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Quatre contes de Prosper Mrime
by F. C. L. Van Steenderen
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*mour -urent, -ut*, see *mourir*.

*mousse*, n. f., froth, foam; n. m., cabin-boy.

*mouvement*, m., motion.

*moyen*, m., means. au —— de, by means of.

*muet*, dumb, silent.

*mur*, m., wall.

*mr*, ripe, mature.

*muraille*, f., wall.

*murmure*, m., murmuring, grumbling.

*murmurer*, to mutter, mumble.

*musique*, f., band (of musicians).



*naturel*, m., naturalness.

*naufrag*, n. m., person ship-wrecked; adj., wrecked.

*navire*, m., ship.

*ngliger*, to neglect.

*ngociant*, m., merchant.

*ngre*, m., negro.

*ngresse*, f., negress.

*ngrier*, m., slave-ship.

*net, -te*, distinct, easy.

*nettement*, plainly.

*nez*, m., nose.

*niais*, silly, simple.

*noce*, f., wedding.

*noir*, adj., black; n. m., black, negro.

*nom*, m., name.

*nombre*, m., number. bon ——, a good many.

*nommer*, to name, call. comment le nommez-vous?, what is his name?

*non*, no, not.

*nonchalamment*, carelessly, indolently.

*nonobstant*, in spite of.

*notamment*, particularly.

*note*, f., note. de te faire changer de ——, to make you change your tune.

*notre*, our.

*nourriture*, f., board, food.

*nouveau, nouvel, nouvelle,* new, other. de nouveau, again.

*nouvelle*, f., news. avoir des ——s de, to hear from.

*nouvellement*, newly, lately, recently.

*noyau*, m., stone (of fruit).

*noyer*, to drown.

*nu*, bare.

*nuage*, m., cloud.

*nuire*, to do harm.

*nuit*, f., night, night-time. la ——, at night; cette ——, last night, to-night.

*nuque*, f., nape of the neck.

*obir ()*, to obey.

*obligeant*, obliging, kind.

*obstruer*, to obstruct, encumber.

*obus*, m., shell.

*occasion*, f., opportunity, incident.

*s'occuper*, to busy one's self, to be busy.

*oeil* (plur. *yeux*), m., eye.

*offenser*, to offend.

*offrant*, see *offrir*.

*offre*, f., offer.

*offrir*, to offer, en m'offrant sa maison, by offering me his hospitality.

*ombre*, f., shade, shadow.

*on* (*l'on*, for euphony), one, they, we, you, people, men, somebody.

*onze*, eleven.

*opinitre*, stubborn.

*or*, m., gold.

*orage*, m., storm.

*orageux*, stormy.

*ordinaire*, m., ordinary practice. son ——, as usual, in his usual way; d'——, usually.

*oreille*, f., ear. dire l'—— quelqu'un, to whisper in anyone's ear.

*orgie*, f., orgy, debauch.

*orner*, to adorn.

*osciller*, to dangle, oscillate.

*oser*, to dare, venture.

*ter*, to remove, take away, take off.

*ou*, or, or else.

*o*, where, in which, when. d'——, whence; par ——, the same way, which way.

*oublier*, to forget.

*oui*, yes.

*outre*, beyond; —— mesure, excessively; en ——, besides.

*ouvert*, open, frank, sincere.

*ouvrier*, m., workman.

*ouvrir*, to open. s'——, to open, open up, be opened; n'—— un passage, to cut one's way through; s'ouvrirent devant lui, made way for him.

*paille*, f., straw.

*patre*, to graze, pasture. mener ——, to take to pasture.

*paix*, f., peace.

*ple*, pale.

*pleur*, f., pallor.

*palissade*, f., stockade.

*pan!*, bang!

*panier*, m., basket. la fin du ——, when the basket was empty.

*panser*, to dress (wounds).

*pantoufle*, f., slipper.

*paon* (pronounce pan), peacock.

*papier*, m., paper.

*paquet*, m., bundle, parcel.

*par*, by, through, in. —— contre, on the other hand; —— derrire, behind; —— dessus, over; —— devant, in front; —— o, the same way, which way.

*parais; paraiss-aient, -ait*, see *paratre*.

*paratre*, to appear; (impersonal) to look, seem.

*parbleu!*, upon my word!, zounds!

*parce que*, because.

*parcourant*, see *parcourir*.

*parcourir*, to look over, peruse.

*pareil-le*, similar, such.

*parent*, m., relative. tait quelque peu —— de, was a distant relative of.

*parent*, f., relationship.

*se parer*, to adorn one's self.

*parfait*, perfect.

*parier*, to bet, lay a wager.

*parler*, to speak, talk.

*parmi*, among.

*parole*, f., word. adresser la —— , to speak to.

*paroli*, m., double stake, or bet (at faro).

*pars*, see *partir*.

*part*, f., part, side. de la —— de, from; prendre —— , to participate in; de toutes ——s, on every hand; de —— en ——, through and through.

