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By Deryle Lonsdale, Yvon Le Bras

ISBN-10: 0415775310

ISBN-13: 9780415775311

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

Based on a 23-million-word corpus of French inclusive of written and spoken fabric either from France and out of the country, this dictionary offers the consumer with precise info 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 head 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 numerous key themes corresponding to activities, climate, garments, and kinfolk terms.

An enticing and hugely resource, the Frequency Dictionary of French will allow scholars of all degrees to get the main out in their examine 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 college (Provo, Utah).

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Extra info for A Frequency Dictionary of French: Core Vocabulary for Learners (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries)

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Should I prepare you some food? 89 | 2223 369 forme nf form * les électrons ne sont plus sous forme de gaz -- the electrons are no longer in the form of gas 79 | 4533 370 décision nf decision * parfois, vos décisions nous déçoivent -- sometimes your decisions disappoint us 73 | 5924 371 rôle nm role * il joue un rôle actif sur la scène internationale -- he plays an active role in the international scene 79 | 4354 372 dix det,nmi ten * je patiente depuis dix minutes -- I have been patiently waiting for ten minutes 81 | 3871 373 produit nm product * de nouveaux marchés s'ouvrent ainsi aux produits français -- new markets are thus opening to French products 79 | 4492 374 américain nadj American * c'est la voie que les Américains ont choisie --it's the path that the Americans have chosen 60 | 9762 375 minute nf minute * vous ne pouvez pas attendre deux minutes -- you can't wait two minutes 81 | 4025 376 relever v to raise * elle relevait la tête pour croiser mon regard -- she lifted up her head to catch me looking at her 89 | 2219 377 autant adv as much, as many * il a une bonne raison pour tarder autant -- he has a good reason for being so late 84 | 3276 378 peuple nm people * ma vengeance va s'abattre sur votre peuple!

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?

Wait... 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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