraper = earn back, regain, win back

rauque = hoarse

ravage = destruction

ravager = destroy, quash, ruin

ravin = ravine

ravir = plunder, rob, delight, charm

ravissant = delightful, lovely, charming, lovely

ravisseur = robber

ravitaillement = catering, arrival, arrivals, supply

rayer = cross out, strike out

rayon = shelf, beam, ray, radius

rayon de rangement = shelf

rayon de soleil = sunbeam

rayonner = radiate

rayure = streak, stroke, ray, strip, stripe

réaction = reaction

réaliser = accomplish, achieve, act out, accomplish, achieve, keep, observe, perform, produce

réalité = reality, actuality

rebelle = disobedient, insubordinate, insubordinate, rebellious

rebondir = rebound

récemment = recently

recensement = inventory

réception = acceptance, admission, reception room, reception-room

receptionniste = receptionist

recette = income, procedure, process, prescription, recipe, reception room

recevabilité = susceptibility

recevoir = accept, receive, take, take in, get, have, receive

recevoir des visiteurs = entertain, receive

recevoir officiellement = do the honours

recevoir solennellement = welcome

recherche = exploration, investigation, research, exploration, investigation, research, quest, search

rechercher = examine, explore, investigate, research

récif = reef

réciproque = mutual, reciprocal

récit = account, narrative, story, tale

réciter = recite

réclame = ad, advert, advertisement

réclamer = need, require

récolte = harvest

récolter = harvest

recommandable = recommendable

recommandation = admonition, exhortation, warning, recommendation

recommandé = registered, registered

recommander = commend, recommend, register, commend, recommend

recommencer = resume

récompense = premium, prize

récompenser = compensate, reward

reconduire = continue, go on, proceed with, renew

réconforter = encourage

reconnaissance = acknowledgement, gratitude, exploration, investigation, research, patrol, acknowledgement, scout, boyscout, boy scout

reconnaissant = thankful

reconnaître = acknowledge, recognize, distinguish, examine, explore, investigate, research, acknowledge, admit, confess, profess, recognize

record = record

recourir à = apply to

recours = appeal, use

recouvrer = recover, recover

recouvrir = cover, cover, overlay

récréation = amusement, fun, distraction, diversion

recruter = recruit, recruit

rectangle = right-angle, square

rectifier = correct, kill, liquidate, slay, murder, adjust

reçu = receipt, acknowledgement, receipt

recueiller = accept, receive, take, take in

recueillir = collect, gather, pick up, harvest

reculer = cede, give in, give up, give way, relinquish, yield, adjourn, delay, postpone, walk back, walk backwards

récupérer = recover

récurer = rub

rédaction = editorial office

rédiger = edit

redire = repeat

redoubler = double, augment, grow, increase

redoutable = dangerous

redouter = be afraid of, fear, alarm, frighten

redresser = correct

redresser un jugement = adjust, put right

réduction = abatement, curtailment, retrenchment, abatement, discount, rebate

réduction de texte = abridgement, abstract, resumé, summery

réduire = reduce

réduire en miettes = crush, shatter, smash

réel = actual, practical, real, true

réellement = genuinely, indeed, really, truly

refaire = fix, repair

réfectoire = dining-room

réfléchir = think, think about, reflect on, reflect, reflect

reflet = reflection

refléter = reflect

réflexion = notice, observation

reformer = reform

réformer = release, improve, repair, reform

réfrigérateur = refrigerator

refuge = asylum, place of refuge, shelter, refuge

réfugié = refugee

refuser = refuse, reject

réfuter = refute

regagner = recover, earn back, regain, win back

régaler = entertain, treat

regard = look

regarder = concern, consider, deem, look, look at, regard, view, watch

regarder bouche bée = gape at, gape at

regarder un spectacle = watch

régime = régime

régiment = regiment

région = region

réglage = agreement

règle = regulation, rule

réglement = acquittal, payment, full payment, regulations, rules, regulations, rules

régler = conduct, direct, guide, head, lead, arrange, put in order, tidy, regulate

règne = control, reign, rule, realm, state, kingship, royalty

régner = control, govern, restrain, rule

regret = regret

regretter = be sorry about, regret, begrudge, regret, feel sorry for, regret, repent, repent of, mourn

régulier = even, regular

régulièrement = regularly

rein = kidney

reine = queen

reins = loin

rejeter = throw away, reject, refute, repulse, refuse, reject, throw up, vomit

rejeter de la nourriture = throw up, vomit

rejeter par intolérance = drive out

rejoindre = be similar, resemble

réjouir = make glad

relâcher = anchor, release

relatif = relative

relatif à la maison = domestic

relation = relation, understanding, acquaintance, account, narrative, story, tale, account, record, report, relation

relativement = fairly, rather, relatively

relier = bind, connect, join, bind, connect, join, tie, tie up

religieux = religious

religion = religion

reliquat = balance

relire = read again, read over again, re-read

rellier = connect, join

remarquable = noteworthy, remarkable

remarque = remark, notice, observation

rembourrer = pad, upholster, stuff

rembourser = repay

remède = drug, medicine, pharmaceutical, means, remedy, resources

remédier = repair, fix, repair

remerciement = gratitude, thanks

remercier = thank

remise = abatement, discount, rebate, delivery

remonter = strech, wind up

remorque = trailer

remplacer = take the place of, replace, substitute

remplir = complete, fill, fill in, fill up, accomplish, achieve, keep, observe, perform

remporter = accomplish, achieve, attain, get, reach, earn, gain, win

remuer = move, stir, affect, agitate, move, actuate, move, move, transfer

renard = fox

renarde = vixen

rencontre = appointment, date, rendezvous, encounter

rencontrer = bore, broach, sink, strike, tap, come across, encounter, meet, see

rendez-vous = appointment, date, rendezvous

rendre = cause, get, make, throw up, vomit

rendre confus = befog, cloud, dim, disquiet, interfere with, perturb

rendre plus beau = embellish

rendre trouble = befog, cloud, dim, disquiet, interfere with, perturb

renfermer = comprise, contain, include

rennomée = fame, hearsay, renown, repute, rumor, rumour

renommée = fame, renown, fame, glory, renown

renoncer = abandon, give up, resign, renounce

renoncule = buttercup

renouveler = renew

renseignement = account, information, advice, announcement, communication, message, notice, report

renseigner = acquaint, inform, report

rente = income, return

rentrée = return

renverser = overthrow, turn, turn over, upset

renvoyer = discharge, dismiss, fire, sack, chase away, drive away, expel, discharge, dismiss, fire, sack, adjourn, delay, postpone, reflect

