Poitrine (La)

August 27, 2008

Meaning – chest/bosom

Pronunciation – pwuh-treen

Son coeur bat fort dans sa poitrine – Her heart beat strongly in her chest

(Lit. Her heart beat strong in her chest)


Volée (La)

August 26, 2008

Meaning – flock (of birds)/ flight (of stairs)/ volley (sport)

Pronunciation – voh-lay

En hiver des volées d’oiseux émigrent – In winter flocks of birds emigrate

Tiers (Le)

April 19, 2008

Meaning – Third

Pronunciation – tee-air

Un tiers plus deux tiers font un – One third plus two thirds equals one

(Lit. One third plus two thirds makes one)

Délit (Le)

April 18, 2008

Meaning – offense/misdemeanour

Pronunciation – deh-lee

Il est décédé suite à un delit de fuite. – He is deceased following a hit-and-run.

(Lit. He is deceased following a crime of evasion)

Avocat (Le)

April 14, 2008

Meaning – lawyer

Pronunciation – ahvohcah

Il est avocat d’assises – He is a criminal lawyer

Politique (La)

April 13, 2008

Meaning – politics

Pronunciation – poh-lih-tihk

Je m’interesse à la politique mondiale – I am interested in world politics

(Lit. I interest myself with world politics)

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April 12, 2008

We’ve set up a brand new site to deal with grammar problems – so we can concentrate on vocab here.

As said, it’s brand new and therefore not bursting with content, but the beginnings are all there.


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