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to counteract the effects
- to counteract

contrecarrer les effets
- contrecarrer

the swindler

(le) escroc

I'm a little overwhelmed.
- to subjugate

Je suis un peu subjugué.
- subjuguer

The government is intentionally ignoring the public.
- intentionally (not "intentionnellement")

Le gouvernement ignore sciemment le public.
- sciemment (pronounce the first 'e' as an 'a')

jacket and tie
- the jacket

- le veston

It hardly shows any more that you almost croaked (died).

Ça ne paraît quasiment plus que t'as failli crever.

the reunion

les retrouvailles (fpl)

The police are more skittish.
- skittish

Les policiers sont plus frileux.
- frileux(se)

the impassable road
- impractical, impassable

La route impraticable.
- impraticable (2)

the ferry

le traversier

The government intends to do this.

Le gouvernement entend s'y prendre.

An ad which is packed with features specific to Quebec French.

Une publicité qui est bourrée de traits propres au français québécois.

the franchise, the frankness

la franchise (2)

the Quebec flagship

le fleuron québécois

the gizmo (2) (QC), (FR)

la patente à gosse (QC)
le machin (FR)

the hanger

le cintre

the pejorative phrase
- the locution, the phrase

la locution péjorative
- la locution (2)

if it will take off as a video format
- to take off (i.e., to have success) (QC)

si ça va pogner comme format de vidéo
- pogner (QC)

I saw the photos. It's embarrassing.
- embarrassing (not "embarrassant"), awkward

J'ai vu les photos. C'est malaisant.
- malaisant(e) (2)

the juror

le juré

to galvanize


The minister tempers the hopes of Quebecers.
- to temper

Le ministre tempère les espoirs des Québécois.
- tempérer: tempère tempères tempère tempérons tempérez tempèrent

There are moments that I wish that it would never end.

ll y a des moments que j'aimerais que ça se finisse jamais.
(note subjunctive)

formation of present subjunctive: to think

(1) pense penses pense
(2) pensions pensiez
(3) pensent
(1)(3) stem is: ils pensent - "ent"
(2) stem is: nous pensons - "ons"

present subjunctive:

sois sois soit soyons soyez soient
aie aies ait ayons ayez aient

present subjunctive:
to be able to, can
to know
to do, to make

puisse puisses puisse puissions pussiez puissent
sache saches sache sachions sachiez sachent
fasse fasses fasse fassions fassiez fassent

present subjunctive:
to go
to want

aille ailles aille allions alliez aillent
veuille veuilles veuille voulions vouliez veuillent

the ambush (2)

(la) embuscade, le guet-apens

the inducement

(le) incitatif

the basis (not "la base" "la fondation")

le fondement

the strike force, the firepower

la force de frappe (2)

I would like [it] that time stretches.
- to stretch
- the stretch, the stretching

J'aimerais ça que le temps s'étire.
- s'étirer, étirer (trans)
- (le) étirement

If you laugh I'll make you eat my leaflets.
- the leaflet

Si tu ris je te fais manger mes dépliants.
- le dépliant