répandre = distribution, scatter, draw out, drive out, express, utter, give utterance to, pull out, release

réparer = fix, repair

répartir = distribute

repas = meal

repasser] = iron, iron clothes

répercussion = echo

répersussion = consequence, consistency

répéter = repeat

répondre = reduce the price

réponse = answer, reply

réponse d'un problème = solution

reporter = transport

repos = calmness, quietness, calm, quiet, silence, break, intermission, pause, recess, repose, rest, calmness, composure

repoussant = dismal, dreary, ghastly, hideous, horrible, nasty, nasty

repousser = chase away, drive away, expel, condemn, disapprove, disapprove of, rebuke, refuse, reject

reprendre = censure, criticize, repay, blame, rebuke, reproach, reprove, scold

représentant = delegate, broker, agent, representative

représentatif = typical

représentation = presentation

représenter = express, play, describe, act for, represent

réprimander = blame, rebuke, reproach, reprove, scold

réprimer = brake, bridle, check, restrain, detain, hold back, retain, suppress

reprise = round

reproche = reproach

reprocher = blame, rebuke, reproach, reprove, scold

Républic Dominicaine = Dominica

république = republic

République centraficaine = Central African Republic

répulsion = abhorrence, abomination, horror

réputation = fame, renown, fame, hearsay, renown, repute, rumor, rumour, fame, glory, renown, fame, renown, reputation

requérir = need, require

requête = attempt, effort

requin = shark

re retirer = quit, resign

réseau = net, network

réserve = box-room, storage room, pantry, supply

réserver = reserve

réserver pour = destine for

résigner = abandon, give up, resign, renounce

résine = resin

résistance = resistance

résistance à l'air = air-resistance

résister = resist, withstand

résolution = decision, motion, resolution

résonner = echo, resound, sound

résoudre = dissolve, transform

respect = respect

respecter = act on, act upon, follow, observe, respect

respectif = respective

respiration = respiration, breath

respirer = breathe

respondre = answer, reply, respond

responsable = accountable, responsible

ressembler = be similar, resemble

ressentir = feel, sense

ressort = spring

ressource = means, remedy, resources

restaurant = restaurant

restaurer = fix, repair

reste = remainder, remainder, rest, remainder, rest

rester = remain, stay, stay over

rester en arrière = be kept in, be detained, remain, stay on

résultat = conclusion, effect, result, result

résulter = result

résumer = abstract, summarize

retarder = adjourn, delay, postpone

retenir = bridle, check, restrain, conserve, keep, maintain, preserve, recall, recollect, remember, book, order, reserve, moderate, book, thunder

retirer = abjure, draw back, withdraw

retomber = droop, hang, lapse

rétorquer = reduce the price

retour = return

retourner = turn, blend, mingle, mix, shuffle, turn, turn around, turn round

retraite = pension, retirement

retraité = retired person

retrancher = count down, deduct, take away, cut off, abstract, take away, subtract

réunion = assemblage, gathering, meeting

réunir = connect, join, assemble, congregate, gather, meet

réussir = succeed

revanche = revenge, vengeance

rêve = dream, daydream, dream

réveil = alarm, alarmclock

réveiller = arouse, wake, awaken, wake up

réveil-matin = alarm, alarmclock

révéler = develop, reveal

revenir = come back, return

revenir à = cost

revenir toujours sur la même chapitre = always harp on the same string, always harp on one string

revenu = income, return

rêver = dream

rêver éveillé = dream, daydream, fancy

revêtir = plaster, put on, cover, overlay, clothe, dress

réviser = revise

revoir = see again, revise

révolte = mutiny, rebellion, revolt

révolution = revolution

revolver = revolver

revue = magazine, periodical, revue

rez-de-chaussée = ground-floor

rhénan = Rhineland

Rhénanie = Rhineland

Rhin = Rhine

rhinocéros = rhino, rhinoceros

Rhodésie = Rhodesia

rhododendron = Alpenrose, rhododendron

Rhône = Rhone

rhum = rum

rhumatisme = rheumatism

rhume = catarrh, cold

ricaner = sneer

riche = affluent, rich, wealthy, well-off

richesse = luxury, abundance, affluence, wealth

ride = furrow, wrinkle

rideau = curtain

rider = furrow, wrinkle

ridicule = ridiculous

rien = nothing, not an ace

rigide = rigid, stiff

rigoureux = rigourous, stringent

rimarquer = notice

rime = rhyme

rincer = gargle, rinse

rire = laugh, laugh

risque = hazard, risk

risque d'accident = accident risk

risquer = hazard, risk, venture

rite = rite

rival = rival

rivaliser = compete, rival

rive = bank, border, edge, shore

rivet = rivet

rivière = river

rivière Again = Again River

rivière Atabasca = Athabasca

rivière Rouge = Red River

riz = rice

robe = dress, gown, robe

robinet = faucet, tap

robot = robot

robuste = firm, robust, sturdy

roc = rock

rocher = rock, boulder

roder = wear down, wear off, wear out

rôder = roam, wander

roi = king

rôle = part, role, rôle

Romain = Roman, Roman

roman = novel

romantique = romantic

Rome = Rome

rompre = break

rond = circle

ronde = round, circle

rond-point = plaza, square, public square

ronfler = snore

ronger = gnaw, nibble

ronronner = buzz, hum

rose = pink, rose

roseau = cane, reed

rosée = dew

rosse = cat

rosser = thresh

rossignol = nightingale

roter = belch, burp

rôtir = roast, toast

roue = wheel

rouge = red, red

rougir = blush

rouille = rust

rouleau = roll

rouler = roll, bilk, cheat, take in

roulure = slut, trollop

roumain = Romanian, Rumanian

Roumaine = Romanian woman

Roumanie = Romania

rouspéter = oppose

route = track, road, route, way, highway

route aérienne = airway

routine = routine

royal = regal, royal

royaume = kingdom

ruban = ribbon

Rubicon = Rubicon

rubidium = rubidium

rubrique = column, header

ruche = beehive

rucher = apiary

rude = abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, acute, lurid, sharp, coarse, crude, harsh

rue = street

ruelle = alley, lane

ruine = ruin

ruiner = ruin

ruisseau = stream, brook, stream

ruisseau Armstrong = Armstrong Creek

ruisselet = brooklet, rill, rivulet

ruminer = chew the cud

rupture = interruption

rural = rural

rusé = clever, cunning, sly, smart

russe = Russian, Russian, Russian language

Russie = Russia

rustique = rural, crude, raw, rough, coarse, crude, harsh

rythme = rhythm

rythmé = rhythmic

rythmique = rhythmic

sa = his, its, her

s'abaisser = descend, go down, abate, settle, abate, decrease, diminish, drop, fall, abase oneself, descend, get off, go down

