French words

Here’s a list of the French words and phrases I have learned while living here:

un ralentisseur- speed bump
bourré- drunk
un balcon- balcony
un hypocampe- sea horse
un piéton- pedestrian
un fer lisser- hair straightener
le nombril- belly button
couler- to sink
argot- slang
une femme du chambre vs. une femme du ménage- hotel maid vs. house maid
la procédure judiciare- proceedings
retourner vers ses racines- go back to one’s roots
les draps- bed sheets
les torchons- dish rags
penché- leaning
grignoter- to snack
croquis- sketch
l’éloignement- distance
une estampe- an engraving
gueule de bois- hangover


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