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A l'époque, sensibles à la douceur de l'île et à la richesse de sa culture, quelques artistes et une poignée d'excentriques occidentaux s'y étaient installés

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
     5. prep. to (until)
           Le spectacle sera de 18h à 21h. - The show will be from 6 pm to 9 pm.
     7. prep. on the, to (some directions)
           tournez à gauche ! - turn to the left!
           tournez à droite ! - turn to the right!
           Le vent vire au nord. - The wind turns north.
           L'école est à gauche. - The school is on the left.
     12. prep. at (said of a particular time)
           Je pars à cinq heures - I am leaving at five.
           à dix heures et quart - at quarter past ten
     15. prep. at, in, on (said of a particular place)
           à la maison - at home
           à l'hôtel - at the hotel
           au bar - in the bar
           au bois - in the woods
           J'habite à trois kilomètres d'ici. - I live three kilometers from here.
     21. prep. of (belonging to)
           C'est un ami à moi. - This is a friend of mine.
           Cette voiture est à John. - This is John's car.
           le chien à Marie - Mary's dog nonstandard
     25. prep. till, until (used in farewells)
           Salut, à demain. - Bye, till tomorrow. / Bye, see you tomorrow.
           à plus tard - see you later
     28. prep. (cuisine) cooked in or with
           Steak au poivre - Steak with pepper sauce
     30. prep. Used to make compound nouns to state what something is used for
           moulin à poivre - pepper mill
           sac à dos - backpack
           boite à musique - music box
     34. prep. (before an infinitive) to (used to express something not completed)
           Il y a de nombreuses choses à faire. - There are many things to do.
           Il reste deux tâches à finir. - There are two things left to finish.
           Il y a de la bière à boire. - There's some beer to drink.
           l'équipe à battre - the team to beat
     39. prep. Used to describe a part of something, often translated into English as a compound adjective
           un animal à quatre pattes - a four-legged animal
           une femme au visage pâle - a pale-faced woman
           un homme à longue barbe - a long-bearded man OR a man with a long beard
           une chemise à manches courtes - a short-sleeved shirt
           une maison aux murs de brique - a brick-walled house / a house with brick walls
     45. prep. by
           peu à peu - bit by bit
           minute à minute - minute by minute
           jour à jour - day by day
     49. prep. or, to (used to express an approximate number)
           six à sept personnes - six or seven people
           vingt à trente ans - twenty/thirty years
           tous les cinq à six ans - every five or six years
     53. prep. Used to indicate the recipient of certain phrasal verb.
           mettre le feu à - to set fire to
           clouer le bec à - to shut (someone) up
           donner la chasse à - to give chase to
     57. prep. , passage=Bien que la faim et le dénûment nous tourmentassent quelquefois, et même à peu près toujours, rien ne nous causait autant de tourment que d’être témoins des cruautés inouïes que mon maître e
     58. prep. , translation=Even though hunger and destitution tormented us sometimes, and even almost always, nothing caused us as much torment as being witnesses to the unheard-of cruelties that my master exercis
     59. prep. , chapter=XL
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
     4. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
     5. art. (before parts of the body) The; my, your, etc.
           Il s’est cassé la jambe. - He has broken his leg.
     7. art. (before units) A, an.
           Cinquante kilomètres à l’heure. - fifty kilometres an hour
     9. pron. (direct object) Him, it.
     10. pron. (used to refer to something previously mentioned or implied; not translated in English).
           Je suis petit et lui, il l’est aussi. - I am small and he is too (he is it too, i.e., he is small too).
é
poque
     1. v. first-person singular present indicative of poquer
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of poquer
     3. v. first-person singular present subjunctive of poquer
     4. v. second-person singular imperative of poquer
     poquer
          1. v. (obsolete) in pétanque, to throw the boule up high so that it stops dead when it hits the ground
sensibles
     1. adj. plural of sensible
     sensible
          1. adj. sensitive
à
la
     1. art. the (definite article).
     2. pron. her, it (direct object).
     3. n-m. (music) la, the note 'A'.
douceur
     1. n. softness, tenderness
     2. n. sweetness
de
     1. prep. of (expresses belonging)
           Paris est la capitale de la France. - Paris is the capital of France.
     3. prep. of (used to express property or association)
           Œuvres de Fermat - Fermat’s Works
           Elle est la femme de mon ami. - She is my friend’s wife.
           le voisin de Gabriel - Gabriel's neighbor
     7. prep. from (used to indicate origin)
           Elle vient de France. - She comes from France.
           Êtes-vous de Suisse ? - Are you from Switzerland?
           Ce fromage vient d’Espagne. - This cheese is from Spain.
           C’est de l’ouest de la France. - It’s from the west of France.
           Le train va de Paris à Bordeaux. - The train goes from Paris to Bordeaux.