s'abâtardir = degenerate

s'abattre = drop, fall, abate, settle, land

s'abêtir = become dull

s'abîmer = break down, perish

sable = sand

s'abonner = have a subscription, take in, subscribe, subscribe to

s'abonner à = have a subscription, take in

sabot = hoof

s'aboucher avec = contact

s'abouler = come

s'abriter = hide, hide oneself, shelter, protect from, ward off

s'absenter = absent oneself

s'abstenir = abstain, abstain

s'abstenir de = abstain, abstain from, avoid, evade

s'acclimater = acclimate, acclimatize

s'accoître = accrue, increase

s'accorder = accord, agree

s'accoter = lean

s'accoupler = associate, come together, join, pool, have sexual intercourse, mate

s'accoutumer = accustom oneself, get used

s'accroître = accrue, grow

s'acidifier = acidify, sour, grow sour

sacoche = purse, wallet

sacré = holy, sacred

sacrifier = offer, offer up, sacrifice

sac tyrolien = backpack, knapsack

s'adapter = accomodate oneself, adapt, adapt oneself

s'adjoindre des aides = recruit

s'adosser = lean

s'adresser à = break down upon, make for, apply to

s'affilier = accede, affiliate

sagace = acute, astute, shrewd

sage = prudent, reasonable, sensible, sagacious, sage, wise

sage-femme = midwife, obstetrician, midwife

sagement = with wisdom, wisely

s'agenouiller = kneel

sagesse = wisdom

s'agglutiner = stick

Sahara = Sahara

s'aigrir = acidify, sour, grow sour

saillant = noteworthy, remarkable

sain = healthy, well

saint = holy, sacred

Sainte-Hélène = Saint Helena

Sainte-Vierge = Madonna

Saint-Marin = San Marino

Saint-Nicolas = Saint Nicholas, St. Nicholas

Saint-Pétersbourg = Saint Petersburg

Saint-Sylvestre = New Year's Eve

saisir = scald, clutch, grab, grasp, grip, seize, capture, catch, grapple, confiscate, find, notice, perceive, catch, hit, run across, strike

saison = autumn, season

s'ajuster = accomodate oneself, adapt, adapt oneself

salade = salad

salaire = salary, wage, wages

salami = salami

sale = dirty, filthy, nasty, soiled, unclean

saler = pickle, salt

salir = slander, soil, spot, stain, soil

salive = saliva

salle = chamber, room

salle à manger = dining-room

salle de bains = bathroom, bathroom

s'allumer = burn, catch, flash on, strike, take fire

salon = lounge, parlour, salon, sitting-room

salon de réception = reception room, reception-room

saluer = greet, salute

salut = greeting, salvage, salvation, recovery

salutation = greeting

Samarie = Samaria

samedi = Saturday

s'amoindrir = abate, decrease, diminish, drop, fall

s'amuser = frolic

sanction = sanction

sandale = sandal

sandwich = sandwich

sang = blood

sanglier = wild boar

sanglot = hiccup

sangsue = leech

sans = without

sans détour = directly, straigh ahead

sans doute = no doubt, undoubtedly

sans faute = absolutely, definitely, without fail

santé = health

saper = subvert, undermine

s'apercevoir = descry, perceive

sapin = fir

s'apitoyer = have compassion on, pity

s'appeler = be called

s'approcher = advance, come close, come closer, come on

sarcler = weed, weed out

Sardaigne = Sardinia, Sardina

sardine = sardine

s'arrêter = halt, come to a halt, stop

s'arrêter à = call at

Satan = Lucifer, Satan

satellite = satellite

satisfaire = meet with, satisfy

satisfaisant = acceptable, satisfactory

satisfait = contented, pleased, satisfied

s'attabler = draw up to the table, sit down to table

saturer = saturate

Saturne = Saturn

sauce = gravy, sauce

saucisse = sausage

sauf = apart from, besides, except, except for

sauge = sage

saule = willow

saumon = salmon

saut = jump, leap

sauter = jump, leap, spring

sauter à l'abordage = hitch on, hook on, hitch on, hook on

sauterelle = grasshopper, locust, grasshopper

sautiller = hop

sauvage = savage, wild

sauver = keep, save, rescue

s'avancer = approach, deal with, tackle

savant = scholar, scholar

savoir = know, know how

savon = soap

savourer = relish

savoureux = nice, tasty, delicious

Saxe = Saxe, Saxony, Saxe, Saxony

Saxon = Saxon, Saxon

saxophone = saxophone

scandale = commotion, scandal

scandinave = Scandinavian

Scandinavie = Scandinavia, Scandinavia

scarabée = beetle, beetle

sceau = seal

sceller = seal

scénario = script

scène = scene

sceptique = skeptical

schah = shah

schéma = model, pattern, scheme

scie = saw

science = science

scier = saw

scintiller = flicker, flare, flare up

score = point

scorpion = scorpion

Scylla = Scylla

se = mutually, reciprocally

séance = meeting, presentation

seau = bucket, pail

se bagarrer = be at loggerheads, tussle

se baigner = bathe, have a bath

se battre = be at loggerheads, tussle

s'ébattre = frolic

sec = dry

s'échapper = escape, flee

sèchement = abruptly

sécher = dry, dry

second = second

secondaire = accessory, adventitious, secondary

seconde = second

se conduire = behave, conduct oneself

se conformer = abide by

se coucher = go to bed, lie down, go down, set

secouer = agitate, shake, shock

secourir = abet, aid, assist, help, accomodate, aid, assist, help

secours = first aid

secret = secret

secrétaire = secretary

secte = sect

secteur = sector

section = section

sectionner = dissect

sécurité = safety, security

se débattre = flounder, struggle, writhe

se délecter = relish

se démener = flounder, struggle, writhe, aim, attempt, endeavour, take steps, undertake, strive for

se dépêcher = go fast, hurry, rush

se déplacer = go, move, go, ride, travel

se déshabiller = undress, strip

se dévouer = abnegate, deny oneself

se disputer = argue, dispute, quarrel, wrangle

séditieux = inflammatory

se douter de = conjecture, surmise

se dresser = stand

se faner = fade, wither

se fatiguer = get tired

s'efforcer = strive for

se fier = have faith, have faith in, trust

se fier à = have faith, have faith in, trust, confide, have confidence in, trust, entrust

