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By Deryle Lonsdale, Yvon Le Bras

ISBN-10: 0415775310

ISBN-13: 9780415775311

A Frequency Dictionary of French is a useful device for all inexperienced persons of French, supplying an inventory of the 5000 most often used phrases within the language.

Based on a 23-million-word corpus of French including written and spoken fabric either from France and in another country, this dictionary offers the consumer with specific details for every of the 5000 entries, together with English equivalents, a pattern sentence, its English translation, utilization facts, and a sign of sign in edition.

Users can entry the pinnacle 5000 phrases both in the course of the major frequency directory or via an alphabetical index. in the course of the frequency directory there are thematically-organized lists of the pinnacle phrases from quite a few key issues resembling activities, climate, garments, and family members terms.

An attractive and hugely resource, the Frequency Dictionary of French will permit scholars of all degrees to get the main out in their research of French vocabulary.

Deryle Lonsdale is affiliate Professor within the Linguistics and English Language division at Brigham younger collage (Provo, Utah). Yvon Le Bras is affiliate Professor of French and division Chair of the French and Italian division at Brigham younger college (Provo, Utah).

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You don't smell her perfume? 66 | 5339-n Page 29 537 payer v to pay * c'est moi qui paie votre salaire -- I'm the one who pays your salary 74 | 3957 538 esprit nm mind, spirit * t'as l'esprit vif, toi -- you've got a quick mind 76 | 3547 539 domaine nm domain, field * là, nous sommes dans le domaine de l'expérience mystique -- there we enter the realm of mystical experiences 73 | 4152 540 diriger v to lead, direct * nous ne sommes dirigés que par nos désirs -- we are only led by our desires 85 | 2084 541 noter v to note, notice * tu as tout noté?

76 | 4636+s 414 voix nf(pl) voice * viens, me dit-elle d'une voix brève -- come, she said in a curt voice 66 | 7218 415 terminer v to finish, end, * va terminer ton petit déjeuner -- go finish your breakfast 85 | 2717 416 base nf base * les matériaux de base sont toujours les mêmes -- the basic materials are always the same 78 | 4223 417 espérer v to hope * j'espère obtenir une réponse claire -- I hope to obtain a clear response 80 | 3893 418 main nf hand * nous avons marché main dans la main -- we walked hand-in-hand 67 | 6915+l 419 gros adv, nadj(pl) big * ce n'était pas un gros chien -- it wasn't a large dog 80 | 3786 420 arrêter v to stop, arrest * les deux dirigeants ont été arrêtés par la police -- the two leaders were arrested by the police 73 | 5457 421 retour nm return * votre retour pose énormément de problèmes -- your return causes huge problems 81 | 3592 422 prêt adj,nm ready * le dîner est prêt!

You refuse to obey? 87 | 3714 272 plutôt adv rather * ce jet vole plutôt bas -- this jet is flying rather low 83 | 4794 273 bureau nm office, desk * il veut vous voir dans son bureau immédiatement -- he wants to see you in his office immediately 91 | 2518 274 mauvais adv,nadj(pl) bad, wrong * il constitue un pas dans la mauvaise direction -- it constitutes a step in the wrong direction 88 | 3425 275 quant adv as for * les vents tempêtueux ont modifié la situation quant aux avalanches -- the stormy winds changed the avalanche situation 89 | 2911 276 mort adj,nf dead; death * la mort ne m'effraye pas -- death doesn't frighten me 71 | 8855 277 mal adji,adv,nm bad * autrement dit, la journée a plutôt mal commencé -- in other words, the day started out rather badly 77 | 6809 278 lire nf,v to read; lira * je ne voulais pas lire mes poèmes -- I didn't want to read my poems 80 | 5707 279 réussir v to succeed * il ne réussit pas à vendre un seul dessin -- he can't manage to sell even one drawing 89 | 2822 280 marché nm market * le marché des maisons est resté stable -- the housing market has remained stable 74 | 7783 281 condition nf condition * l'unité de la condition humaine -- the unity of the human condition 80 | 5589 282 international nadj international * elle jouit également d'une excellente réputation internationale -- she also has an excellent international reputation 70 | 9001 283 changer v to change * ensemble, ils ont changé beaucoup de choses -- together, they changed many things 82 | 5082 284 oui adv,nmi yes * oui, oui, je sais!

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