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  • My fate, I find, is in your hands: if Lady Delacour is ever to be la femme comme il y en a peu, which is the most improbable thing in the world, Miss Portman will be the cause of it. '

    Belinda

  • My informants called them Peuka-t'hlo; "peu" signifies north in Tibetan, and

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • Lady Delacour is ever to be la femme comme il y en a peu, which is the most _improbable_ thing in the world, Miss Portman will be the cause of it. "

    Tales and Novels — Volume 03

  • A cette époque on pouvait, peu avant midi, assister au ballet des casseroles et des plats.

    Tante Marie-Francoise

  • Tim is here today ( "here" in a very façon de parler*/manner-of-speaking way, for Tim is currently in Massachusetts -- but more about Tim in the bio below) ... as I was saying, Tim is here (sort of ... à peu près*) to share his list of faux amis with you.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • ~~~~~~~~~French Vocabulary~~~~~~~~ en tout cas = in any case; façon de parler = so to speak; à peu près = almost, more or less; le français (m) = French; l'anglais (m) = English; le bât (m) = packsaddle

    faux amis - French Word-A-Day

  • "Tiens, bois un peu, Chérie," * I watch as Maman reaches into her wicker panier, * produces a bottle of jus.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • ; Tiens, bois un peu, Chérie = Here, have a bit to drink, Sweetie; le panier (m) = basket; le jus (m) = juice; ah, ça fait du bien = oh, that feels good; la mamie = granny, grandma; Après on va mettre les pieds dans l'eau.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Les habitants sont pour la plupart issus de vieilles familles de petits propriétaires; les nouveaux venus sont des travailleurs agricoles et depuis peu s'installent de jeunes couples fuyant la ville.

    Tante Marie-Francoise

  • "Je te prends celles qui sont un peu moins mûres pour la salade."

    Tante Marie-Francoise

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