seigle = rye

seigneur = nobleman

seigneurie = fief, excellency, majesty

sein = bosom, breast, chest, bosom

Seine = Sein

séisme = earthquake

seize = sixteen

séjour = stay

sel = salt

se lamenter = lament, wail

s'élancer = race, run

se lever = wake, wake up

selle = saddle

selon = according to, according as, according to, as, by

semaine = week

se marier = marry, be married, get married, marry, be married, get married

se masturber = masturbate

semblable = fellow-creature, neighbour, like, alike, similar

sembler = appear, appear to be, seem

se méfier = distrust, suspect

semelle = sole

semence = seed, sperm

semer = sow

se mettre à l'abri = shelter

se mettre à l'abri de = protect from, ward off

se mettre d'accord = come to an agreement

se mettre en tranvers = oppose

se mettre en travers = block, blockade

Sémite = Semite

sémitique = Semitic

s'en aller = absent onself, depart, go away, leave

Sénégal = Senegal, Senegal

s'enfuir = abscond

s'engager = make a contract

s'enivrer = drink, drink to excess

s'ennuyer = be bored, be tired of something

sens = meaning, sense, sense

sensé = sagacious, sage, wise

sensible = accessible, impressible, sensitive, charitable, merciful

sentence = maxim, proverb, adjudication, verdict

sentier = path, path

sentiment = sentiment, feel, feeling, sensation

sentinelle = sentry

sentir = smell, give off an odour, reek, smell, feel, grope, feel, sense

s'entremettre = match, match-make

séparer = divide, separate, disintegrate, divide, separate

se perdre = be lost, get lost

se plaindre = complain

se porter = fare

se précipiter = race, run

se promener = go for a walk, stroll

sept = seven

septembre = September

septique = infected, septic

se quereller = quarrel, wrangle

se racornir = shrink, shrivel up

se rappeler = recall, recollect, remember

se ratatiner = shrink, shrivel up

serbe = Serb

Serbie = Serbia, Serbia

se recommander = recommend oneself

se réfugier = emigrate, take refuge

serein = serene, untroubled

se réjouir = enjoy oneself, have a good time

se relâcher = relax

se rendre compte = descry, perceive

se repentir = repent

se reposer = repose, rest

se réserver = abstain

se résigner = acquiesce, resign oneself

se résoudre à = compose, conclude, dispatch, settle

se retirer = retire, retreat

se retrancher = give as an excuse, pretend, shelter

se réveiller = wake, wake up

se révolter = rebel, revolt

sergent = sergeant

série = series, set

sérieux = earnest, serious, staid

s'ériger en = pose

serment = oath

sermon = sermon

sermonner = admonish, scold, blame, rebuke, reproach, reprove, scold, reproach, rebuke, reprove, scold

serpe = sickle

serpent = serpent, snake

serrer = put away, stow, lock up, shut up, press, press firmly, press, oppress, squeeze, strech, wind up, fasten, tighten, turn, turn on

serrer plus fort = press, press firmly

serrure = lock

servage = serfdom, servitude

servante = maid, servant

serveur = waiter

serviable = kind, obliging

service = favor, favour, function, job, office, post, section, crockery set, service

serviette = napkin, towel

serviette de table = napkin

servir = serve

serviteur = boy, servant

se servir de = employ, use, make use of

se soucier de = care, see, take care, worry, care about, take care of

se soulever = ascend, get up, go up, lift, rise, arise

se souvenir = recall, recollect, remember

session = session

se suicider = commit suicide, kill oneself

se surveiller = control oneself

se taire = be quiet

s'étendre = lie down

se terminer = end, come to an end, end up, expire

s'étonner = marvel, marvel at, wonder

se tromper = err, make a mistake

se trouver = be found, be located, find oneself

seuil = sill, threshold

seul = alone, only, sole, solitary

seulement = exclusively, just, only, alone, just, only, solely

s'évanouir = faint, swoon

sève = juice, sap

s'éveiller = wake, wake up

sévère = severe, strict

s'excuser = ask forgiveness, excuse oneself

sexe = sex

s'habiller = dress, get dressed

shah = shah

s'harmoniser = accord, agree

shérif = sheriff

s'humilier = abase oneself, humble oneself

si = accordingly, so, then, therefore, certainly, indeed, rather, surely, yes, if, provided that, as, so, that, so, <question particle>, if, either, whether

Siam = Siam, Thailand, Siam, Thailand

siamois = Siamese, Thai

Sibérie = Siberia

sibérien = Siberian

Sicile = Sicily

sicilien = Sicilian

Sicilienne = Sicilian woman

sida = AIDS, AIDS

siècle = centennial, century

siège = chair, seat, siege

sièger = sit

siffler = whistle, hiss

sifflet = whistle

signal = mark, sign, signal, token

signaler = draw attention, signal

signature = signature

signe = character, mark, sign, signal, token

signer = sign

signification = meaning, sense, meaning

signifier = imply, mean, signify

silencieux = noiseless, silent

Silésie = Silesia

silex = flint, gravel

silhouette = outline, silhouette

sillon = slot, furrow, wrinkle

s'il vous plaît = please

simple = simple, straightforward

simulacre = mockery, mockery

sincère = above-board, sincere

sincérité = sincerity

s'incliner = stoop

s'indigner = be indignant

s'indigner de = resent, take exception to, take offence at

s'informer = be advised, find out

singaporien = Singaporean

Singapour = Singapore

Singapourien = Singaporean

singe = ape, monkey

singulier = bizarre, odd, weird, extraordinary, formidable, curious, interesting, quaint, odd, peculiar, strange

sinistre = accident, damage, menacing, threatening, suspicious, horrible

s'intéresser = be interested, take an interest

sirène = alarm

sirop = syrup

sitôt = at once, immediately, just, right away, right now

situation = circumstances, condition, situation

situer = identify, locate, place, cause, cause to take place

six = six

ski = ski

slave = Slavic

slavon = Slavonian

slip = briefs

slip de bain = swimming trunks

slovaque = Slovak

Slovaquie = Slovakia

slovène = Slovenian

Slovénie = Slovenia, Slovenia

sobre = abstemious, sober, staid, temperate

s'obstiner = be obstinate, be stubborn, persist

s'occuper = care, see, take care, worry

s'occuper de = care about, take care of

social = social, social

socialisme = socialism

société = society

sodium = sodium

soeur = sister

soie = silk

soif = thirst

soigner = attend, nurse, tend to, care for, cure, treat, look after

soin = care, concern

soir = evening

soirée = evening

soit = agreed, okay, that is

soit ... soit = either ... or

soixante = sixty

soixante-dix = seventy

soixantième = sixtieth

sol = ground, soil

soldat = pawn, soldier

solde = balance

sole = sole

soleil = sun

solennel = ceremonious, solemn

solidaire = standing together

solidarité = solidarity

solide = firm, solid

solliciter = attract, draw, attract, beseech

Somalie = Somalia, Somalia

somalien = Somali, Somalian

sombre = bleak, dismal, dreary, gaunt, miserable, sad, somber, bleak, dark, dismal, dreary, dark, dim, dismal, dreary, bleak, dismal, dreary, gaunt, melancholy, desolate, dismal, dreary, gaunt, gloomy, mournful

