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Deceptive words and common mistakes - Les faux-amis et les fautes les plus courantes

Faux-amis

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to abuse [bjuz]

1) injurier, insulter 2) abuser de

abuser de

to take advantage of, to deceive

to accommodate

loger

accommoder

to prepare

to achieve

raliser, mener bien

achever

to complete

actual

rel, concret

actuel

current [krnt], todays, topical

actually

en fait

actuellement

nowadays, today, these days, currently, at


present

advertisement [dvtsmnt]

publicit

avertissement

warning

affluence

richesse

affluence

rush

agony

angoisse, supplice

agonie

throes of death

anxious

1) anxieux 2) impatient

anxieux

worried, anxious

to annoy

irriter, agacer

ennuyer

to bore

to attend [tend]

assister

attendre

to wait (for), to expect

balance

quilibre

Une balance

scales

benefit(s) [benft]

avantages, allocations

bnfices

profits

caution [kn]

prudence

caution

guarantee

chance

hasard, risque

chance

luck

character

personnage

caractre

nature [net]

to charge

faire payer

charger

to load

check [tek]

contrle

chque

cheque

close

proche, serr

clos

closed

college [kld]

universit

collge

school

commodity

marchandise

commodit

convenience [knvinns]

comprehensive

complet

comprhensif

understanding

conductor [kndkt]

contrleur

conducteur

driver

confection

friandise

confection

ready-made clothes

(in)consistent

(in)cohrent

consistant

solid, thick

to contemplate

envisager

contempler

to gaze at

copy

exemplaire

copie

reproduction

countenance

expression (visage)

contenance

capacity

crime

criminalit

un crime

a murder

to deceive [dsiv]

tromper

dcevoir

to disappoint

delay [dle]

retard

dlai

time limit

to deliver [dlv]

1) livrer 2) prononcer 3) accoucher

dlivrer

to set free

deputy [depjt]

adjoint

dput

Member of Parliament, Congressman

to dispose

se dbarrasser

disposer

to arrange

dispute

conflit

dispute

quarrel, argument [gjmnt]

distracted

1) fou 2) gar

distrait

absent-minded

engaged [ngedd]

1) occup 2) fianc

engag

committed (artist)

estate [stet]

domaine

tat

state, condition

eventually [ventl]

finalement

ventuellement

possibly

evidence

1) preuves 2) vidence (mme sens que 1) vidence

obviousness

expertise

comptence

expertise

expert's report

extra

supplmentaire

extra

first-rate

extravagant [kstrvgnt]

1) dpensier 2) exagr

extravagant

wild, eccentric

figure [fg]

1) silhouette 2) chiffre

figure

face

fool

idiot

fou

mad, lunatic

fortunate [ftnt]

chanceux

fortun

wealthy, well-off

gentle [dentl]

aimable, doux

gentil

nice, kind

global

1) mondial 2) global

global

overall, global

grand

grandiose

grand

tall, big

grapes [greps]

raisin

grappe

bunch (of grapes)

habit

habitude

habit

dress, clothes

hazard [hzd]

1) chance, hasard 2) danger, risque

hasard

chance

to ignore [gn]

ne tenir aucun compte de

ignorer

not to know

inconvenient [nknvinnt]

inopportun

inconvenant

improper

indulge [ndld]

laisser aller

indulgence

leniency [linns]

invaluable [nvlbl]

inestimable

non valable

invalid, not valid

journey [dn]

voyage

journe

day

lecture [lekt]

confrence, cours

lecture

reading

library [labrr]

bibliothque

librairie

bookshop (GB) bookstore (US)

location [lken]

situation (gographique), emplacement

location

renting, hiring

lunatic

fou

lunatique

whimsical

malice

mchancet

malice

mischievousness [mstvsns]

mechanic [mknk]

mcanicien

mcanique

engineering [endnr]

medicine [medsn, medsn]

mdicament

mdecin

doctor

mercy [ms]

misricorde

merci

thanks

miserable [mzrbl]

1) trs malheureux 2) misrable

misrable

destitute [desttjut]

notice

avis, pravis

notice

note, instructions

partition

sparation

partition

(musical) score

patron [petrn]

client (dun restaurant)

patron

boss

penguin [pegwn]

manchot

pingouin

auk [k]

petrol

essence

ptrole

(crude) oil, petroleum [ptrlm]

photograph [ftgrf]

photographie

photographe

photographer [ftgrf]

phrase [frez]

expression

phrase

sentence

positive

catgorique

positif

definite, positive

prejudice [predds]

1) prjug 2) prjudice

prjudice

harm, wrong

to prevent [prvent]

empcher

prvenir

to warn

proper

adquat

propre

clean, decent

to recover [rkv]

se rtablir

recouvrir

to cover

refuse

dchets

refus

refusal [rfjuzl]

to regard

considrer

regarder

to look at

relieve

soulager

relever

to raise

to resume

reprendre (une activit)

rsumer

to sum up

route

itinraire

route

road

rude

grossier

rude

rough [rf], hard

sensible

sens, raisonnable

sensible

sensitive

socket

douille

socquette

sock

store

grand magasin

store

blind [bland], shade

suit [sut]

1) costume 2) poursuite, procs

suite

sequel [sikwl], rest

to supply [spla]

1) fournir 2) suppler , subvenir

supplier

to implore

to survey

examiner

surveiller

to supervise [supvaz]

sympathetic [smpetk]

compatissant, bien dispos

sympathique

nice, friendly

to sympathise [smpaz]

compatir

sympathiser

to make friends

tentative

timide, hsitant

tentative

attempt

touchy

susceptible

touch

struck, moved

tour

voyage, circuit

tour

stroll, drive, turn

trivial [trvl]

Insignifiant, banal

trivial

crude, coarse

vacancy [vekns]

1) chamber louer 2) poste vacant

vacances

holidays (GB) vacation (US)

vacation [vken]

vacances

vacation

session, sitting

valid

valable

valide

fit, well

versatile [vstal]

aux talents varis

versatile

changing, fickle

vest

maillot de corps (GB) gilet (US)

veste

jacket

wagon

chariot

wagon

carriage [krd](GB) car (US)

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