     13. prep. of (indicates an amount)
           5 kilos de pommes. - 5 kilograms of apples.
           Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
           Une portion de frites - A portion of fries
     17. prep. used attributively, often translated into English as a compound word
           Un jus de pomme - Apple juice
           Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
           Une boîte de nuit - A nightclub
           Un chien de garde - A guarddog
           Une voiture de sport - A sportscar
           Un stade de football - A football stadium
     24. prep. from (used to indicate the start of a time or range)
           De 9:00 à 11:00 je ne serai pas libre. - From 9 to 11 I won’t be free.
           Je travaille de huit heures à midi. - I work from 8 o'clock to noon.
           un groupe de cinq à huit personnes - a group of from five to eight people
     28. prep. used after certain verbs before an infinitive, often translated into English as a gerund or an infinitive
           J’ai arrêté de fumer. - I stopped smoking.
           Il continue de m’embêter. - He keeps annoying me.
           Elle m’a dit de venir. - She told me to come.
           Nous vous exhortons de venir. - We urge you to come.
     33. prep. by (indicates the amount of change)
           Boire trois tasses par jour réduirait de 20 % les risques de contracter une maladie. - Drinking three cups a day would reduce the risks of catching an illness by 20%.
     35. art. (indefinite) some; any (in questions or negatives)
           Je voudrais de la viande. - I would like some meat.
           Est-ce qu'il y a de la bonne musique ? - Is there any good music?
           Nous cherchons du lait. - We're looking for some milk.
     39. art. (negative) a, an, any
           Elle n'a pas de mère. - She does not have a mother.
           Il n'a pas de crayon. - He does not have a pencil.
           Je n'ai pas de temps. - I do not have any time.
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
     4. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
     5. art. (before parts of the body) The; my, your, etc.
           Il s’est cassé la jambe. - He has broken his leg.
     7. art. (before units) A, an.
           Cinquante kilomètres à l’heure. - fifty kilometres an hour
     9. pron. (direct object) Him, it.
     10. pron. (used to refer to something previously mentioned or implied; not translated in English).
           Je suis petit et lui, il l’est aussi. - I am small and he is too (he is it too, i.e., he is small too).
î
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
     4. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
     5. art. (before parts of the body) The; my, your, etc.
           Il s’est cassé la jambe. - He has broken his leg.
     7. art. (before units) A, an.
           Cinquante kilomètres à l’heure. - fifty kilometres an hour
     9. pron. (direct object) Him, it.
     10. pron. (used to refer to something previously mentioned or implied; not translated in English).
           Je suis petit et lui, il l’est aussi. - I am small and he is too (he is it too, i.e., he is small too).
et
     1. conj. and
à
la
     1. art. the (definite article).
     2. pron. her, it (direct object).
     3. n-m. (music) la, the note 'A'.
richesse
     1. n. wealth
     2. n. (literally and figuratively) richness
de
     1. prep. of (expresses belonging)
           Paris est la capitale de la France. - Paris is the capital of France.
     3. prep. of (used to express property or association)
           Œuvres de Fermat - Fermat’s Works
           Elle est la femme de mon ami. - She is my friend’s wife.
           le voisin de Gabriel - Gabriel's neighbor
     7. prep. from (used to indicate origin)
           Elle vient de France. - She comes from France.
           Êtes-vous de Suisse ? - Are you from Switzerland?
           Ce fromage vient d’Espagne. - This cheese is from Spain.
           C’est de l’ouest de la France. - It’s from the west of France.
           Le train va de Paris à Bordeaux. - The train goes from Paris to Bordeaux.
     13. prep. of (indicates an amount)
           5 kilos de pommes. - 5 kilograms of apples.
           Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
           Une portion de frites - A portion of fries
     17. prep. used attributively, often translated into English as a compound word
           Un jus de pomme - Apple juice
           Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
           Une boîte de nuit - A nightclub
           Un chien de garde - A guarddog
           Une voiture de sport - A sportscar
           Un stade de football - A football stadium
     24. prep. from (used to indicate the start of a time or range)
           De 9:00 à 11:00 je ne serai pas libre. - From 9 to 11 I won’t be free.
           Je travaille de huit heures à midi. - I work from 8 o'clock to noon.
           un groupe de cinq à huit personnes - a group of from five to eight people
     28. prep. used after certain verbs before an infinitive, often translated into English as a gerund or an infinitive
           J’ai arrêté de fumer. - I stopped smoking.
           Il continue de m’embêter. - He keeps annoying me.
           Elle m’a dit de venir. - She told me to come.
           Nous vous exhortons de venir. - We urge you to come.
     33. prep. by (indicates the amount of change)
           Boire trois tasses par jour réduirait de 20 % les risques de contracter une maladie. - Drinking three cups a day would reduce the risks of catching an illness by 20%.
     35. art. (indefinite) some; any (in questions or negatives)
           Je voudrais de la viande. - I would like some meat.