sommation = admonition, exhortation, exhortation, warning

somme = amount, sum

sommeil = sleep

sommer = admonish, scold, command, order, tell

sommet = acme, peak, point, tip, summit, summit, surface, top

son = his, sound, its, her

songe = dream

songer = meditate, think to oneself, dream, daydream, fancy, dream

sonner = sound, peal, ring, give a ring, ring, ring the bell, give a ring, ring, ring the bell, give a ring, ring, ring the bell

sonner à la porte = give a ring, ring, ring the bell, give a ring, ring, ring the bell

sonnette = bell, little bell, bell, bell

sonore = loud, sonorous, sonourous

sorcier = enchanter, magician, sorcerer, warlock, wizard

sorcière = witch

sort = destiny, fate, fortune, luck, kind, sort

sorter = exit, go out

sortie = exit, way out, expenses

sortilège = sorcery

sortir de = spring, well up

sot = fool, dull, stupid, addled, foolish, stupid, fool

soucette = comforter, baby's comforter, dummy, pacifier, vacuum-cleaner

souci = sadness, marigold, care, concern

soucoupe = saucer

soudain = abrupt, abrupt, sudden

soudainement = all of a sudden, suddenly

Soudan = Sudan

soudanais = Sudanese

souder = solder

souffle = inspiration, breath, breeze

souffler = blow

souffler sur = fan, blow

souffrir = abide, bear, endure, put up with, suffer

soufre = brimstone, sulphur

souhait = ambition, aspiration, desire, want, wish

souhaiter = desire, wish, hope

souiller = soil, spot, stain, soil

soulager = facilitate

soulever = lever, lift, raise

soulier = shoe

souligner = accent, accentuate, stress, accent, accentuate, emphasize

soumettre = subdue, subjugate, submit

soupçonner = suspect

soupe = soup

souper = evening meal, supper

soupirant = adorer, worshipper

soupirer = ache, long for, yearn

souple = elastic, flexible

souplesse = manageability, tractability

source = fountain, source, spring

sourcil = brow, eyebrow

sourd = deaf

sourd-muet = deaf and dumb

sourire = smile, smile

souris = mouse

sous = below, beneath, under, underneath

sous-entendu = overtone

soustraction = subtraction

soustraire = subtract

soutenir = abide, endure

souterrain = underground

soutien-gorge = bra

souvenir = keepsake, memento, souvenir, keepsake, memento, souvenir, recollection

souvent = frequently, often, regularly

souverain = of paramount importance, predominating, sovereign, sovereign

soyeux = silk, silk-, silken, of silk

Sparte = Sparta

speaker = announcer, chairman, president

spécial = particular, special

spécialement = particularly, specially

spécialité = branch, compartment, department, pigeonhole, section, speciality

spécimen = sample, specimen

spectacle = appearance, aspect, look, sight, view, exterior, look, show, spectacle

spectacle de variété = variety entertainment

spectateur = spectator

sperme = sperm

sphère = ball, sphere

spirale = spiral

spirituel = lively, witty

Spitzberg = Spitsbergen

splendeur = pomp, splender

splendide = lovely

spontané = spontaneous

sport = sport

squelette = skeleton

stable = stable

stade = stadium, stage, stadium

stagner = stagnate

stand = barn, shed, stand

standard = normal

star = celebrity, star, celebrity, star

station = stage, station, stop

stationner = park

statue = statue

stature = stature

statut = by-laws, statute, regulations

steppe = moor, steppe

stimuler = rouse, stimulate, stir up

stock = stock

store = roller-blind

store vénitien = Venetian blind

Strasbourg = Strasbourg

stratégie = strategy

strict = tight

strident = shrill

strontium = strontium

strophe = verse

structure = structure

stuc = plaster

studio = atelier, studio, work-room, workshop, studio

stupéfaction = alarm, consternation, alarm, consternation

stupéfait = aghast, taken aback, upset

stupéfiant = drug

stupéfier = alarm, appal, dismay, puzzle

stupeur = alarm, consternation

stupide = idiotic, addled, foolish, stupid

stupidement = stupidly

style = style

stylo = fountain-pen, fountain pen

stylo à bille = ballpoint pen, ballpoint, ball-point pen

Styrie = Styria

Styx = Styx

suave = gentle, soft, sweet, tender, gentle, mild

subir = go through, live to see, abide, bear, endure, put up with, suffer

subit = abrupt, sudden

subitement = all of a sudden, suddenly

subordonné = dependent, subordinate

substance = matter, stuff, substance

substituer = replace, substitute

subtil = subtle

subvention = subsidy

suc = juice, sap

succès = achievement, success

successeur = offspring, successor

succession = order

successivement = in turn, at a strech, for ... together, on end, consecutively

succulent = nice, tasty

succursale = affiliate, affiliation, branch

sucer = suck

sucre = sugar

sucré = gentle, soft, sweet, tender

sud = south

sud-africain = South African

sud-américain = South American

Sud-Est asiatique = Sout-East Asia

Suède = Sweden

suédois = Swedish

suer = sweat

sueur = perspiration, sweat

suffire = suffice

suffisamment = enough, quite, rather, sufficiently

suffisant = enough, sufficient

suffixe = extension, suffix

suffoquer = choke, quell, suffocate, suppress

suggérer = advance, suggest

suie = soot

suisse = Swiss

suite = suite, train, continuation, consequence, consistency, result, adherents, disciples, followers, following, party, supporters, consequence, order

