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Une famille tout à fait normale

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tout à fait

completely

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il convient de

it’s appropriate

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cerner

to identify

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à ce point … que

so … that

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se rendre coupable de

to be guilty of

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épouvantable

horrific

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se faire remarquer

to stand out

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assis

seated (pp of s’asseoir)

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se précipiter

to rush

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une rame

a train

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la fermeture

the closing

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déroutant

confusing

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gâché

spoiled

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avider

to be eager

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les testaments

wills

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le cabinet

the office

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lui allait

fit him

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un gant

a glove

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rédiger

to write

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tendu

tense

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effondrer

to collapse

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se contreficher

to not care

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Extrême-Orient

Far East

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y compris vous

including you

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La croyance

the belief

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censé

meant to/ supposed to

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de prime abord

at first glance

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dingue de

crazy about

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bien calé

well-adjusted/well-seated

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un fauteuil

an armchair

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il faut de tout

it takes everything

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amène à

leads to

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donner sur

to overlook (scenery)

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une poignée de

a handful of

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se profiler à l’horizon

to loom over the horizon

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pour tout dire

to tell the truth/ to say the least

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léguer

to bequeath

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mouchoirs

handkerchiefs

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déçu(e)

disappointed

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embauché

hired/employed

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encombrer

to clutter

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le leurs

theirs

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déchiqueter

to shred

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un gâchis

a mess

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aux couleurs criardes

brightly coloured

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le chariot

the cart

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certes

certainly

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empêcher

to prevent

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il n’empêche que

however/it remains that

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sinon

or else/otherwise

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braquer

to aim

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la saleté

filth

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alors que

when/while

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battre

to beat

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les ailes

the wings

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un papillon

a butterfly

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inaugural

first/initial/opening

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s’empiler

to stack up on itself

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une raie

a (hair) parting

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une boîte

a box

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disposé

laid out

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de sorte que + subj

so that

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s’empiffrer

to stuff oneself

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Les noisettes

hazelnuts

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les miettes

crumbs

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à jamais

never to be seen again

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les touches

the keys (keyboard)

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d’autant que

especially since

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et c’est ainsi que

and this is how

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bavarder

to chat

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plonger

to plung/dive

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l’accoutumée

the accustomed one

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entre-temps

meanwhile

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pile

exactly

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poliment

politely

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un accouchement

a birth delivery

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se dérouler

to take place

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un clin

a wink

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un œil

an eye

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verser

to pour

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non plus

either

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les singeries

the antics

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savoir-vivre

manners

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La bienséance

goodwill

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offusque

offended

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à l’instar de

just like/as well as

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réchigner

to begrudge/be reluctant

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la honte

shame

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salir

to dirty

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la couche

diaper

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déchiffrer

to decipher

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maternelle

nursery

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la maître

teacher/master

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en guise de

as a way of

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le plus clair de

the most of

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la poupée

doll

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démarquer

to differentiate/mark down

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c’est alors que

it is then that

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dans la mesure où

to the extent that

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craindre

to fear

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