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

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

Users can entry the head 5000 phrases both during the major frequency directory or via an alphabetical index. through the frequency directory there are thematically-organized lists of the head phrases from a number of key subject matters comparable to activities, climate, garments, and kin terms.

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

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

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80 | 3721 423 occasion nf chance, opportunity * quand l'occasion se présentera, elle reviendra souvent -- when the opportunity arises, she'll return often 81 | 3484 424 député nm deputy, parliamentary delegate * j'ai écouté plusieurs interventions des députés -- I heard several deputies' speeches 48 | 12395-l -n +s Page 25 425 regarder v to look, watch * je regarde les reportages depuis ce matin -- I've been watching news reports since this morning 62 | 7977-n 426 plupart most, the majority * la plupart des jeux vidéo violents sont japonais -- most violent video games are Japanese 85 | 2633 427 deuxième det,nm,nf second * tout le monde a besoin d'une deuxième opinion -- everybody needs a second opinion 78 | 4024 428 résultat nm result, follow-up * nous avons pu constater les résultats hier -- we were able to notice the results yesterday 72 | 5458 429 écouter v to listen to * je pouvais l'écouter pendant des heures -- I could listen to him for hours 78 | 4164 430 terre nf earth, world, soil, land * que la paix soit sur terre, dès maintenant -- may peace reign on the earth henceforth 78 | 4037 431 valoir v to be worth * c'est fini.

You can't force me to stay! 88 | 1707 500 craindre v to fear, be afraid of * il ne craignait rien -- he was afraid of nothing 88 | 1679 501 passé nadj,prep past * j'étais prisonnier de mon passé -- I was a prisoner of my past 87 | 1843 502 âge nm age * il a simplement demandé mon âge -- he simply asked my age 84 | 2274 503 déclarer v to declare * il déclare que cette méthode était utile à l'époque -- he declared that this method was useful at that time 63 | 6208 504 oublier v to forget * je ne t'oublierai jamais -- I will never forget you 75 | 3841 505 propos nm(pl) remark * ces propos ne sont pas les miens -- these are not my own words 77 | 3535 506 troisième det,nm,nf third * la troisième et dernière tentative fut la bonne -- the third and final attempt succeeded 81 | 2775 507 quitter v to leave * vous êtes priés de quitter l'hôpital sans précipitation -- please leave the hospital immediately 76 | 3644 Page 28 This page intentionally left blank.

