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au compte-gouttes



Definitions

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au compte-gouttes
     1. adv. in dribs and drabs
Analysis
au
     1. contraction. contraction of à le (to the, for the, at the)
           Il étudie la musique au Conservatoire. - He studies music at the Conservatory.
     à
          1. Letter. A with grave accent, a letter used in French mostly to distinguish some homographs and in transliteration.
          2. prep. to (destination)
                Je vais à Paris. - I am going to Paris.
                aller au bout - go to the end / go all the way
          3. prep. to (until)
     le
          1. art. The (definite article).
                Le lait du matin. - The milk of the morning.
                Je suis le valeureux Don Quichotte de la Manche, le défaiseur de torts et le réparateur d’iniquités. - I am the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha, the undoer of wrongs and the repairer of iniqui
          2. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
          3. art. (before parts of the body) The; my, your, etc.
compte
     1. n. an account
     2. n. a count (ie. the action of counting)
     3. v. first-person singular present indicative of compter
     4. v. third-person singular present indicative of compter
     5. v. first-person singular present subjunctive of compter
     compter
          1. v. (ambitransitive) to count
          2. v. to reckon, allow
                Pour se rendre jusque là, il faut compter deux bonnes heures. - To get there, it takes two good hours.
          3. v. to include
                Je ne l'ai pas comptée dans le calcul. - I did not include it in the calculation.
gouttes
     1. n. plural of goutte
     goutter
          1. v. to drip (to fall one drop at a time)
     goutte
          1. n. droplet
          2. n. (heraldiccharge) goutte
          3. n. gout (disease)
          4. adv. (obsolete, used with ne) not
                Il ne parloit goutte (He did not talk at all)

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