Mots difficiles en anglais

to twitter

[birds] gazouiller
[person] jacasser

wang

= johnson, cock, prick, dick, dong

the be-all and end-all

l'alpha et l'omega ; le but suprême : « profit is the be-all and end-all of business »

bold

hardi , intrépide, audacieux he did something very bold

arousing

(sexually) excitant

turnkey

clé en main a turnkey solution for your business

peacock

paon    peacock feather

dull

  [person] ennuyeux
[day, colour] morne, terne, maussade

to poach

[+worker] débaucher
  [+member, customer] voler
[+ideas] voler, détourner
braconner

pesky

casse-pieds  « This article will be introducing a couple of nifty tricks that I've seen scattered around the Internet. One of which is how to detect for the presence of those pesky carriage returns. »

harness

harnais
to harness [+resources, power, potential] = exploiter « Scientists are trying to harness that power for human medecine »
« Autonomy's range of Virage products enables media companies to harness the true value of their rich media assets »

it's driving me to drink

ça me saoûle grave.« My roomate won't leave me alone for five minutes. I know the guy means well but he's driving me to drink. »

WOM

= Word of mouth = de bouche à oreille
Word of mouth marketing = marketing viral []

to goof

faire une gaffe
to goof around = faire l'imbécile

coop

poulailler
to coop up = cloîtrer, enfermer

flock

[+sheep] troupeau
[+birds] vol
[+people] foule
to flock to sth = venir en masse à qch

dyke

lesbienne (péjoratif)

mumbo jumbo

baragouin, charabia « a technical mumbo Jumbo »

to skirt

(= to skirt round, to skirt around) contourner (sens propre et figuré) « he tried to skirt some of the issues »

plc

S.A. (Public limited company)

tuition

cours, leçons
tuition fees = frais de scolarité
private tuition = cours particuliers

GP

généraliste (general practitioner)

on the eve of

à la veille de
Christmas Eve = la veille de Noël

broke

fauché we're broke
to go broke = faire faillite
to go for broke  = jouer le tout pour le tout
stone-broke  =  fauché comme les blés

to pimp out

refaire une beauté à qqch (voiture, objet) I've pimped my computer out - Now it has a transparent side and florescent lamps inside it.

contractor

entrepreneur  building contractor = entrepreneur en bâtiment

spark

étincelle (propre et figuré)
[+riot, crisis, row, debate] déclencher
[+interest] éveiller
bright spark = petit futé

dry run

(=trial) galop d'essai
(=rehearsal) répétition

hem

ourlet

dumpster

benne (à ordures)

to fix up

[+meeting] arranger
to fix sb up with sth = trouver qch pour qn

to stumble

trébucher, tituber
to stumble over the words = buter sur les mots
to stumble on, upon = tomber sur

eye candy

personne ou chose qui est là pour le plaisir des yeux

endorsement

appui, soutien

authoring

réalisation Web

hiccup

(=hiccough)
hoquet
contretemps, petit problème => « The free market system is wonderful, even if once in a while we have a hiccup as we're having right now »

leech

sangsue (sens propre et figuré)

chunk

gros morceau, gros bout, paquet (fig.) => « they were given chunk of money »
[+bread] quignon  m

fussy

[person] tatillon
[style, decoration] qui manque de simplicité
I'm not fussy = ça m'est égal

to get a kick out of sth

se régaler de qch

closed captioning

sous-titres (=cc)

spoof

parodie, canular  « that's a spoof of a dramatic music video »

studded with

studded with sth = truffé de qch « those tombs are studded with emerald and other precious stones »

lush

[vegetation, fields, countryside] luxuriant « lush hillsides and mountains outside San Jose (Costa Rica) »

ludicrous

[situation, idea, claim] ridicule, absurde « as far as withholding information... that's ludicrous »    « the growth of government the last thirty years is ludicrous »

high-end

haut de gamme « Mortgage market turmoil is starting to hit buyers of high end homes as interest rates surge on Jumbo loans ».

edge

bord « He banged his knee against the edge of the chair. »   
cutting-edge = bout coupant
bleeding-edge (=cutting-edge) = de pointe bleeding-edge, cutting edge technology.

to override

[+order, objection, decision] passer outre this text opens the possibility for Islam to override democracy
[+consideration, wishes] primer sur

whiny

geignard whiny little kids
  to whine = gémir, pleurnicher
  to whine  [siren, engine] = hurler

to splurge

dépenser sans compter (≈to go on a spending spree)  Let's splurge and take a taxi home.
a splurge = une folie  « Her last splurge was a last-minute plane ticket to Miami. »
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