Courir

April 10, 2008

Meaning – to run/to compete

Pronunciation – cooh-rihr

Je voudrais courir dans les jeux Olympiques – I would like to compete in the Olympic games


Songer

February 4, 2008

Meaning – to think

Pronunciation – sohn-zjay

Je ne songerais jamais à faire ça – I would never contemplate doing that


Mordre

February 1, 2008

Meaning – to bite

Pronunciation – moah-drh

Il est un vrai mordu de sport – He’s a real sports enthusiast


Rendre

January 25, 2008

Meaning – to give back/return/to make (adjective)

Pronunciation – rehn-dreh

Malheureusement, je dois annuler notre rendez-vous – Unfortunately, I have to cancel our appointment


Soulever

January 10, 2008

Meaning – to lift/

Pronunciation – sooh-leh-vay

Le sujet soulève des questions d’ordre moral – The subject raises moral questions

(Lit. The subject raises questions of a moral order)


Mourir

January 9, 2008

Meaning – to die

Pronunciation – mouhr-rihr

Tout le monde va mourir – Everyone is going to die

(N.B. Sorry for the morbid start to the year! If you have any happier suggestions for a motdujoursend us an email at motdujour@inbox.com or leave a comment.)


Couper

January 4, 2008

Meaning – to cut

Pronunciation – cooh-pay

Je me suis coupé les cheveux! – I cut my hair