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l'affrontement
la bataille
un sobriquet
nickname
le nivellement
levelling
les plaques minéralogiques
license plates
un matricule
a number
la tendance jacobine
in favor of a strong central state
l'émiettement
a small division
PACA
la région Province-Alpes-Cote d'Azure
sablonneuse
sandy
hâbleur
bragging
une gaine
sheath
un mutin
a rebel
un duelliste
someone who likes to fight duels
l'épée
sword
têtu
stubborness
l'entêtement
stubborness
la bonne à tout faire
maid
la maison à colombages
half-timbered house
le nid de cigogne
stork nest
le gilet
vest
la loutre
otter
vantard
showing off
avoird le verbe haut
to speak with conviction
bouché
blocked
un truand
gangster
une combine
a trick
le rivage
shore
le littoral
la côte
se nichent
se placent
un barrage
a dam
la Durance
name of a river
la garrigue
secondary vegetation qui pousse sur un sol calcaire after deforestation
le maquis
the seconary abtrustive vegetation that grows in a sol salicieux after deforestation
un incendie
a forestfire
la sécheresse
drought
le blé
wheat
la cueillette
picking of vegetation for food
le calisson
almond cake
confit
preserved
violacé
purplish
pour la conserve
to preserve them
cueillir
to pick up
le basilic
basil
la majolaine
marjoram
l'estragon
tarragon
le romarin
rosemary
la sarriette
savory
la sauge
sage
la ciboulette
chive
le serpolet
wild thyme
épanouir
to spread
leur feuillage
their foliage
le foin
hay
une touffe
clump
au gravier
here, on the ground
un vignoble
a vineyard
un viticulteur
a person who cultivates wine
un cru
vintage
une gousse d'ail
clove of garlic
un jaune d'oeuf
yolk
piler
to crush
la morue
cod
égoutter
to drain
un fait-tout
stewpot
le fenouil
fen
le piment
gree or red pepper
tartiner
to spread something on a slice of bread
le solde migratoir
the difference between immigrants and emmigrants
une personne aisée
a rich person
un rapatrié d'Afrique du Nord
French installed in N. Africa who were expulled when the country obtained its independence in the 1960's
un Maghrebin(e)
from Maghreb (N. Africa)
une population qualifiée
skilled workers
ovin
du mouton
une serre
greenhouse
un actif
a person who works
le B.T.P.
the sectory of Batiments et des Travaux Publics
les Francs
appeared in French history in the middle of the 3rd centry; Germanic people who conquered Gaule in the 5th and 6th centuries; imposed the name France
s'insurger
to revole
la nef
nave
voûte en berceau
rib vault
l'abside
apse
Le comtat venaissin
name of the region around Avignon
un platane
plane tree; gives a lot of shade; found in the towns on Avignon
le petit rosé
pink wine from Avignon
un pélerin
a pilgrim
se tailler la part du lion
to have the best part
se débrouiller
to disentangle
le Saint-Siège
la Papauté
le puit
well
le pontife
the Pope
le cerf
deer
le furet
ferret
s'étoile
to become weak
huis clos
a closed place
une démarche
an approach
héberger
to welcome travelers
monter sur les planches
to go on stage
le rayonnement
l'influence
se sont épuisés
to become less important
faire fléchir
to bend
rendre la vogue
to place back in fashion
les parlers
the dialects
en un mot
to put it in a nutshell
testament
last will
vives
vivants
une paroisse
parish
la proue
bow
le contrefort
buttress
un chemin muletier
a chemin made for mules
un sentier
a path
(maisons) mitoyennes
houses that touch others
le bitume
asphalt
une conque
conch
le jet d'eau
fontain that projects water
la cruche
something in which someone can trasport liquid
la jarre
idem
le maréchal-ferrant
blacksmith
ombragée
shaded
le concours de boules
le pétanque
frôler
to touch upon something lightly
les casernes
buidlings of the army where young me did their military service
la galejade
termed used surtout in Provence, indicated an exaggerated story
déployer
to extend
étendre
to extend
un hôtel particulier
residence of a "seigneur" in town
le "grand siècle"
le 17th century
la flânerie
a relaxed walk
la superficie
old walls in the village covered with this superficial layer to protect against attack
renouvelé
renewed
Aixois
a habitant of Aix
le paraître
appearance
le décor
setting
le courant
artistic tendencies
le plafond
ceiling
en plein essor
in full development
le quartier
neighborhood
aménagées
constructed
l'apogée
apogee
échappe
est en dehors de
à plusieurs reprises
several times
la tauromachie
bull-fight
en croupe
on horse
une Arlésienne
habitant of Arles
un armateur
ship owner
le Pays d'Arles
region that economically and administratively depends on Arles
une ambouchure
place where the river juts into the sea
frappant
striking
amphibie
between sea and land
la dentelle
lace
un mas
typicaly house of Camargue
les marais salants/les salins
salt marshes
accoster
to come along shore
les gitans
gypsies
rapatriés
setters in N. Africa who were brought back to France after the independence of Tunisia, Maroc, et l'Algérie
frondeuse
désireux de combattre
consentir
to accept
livrer
donner (to indulge in)
comptoir de commerce
trading post
négoce
commerce
édifice
bâtiment
redéployé
étendu
confèrent
donner
plate former technologiue
place of development of industry and technology
un défi
a challenge
ériger
to establish
l'engeu
the stake
Valux-en-Velin, Sartrouville
"sensible" suburbs in other big cities
un noyau
core, center
un réseau
network
une emprise
an influence
s'essouffle
diminue
a été déjouée
avoided
la revendication
the demand
la formation
l'éducation
un syndicat
union