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pointed

pointu(e)

the hell

(le) enfer

to hate

haïr
présent: hais hais hait haïssons haïssez haïssent

the patrol
the patroller
to patrol

la patrouille
le patrouilleur
patrouiller

the slope

la pente

to the detriment of

au détriment de

to make the nurses feel guilty

culpabiliser les infirmières

the worm in the apple
i.e., the presence of something bad/destructive [in something good]

le ver dans la pomme

I like listening to music.
I hear music.

J’aime écouter de la musique.
J'entends de la musique.

My French is better than yours.
- better (adj)
I speak better than you.
- better (adv)

Mon français est meilleur que le tien.
- meilleur (adj)
Je parle mieux que toi.
- mieux (adv)

We can't afford to let this drag on.
lit: we don't have the means
- to drag (along)

On a pas les moyens de laisser traîner ça.
- traîner

to borrow investigators from the neighboring district
- to borrow sth from sb

emprunter des enquêteurs au district voisin
- emprunter qch à qn

to abdicate

abdiquer (trans, intrans)

the intrusion

la intrusion

indecent
the indecency

indécent(e)
la indécence

the closet, the cupboard

le placard

anodyne (harmless, innocuous)

anodin(e)

to be complacent

être complaisant(e)

to swallow

avaler

tacit
tactily

tacite
tacitement

Quebec is considering banning anti-vaccine demonstrations.
- to consider (not "considérer")

Québec songe à bannir les manifestations antivaccins.
- songer

the challenge, the issue, the stake

(le) enjeu (3)

outmoded

désuet, désuète

a time bomb

une bombe à retardement

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