*partager*, to share, distribute, take part in.

*partait*, see *partir*.

*partant*, m., the departing one.

*parterre*, m., pit.

*parti*, m., party, side, cause, resolution. prendre le —— de, to make up one's mind, resign one's self to; il prit un ——, he formed a resolution.

*particulier*, n. m., individual; adj., peculiar.

*partie*, f., part, (contracting) party.

*partir*, to start, go away, depart, be off, come, proceed, go off (of fire-arms).

*par-urent, -ussent, -ut*, see *paratre*.

*parvenais*, see *parvenir*.

*parvenir *, to attain, reach, succeed.

*parvenu; parviennent, parvnmes, parvint*, see *parvenir*.

*pas*, m., step, pace. —— compts, very slowly; —— lents, slowly; —de course, quick-step.

*pas*, adv., no, not, not any.

*passablement*, tolerably.

*passant*, m., passer-by.

*passavant*, m., gangway.

*pass*, past. la semaine ——e, last week.

*passer*, to pass, pass along, or through, be considered. en passant, as (I) passed by; —— la revue devant, to pass in review before. se ——, to pass, pass by, happen, to be going on. il se passa dix minutes, ten minutes elapsed.

*patrie*, f., home.

*patte*, f., leg (of an animal).

*pauvre*, poor, wretched.

*paver*, to pave.

*payer*, to pay for.

*pays*, m., country, native place.

*paysage*, m., landscape.

*paysan*, *-ne*, peasant, country-woman.

*peau*, f., skin.

*peccadille*, f., peccadillo, slight offence.

*peine*, f., trouble, difficulty. ——, hardly, scarcely; tre en ——, to be uneasy; donner de la ——, to cause trouble, be troublesome; se donner la —— de, to take the trouble to, be so kind as to; faire de la —— , to pain; j'eus —— retenir un cri, I could scarcely refrain from crying out.

*peiner*, to pain, trouble.

*pencher*, to bend.

*pendant*, during, for. —— que, while.

*pendre*, to hang, suspend.

*pnible*, painful, difficult.

*pniblement*, painfully.

*pense*, f., thought, idea.

*penser*, to think.

*percer*, to pierce, pierce through.

*perdre*, to lose.

*perdu*, lost, ruined.

*pre*, m., father.

*perfide*, m., traitor.

*permettre*, to allow, permit.

*perron*, m., flight of steps before a house, stoop, verandah.

*Perse*, f., Persia.

*personne*, (with 'ne' before verb) nobody, (not) anybody.

*persuader*, convince.

*peser*, to bear upon, lie.

*petit*, adj., little, small, —— ——, little by little, by degrees; —- matre, dandy, n. m. young, kitten.

*peu*, adv., little, few. dans ——, shortly; depuis ——, lately; quelque ——, somewhat, a little; —— ——, gradually, little by little; un ——, somewhat, for a short time, a bit. n. m., few. le —— de matelots, the few sailors.

*peur*, f., fear. avoir ——, to be afraid; de —— de, for fear of; faire —— , to frighten.

*peut-tre*, perhaps.

*peut*, *peuvent*, see *pouvoir*.

*pharaon*, m., faro.

*piaffer*, to paw (the ground).

*pice*, f., piece, apartment, cannon. mettre en ——s, to tear, break, to pieces.

*pied*, m., foot, quelques ——s de nous, a few feet away; cinq ——s de haut, five feet tall; sortir ——, to go out on foot; se lever en ——, to rise.

*pierre*, f., stone. —— feu, flint.

*piquant*, sharp, biting, cutting, keen.

*pire*, adj., worse.

*pis*, adv., worse. le ——, the worst; tant ——, so much the worse.

*pistolet*, m., pistol.

*piti*, f., pity.

*place*, f., place. sur ——, on the spot.

*plaindre*, to pity. se ——, to complain.

*plaire*, to please. comme il vous plaira, as you like.

*plaisaient*, see *plaire*.

*plaisanter*, to jest, joke.

*plaisanterie*, f., joke. par ——, by way of a joke.

*plat*, see *plaire*.

*planche*, f., board, plank.

*plancher*, m., floor.

*plat*, n. m., dish, flat side; adj., insipid, low, mean.

*plat-bord*, m., gunwale.

*plateau*, m., tray.

*plein*, full, filled.

*pleurer*, to weep.

*pli*, m., hollow.

*plonger*, to plunge.

*la plupart*, the greater part, most people.

*plus*, adv., more, most. de ——, more, moreover; —— de, more than; de —— en ——, more and more; non ——, neither; rien de ——, nothing more; ne... ——, no more, no longer; tout au ——, at most.

*plus... plus* (correlative conj.) the more... the more.

*plusieurs*, several.

*plutt*, rather.

*poche*, f., pocket, pouch.

*poids*, m., burden, weight.

*poignard*, m., dagger.

*se poignarder*, to stab one's self.

