A Frequency Dictionary of French: Core Vocabulary for by Deryle Lonsdale, Yvon Le Bras

By Deryle Lonsdale, Yvon Le Bras

A Frequency Dictionary of French is a useful instrument for all newcomers 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 abroad, this dictionary offers the person with distinctive info for every of the 5000 entries, together with English equivalents, a pattern sentence, its English translation, utilization information, and a sign of check in edition.

Users can entry the pinnacle 5000 phrases both during the major frequency directory or via an alphabetical index. during the frequency directory there are thematically-organized lists of the head phrases from quite a few key subject matters reminiscent of activities, climate, garments, and kinfolk terms.

An attractive and hugely resource, the Frequency Dictionary of French will let 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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Opci´on f optar (por) R3/2 ordenar preciso realizar responsabilidad f responsable rutina f terminar trabajo m vacilaci´on f vacilar valent´ıa f valiente vigor m R3 vigoroso R3/2 voluntad f 39 choice, option to opt (for) to order precise, necessary to carry out responsibility responsible routine to end, to terminate work hesitation to hesitate courage courageous vigor, energy vigorous, energetic will Cualidades y virtudes / Qualities and virtues agradecer algo a to thank someone for alguien something agradecido thankful amable R3/2 nice, lovable amparar R3/2 to assist, to help amparo m R3/2 assistance, help a´ nimo m courage, spirit ayuda f help ayudar to help bondad f R3/2 goodness bondadoso R3/2 kindly bueno good, kind callado quiet caluroso R3/2 warm, enthusiastic caridad f charity complacer to please, to oblige (com)portarse to behave well/badly bien/mal confiado trusting, confident continente m serene countenance sereno R3 cualidad f quality cuidado m care, concern cuidadoso careful dar to give dar las gracias (a) to thank dignidad f dignity 40 Unidad 2 / Unit 2 entenderse (bien) con fama f favor m fiarse de fiel franqueza f R3/2 generoso h´abil habilidad f habilidoso honor m humildad f humilde inocencia f inocente justicia f justo llano to get on (well) with fame favor to trust faithful frankness generous skillful, clever skillfulness skillful honor humility humble innocence innocent justice just, fair straightforward, frank, open skill, dexterity, ingenuity skillful, ingenious my word of honor modesty modest It doesn’t matter, I don’t care nobility order, tidiness pride proud patience patient to pardon pious piety, pity For the love of God!

E. into water) Movimientos r´apidos y lentos / quick and slow movements aplauso m cerrado enthusiastic applause batir palmas to applaud (rhythmically to music or slowly in protest) callejear to wander about the streets, to hang around correr a toda casta˜na to race/belt along dar una coz to kick out dar palmas to applaud (rhythmically to music or slowly in protest) ...

Sue˜no / sleep adormecerse adormilarse agotado amodorrarse apalancarse R2/1 apolillar A cansado conciliar el sue˜no R3 dormir a pierna suelta dormir al raso echar la meme R2/1 M echar la mimi R2/1 M efecto m sopor´ıfico estar hecho un tronco hecho bolsa R1 A hecho pelota R1 A hecho polvo R1 hecho pomada A meterse en la cama peg´arsele a alguien las s´abanas planchar la oreja R1 sobar R1 sopor´ıfico tenderse R3/2 tumbarse R2/1 Habla / Speech a media voz a voz en cuello a voz en grito alzar la voz bajito callandito cantinflear R2/1 M ceder la palabra to become sleepy to doze exhausted to become drowsy to settle down to snooze tired to go to sleep to sleep soundly to sleep in the open air to go to sleep (used of children) to go to sleep (used of children) soporific effect to sleep like a log exhausted exhausted exhausted exhausted to get into bed to lie in to sleep to sleep soporific to lie down to lie down in a low voice at the top of your voice at the top of your voice to raise your voice in a low voice in a quiet voice/way to talk nonsense, to talk and say nothing (like Cantinflas, a Mexican comic) to invite to speak Ser humano / Human Being champurrear A/M chapurrear chillar chill´on chismorrear M chismorreo m M contar cuchichear cuchicheo m dar la palabra decir un discurso M dirigir la palabra a entonaci´on f estridente R3 hablador hablar R3/2 M hablar a tontas y a locas hablar hasta por las orejas M hablar por los codos levantar la voz llamada f to speak badly to speak badly to scream shrill, loud to whisper whisper to relate to whisper whisper to invite to speak to give a speech to address intonation strident talkative to talk (of something serious) to talk without rhyme or reason to talk a great deal to talk a great deal to raise your voice call ...

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