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Je veux danser avec toi.
I want to dance with you.
Voulez-vous parler ?
Do you wish to speak?
Je ne veux pas le faire !
I don't want to (I won't) do it!
Voulez-vous m'aider, s'il vous plaît?
Will you help me, please?
Veux-tu t'asseoir, s'il te plaît ?
Please sit down.
Je voudrais du thé.
I would like some tea.
Voudriez-vous venir avec nous ?
Would you like to come with us?
Veuillez m'excuser.
Please (be so kind as to) excuse me.
Veuillez vous asseoir.
Please sit down.
Je veux bien le faire.
I'd be glad to do it.
Elle veut bien l'acheter, mais il ne le vend pas.
She's willing to buy it, but he's not selling it.
Aidez-moi, si vous voulez bien.
Help me, if you would be so kind.
Vouloir dire
"to mean"
Que veut dire volontiers ?
What does volontiers mean?
Volontiers veut dire gladly
Volontiers means gladly.
En vouloir à quelqu'un
to hold something against someone (be upset about something
Ne m'en veux pas !
Don't hold it against me!
Je veux le faire.
I want to do it.
Nous voulons savoir.
We want to know.
Je veux qu'il le fasse.
I want him to do it.
Il peut le faire
He can do it.
Nous pouvons essayer
We can try.
Puis-je m'asseoir ici ?
May I sit here?
Puis-je vous poser une question ?
May I ask you a question?
Puis-je vous aider ?
May I help you?
Il peut être malade
He might/may be sick.
Tu peux le perdre
You might lose it.
Il a pu le faire
He could (and did) do it.
Il pouvait le faire
He could do it (he was capable).
Je n'ai pas pu sortir
I couldn't (and didn't) go out.
Je ne pouvais pas sortir –
I couldn't go out (it was difficult).
Auriez-vous pu le faire ?
Could you have done it?
Il aurait pu le perdre
He might have lost it.
Pourriez-vous m'aider ?
Could you help me?
Je pourrais vous poser une question ?
May I ask you a question?:
Puisse Dieu vous aider !
May God help you!
Puisse-t-il y réussir !
May he succeed!
Il se peut
an impersonal verb that means "it is possible" and is followed by the subjunctive:
Il se peut qu'elle vienne
It is possible that she will come, She may come.
Il se peut que nous soyons en retard
It's possible that we're late, We might be late.
peut-être
"perhaps" or "maybe"
Tu vas venir ? Peut-être
Are you going to come? Maybe.
Nous allons peut-être voir un film
We might see a movie, Perhaps we'll see a movie.
Dois-tu étudier ce soir ?
Do you have to study tonight?
Elles doivent manger
They must / need to eat.
Il doit rentrer avant le dîner
He should / will probably be back before dinner
Nous devons gagner plus cette année
We should earn more this year.
Elle doit être à l'école
She must be at school
Je devais aller avec eux
I was supposed to go with them.
Il devait le faire, mais il a oublié
He was supposed to do it, but he forgot
Il devait perdre un jour
He had to / was bound to lose one day
Elle ne devait pas l'entendre avant lundi
She wasn't to hear it until Monday
Je dois faire la lessive
I should/must/have to do the laundry
Il doit arriver demain
He is supposed to / should / has to arrive tomorrow
add a word like absolument or vraiment
specify "must" rather than "should,":
Je dois absolument partir
I really have to go
Nous devons vraiment te parler
We must speak to you
the conditional:
"should" rather than "must,"
Tu devrais partir
You should leave.
Ils devraient lui parler
They should talk to him.
conditional perfect of devoir plus the infinitive:
something that "should have" happened, use
Tu aurais dû manger
You should have eaten.
J'aurais dû étudier
I should have studied.
Devoir as a transitive verb
When used transitively (and thus not followed by a verb), devoir means "to owe":
Combien est-ce qu'il te doit ?
How much does he owe you?
Pierre me doit 10 francs
Pierre owes me 10 francs
la lèvre
lip
échapper
escape
vieillard
old man
suffire
be enough
atteindre
reach
l’avenir
the future
volonté
will (willing)
la foule
crowd
aussitôt
immediatley
tromper
deceive (se tromper be mistaken)
le soin
care
auprès
beside near
réveiller
waken
la foi
faith
le événement
event
taire
keep quiet
rêver
dream
appuyer
push
étendre
spread (paint or butter)
créer
create
autrefois
in the past
vif
lively
éclairer
enlighten
couler
flow or run (water) l’argent lui coule entre les doigts money slips through his fingers
surprendre
surprise (se surprendre to catch oneself in the act
briser
break destroy
parvenir
reach a place
la chair
flesh
éviter
avoid
pencher
to lean or tilt
entourer
to surround
étonner
to astonish or surprise (s’etonner to be surprised)
poste
dresser
put up or erect (se dresser to straighten up)
la ventre
stomach
arracher
pull out
extract
snatch
entraîner
to train (sport) or to drag
le trou
hole or absence as in memory
quant
as for or as regards
le cou
neck
le fil
wire
la voie
way
la chaleur
heat
une aile
wing
le sein
breast
le toit. roof
nu
naked
la poussière
dust or speck
la poitrine
chest
miser
rely on or bet on
digne
fit or worthy or dignified
attire
attract
la voile
cloth or sail
éclater
explode
soi
oneself
traiter
treat
le flot
flood
tantôt
now or sometimes
souffrance
suffering
exiger
require or demand
la joue
cheek