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By Deryle Lonsdale, Yvon Le Bras

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

Based on a 23-million-word corpus of French consisting of written and spoken fabric either from France and in a foreign country, this dictionary presents the person with particular info for every of the 5000 entries, together with English equivalents, a pattern sentence, its English translation, utilization records, 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. during the frequency directory there are thematically-organized lists of the pinnacle phrases from numerous key themes equivalent to activities, climate, garments, and relations terms.

An enticing and hugely resource, the Frequency Dictionary of French will allow 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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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!

Yes, yes, I know 62 | 12295n+s 285 public nadj public, audience * je dois beaucoup au public -- I owe a lot to the public 78 | 6074 286 humain nadj human * vous savez, on est humains, nous aussi -- you know, we are also human 81 | 5151 287 souvent adv often * mais alors souvent en fin de soirée c'est la fête -- well, often the night ends with a party 79 | 5945 288 cinq det,nm(pl) five * j'ai cinq minutes, je dois rencontrer quelqu'un à midi -- I have five minutes--I have to meet someone at noon 77 | 6263 289 système nm system * j'ai décrit le système idéal -- I described the ideal system 65 | 10450 290 travailler v to work * nous devons travailler ensemble -- we have to work together 76 | 6761 291 jeu nm game * nous n'entrons pas dans le jeu de la politique -- we don't enter into the political fray 85 | 3874 292 vrai adv,nadj true * ah, oui, c'est vrai -- oh, yes, that's right 73 | 7846 293 représenter v to represent * il représente bien le sport français -- he represents French sports very well 80 | 5385 294 madame nf madam, lady * et je suis au service de madame -- I'm at your service, ma'am 71 | 8195 295 société nf society * on vit dans une société où tout s'accélère -- we live in a society where everything is accelerating 73 | 7615 296 difficile nadj(f) difficult * c'est difficile, monsieur, très difficile d'être un homme -- sir, it's difficult--very difficult--to be a man 84 | 4116 297 quoi pro what * je ne sais pas de quoi vous parlez -- I don't know what you're talking about 63 | 10985-n +s Page 20 298 entreprise nf enterprise, business * j'ai moi-même l'esprit d'entreprise -- I myself have an entrepreneurial spirit 72 | 7912 299 coup nm coup, blow, knock, stroke * je lui donne juste un coup de main.

