Assaillir

February 3, 2008

Meaning – to attack

Pronunciation – ah-say-ear

On l’a assailli de questions – He was bombarded with questions

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Interdire

February 2, 2008

Meaning – to forbid

Pronunciation – ihn-terhd-ihr

Il est interdit de fumer – Smoking is prohibited

(It is forbidden to smoke)


Permettre

January 7, 2008

Meaning – to permit

Pronunciation – pehr-meh-tre

Je me permets de le remettre – Let me put it back

(Lit. I permit myself to put it back)


Comprendre

January 5, 2008

Meaning – to understand

Pronunciation – cohmp-rohndreh

Je ne comprends pas – I don’t understand


S’en faire

November 30, 2007

Meaning – to worry

Pronunciation – sohn fehr

Je m’en fais – I’m worried

(To find other posts where faire is used click here)


Aller

November 26, 2007

Meaning – to go

Pronunciation – ah-lay

Où vas-tu? – Where are you going?

(N.B. Other posts where aller is used shown here)


Devoir

August 15, 2007

Meaning – to have to

Pronunciation – duh-vwar

Je dois faire la vaisselle – I have to do the washing-up.

[can also be used as a noun, les devoirs – homework]