suivant = hind, hindmost, next, following, next, following, next

suivre = act on, act upon, follow, observe, follow

sujet = subject, theme, topic, subject

sujet secondaire = subsidiary subject

summon = summit, surface, top

superbe = delightful, lovely

superficiel = shallow, superficial, superficial

supérieur = superior, upper

superstition = superstition

supplément = adjunct

supplémentaire = additional, another, one more

supporter = abide, endure

supposé que = supposing that

supposer = guess, presume, suppose, surmise

supprimer = exterminate, wipe out, do away with, get rid of, remove, cross out, strike out, liquidate, abjure, abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, remit

suprème = superior

sur = above, on top, overhead, upstairs, on, upon, at, beside, with

sûr = certain, sure, reliable, trustworthy

sureau = elder

sûrement = certainly, absolutely, definitely, without fail

surface = surface

surgir = appear, emerge, perform, get up, rise, stand, stand up

Surinam = Surinam

surinamien = Surinamese

Surinamienne = Surinamese woman

sur la recommandation de = on the recommendation of

surmonter = exceed, surpass, go beyond, defeat, win over

surplombant = superior

surprendre = surprise

surprise = surprise

sursauter = start, get up, rise, stand, stand up

sursis = adjournment, delay

surtout = above all, especially, above all, especially, chiefly, mainly, principally, particularly, specially, chiefly

surveiller = advert, pay attention, pay attention to, watch out for, audit, check, check up on, supervise, verify, control, govern, restrain, rule

suspecter = suspect

suspendre = discharge, dismiss, fire, sack, hang, adjourn, delay, postpone, postpone

sussurer = rustle, swish

s.v.p. = please

symbole = symbol

sympa = sympathetic

sympathie = sympathy

sympathique = sympathetic

syndicat = labour-union, trade-union, syndicate

syndicat agricole = farmers' union

Syrie = Syria

syrien = Syrian

système = system

t' = thee, to thee, to you, you

ta = your

tabac = tobacco

table = table

tableau = index, table, tablet, tabulation

tableau d'affichage = bill-board, notice-board

tablette = shelf

tablier = apron

tabouret = stool

tache = blot, spot

tâche = job, assigned job, task

tact = musical time, tact

tactique = tactic, tactics

Tage = Tagus, Tagus

taïlandais = Thai

taille = bulk, dimension, extend, size, dimension, measurement, measure, measurement, stature, waist, waistline

taille-haie = hedge clippers, hedge shears

tailler = cut off, chop, cut, hack, cut, polish, cut, slice, carve, chisel

tailleur = tailor

taïs = Thai

talent = aptitude, disposition, talent

Talmud = Talmud

talon = heel

talon d'Achille = Achilles' heel

tambour = drum

Tamise = Thames

tamiser = sift

tampon = buffer, bumper

tandis que = for, during, whereas, while, whilst

Tanger = Tangier

tank = tank

tant = so, that much

Tantale = Tantalus

tante = aunt

Tanzanie = Tanzania

tanzanien = Tanzanian

taon = hornet, gadfly, horse-fly

taper = pat, tap, type

tapis = carpet

tapisser = paper, cover, overlay

tapisserie = tapestry, wall covering

taquiner = tease

tarder = be late

tarif postal = postal rates

tarte = pie, tart

tas = accumulation, crowd, heap, mass, multitude, pile, heap, pile, stack

tasse = cup

tasser = press, press firmly

tatare = Tatar

tâter = finger, handle, feel, grope

taupe = mole

taureau = bull, bull

taxe = tax

taxe d'octroi = excise, excise-duty

taxer = appraise, estimate, rate

taxi = taxi

Tchad = Chad

tchécoslovaque = Czechoslovak, Czechoslovakian

Tchécoslovaquie = Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovakia

tchèque = Czech, Czech, Czech language

te = thee, to thee, to you, to thee, thee, to thee, to you, you, thee, to thee, to you, you, thee, you, thee, you, thee, you

-té = -ness, -ship, -ity

technique = technics, technique

teindre = dye, tint

teint = complexion

teinte = colour, dye, hue, nuance, shade, tint

tel = such, such a, that kind of

télégramme = telegram

télégraphe = telegraph

téléphone = telephone

téléphoner = telephone

télévision = television, TV

tellement = so, such, thus, so

témoignage = certificate, testimony, proof, sign, token, character, mark, sign, signal, token

témoigner = attest, bear witness of, testify

témoin = witness

tempe = temple

température = temperature

tempête = storm, tempest, storm, storm

temple = temple

temporaire = temporary, provisional, temporary

temps = time, while, weather

tenace = obstinate, stubborn

tenailles = pincers, pair of pincers

tendance = tendency

tendon d'Achille = Achilles' tendon

tendre = dainty, delicate, fine, refined, affectionate, caressing, cuddlesome, cuddly, soft, strech, wind up

