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l'enluminure
illumination
s'attabler
to sit down (not s'asseoir) (at a table)
le bidonville
shanty town
miteux
shabby, crummy, lousy fleabitten (eg hotel)
se faufiler
to slip out, to creep out
vendre la mèche
to give the game away ( not éventer..)
voler de ses propres ailes
to stand on one's own two feet
l'ampoule
lightbulb (lumière); blister
éraillé
hoarse, rasping (voix)
un récit des conditions de travail
an account of working conditions
racler sa gorge, se racler la gorge
to clear one's throat
le citron
lemon
atteindre
to reach, to hit; to affect
regretter qqn
to miss sb (avoir la nostalgie de)
faire mine de faire
to act as if to do, to pretend to do (not amorcer un geste)
empâter
to fur up (langue), to become puffy, to thicken out
débloquer
to unblock, to release; to talk rubbish (intrans)
tourner en rond
to go round in circles
faire le dos rond
to grin and bear it
je n'ai plus un rond
I haven't got a penny to my name
se patiner de
to be coated with
le coutil
twill
l'emballage
packaging
mâcher le travail à qqn
to spoon-feed sb, to do half sb's work for them
crocheter une serrure
to pick a lock