*poing*, m., fist.

*point*, adv., no, not, not at all; n. m., point. au dernier ——, in the highest degree.

*pointe*, f., sharp end.

*pointu*, pointed, sharp.

*poire*, f., pear. —— foudre, powder-horn.

*poisson*, m., fish.

*poitrine*, f., chest, breast, lungs.

*polonais*, Polish.

*pompon*, m., pompon, a ball of colored wool worn on the front of a shako.

*pont*, m., deck (of a ship).

*ponte*, m., punter, a faro player (not the dealer).

*porte*, f., gate, door.

*porte*, f., shot. deux ——s de canon, within, at a distance of, two cannon-shots.

*portefeuille*, m., portfolio, pocket-book.

*porter*, to carry, bear, wear, put. se ——, to be, to do (of health).

*porteur*, m., bearer.

*poser*, to place.

*possder*, to possess. se ——, to command one's temper. il ne se possda plus, he was beside himself.

*poste*, n. m., position; n. f., mail, stage-coach.

*poster*, to station.

*postillon*, m., postilion, driver.

*pouce*, m., thumb, inch.

*poudre*, f., gunpowder.

*poulet*, m., chicken.

*poupe*, f., poop, stern. chambre de ——, poop-cabin.

*pour*, for, to. —— le moins, at least; —— moi, as for me.

*pourquoi*, why.

*pourr-a, -ais, -ait*, see *pouvoir*.

*poursuivi, poursuivit*, see *poursuivre*.

*poursuivre*, to pursue, continue.

*pourtant*, however, for all that.

*pousser*, to send forth, put out, utter. —— un cri, to cry out; ils poussrent trois hourras, they gave three cheers.

*poussire*, f., dust.

*pouv-ais, -ait, -aient*, see *pouvoir*.

*pouvoir*, to be able, can, may. le moment tait on ne peut plus favorable, the moment was most propitious; se ——, to be possible.

*pouvoir*, m., power.

*pouvons*, see *pouvoir*.

*pratique*, f., practice, practical part.

*pratiquer*, to practise.

*prcipitamment, avec prcipitation*, hurriedly, hastily.

*prcipiter*, to hurry. se —— sur (dans), to rush, or dash, at.

*prcisment*, precisely.

*prdire* (part. *prdit*), to foretell, predict.

*se prlasser*, to assume an air of dignity.

*premi-er, -ere*, first.

*pren-aient, -ait, -ant*, see *prendre*.

*prendre*, to take, take on, assume, catch, handle, use. a tout ——, upon the whole; —— en grippe, to take a dislike to; —— femme, to marry; —— feu, to get angry; —— le parti de, to make up one's mind, resign one's self to; il a pris par ce sentier, he went this way, by this path; je me sentis pris par, I felt overcome by; —— part, to participate; —— place, to sit down.

*prs (de)*, near, close to, almost, nearly.

*prsager*, to forebode, portend.

*prsenter*, to offer, introduce. —— ses hommages, to pay one's respects.

*presque*, almost, nearly.

*presser*, to press, urge. —— la dtente, to pull the trigger. se ——, to be in a hurry.

*prt*, ready, in readiness. tiens-toi ——e, be on your guard.

*prtendre*, to maintain.

*prtention*, f., claim.

*prter*, to lend.

*prvenir*, to anticipate, forestall.

*prvint*, see *prvenir*.

*prier*, to pray, beg, bid, request.

*prire*, f., prayer, entreaty.

*printemps*, m., spring.

*prirent, pris, prit*, see *prendre*.

*prise*, f., capture, taking, prize hold.

*prisonnier*, m., prisoner.

*prix*, m., price.

*prochain*, next, approaching.

*proche*, near.

*produire*, to produce, make.

*produisait*, see *produire*.

*produit*, m., proceeds, yield.

*se promener*, to walk, go for a walk.

*promettre* (part. *promis*), to promise.

*promptement*, promptly, quickly.

*prononcer*, to utter.

*proposition*, f., proposal.

*propre*, own.

*propritaire*, m., f., landed proprietor, freeholder.

*proprit*, f., estate.

*proscrit*, m., outlaw.

*protger*, to protect.

*proue*, f., prow.

*province*, f., country.

*puis*, then, afterward.

*puis, pu, pus*, see *pouvoir*.

*puisque*, since, seeing that.

*puissant*, powerful.



*en qualit de*, as, in the capacity of.

*quand*, when.

*quart*, m., quarter. officier du ——, officer of the watch.

*quartier*, m., piece, military quarter.

*quatre*, four.

*quatre-vingts*, eighty.

*que*, pron., whom, that, which, what; conj., as, how. ne... que, only.

*quel, -le*, what.

*quelque*, adj., some, a few; adv., some, about. —— peu, somewhat; —— chose, something; quelqu'un, somebody; quelques-uns, some, a few.

*quelquefois*, sometimes.

*querelle*, f., quarrel. chercher —— , to pick a quarrel with.