tendresse = tenderness

tendre un piège = set a trap, set a trap for

ténèbres = darkness

ténères = darkness, murk

tenir = hang onto, hold

tenir place de = take the place of

tension = tension, voltage

tentation = temptation

tente = tent

tenter = entice, tempt

tenue = platform, stage, control, reign, rule

terme = expression, term

terminer = accomodate, end, finish, terminate, stop

terminus = end-of-the-line

terrain = ground, grounds, terrain

terrasse = terrace

terre = ground, soil, earth, land, soil

Terre-Neuve = Newfoundland

terrer = earth, earth up, hill, hill up, earth, earth up, hill, hill up

terrestre = terrestrial, earthen, earthly, terrestrial, terrestrial

terreur = terror, reign of terror, alarm, terror

terrible = abysmal, dreadful, gruesome, horrible, terrible

territoire = territory

testament = testament, will

testicule = testicle

tête = head, pate, head, pate

tête d'ail = garlic bulb

tête de bétail = head of cattle

têtu = obstinate, stubborn

Texane = Texan woman

Texas = Texas

texte = lyric, text

textile = fabric, textile

Thaï = Thai

thaïlandais = Siamese

Thaïlandaise = Thai woman

Thaïlande = Siam, Thailand, Siam, Thailand

thé = tea

théâtre = theatre

théière = teapot, tea-pot

thème = theme, topic, subject

théocratie = theocracy

théorie = theory

thermomètre = thermometer

thèse = essay, thesis

thon = tuna, tuna-fish, tunny

Tibère = Tiberius

Tibet = Tibet

tibétain = Tibetan

Tibre = Tiber

ticket = bill, ticket, note, coupon

tiède = lukewarm

tien = your

tiers = third

tige = stalk, stem

tigre = tiger

tilleul = lime-tree, linden-tree

timbre = alarm, stamp, postage stamp

timbre de poste aérienne = air-mail stamp

timbre-poste = stamp, postage stamp

timide = afraid, timid, shy

tinter = peal, ring, jingle, tinkle

tique = tick

tir = firing

tire-bouchon = corkscrew

tirer = fire, shoot, drag, draw, haul, pull, tug

tirer au sort = draw lots

tirer un trait = draw, make a stroke

tiroir = drawer

tisser = braid, plait, twine, wreathe, weave

tissu = cloth, material

titane = titanium

titre = certificate, diploma, document, degree, heading, title

Togo = Togo, Togoland

toi = thee, you

toile = linen

toilette = toilet

toit = roof

Tokyo = Tokyo

tôle = sheet metal, tin, tin plate

tolérer = endure, put up with, tolerate

tomate = tomato

tombe = grave, tomb

tomber = drop, fall

tomber amoureux de = fall in love with, fall in love with

ton = your, tone, your

ton aigre = tartness

tondre = clip, cut, shear

tonne = ton

tonneau = barrel

tonnelle = arbor

tonner = thunder

tonnerre = thunder

toquade = addiction

toque = cap

torche = torch

torchon = dish cloth, dust rag

tordre = contort, twist

torpiller = abort, quash, torpedo

torrent = torrent, volley

torse = trunk

tortue = tortoise

torture = torture, torment

tôt = early

total = overall, total, entire, overall, whole

totalement = at all, entirely, quite, wholly

touche = key

touche de clavier = key

toucher = bore, broach, sink, strike, tap, touch

toucher à = call at

touffu = indistinct

toujours = always, ever

toujours plus = increasingly, more and more

tour = castle, tower, file, line, rank, row, turn

tourbe = peat

tourbilloner = swirl, swirl

tourisme = tourism

tourmenter = abuse, agonize, torment

tourner = turn, turn, turn around, turn round, switch, turn on

tournevis = screwdriver

tourterelle = turtle-dove

tous = both

tous les jours = daily

tous près de = at, beside, with

Toussaint = All Hallows, All Saints' Day

tousser = cough

tout = quite, very, very much, at all, entirely, quite, wholly, all, every kind of, all, altogether, everything

tout à coup = all of a sudden, suddenly

tout à l'heure = soon

tout au plus = at most, at most

tout d'abord = above all, especially, at once, instantly, immediately, without delay

tout de même = but, however, nevertheless, yet

tout de suite = at once, immediately, just, right away, right now

toute espèce de = all, every kind of

toutes = both

toutes les fois = all, all of it

toute sorte de = all, every kind of

tout le = all the

tout le monde = all, everybody, every one

trace = trace, track

tracteur = tractor

tradition = tradition

traduire = translate

trafic = traffic

tragédie = tragedy

tragique = tragic

trahir = betray

train = train, train

traîner = drag, tow

traire = milk

trait = feature, trait

traiter = deal with, handle, treat

traître = unfaithful, treacherous

trajectoire = trajectory

tramer = weave

tramway = streetcar, tram

tranchant = abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, acrimonious, acute, lurid, sharp, sharp

trancher = cut, slice

tranquille = calm, quiet, calm, tranquil

transformation = adaptation, adjustment, recreation, refashioning, regeneration, transformation, metamorphosis, alteration, change, conversion, reform, about-face

transformer = transform

transitif = transitive

transmission = delivery

transpirer = sweat

transport = delirium, impetus

transporter = transport

Transylvanie = Transylvania

travailler = work

trébucher = stumble

treize = thirteen

treizième = thirteenth

tremble = aspen

tremblement de terre = earthquake

trembler = quiver, shiver, tremble

tremper = harden, temper, dip, immerse, soak

trente = thirty

très = quite, very, very much

trésor = treasure

trésorier = cashier

tresser = braid, plait, twine, wreathe

trêve = truce, break, intermission, pause, recess, repose, rest

Trèves = Treves

triangle = triangle

triangulaire = triangular

tribu = tribe

tribunal = tribunal

tribune = rostrum, speaker's platform

tribut = tribute

tricher = cheat, do something crooked, cheat, deceive

tricoter = knit

trier = divide, separate

triomphe = triumph

triompher = be proud

triste = sad, dismal, dreary

trivial = commonplace, course, vulgar

troène = privet

Troie = Troy

trois = three

trombone = trombone

trompe = proboscis, trunk

tromper = commit adultery, disappoint, be unfaithful, be unfaithful to, cheat, deceive

trompette = trumpet

tronc = stem, trunk

trop = too, too much

tropical = tropical

trotter = trot

trottoir = pavement, sidewalk

trou = hole

trouble = indistinct

troubler = abet, agitate, incite, stir up, confuse, puzzle

trou d'air = air pocket

troupe = are, bevy, collection, group, heap, herd, set, bevy, collection, group, heap, herd, set, troop, troupe

