Culture / Reading

Extremes Pictures 2012


French online magazine Le nouvel Observateur is publishing a review of 2012 most extreme pics.

Some Vocabulary:

1

ne cesser de: to not stop… ing

quinquagénaire: man in his fifties

une somme: sum of money, amount

faire tailler: have sharpen

croc: fang

pourchassant: persuing

2

sabot: hoof

disposer de: to have

laquelle: which

elle-même: herself, itself

porcelet: piglet

3

déchaîné:   unbridled, raging

ingrat:  ungrateful

cuir chevelu: scalp

s’en sortir: to make it (alive).

4

grimper: to climb

5

un passant: a passer-by

6

quasiment: nearly, almost

compter… (infintitive) : to plan  …ing

non sans: not without

7

grossier: rude, foul, distasteful

santon: decorative Christmas figure 

8

bombé: bulging

ayant pour objectif de: having the goal of

rebondir: to bounce, to plump

souci: concern

9

aller de soi: to be natural, to be obvious

en dépit de: despite

fichtrement: darned, awfully

10

se débarrasser de: to get rid of

loup-garou: werewolf

déplaire: to displease

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s