           Est-ce qu'il y a de la bonne musique ? - Is there any good music?
           Nous cherchons du lait. - We're looking for some milk.
     39. art. (negative) a, an, any
           Elle n'a pas de mère. - She does not have a mother.
           Il n'a pas de crayon. - He does not have a pencil.
           Je n'ai pas de temps. - I do not have any time.
sa
     1. det. (possessive) His, her, its, one's.
           Pierre a perdu sa carte d'identité.
             Pierre has lost his identity card.
culture
     1. n. crop
     2. n. culture, (arts, customs and habits)
quelques
     1. adj. plural of quelque some
artistes
     1. n. plural of artiste
     artiste
          1. n. artist
et
     1. conj. and
une
     1. num. feminine singular of un
     2. art. a / an (feminine indefinite article)
     3. n. front page (of a publication)
poigné
e
de
     1. prep. of (expresses belonging)
           Paris est la capitale de la France. - Paris is the capital of France.
     3. prep. of (used to express property or association)
           Œuvres de Fermat - Fermat’s Works
           Elle est la femme de mon ami. - She is my friend’s wife.
           le voisin de Gabriel - Gabriel's neighbor
     7. prep. from (used to indicate origin)
           Elle vient de France. - She comes from France.
           Êtes-vous de Suisse ? - Are you from Switzerland?
           Ce fromage vient d’Espagne. - This cheese is from Spain.
           C’est de l’ouest de la France. - It’s from the west of France.
           Le train va de Paris à Bordeaux. - The train goes from Paris to Bordeaux.
     13. prep. of (indicates an amount)
           5 kilos de pommes. - 5 kilograms of apples.
           Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
           Une portion de frites - A portion of fries
     17. prep. used attributively, often translated into English as a compound word
           Un jus de pomme - Apple juice
           Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
           Une boîte de nuit - A nightclub
           Un chien de garde - A guarddog
           Une voiture de sport - A sportscar
           Un stade de football - A football stadium
     24. prep. from (used to indicate the start of a time or range)
           De 9:00 à 11:00 je ne serai pas libre. - From 9 to 11 I won’t be free.
           Je travaille de huit heures à midi. - I work from 8 o'clock to noon.
           un groupe de cinq à huit personnes - a group of from five to eight people
     28. prep. used after certain verbs before an infinitive, often translated into English as a gerund or an infinitive
           J’ai arrêté de fumer. - I stopped smoking.
           Il continue de m’embêter. - He keeps annoying me.
           Elle m’a dit de venir. - She told me to come.
           Nous vous exhortons de venir. - We urge you to come.
     33. prep. by (indicates the amount of change)
           Boire trois tasses par jour réduirait de 20 % les risques de contracter une maladie. - Drinking three cups a day would reduce the risks of catching an illness by 20%.
     35. art. (indefinite) some; any (in questions or negatives)
           Je voudrais de la viande. - I would like some meat.
           Est-ce qu'il y a de la bonne musique ? - Is there any good music?
           Nous cherchons du lait. - We're looking for some milk.
     39. art. (negative) a, an, any
           Elle n'a pas de mère. - She does not have a mother.
           Il n'a pas de crayon. - He does not have a pencil.
           Je n'ai pas de temps. - I do not have any time.
excentriques
     1. adj. plural of excentrique
     excentrique
          1. adj. eccentric (away from the centre)
          2. adj. (mathematics) eccentric (not having the same centre)
          3. adj. (figuratively) eccentric (characterized by unusual behaviour), oddball
occidentaux
     1. adj. masculine plural of occidental
     occidental
          1. adj. Of, pertaining to, or situated in, the occident, or west; western
se
     1. pron. The third-person reflexive and reciprocal direct and indirect object pronoun.
     2. pron.    (to) himself
     3. pron.    (to) herself
     4. pron.    (to) oneself
     5. pron.    (to) itself
     6. pron.    (to) themselves
     7. pron.    (to) each other
y
     1. pron. there (at a place)
           Il est dans la maison. Il y est. - He is in the house. He is there.
     3. pron. there, thither (to there)
           Nous allons au Mexique. Nous y allons. - We are going to Mexico. We are going there.
     5. pron. (ngd, Used as a pronoun to replace à followed by an indirect object.)
     6. pron.    With verbs: see Appendix:French verbs followed by à for verbs which use this structure.
     7. pron. (archaic) With adjectives. Only used with handful of adjectives (the most usual being y compris, which is a special case), mainly in juridical language.
             personnes y nommées
             procédures y afférentes
             documents y relatifs
             eaux y affluentes
     12. pron. (Quebec, France, colloquial) He: alternative form of il
     13. pron. (Quebec, France, colloquial) They: alternative form of ils
     14. pron. (Quebec, colloquial) They: alternative form of elles
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