troupeau = flock, herd

trouver = find

trucs = stuff, things

truie = sow

truite = trout

tu = thou, you, thou, you

tube = barrel, channel, pipe, tube

tuer = kill, liquidate, slay

Tunesie = Tunisia

tungstène = tungsten

Tunis = Tunis, Tunis

tunnel = tunnel

Turc = Turk

Turin = Turin

Turkménistan = Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan

Turque = Turkish lady, Turkish woman

Turquie = Turkey

tutoyer = thee and thou

tuyau = barrel, channel, pipe, tube

tylenchus = eelworm

type = type

typhus = typhus

tyran = tyrant

tzigane = gypsy, Gypsy

Ukraine = Ukraine, the Ukraine

ukrainien = Ukrainian

Ukrainienne = Ukrainian woman

ulcère = ulcer, sore

Ulysse = Ulysses

un = a, any, anybody, some, somebody, one, someone, some one, one, a, an

une = one, a, an

une certaine quantité = a little, rather, some, somewhat, to some extent

uni = even, flat, level, smooth, smooth

uniforme = uniform

Union Européenne = European Union

unique = unique

unir = join, unite

unité = unity, unit

univers = universe

université = university

un jour = at some time, ever, sometime

uranium = uranium

uriner = urinate, urinate

Uruguay = Uruguay

user = wear down, wear off, wear out

user de = employ, use, make use of

usine = factory, factory, factory, mill

ustensile = agent, means, tool

utérus = uterus, womb

utile = advantageous, useful

vacance = holiday

vacances = vacation, spare time, time off, vacation

vacciner = vaccinate

vache = cow

vaciller = flare, flare up

vagin = vagina

vague = uncertain, wave, vacant

vaguer = roam, wander

vaillant = brave, gallant, brave, courageous, valiant

vain = abortive, futile, useless, vain, conceited, frivolous, vain

vaincre = defeat, win over

valable = valid

Valachie = Walachia, Wallachia

Valence = Valencia

valeur = value, worth

valise = suitcase, valise

vallée = valley

valoir = be worth

valve = air-valve

vanité = vanity

vaniteux = conceited, frivolous, vain

vapeur = steam, vapor, vapour

varier = vary

variété = variety entertainment

Varsovie = Warsaw

vase = mud, vase, vessel, mud, slime

Vatican = Vatican, the Vatican

vautour = vulture

veau = veal, calf

vedette = motor-boat, motor-launch, celebrity, star

végétal = plant

végéter = vegetate

véhicle = vehicle

veiller à = care, see, take care, worry

veiller sur = look after, nurse

veine = vein

vélo = bike, cycle, bicycle, bike, bicycle

vélomoteur = moped, motorcycle

velours = velvet

velu = hairy, shaggy

vendre = dispose of, sell, vend

vendredi = Friday

vendre d'occasion = deal in secondhand goods

venger = avenge, avenge oneself

venimeux = poisonous

venin = poison

venir = come

Venise = Venice

vent = wind

vente aux enchères = auction

ventiler = ventilate

ventre = abdomen, belly, tummy

venue = arrival

Vénus = Venus, Evening Star, Venus

ver = worm

verbe = verb

ver de terre = earthworm

verdict = adjudication, verdict

véreux = unsound, worm-eaten

verger = orchard

vérifier = audit, check, check up on, supervise, verify

véritable = true

vernis = glaze, varnish

véronique = speedwell

verrat = boar

verre = glass, glass

verrouiller = bolt, fasten

verrue = wart

vers = at, to, toward, towards, toward, towards, verse

Verseau = Aquarius

versement = payment

versement initial = down payment, first instalment, initial deposit, instalment

verser = pour, scatter, shed, dump, pour, pour out, scatter

verser un premier acompte = make a deposit, make a down payment

vert = green

vertèbre = vertebra

vertical = vertical

vertu = morality, vice

vésicule = bladder, bubble

vessie = bladder, bubble

veste = jacket

vestiaire = cloakroom

veston = jacket

vêtements = clothes, clothing

vêtir = clothe, dress

veuf = widower

veuillez m'excuser = excuse me

veuve = widow

viande = meat

vibrer = vibrate

vice = damage, vice, absence, lack, shortage, shortcoming

victime = victim

vide = empty, void, miserable, needy, vacant

vider = empty

vie = life

vieillard = old man, old man

Vienne = Vienna

viennois = Vienna, Viennese

Viennoise = Viennese woman

vierge = virgin, virginal, virgin

Viêt-nam = Vietnam, Vietnam

vietnamien = Vietnamese

Vietnamienne = Vietnamese woman

vieux = decayed, decrepit, dilapidated, lapsed, rickety, old

vif = adroit, agile, alert, brisk, keen

vigilant = adroit, agile, alert, brisk, keen

vigne = vine, grapevine

vignoble = vine

vigueur = activity, gusto, spirit, stir, zest

Viking = viking

vilain = nasty, ugly

villa = villa

village = village

villageois = villager

ville = city, town

vin = wine

vinaigre = vinegar

vingt = twenty

vingtième = twentieth

violer = force, violate, defile, profane, break

violet = violet

violette = violet

violon = violin

violoncelle = cello

virer = endorse

virginal = virgin, virginal

virgule = comma

virus = virus

vis = screw

visa = visa, visé

visage = face

vis-à-vis = opposite, toward, towards, with reference to

viser = aim, intend

visible = visible

Visigoth = Visigoth

vision = vision

visite = visit

visiter = attend, call on, see, visit

visiteur = caller, visitor

Vistule = Vistula

vite = fast, quickly, swiftly

vitesse = speed

vitre = glass

vitrine = show window, showcase

vivant = alive

vive sollicitation = insistence, pressure, urgency

vivre = be alive, live

vodka = vodka

voeu = vow

voici = behold, here is, here are, look, there

voie = track, road, route, way

voilà = behold, here is, here are, look, there

voile = sail, veil

voiler = veil

voir = see

voisin = neighbour

voisinage = proximity

voiture = vehicle

voix = voice

volant = steering-wheel

volcan = volcano

voler = fly, steal

Volga = Volga

volontaire = willing

volonté = will, willingness, wish

volontiers = preferably, rather, willingly

volt = Volt

Volta Noire = Black Volta

voltiger = flirt, flit, flutter

volume = volume

volupté = lust, sexual pleasure

vomir = spit, throw up, vomit

Vosges = Vosges

voter = vote

votre = your

vôtre = yours

vouloir = be willing to, want, wish

vous = thee, to thee, to you, you, to you, you, to you, you, to you, you, thee, you, thee, you, thee, you, thee, you, thou, you, ye, you, ye, you, you

voûte = dome, vault, vaulted ceiling

voyage = journey, trip, voyage

voyager = travel

voyager au loin = migrate, roam, wander, wander about

voyageur = traveller

voyelle = vowel

vrai = right, true, true

vraiment = absolutely, genuinly, indeed, really, truly

vraisamblable = plausible

vraisemblable = likely, probable

vrille = bore

vrombir = snore

vue = exterior, view, view, look, view, sight, view

Vulcain = Vulcan

vulgaire = coarse, crude, harsh, common, everyday, vulgar

Vulgate = Vulgate

vu que = because, for the reason that, because, for the reason that, as, because, for, since

wagon = carriage, coach, railway carriage, waggon

wallon = Walloon

Wallonie = Wallonia, Wallonia

watt = Watt

WC = toilet

week-end = week-end

Westphalie = Westphalia

whisky = whisky, whiskey

Wisigoth = Visigoth

xénon = xenon

xylophone = xylophone

yaourt = yoghourt, yoghurt

Yémen = Yemen

Yéménite = Yemeni, Yemeni woman, Yemeni

yoga = yoga

yoghourt = yoghourt, yoghurt

yogourt = yoghourt, yoghurt

yougoslave = Yugoslav, Yugoslavian

Yougoslavie = Yugoslavia, Yugoslavia

Ypres = Ypres

Zambie = Zambia

zambien = Zambian

Zanzibar = Zanzibar

zèbre = zebra

zélandais = Zealand

Zélande = Zealand

zèle = fervor, fervour, zeal

zéro = naught, nought, null, zero, zilch

Zeus = Zeus

Zimbabwe = Zimbabwe

zinc = zinc

zip = zipper

zone = zone

zoo = zoo

Zoulou = Zulu


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