Thursday, 25 November 2010

French words learned today

A noun.
A padlock is un cadenas. Say it as cadanar.

A verb.
Cadenasser is used when putting a padlock on a gate, door or bicycle.

Sweetpea padlocked her bicycle. 
Sweetpea cadenassé son vélo.

The garden gate was padlocked.  
La portail du jardin était cadenassée.

A preposition.
autour de meaning around or round

We would like to put vermiculite around the flexible flue liner.
Nous voudrions mettre de la vermiculite autour de le tubage flexible.

We have to line the chimneys in preparation for woodburner warmth.
I have a new lawnmower in one of the gardens.

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