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un sinistre
disaster; catastrophe
le bilan
summary
un ascenseur
elevator
les arrieres-grands-parents
great-grandparents
une croisiere
cruise
un(e) detenu(e)
prisoner
un hotelier/une hoteliere
hotel owner; hotelkeeper
la classe moyenne
middle class
augmenter
to raise
une exposition
exhibit
la raison pour laquelle
the reason why; the reason for which
un escalier
staircase
se charger de
to take care of
la poste
post office
les impots
income taxes
menacant
threatening
un pecheur
fisherman
la cour
courtyard
quant a
as for; regarding; as far as
le lendemain
the next day
envahir
to invade
un mulatre/une mulatresse
mulatto
une paillote
straw hut
ce jour-la
that day
le surlendemain
two days later
la canne a sucre
sugar cane
l'avant-veille
two days before
s'inquieter
to worry
peu importe
whatever; no matter
un etage
floor (in building)
diminuer
to lower
afficher complet
to put up the "no vacancy" sign
un(e) esclave
slave
un(e) fonctionnaire
civil servant
regler le taxi
to pay for the taxi ride
outre-mer
overseas
le beke
plantation owner
un nuage
cloud
un negrier
slave trader
faire face a un probleme
to face up to a problem
epouser
to marry
preoccupant
of concern; worrisome
recolter
to harvest
sans tarder
without delay
la veille
the day before
les preparatifs
preparation
s'empecher de
to stop
empecher
to prevent
remplacer
to replace
la poussiere
dust
la reception
front desk (hotel)
autant en profiter
might as well take advantage of the situation
un coupeur/une coupeuse
cutter (of cane)
le couloir
hall; corridor; aisle
subvenir aux besoins de quelqu'un
to provide for someone's needs
faillir
to almost (do something)
donner un coup de main a quelqu'un
to help someone out; to give a hand to someone
la cote
coast