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c'est
     1. contraction. it is
     2. contraction. this is
     ce
          1. det. this, that
          2. pron. it, this, that
     est
          1. adj. east
          2. n-m. east
          3. v. third-person singular present indicative of être
     être
          1. v. to be
                Vous devez être plus clairs. - You must be clearer.
          2. v. (auxiliary) Used to form the perfect and pluperfect tense of (including all reflexive verbs)
                Après être allé au yoga, je suis rentré chez moi. - After having gone to yoga, I came back home.
          3. v. (auxiliary) to be (Used to form the passive voice)
                Il peut être battu ce soir. - He could be beaten this evening.
          4. n. being, creature
en
     1. prep. in (used to indicate space)
           J'habite en Angleterre. - I live in England.
     2. prep. by (used to indicate means)
           aller en bus - go by bus
           partir en voiture - leave by car
     3. prep. as
           Il me traite en ami. - He treats me as a friend.
           habillé en père Noël - dressed as Father Christmas
     4. prep. at (used to describe an ability)
           fort en histoire - good at history
     5. prep. of, made of (used to describe composition)
           une chaise en hêtre - a chair made of beech/a beech chair
           une fourchette en métal - a fork made of metal/a metal fork
     6. prep. in (during the following time (used for months and years))
           en 1993 - in 1993
           en janvier - in January
           en septembre 2001 - in September 2001
     7. prep. (followed by a gerund) while
     8. prep. (followed by a gerund) by, in (describing a way of getting something)
           C'est en trichant qu'il est devenu champion. - It was by cheating that he became champion.
     9. prep. in (used to describe color)
           une photo en noir et blanc - a photo in black and white
     10. prep. in (used to describe feelings)
           en détresse - in distress
           en bonne humeur - in a good mood
     11. prep. in (as part of something)
           en équipe - on a team
     12. pron. (ngd, Used as the object of a verb to indicate an indefinite quantity; of it, of them. Replaces the partitive article (du, de la, etc.))
           Tu as combien de livres ? J'en ai trois. - How many books do you have? I have three (of them).
           Y a-t-il beaucoup de pièces ? Oui. Il y en a beaucoup. - Are there many rooms? Yes, there are many (of them).
           Martin a trois sandwichs, mais j'en ai seulement deux. - Martin has three sandwiches, but I have only two (of them).
           Il y en a combien ? - How many of them are there?
           Je bois de l'alcool parce que j'en ai besoin - I drink alcohol because I need (of) it.
     13. pron. ngd, Adverbial preposition indicating movement away from a place already mentioned.
           Est-ce qu'elle vient de Barcelone ? Oui, elle en vient. - Does she come from Barcelona? Yes, she does.
tout en fumant
de temps en temps
revenant
     1. v. present participle of revenir
     2. n-m. A supernatural being that returns from the dead; a zombie or ghost.
     3. n-m. A person who returns after a long absence
     revenir
          1. v. to come back, to return
                Je reviens de mes vacances.
                  I'm coming back from my holiday.
                Je n'ai pas l'intention de revenir à Paris.
                  I am not planning on returning to Paris.
          2. v. (cooking, preceded by faire) to brown
                Mettez un peu de beurre et d’huile et faites revenir sur le gaz.
                  Put in a bit of butter and oil and brown on the gas cooker.
en revenir
     1. v. to believe; to be able to believe (something incredible)
de
     1. prep. of (expresses belonging)
           Paris est la capitale de la France. - Paris is the capital of France.
     2. 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
     3. 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.
     4. 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
     5. 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
     6. 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
     7. 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.
     8. 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%.
     9. 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.
     10. art. (negative) (pas de) a, an, any
           Elle a pas de mère. - She doesn't have a mother.
           Il a pas de crayon. - He doesn't have a pencil.
           J'ai pas de temps. - I don't have any time.
     11. n. abbreviation of dame
quoi de plus simple
de la neige qui tombe
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.
           Il s’est cassé la jambe. - He has broken his leg.
     4. art. (before units) A, an.
           Cinquante kilomètres à l’heure. - fifty kilometres an hour
     5. pron. (direct object) Him, it.
     6. 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 le froid
le comte s'approcha
de le
     1. art. (Louisiana French,) alternative form of du, "of the", some.
y
     1. pron. there (at a place)
           Il est dans la maison. Il y est. - He is in the house. He is there.
     2. pron. there, thither (to there)
           Nous allons au Mexique. Nous y allons. - We are going to Mexico. We are going there.
     3. pron. ngd, Used as a pronoun to replace à followed by an indirect object.
     4. pron.          With verbs: see for verbs which use this structure.
     5. 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
     6. pron. (Quebec, France, colloquial) He: alternative form of il
     7. pron. (Quebec, France, colloquial) They: alternative form of ils
     8. pron. (Quebec, colloquial) They: alternative form of elles
ça y est
y prit part
conduire
     1. v. to drive (a vehicle)
           Il conduit la voiture.
             He is driving the car.
     2. v. to lead
     3. v. (reflexive, se conduire) To behave
           Les enfants se conduisent mal.
             The children are behaving badly.
que
     1. conj. that (introduces a noun clause and connects it to its parent clause)
           Je vois que tu parles bien français. — I see that you speak French well.
     2. conj. (used with ne) only (ne ... que parses roughly as "(does) not / nothing ... other than")
           Je ne mange que des fruits. — I eat only fruits.
     3. conj. Substitutes for another, previously stated conjunction.