*qui*, who, whom, which, that, some. —— de, —— del, in all directions at once.

*quiconque*, whoever, whomsoever.

*quitte*, free, rid, even, square (with). il n'aurait pas t si facilement —— avec moi, I would not have let him off so easily; vous en voil ——, now you are rid of them, or safe.

*quitter*, to leave, lay aside.

*quoi*, which, what.



*raccommoder*, to repair.

*racine*, f., root.

*raconter*, to relate, tell, narrate.

*radieux*, radiant.

*rafrachir*, to cool, refresh.

*raison*, f., reason, satisfaction. rendre ——, to give satisfaction.

*raisonnable*, reasonable.

*ramasser*, to pick up.

*rame*, f., oar.

*ramener*, to take back.

*ramer*, to row.

*rapidement*, rapidly, in rapid succession.

*se rappeler*, to remember, recall.

*rapport*, m., relation.

*s'en rapporter *, to refer one's self to. s'en —— au sort, to have recourse to drawing lots.

*rapproch*, close.

*se rapprocher*, to come near again be friends again.

*raret*, f., scarcity.

*se raser*, to shave one's self. comme il tait ——, as he was shaving.

*rassasier*, to satiate.

*rasseoir*, to seat again.

*se rassurer*, to recover one's self.

*se rattacher*, to be connected, be centered.

*ravin*, m., ravine.

*rayon*, m., comb (of honey).

*rebelle*, rebellious.

*rebut*, m., trash.

*recevoir*, to receive.

*recevrait*, see *recevoir*.

*rechange*, m., change. fusil de ——, spare gun.

*rechercher*, to seek, endeavor to obtain.

*rcit*, m., narration, statement, story.

*rclamation*, f., complaint, protest.

*rclamer*, to object, protest.

*rcolte*, f., harvest.

*reconnais*, see *reconnatre*.

*reconnaissance*, f., gratitude, reconnoitring party.

*reconnatre*, to recognize.

*reconter*, to tell again.

*se recoucher*, to lie down again.

*recouvrer*, to recover, regain.

*recouvrir*, to cover again, hide.

*recueillir*, to gather, pick up.

*reculer*, to fall back.

*re -u, -us, -ut, -t*, see *recevoir*.

*redemander*, to ask for again, ask back again.

*redingote*, f., overcoat.

*redoubler*, to increase, redouble. de coups redoubls, again and again.

*redoute*, f., redoubt, small fort.

*redouter*, to fear.

*se redresser*, to straighten up.

*rduire*, to reduce.

*rduisait*, see *rduire*.

*rel*, real.

*rflchir*, to consider.

*rflexion*, f., thought. faire ——, to reflect.

*rform*, discharged.

*refroidir*, to cool, become cold.

*se refuser *, to resist.

*regagner*, to get back, return to, reach again.

*regarder*, to look at, look upon, consider.

*reine*, f., queen.

*rejeter*, to throw again, throw back.

*rejoignis, rejoint*, see *rejoindre*.

*rejoindre*, to join, overtake.

*rjouir*, to delight, gladden.

*relever*, to lift up again, raise. se ——, to rise again, get up again.

*remarquer*, to notice, remark.

*se rembarquer*, to engage again, go on board again.

*remercier*, to thank.

*remettre*, to put on again, put back again, deliver, give up. —— , to put in charge of; on remit les armes en faisceaux, we stacked arms again. se ——, to begin again, compose one's self, recover.

*remis-s, -t*, see *remettre*.

*remonter*, to go up again.

*rempart*, m., bulwark.

*remplacer*, to replace.

*rempli*, full.

*remplir*, to fill.

*remuer*, to move, stir.

*rencontre*, f., encounter, meeting. aller la —— de quelqu'un, to go to meet any one; il s'lana sa ——, he dashed forward to meet him.

*rencontrer*, to meet, meet with. se ——, to be met with, to be seen. jamais il ne s'est rencontr un gaillard dou d'un bonheur plus insolent, you never saw a fellow with more impudent luck.

*rendez-vous*, m., place of meeting, rendezvous.

*rendre*, to restore, give back, payback, deliver, give, make. —— fou (folle), to drive insane; —— raison, to give satisfaction. se ——, to go.

*renfermer*, to confine.

*renoncer *, to give up.

*renouveler*, to renew. se ——, to be renewed.

*rentrer*, to return, be compressed.

* la renverse*, backwards.

*renverser*, to throw down.

*se rpandre*, to settle (themselves), to spread.

*reparatre*, to reappear.

*repartir*, to reply.

*reparut*, see *reparatre*.

*se repentir*, to repent.

*rpter*, to repeat.

*replier*, to fold. se ——, to fall back.

*rpondre*, to answer, reply.

*repos*, m., rest.

*repoussant*, forbidding, repellent.

*repousser*, to push away.

*reprendre*, to take again, take up again, return, recover, resume, begin again.

*reprsentation*, f., performance.

