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Sentence

Trier le tas de lettres.

Translation

Sort (out) the pile of letters.



Analysis


trier
     1. v. to sort, to sort out
     2. v. to grade; to calibrate
le
     1. art. The (definite article).
     2. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
     3. art. (before parts of the body) The; my, your, etc.
     4. art. (before units) A, an.
     5. pron. (direct object) Him, it.
     6. pron. (used to refer to something previously mentioned or implied; not translated in English).
tas
     1. n-m. heap, pile
     2. n-m. (colloquial, dialectal) thing
de
     1. prep. of (expresses belonging)
     2. prep. of (used to express property or association)
     3. prep. from (used to indicate origin)
     4. prep. of (indicates an amount)
     5. prep. used attributively, often translated into English as a compound word
     6. prep. from (used to indicate the start of a time or range)
     7. prep. used after certain verbs before an infinitive, often translated into English as a gerund or an infinitive
     8. prep. by (indicates the amount of change)
     9. art. (indefinite) some; any (in questions or negatives)
     10. art. (negative) (pas de) a, an, any
     11. n. abbreviation of dame
lettres
     1. n. plural of lettre
     2. n. humanities/arts
     lettrer
          1. v. (transitive, archaic) to send a letter (to someone)
          2. v. to educate, to teach to read and write
     lettre
          1. n. letter (written character)
          2. n. letter (written message)
          3. n. (figuratively) the literal meaning, the plain meaning of something


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