[on person, relationship, system, finances] pression the tax evasion scandal put considerable strain in the relationship between Germany and Liechtenstein tension (nerveuse)
to strain [+rope] = tendre ; [+system, resources, relations] peser sur, mettre à l'épreuve to strain a muscle = se froisser un muscle
to strain oneself = se forcer Shy people have a low Self-worth. To increase the self worth, one has to strain oneself in order to prove to oneself that one is actually worth something, able to achieve something.
fantôme agent secret, barbouze to spook = faire peur à « you spooked her! spooky : qui donne la chair de poule, sinistre that's spooky! [audio] »
to spook = effrayer
to be spooked by sth = être effrayé par qch
insulte racial slur "Canadian" becomes newest racial slur : racists in the American South have begun using the term "Canadian" as a slur against African Americans. Stronger words, including the “N” word are too harsh to be used without repercussions. to be a slur on sth = porter atteinte à qch (=to smear) (=mumble) bredouillement to slur = mal articuler
aka "noobie" or "noo bee". s omeone who is new to a game, or website, online game, or something. « I'm a total noob at ActionScript » someone who is new at something/ sucks at life in general. Originaly "new meat" and refered to new troops fresh to the field.
allusion to drop a hint = faire une allusion to give a hint that = laisser entendre que... to give a strong hint that = laisser clairement entendre que... « The Minister gave a strong hint that the government had changed its mind. » give me a hint (=clue) = mettez-moi sur la voie, donnez-moi une indicatio to take the hint = comprendre l'allusion I can take a hint! = L'allusion ne m'a pas échappé !
to hint (that) = laisser entendre que... « He hinted that he might soon be considering retirement »