*se reprsenter*, to fancy, imagine.

*repri-s, -t*, see *reprendre*.

*se reproduire*, to come again, to occur again.

*reproduisait*, see *reproduire*.

*rsolu*, resolute.

*rsolu, rsolus*, see *rsoudre*.

*rsonner*, to clank.

*rsoudre*, to resolve.

*respirer*, to breathe.

*ressembler *, to be like, resemble.

*ressort*, m., spring.

*restant*, m., remaining one.

*reste*, m., remainder, au ——, besides.

*rester*, to remain, to be left.

*retarder*, to defer.

*retenir*, to retain, keep, keep from, hold back.

*retentir*, to resound, ring.

*retint*, see *retenir*.

*retirer*, to take away, derive, get. se ——, to retire, leave.

*retourner*, to return. s'en ——, to go back again.

*retraite*, f., retreat.

*retranchement*, m., intrenchment, stronghold.

*runion*, f., meeting.

*runir*, to join again, unite.

*russite*, f., success.

*en revanche*, on the other hand.

*rveil*, m., awakening.

*rveiller*, to awake. —— en sursaut, to arouse suddenly. se ——, to wake up.

*reveler*, reveal.

*revenait*, see *revenir*.

*revenir* (part. *revenu*), to come back, return, recover, get over, come to. ce qui lui revenait, what he had a right to claim, what was coming to him.

*rver*, to dream.

*revers*, m., back, reverse, facing (of clothes), top (of boots).

*reviens; revin-s, -t*, see *revenir*.

*revoir*, to see again, meet again. se ——, to see, to meet each other again.

*se rvolter*, to revolt.

*revoyons, revu*, see *revoir*.

*ricaner*, to chuckle, sneer.

*richesse*, f., wealth.

*rien*, m., nothing, anything. —— de plus, nothing more.

*riez*, see *rire*.

*rigueur*, f., severity. la ——, at a pinch; tenir —— , to be severe upon, refuse to come around.

*riposter*, to return it, to reply readily.

*rire*, v., to laugh. —— de bon coeur, to have a good laugh; —— d'un gros rire, to burst into a horse-laugh. n. m., laughter.

*rivage*, m., bank (of rivers).

*rivire*, f., river.

*robe*, f., dress.

*rocher*, m., rock. de —— en ——, from rock to rock.

*roide* (pron. raide), rigid. tomber —— mort, to fall down dead.

*roman*, m., novel.

*romanesque*, fanciful, romantic.

*rompre*, to break (off).

*roue*, m., wheel.

*rouge*, red.

*rouille*, f., rust.

*se rouiller*, to grow rusty.

*roulement*, m., rolling, roll.

*rouler*, to revolve, turn. se ——, to roll about.

*route*, f., road. en ——, on the way.

*rue*, f., street, passage.

*russe*, Russian.



*sain*, sound.

*saisir*, to seize, catch hold of, take. se —— de, to catch hold of.

*sais, sait*, see *savoir*.

*sal*, salted. chair ——e, salt meat.

*salon*, m., drawing-room.

*saluer*, to salute.

*sang*, m., blood.

*sang-froid*, m., coolness, composure.

*sanglant*, bloody, covered with blood.

*sanglier*, m., wild boar.

*sanglot*, m., sob.

*sangloter*, to sob.

*sans*, without, but for. —— que (conj.), without.

*sant*, f., health.

*satisfaire*, to satisfy.

*saurait*, see *savoir*.

*saut*, m., jump.

*sauter*, to jump, hop, skip.

*sauvage*, m., wild man.

*sauvagerie*, f., shyness.

*sauver*, to save. se ——, to run away.

*sav-ais, -ait*, see *savoir*.

*savant*, skilful.

*savions*, see *savoir*.

*savoir*, v., to know, know how, have a knowledge of. () savoir?, that is to say?; je ne sais quelle plate grossiret, some low, offensive expression or other; qui ne savait que faire, who did not know what to do. n. m., learning.

*savoir-faire*, m., ability.

*schako*, m., shako.

*scruter*, to search closely.

*schement*, sharply, plainly.

*second*, m., mate (on board ship).

*secours*, m., help, relief. vinrent merveilleusement au —— de ton loquence, aided his eloquence wonderfully.

*sduisant*, tempting.

*seigneur*, m., lord.

*selon*, according to.

*semaine*, f., week.

*semblable*, similar, such.

*sembler*, to seem. o bon leur semblerait, wherever they would think fit.

*semer*, to sow.

*sens* (pronounce final 's'), sense, meaning. bon ——, good, or common, sense.

*sens, sent; sentais, -ait, -ant*, see *sentir*.

*sentier*, m., path.

*sentir*, to feel. se ——, to be conscious of, to feel. se —— prit par, to feel overcome by.

*sparer*, to separate, part. se ——, to part.

*sept*, seven.

*srieusement*, in earnest, seriously.

*serment*, m., oath.