It's not worth it 85 | 2640 432 dollar nm dollar * tu veux combien? 10 dollars -- you want how much? 10 dollars 63 | 7528-l 433 intérieur nadj interior, inside * je sentais mon cœur battre à l'intérieur -- I felt my heart beating within me 80 | 3574 434 page nm,nf page * j'écrivis les premières pages d'un roman -- I was writing the first pages of a novel 79 | 3726 435 confiance nf confidence, trust * je ne peux pas lui faire confiance -- I can't trust him 86 | 2373 436 choix nm(pl) choice * elle n'a pas d'autres choix que de rester -- she has no other choice but to stay 84 | 2819 437 prévoir v to foresee, anticipate * son mandat présidentiel est prévu pour s'achever en 2007 -- his presidential mandate is due to expire in 2007 71 | 5428 438 chance nf luck; chance * c'est notre dernière chance -- it's our last chance 82 | 3195 439 notamment adv notably * on ignore notamment si des gendarmes figurent parmi les victimes -- at the moment it's unsure whether policemen are among the victims 71 | 5570 440 type nm type; guy * ce type de pêche est en cours d'abandon -- this type of fishing is disappearing 72 | 5213 441 but nm goal, aim, objective, purpose * notre premier but est toujours de respecter l'intégrité de la famille -- our primary objective is to always respect the integrity of the family 84 | 2734 442 matin nm morning * ce matin, je me suis réveillée tôt -- this morning I woke up early 74 | 4793 443 grave adv,nadj(f),nm serious, grave * ce n'est peut-être pas si grave que ça -- maybe it's not quite that serious 85 | 2606 444 prise nf grip, hold, seizure, catch * il y a souvent des prises de becs entre les deux -- there were frequent squabbles between the two of them 85 | 2561 445 européen nadj European * vous avez fait une tournée européenne -- you toured around Europe 57 | 9055-l 446 étude nf study * il existe une vie après les études -- there is life after school 72 | 5119 447 principe nm principle * tel est le premier principe de l'existentialisme -- that is the main principle of existentialism 77 | 4156 448 remplacer v to replace * tu dois être prêt à nous remplacer, le cas échéant -- you must be ready to replace us, if need be 91 | 1429 449 avancer v to advance, move forward * c'est moi qui ai avancé les fonds -- I'm the one who advanced the funds 88 | 1999 450 six det,nmi six * elle était enceinte de six mois -- she was six months pregnant 78 | 3894 451 nécessaire nadj(f) necessary, required * je ne pense pas qu'il soit nécessaire de la distribuer -- I don't think it will be necessary to distribute it 73 | 4920 Page 26 452 activité nf activity * certains sont impliqués dans des activités terroristes -- some of them are implicated in terrorist activities 78 | 3850 453 valeur nf value, worth * on a payé dix fois sa valeur -- we paid ten times what it was worth 72 | 5031 454 marquer v to mark * cet épisode tragique marque la fin d'une aventure -- this tragic episode marks the end of an adventure 86 | 2281 455 entier nadj whole, full * le monde entier est contre nous -- the whole world is against us 86 | 2212 456 réponse nf answer, response * il donne une réponse claire à cette question -- he gives a clear answer to that question 72 | 5034 457 aide nm,nf help, assistance * j'ai besoin d'un peu d'aide -- I need a little help 75 | 4309 458 principal nadj principal * trouver le rôle principal s'est révélé assez problématique -- finding the lead role turned out to be a problem 74 | 4477 459 élever v to grow, lift, raise * des murmures s'élevèrent autour de lui -- murmuring arose all around him 78 | 3830 460 pourtant adv yet, nonetheless, nevertheless * pourtant cette perspective aussi m'effrayait -- yet this outlook also frightened me 77 | 4017 461 commission nf commission * on a mis cette commission enplace pour revoir cette question importante -- we have set up this commission to review this important question 56 | 8906| +s 462 cesser v to cease, stop * on ne doit pas cesser de poser des questions -- we should never stop asking questions 83 | 2712 463 poursuivre v to pursue * je poursuis cette criminelle -- I'm pursuing this criminal 78 | 3625 464 maintenir v to maintain * ce principe sera maintenu -- this principle will be maintained 85 | 2339 465 époque nf era, period * ils ont vécu à la même époque -- they lived in the same time period 81 | 3128 466 exprimer v to express * encore une fois, j'exprime ma frustration -- once again, I express my frustration 81 | 3066 467 ami nadj friend * je te présente mon ami -- this is my friend 71 | 5135 468 bas adv,nadj(pl),nm(pl) low; stockings * elle ajouta presque à voix basse, comme quelqu'un qui parle dans l'obscurité -- she spoke in a low voice, like someone speaking from obscurity 81 | 3141 469 imposer v to impose * on leur impose des changements très rapides -- rapid change is being imposed upon them 78 | 3668 470 moitié nf half * pendant la moitié de la nuit, je pleurai -- during half the night, I cried 89 | 1682 471 avenir nm future * je me sens très optimiste pour l'avenir -- I feel very optimistic about the future 80 | 3167 472 argent nm money; silver * bon, c'est son argent que je veux -- well, it's his money that I want 72 | 4779 473 mise nf putting, placing * il annonce en effet la mise en place d' une police fédérale européenne -- he is indeed announcing putting in place a European federal police 79 | 3412 474 œil nm eye * ferme les yeux, et respire -- close your eyes and breathe 62 | 7013+l 475 eau nf water * faites chauffer une casserole d'eau -- heat up a pan of water 79 | 3367 476 sauf adj,prep except; safe * tout le monde rit sauf elle -- everyone's laughing except her 89 | 1706 477 école nf school * je n'aimais pas aller à l'école -- I didn't like to go to school 83 | 2671 478 sécurité nf security, safety * ils se sentaient plus en sécurité dans la rue qu'à la maison -- he felt safer in the streets than at home 67 | 5670 479 milieu nm middle * elle hésita au milieu de la route -- she paused in the middle of the road 78 | 3571 Page 27 480 lettre nf letter * il écrivit une lettre de neuf pages -- he wrote a nine-page letter 80 | 3244 481 presque adv almost * il y a presque 10 millions de lignes téléphoniques -- there are almost 10 million telephone lines 77 | 3680 482 attention nf attention * il se lève pour attirer notre attention -- he stood up to attract our attention 82 | 2741 483 cadre nm frame, executive * cette enquête s'inscrit dans le cadre d'une autre -- this inquiry takes place in the framework of another 74 | 4274 484 futur nadj future * un futur sans guerre, c'est cool, hein?

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