74 | 11128-n +s 194 meilleur nadj better, best * j'apprends à être un meilleur mari -- I'm learning to be a better husband 87 | 5030 195 trop adv too much, too many * la vie est trop courte. essayez d'être heureuse -- life is too short. try to be happy 78 | 9356 Page 16 2 Body tête 343 F head voix 414 F voice main 418 F hand œil 474 M eye esprit 538 M mind sein 563 M bosom cœur 568 M heart pied 626 M foot langue 712 F tongue sang 1126 M blood bras 1253 M arm visage 1292 M face côte 1385 F rib (also coast) dos 1672 M back front 1729 M forehead figure 1825 F face (also figure) bouche 1838 F mouth oreille 1884 F ear doigt 1938 M finger cerveau 1990 M brain peau 2122 F skin cheveu 2296 M hair sac 2343 M sac organe 2417 M organ jambe 2472 F leg épaule 2494 F shoulder nez 2661 M nose tissu 2696 M tissue dent 2784 F tooth cadavre 2892 M corpse lèvre 2927 F lip cul 2949 M ass genou 2967 M knee gueule 3015 F mouth ventre 3150 M belly chair 3260 F flesh pouce 3298 M thumb cou 3820 M neck poing 3889 M fist joue 3932 F cheek os 4092 M bone poitrine 4168 F breast gorge 4194 F throat crâne 4314 M skull coude 4404 M elbow poumon 4679 M lung poil 4723 M hair foie 4817 M liver talon 5049 M heel barbe 5053 F beard veine 5263 F vein cuisse 5292 F thigh rein 5493 M kidney muscle 5860 M muscle fesse 6087 F buttock estomac 6209 F stomach ongle 6275 F fingernail cheville 6313 F ankle sourcil 6344 M eyebrow moustache 6360 F moustache hormone 6434 F hormone tumeur 6450 F tumor 196 laisser v to leave * il va nous laisser tranquilles -- he'll leave us alone 77 | 9854 197 ordre nm order * ce sont des scientifiques de premier ordre -- they are first-rate scientists 86 | 5610 198 devant adv,nm,prep in front, ahead * une fumée montait devant nous sur l'horizon -- smoke billowed ahead of us on the horizon 81 | 7783 199 recevoir v to receive * il n'a plus reçu de lettres de moi -- he didn't receive any more letters from me 82 | 7201 200 répondre v to answer * j'aimerais y répondre par une autre question -- I would like to respond to it with another question 83 | 6672 201 vivre nm,v to live * aucune Marocaine ne vit seule dans le quartier -- no Moroccan woman lives alone in the neighborhood 80 | 8023 202 long adv,nadj long, lengthy * l'éducation sur le long terme paiera, j'en suis convaincu -- long-term education pays off, I'm convinced of that 82 | 6947 203 service nm service * je faisais mon service militaire -- I was doing my military service 75 | 10131 204 ministre nm,nf minister * les ministres se sont réunis dans la nuit -- the ministers met during the night 57 | 20107-l 205 face nf front, side, face * on s'est trouvés face à face -- we found ourselves face to face 85 | 5438 206 chez prep at, with * elle ira peut être vivre définitivement chez lui -- she might go live with him permanently 78 | 8646 207 te pro you, to you, from you * je vais t'emmener chez un médecin -- I'm going to take you to a doctor 51 | 23312-n +s 208 rappeler v to recall, call back * je ne me rappelle pas avoir été aussi heureux -- I don't remember having been that happy 86 | 4966 Page 17 209 présenter v to present * papa je te présente Claire -- daddy, this is Claire 79 | 8243 210 accepter v to accept * j'accepte avec plaisir votre aimable invitation -- I accept with pleasure your kind invitation 87 | 4705 211 agir v to act * c'est le moment d'agir -- now is the time to act 78 | 8418 212 simple nadj(f) simple * on préférerait une réponse simple -- we would prefer a simple answer 90 | 3579 213 plusieurs det,adj,pro several * il y a plusieurs formes d'humour -- there are several types of humor 80 | 7714 214 votre det your * permettez-moi de vous parler dans votre langue -- allow me to speak to you in your language 64 | 15483-n +s 215 important nadj important * c'est une question extrêmement importante -- it's an extremely important question 75 | 9564 216 présent nadj present * il est trop tard pour dîner à présent -- it's too late to have supper now 86 | 5151 217 mieux adji(pl),adv,nm better * je ne vous ai jamais mieux aimée -- I have never loved you more 82 | 6736 218 poser v to put, pose, ask * je ne me posais plus de questions -- I didn't ask myself any more questions 84 | 5949 219 jouer v to play * les enfants jouent dehors -- the children are playing outside 83 | 6092 220 mot nm word * je ne crois pas un mot sorti de ta petite bouche -- I don't believe a single word from your little mouth 81 | 7191 221 reconnaître v to recognize * Joseph reconnut le chant de la grive -- Joseph recognized the thrush's song 85 | 5513 222 force nf force * parle-moi de ces forces surnaturelles -- talk to me of these supernatural forces 80 | 7546 223 situation nf situation * dans des situations aussi difficiles, il faut trancher -- in such difficult situations, drastic measures must be taken 79 | 7616 224 offrir v to offer * alors, je vous offre la vie éternelle -- so I offer you eternal life 87 | 4365 225 près adv,prep near, nearby, close by * il y a un siège vide près de vous -- there's an empty seat near you 81 | 6660 226 choisir v to choose * c'est maintenant le moment de choisir -- now is the moment to choose 89 | 3731 227 national nadj national * il y avait l'intérêt national français -- the national interests of the French were involved 74 | 9570 228 projet nm project * le gouvernement ne financerait aucun projet touchant cette pratique -- the government would not fund any project involving this practice 60 | 16661+s 229 ni conj nor * je ne mange pas de viandes, ni de produits laitiers -- I don't eat meat or dairy products 77 | 8528 230 puis adv then, so * elle a tenté de me tuer, puis elle m'a chassée -- she tried to kill me, then she chased me 72 | 10366 231 toucher nm,v to touch * il lui touche l'épaule -- he touches her shoulder 88 | 4032 232 train nm train * je pris le train pour un aller-retour vers la mer -- I took the train on a round-trip outing to the sea 90 | 3198 233 aujourd'hui adv today * je peux, aujourd'hui encore, en réciter -- even today I can still recite some of them 73 | 9905 234 comment adv,conj,intj,nmi how * voyons un peu comment les choses se sont passées -- let's take a look at how things unfolded 72 | 10133+s 235 surtout adv,nm especially, above all * j'ai surtout besoin d'argent -- what I need above all is money 83 | 5548 236 gens nmpl people * des gens sont venus me voir -- people came to see me 70 | 11090-n +s 237 propre nadj(f) clean, proper * la pétasse était propre, mec -- the woman was clean, man 85 | 5012 238 grâce nf thanks, grace, favour * je ne vous demande aucune grâce -- I'm not asking you for any favors 90 | 3271 Page 18 239 idée nf idea * que pensez-vous de cette idée?

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