*serr*, compact, crowded.

*serrer*, to squeeze. —— la main quelqu'un, to shake any one by the hand, to shake hands. se ——, to crowd.

*sert, servait*, see *servir*.

*serviable*, obliging.

*servir*, to serve. qui devait —— de signal, which was to serve as a signal. se —— de, to use, make use of.

*serviteur*, m., servant.

*seuil*, m., threshold.

*seul*, alone, single, only.

*seulement*, only, merely, just.

*svre*, severe, stern.

*si*, conj., if. —— ce n'est, except. adv., so, however.

*le sien*, his.

*sifflement*, m., whistling, whizzing.

*siffler*, to whistle.

*signe*, m., sign. faire ——, to beckon. il lui faisait —— que, he gave him to understand that.

*silencieux*, silent.

*singulier*, peculiar, odd.

*sinistre*, satanic, sinister.

*situ*, situated.

*six*, six.

*soigneusement*, carefully.

*soin*. m., care. avoir —— de, to take care, see to it that; donner des ——s , to attend.

*soir*, m., evening. le ——, au ——, in the evening; ce —— -l, on that evening.

*soire*, f., evening, evening party.

*soixante*, sixty.

*soldat*, m., soldier. simple ——, private; ——rform, discharged soldier.

*soleil*, m., sun. au ——, in the sunshine.

*solennel*, solemn.

*sombre*, dark, gloomy.

*sommeil*, m., sleep.

*sommer*, to call upon, challenge.

*son, sa, ses*, his, her, its, one's.

*sonder*, to sound.

*en songe*, in a dream.

*songer*, to dream, muse, think.

*sort*, m., lot. tirer au ——, to draw lots.

*sort-aient, -ais, -ait, -ant*, see *sortir*.

*sorte*, f., sort, manner. de la ——, thus, in that way; de —— que, en —— que, so that.

*sortir (de)*, v., to come from, out, to set out, emerge, depart, stick out, leave. n. m., leaving.

*sou*, m., sou (worth one cent).

*se soucier*, to care, mind.

*soucieux*, anxious, full of care.

*soudainement*, suddenly.

*souffle*, m., breath.

*souffler*, to blow (out).

*soufflet*, m., box on the ear, affront.

*souffre, souffres*, see *souffrir*.

*souffrir*, to suffer.

*souhaiter*, to wish.

*souiller*, to sully.

*se soulever*, to rise.

*soupon*, m., suspicion.

*souponner*, to suspect.

*soupir*, m., sigh.

*soupirer*, to sigh.

*sourd*, deaf.

*sourire*, v., to smile. n. m., smile.

*sous*, under, below, sub.

*soutenir*, to support.

*souvenir*, n. m., remembrance, recollection, keepsake. se —— (de), v., to remember.

*souvent*, often.

*souviendras, souvint*, see *souvenir*.

*spectacle*, m., sight.

*staroste* (Russian: starosta, bailiff, steward), n. m., starost.

*stylet*, n. m., stiletto.

*subir*, to undergo.

*succder ()*, to follow. se ——, to follow one another.

*succomber*, to yield.

*suffire*, to suffice.

*sufft*, see *suffire*.

*la Suisse*, Switzerland.

*suit*, see *suivre*.

*suite*, f., succession, consequence. quatre fois de ——, four times in succession.

*suivant*, following.

*suivre* (part., *suivi*), to follow.

*sujet*, n. m., subject. au —— de, in regard to; ce ——, about it.

*supplier*, to beseech.

*sur*, upon, on, in, towards. balle —— balle, one bullet after another.

*sr*, sure.

*sret*, f., safety.

*au surplus*, besides, however.

*surprendre*, to surprise, take by surprise, overtake.

*sursaut*, m., start. veiller en ——, to awaken suddenly.

*surtout*, especially.

*surveiller*, to watch.

*survivant*, m., survivor.

*suspendre*, to dangle, hang, suspend.

*svelte*, slender, elegant.

*tabatire*, f., snuffbox.

*tableau*, m., painting, picture, scene.

*tache*, f., stain, blot.

*tafia*, m., tafia (rum).

*taille*, f., size.

*tailler*, to deal (at cards).

*taillis*, m., copse, underwood. —— fourr, thicket.

*se taire*, to be silent.

*talon*, m., heel. marcher sur les ——s de quelqu'un, to follow close behind any one.

*tambour*, m., drum.

*tandis que*, while, whereas.

*tant (de)*, so much, as much, so many, so, so much so. tant que, so long as; —— pis, so much the worse; —— bien que mal, somehow or other.

*tantt... tantt* (correlative conj.), now... then.

*tapage*, m., uproar.

*tapageur*, m., noisy fellow, roisterer.

*tapis*, m., rug.

*tard*, late.

*tarder*, to delay, be long, stay.

*tas*, m., heap, pile.

*taudis*, m., hovel.

*teint*, m., complexion.

*teinte*, f., hue, tint.

