Se passer

January 3, 2008

Meaning – to happen

Pronunciation – suh pah-say

La pièce se passe à Paris –  The play takes place in Paris

(Lit. The lay happens in Paris)

S’en faire

November 30, 2007

Meaning – to worry

Pronunciation – sohn fehr

Je m’en fais – I’m worried

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Se précipiter

November 17, 2007

Meaning – to rush

Pronunciation – suh pruh-sih-pih-teh

Je me suis précipité – I rushed

Se sauver

September 30, 2007

Meaning – to escape

Pronunciation – suh soh-vay

Mon chat s’est sauvé! – My cat has run away!

Se moquer

September 12, 2007

Meaning – to mock

Pronunciation – suh mohkeh

Vous vous moquez de moi? – Are you having me on?

(Lit. Do you mock me?)

Se laisser

August 20, 2007

Meaning – to let oneself

Pronunciation – suh lehseh

Elle ne se laisse pas faire – She doesn’t let herself be taken advantage of

Se lever

August 13, 2007

Meaning – to get up

Pronunciation – suh lehv-ay

Tous les jours je me lève à huit heures – Everyday I get up at eight o’clock