Chapter 8 Vocabulary

January 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

This list doesn’t follow exactly the list that is in the book. I’ve changed and / or broken up a few terms that are in the book.

at the edge of – au bord de
on the banks of – aux bords de
covered (with) – couvert de
surrounded (by) – entouré de
to flow into – se jeter
to flow – couler
wide – large
swampy – marécageux
mountainous – montagneux
(what do eux adjectives change to when describing feminine nouns??)
a pond – une mare (small), un étang (larger)
a swamp – un marais, un marécage
located – situé
to be located – se situer
a hill – une colline
the coast – la côte
a stream, river – un cours d’eau (book definition)
a stream – un ruisseau
a river – un fleuve (big, flows into the ocean)
a river – une rivière (smaller, flows into another rivière or a fleuve)
a strait – un détroit
east – l’est (m)
a state – un état
a stretch, expanse of- une étendue de
to extend – étendre
a cliff – une falaise
the rainforest – la forêt humide
the border – la frontière
a gulf – un golfe
an island – une île
the English Channel – la Manche
the north – le nord
the west – l’ouest (m)
a stone – une pierre
a rock, boulder – un rocher
a pebble – un caillou
a pine tree – un pin
a peninsula – une presqu’île
oil reserves – les réserves petrolières
a (bigger than a) stream – une rivière
sand – le sable
a fir tree – un sapin
south – le sud
the surface area – la superficie
a volcano – un volcan
extinguished – éteint
to extinguish, turn off – éteindre
the sky – le ciel
lightning – la foudre
a lightning bolt – un coup de foudre
ice – la glace
a flood – un inondation
a cloud – un nuage
a storm – un nuage
a storm – un orage
a hurricane – un ouragan
the rain – la pluie
the wind – le vent
the snow – la neige
a storm – une tempête
thunder – la tonnerre
a tornado – une tornade

a nuclear power plant – une centrale nucléaire
fossil fuels – les combustibles fossiles
the increase (of) – la croissance de
trash – les déchets (m)
garbage – les ordures (f)
gasoline – l’essence (f)
a snowmobile – une motoneige
a quantity – une quantité
oil – la pétrole
oil (generic) – l’huile (f)
global warming – le réchauffement de la planète
to contribute – contribuer
to deforest – deboiser
to disturb, to bother – déranger
to waste – gaspiller
to throw away – jeter
to leave the water running – laisser couler l’eau
to use pesticides – se servir de pesticides
organic produce – des aliments bio
lit up, turned on, lighted – allumé
to turn on – allumer
a lightbulb – une ampoule
a ladybug – une coccinelle
forbidden – interdit, interdite
organic gardening – le jardinage naturel
a garbage can – une poubelle
a natural (green) product – un produit vert
powerful – puissant
hybrid – hybrid(e)
to lower – baisser (watch your spelling on this verb)
to consume – consommer
to put, to place – déposer
to take away – emporter
a light – une lumière
to carpool – faire du covoiturage
to make progress – faire des progrès
to clean – nettoyer (Yer verb)
to protect – protéger
to recycle – recycler
the glass – le verre
to replace – remplacer
to realize – se rendre compte
to resolve – résoudre
to save – sauver
to sort trash – trier les déchets

hard – dur
lit, lighted – éclairé
proud – fier
carefully – prudemment
powerful – puissant
dry – sec, sèche

an Arab market – un souk
the old part of an Arab city – le casbah
conduct – la conduite
horseback riding – l’équitation (f)
a place – un lieu
half – la moitié
an advertisement – une publicité
a text – un texto
a flashlight – une torche
the steering wheel – le volant

to take shelter – s’abriter
a shelter – un abri
to cover one’s ears – se boucher les oreilles
to hide – se cacher
to move (from one place to another) – se déplacer
to set up a tent – dresser une tente
to take away – emporter
to lie down, to stretch out – s’étendre
to reduce – réduire
air pressure – la pression
to be located – se trouver
to live – vivre (irregular)

at high speed – à grande vitesse
over there – là-bas
however – pourtant
health – la santé
except – sauf
that’s enough – ça suffit
I’ve had enough – j’en ai marre

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