*tel, -le*, such. —— que, such as.

*tellement*, so, in such a manner. me frappa —— que, made such an impression on me that.

*tmoin*, m., witness.

*temps*, m., time, weather. avec le ——, in the course of time; en mme ——, at the same time; de —— en ——, from time to time; combien de ——, how long; je marchai quelque ——, I walked about a bit.

*ten-ais, -ant*, see *tenir*.

*tendre*, to hold out.

*tendresse*, f., emotion.

*tenez!* look here!

*tenir*, to hold, have hold of, keep. tiens!, see here; —— rigueur , to be severe upon; il ne tient qu' moi, it depends only upon me; se —— prt, to be upon one's guard, to be ready; se —— debout, to stand up.

*tentation*, f., temptation.

*tentative*, f., attempt.

*tenter, to try*. —— un effort, to make an attempt.

*terrain*, m., ground, land.

*terrasser*, to knock down.

*terre*, _f._, earth, land, ground, _ ——, on the ground, down; _mettre pied ——_, to alight, dismount. _par ——_, on the ground.

*tertre*, m., hillock, rising ground.

*tte*, f., head. baisser la ——, to hang one's head; calcul de ——, mental calculation; faire —— , to resist.

*le tien, la tienne*, thine, yours.

*tiens!*, look here!

*tien-s, -t, tint*, see *tenir*.

*tiers*, m., third.

*tillac*, m., deck (of a ship).

*timonier*, m., helmsman.

*tir*, m., shooting, shooting-gallery, shooting-ground.

*tirailler*, to shoot, skirmish.

*tirailleur*, m., sharpshooter.

*tirer*, to draw, pull, fire, shoot tirons au sort qui le premier feu, let us draw lots to decide who will have the first shot; vous tirez le pistolet?, are you a good shot with the pistol?

*tireur*, m., marksman, shot.

*toile*, f., cloth, linen-cloth, canvas, toils (in hunting).

*tomber*, to fall. —— d'accord, to agree; —— raide mort, to fall down dead; pour faire —— la cendre de sa pipe, to knock the ashes from his pipe.

*ton, ta, tes*, thy, your.

*ton*, m., tone, voice.

*tonneau*, m., cask.

*tonnerre*, m., thunder.

*torrent*, m., flood (of tears).

*tort*, m., wrong, harm, prejudice. ——, wrongly; lui fit beaucoup de —— parmi nos jeunes gens, prejudiced our young men very much against him.

*tortueux*, tortuous.

*toucher*, to touch, affect.

*touffu*, bushy.

*toujours*, always, continuously, still. Fortunato ricanait ——, Fortunato continued to sneer.

*tour*, m., turn. —— ——, by turns; c'est mon —— de, it is my turn to.

*tourmenter*, to grieve, torment, trouble.

*tourner*, to turn, turn or move around, la tte me tournait, my head was swimming; se ——, to turn, turn around.

*tout,-e, tous, toutes*, adj., all, whole. tout le monde, everybody; toutes les fois que, as often as; tous les jours, every day.

*tout*, n. m., everything.

*tout,-e*, adv. and adv. conj., wholly, quite, although, for all that. —— fait, quite, wholly; —— coup, —— d'un coup, suddenly, all of a sudden; —— au plus, at most; —— l'heure, just now; —— de son long, at full length; —— en balbutiant, for all that he stammered; —— en faisant grande dpense, for all that he spent a great deal; ——e grossire qu'elle tait, however rude it might be.

*toutefois*, nevertheless.

*tracer*, to trace.

*traduire*, to translate.

*trafiquant*, m., dealer.

*trahir*, to betray.

*trahison*, f., treachery. faire une ——, te commit treason.

*se traner*, to drag one's self along.

*trait*, m., stroke, feature.

*traite*, f., journey, slave-trade, trading on the African coast. faire la ——, to carry on the slave-trade.

*traiter*, to treat.

*tratre*, m., traitor.

*tranchant*, sharp, cutting, decisive.

*tranquille*, calm, sois ——, never mind, don't worry; on le laissa ——, he was let alone.

*transparent*, m., transparent paper.

*traquer*, to entrap, to hunt down.

*travail*, m., labor.

*travailler*, to work.

*travers*, m., breadth. au —— de, through; en —— de, crosswise.

*traverse*, f., passage, voyage.

*traverser*, to cross, go through.

*tremblement*, m., quaking.

*trembler*, to tremble.

*une trentaine*, f., about thirty.

*trente*, thirty. —— deux, thirty-two; —— cinq, thirty-five.

*trs*, very.

*triste*, melancholy.

*avec tristesse*, gloomily.

*trois*, three.

*troisime*, third.

*tromper*, to deceive. se ——, to be mistaken.

*tronc*, m., trunk, stem.

*tronon*, m., stump.

*trop*, too, too much.

*trou*, m., hole.

*trouble*, m., confusion.

*troubler*, to disturb, perplex.

