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

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Songer

February 4, 2008

Meaning – to think

Pronunciation – sohn-zjay

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


Assaillir

February 3, 2008

Meaning – to attack

Pronunciation – ah-say-ear

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


Interdire

February 2, 2008

Meaning – to forbid

Pronunciation – ihn-terhd-ihr

Il est interdit de fumer – Smoking is prohibited

(It is forbidden to smoke)


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)