           Si le temps est beau et que tout le monde est d'accord, nous mangerons en plein air. — If the weather is nice and if everyone likes the idea, we'll eat outside.
     4. conj. when, no sooner.
           Il était à peine parti qu'elle a téléphoné à la police. — No sooner had he left when she called the police.
     5. conj. Links two noun phrases in apposition forming a clause without a (finite) verb, such that the complement acts as predicate.
     6. conj. than (introduces a comparison)
           Il est plus grand que son père. — He is taller than his father.
     7. pron. (slightly formal) The inanimate direct-object interrogative pronoun.
           Que pensez-vous de cette peinture ? — What do you think of that painting?
     8. pron. (slightly formal) The inanimate subject or predicative interrogative pronoun.
           Qu'est-il arrivé ?
           Que me vaut cette visite ?
           Que sommes nous ? — What are we?
     9. pron. The direct object relative pronoun.
           C'est un homme que je connais très bien. — He's a man whom I know very well.
           Je viens de lire la lettre que vous m'avez envoyée. — I've just read the letter that you sent me.
tandis que lui
on ne sut plus que faire
un
     1. art. an, a
     2. num. one
     3. n-m. one
     4. pron. one
un pli tombant
tout d'un coup
camion
     1. n. lorry (UK); truck (US)
Me
     1. n. Abbreviation of Maîtrenon-gloss, , a title given to lawyers and notaries public.
     2. n. Abbreviation of Maitrenon-gloss, , a title given to lawyers and notaries public. (This spelling was a product of the 1990 French spelling reforms.)
     3. pron. (direct object) me
     4. pron. (indirect object) to me
a
     1. pron. (Quebec, colloquial) alternative form of elle she
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of avoir
           Elle a un chat. - She has a cat.
a moi
a dix
     avoir
          1. n. asset, possession
          2. v. to have (to own; to possess)
                J'aimerais avoir 20 dollars. - I would like to have 20 dollars.
          3. v. (intransitive, with à) to have (to), must
                J'ai à vous parler. - I have to talk to you.
          4. v. (auxiliary) to have (auxiliary verb to form compound past tenses of most verbs)
                J'ai parlé. - I have spoken.
          5. v. to have (a condition)
                J'ai faim. - I have hunger.
                J'ai froid. - I have cold.
          6. v. to have (a measure or age)
                Elle a 19 ans. - She has 19 years.
          7. v. to have (to trick)
                Tu t'es fait avoir. - You've been had.
          8. v. to have (to participate in an experience)
renversé
     1. v. past participle of renverser
car la même sensation reparaît chaque fois que l'ordre établi des choses est renversé
     renverser
          1. v. to turn over, turn upside down
                renverser le mélange - to turn the mixture over
                renverser le sablier - to turn over the hourglass
          2. v. to knock over, knock to the ground
                renverser une statue - to knock a statue over
                renverser son adversaire - to knock one's opponent to the floor
          3. v. to run over
                renverser un homme - to run over a man
          4. v. to spill (e.g. a liquid)
          5. v. (transitive, grammar) to invert (change the positions of words in a sentence)
          6. v. to switch over, switch
          7. v. to reverse, turn around (a situation)
          8. v. to overthrow, bring down
          9. v. to knock back, agitate
          10. v. (reflexive) to lean back
          11. v. (reflexive) to lay back, lie down
          12. v. (intransitive, of a tide) to reverse (flow in the opposite direction)
et
     1. conj. and
et disparut
et le coeur serré
Me
     1. n. Abbreviation of Maîtrenon-gloss, , a title given to lawyers and notaries public.
     2. n. Abbreviation of Maitrenon-gloss, , a title given to lawyers and notaries public. (This spelling was a product of the 1990 French spelling reforms.)
     3. pron. (direct object) me
     4. pron. (indirect object) to me
a
     1. pron. (Quebec, colloquial) alternative form of elle she
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of avoir
           Elle a un chat. - She has a cat.
a dix
a moi
     avoir
          1. n. asset, possession
          2. v. to have (to own; to possess)
                J'aimerais avoir 20 dollars. - I would like to have 20 dollars.
          3. v. (intransitive, with à) to have (to), must
                J'ai à vous parler. - I have to talk to you.
          4. v. (auxiliary) to have (auxiliary verb to form compound past tenses of most verbs)
                J'ai parlé. - I have spoken.
          5. v. to have (a condition)
                J'ai faim. - I have hunger.
                J'ai froid. - I have cold.
          6. v. to have (a measure or age)
                Elle a 19 ans. - She has 19 years.
          7. v. to have (to trick)
                Tu t'es fait avoir. - You've been had.
          8. v. to have (to participate in an experience)
écrasé
     1. v. past participle of écraser
     écraser
          1. v. to squash
          2. v. to obliterate
          3. v. (cooking) to mash (vegetables), to crush (garlic)
          4. v. (figuratively) to thrash, to crush, to win by a large margin
          5. v. (France, slang) to shut up
          6. v. (reflexive, of an aircraft) to crash
la
     1. art. the (definite article).
     2. pron. her, it (direct object).
     3. n-m. (music) la, the note 'A'.
gagna la porte
mais la comtesse
poitrine
     1. n. chest (of body)
     2. n. breast (of body)
     3. n. breast (of poultry, as meat)
avait trop de tirage dans la poitrine
ce qui lui mettait parfois des points d'orgue dans la poitrine
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