*trouer*, to perforate, make a hole in.

*troupeau*, m., flock.

*trouver*, to find, meet, think. se ——, to find one's self, be found, to be.

*tuer*, to kill.

*tut*, see *taire*.

*un, -e*, a, one. les ——s, some.

*usage*, m., custom, practice, use.

*user (de)*, to make use of.

*ustensile*, m., utensil, tool.



*va*, see *aller*.

*vacance*, f., vacancy.

*vague*, f., wave.

*vaguement*, vaguely.

*vaincre*, to conquer.

*vainqueur*, m, victor.

*vaisseau*, m., ship, vessel.

*valait*, see *valoir*.

*valoir*, to be worth. —— mieux, to be worth more, be preferable.

*vanter*, to brag about, extol.

*vaste*, vast, spacious.

*vaurien*, m., scamp.

*vaut*, see *valoir*.

*veille*, f., evening, or day before.

*velours*, m., velvet.

*ven-aient, -ais, -ait*, see *venir*.

*vendeur*, m., seller.

*vendre*, to sell.

*vendredi*, m., Friday.

*se venger*, to take revenge.

*venir* (part. *venu*), to come. faire ——, to send for; —— bout de, to succeed; il s'en venait, he was coming along; comme je venais de ramasser, just as I had picked up; il venait de recevoir, he had just received[1].

[Footnote 1: The present and the imperfect, indicative mood, of venir followed by de + an infinitive, is translated by the corresponding form of to have followed by just + the past participle of that infinitive.]

*venons*, see *venir*.

*vent*, m., wind.

*ventre*, m., stomach.

*vergue*, f., yard (of a mast).

*vernir*, to varnish.

*verr-as, -a*, see *voir*.

*verre*, m., glass.

*verr-ons, -ont*, see *voir*.

*vers*, towards, to, about.

*verser*, to pour out, shed.

*verste*, f., verst, Russian measure of length containing about two thirds of an English mile.

*vert*, green.

*vertement*, sharply.

*vertu*, f., virtue. en —— de, by virtue of.

*veste*, f., round jacket.

*vtir*, to clothe, array.

*vtu*, (part. of *vtir*), arrayed.

*veuillez*, please, be so kind as.

*veux*, see *vouloir*.

*vide*, empty.

*vider*, to empty.

*vie*, f., life.

*vieillard*, m., old man.

*viendr-a, -ait; viennent, vient*, see *venir*.

*vierge*, f., virgin.

*vieux, vieil, vieille*, old.

*vif, vive*, alive, brisk, keen, alert.

*vilain*, miserable, mean.

*ville*, f., town, city.

*vin*, m., wine.

*vingt*, twenty.

*une vingtaine*, f., a score, about twenty.

*vmes*, see *voir*.

*vint, vinrent*, see *venir*.

*virent*, see *voir.*

*virer*, to turn. —— de bord, to tack about.

*vis*, see *voir*.

*visage*, m., face.

*viser*, to aim at, take aim at.

*visiter*, to examine, search.

*vit*, see *voir*.

*vite*, fast, quickly, speedily, au plus ——, as quickly as possible.

*vivait*, see *vivre*.

*vivant*, living, alive.

*vivement*, briskly, keenly, vigorously.

*vivent*, see *vivre*.

*vivre*, to live. vive l'empereur!, long live the emperor! (Napoleon).

*vivres*, m. pl., provisions.

*voici*, behold, here is, this is. le ——, here he (it) is.

*voil*, it is, that is, there is, there are, now. —— la danse qui va commencer, now the fun is going to begin; comme te —— grandi!, how tall you have grown!; comme te —— effraye!, how frightened you look!; vous en —— quitte, now you are rid of them, or safe.

*voile*, f., sail.

*voilier*, m., sailer, ship, un fin ——, a fast sailer.

*voir*, to see. se ——, to see one another.

*vois*, see *voir*.

*voisin*, m., neighbor.

*voisinage*, m., neighborhood. j'allais commencer mon compliment de ——, I was going to pay him my neighborly compliment.

*voit*, see *voir*.

*voiture*, f., carriage. —— publique, stage-coach.

*voix*, f., voice. —— basse, in a low voice.

*voler*, to fly, steal.

*volontairement*, willfully.

*volont*, f., will, pl. whims.

*volontiers*, readily, willingly.

*vont*, see *aller*.

*voudr-a, -ais, -ait; voul-aient, -ait, -ez*, see *vouloir*.

*vouloir*, to will, wish, want. —— dire, to mean; qui n'avait pas voulu, who had declined.

*voul-u, -us, -ut, -t*, see *vouloir*.

*voy-ait, -ant, -ez*, see *voir*.

*vrai*, true, real, regular.

*vraiment*, truly, indeed.

*vu* (part.), see *voir*.

*vu* (prep.), considering.

*vue*, f., sight, view.



*y*, adv., there, thither; pers. pron., at it, in it.

THE END

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