Cool phrases

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Cool phrases
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  1. à propos
    à propos

    regarding/concerning (note that the correct French syntax is à propos de)
  2. Le abattoir
    • 1) скотобойня
    • slaughterhouse
  3. amour-propre
    Self-love", Self-respect.
  4. aperçu
    preview; a first impression; initial insight.
  5. après moi, le déluge

    после меня, после нас хоть потоп; хоть трава не расти
    après moi, le délugeliterally: After me, the deluge, a remark attributed to Louis XV of France in reference to the impending end of a functioning French monarchy and predicting the French Revolution. It is derived from Madame de Pompadour's après nous, le déluge, "after us, the deluge". The Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, famously known as the "Dambusters", uses this as its motto.
  6. arrière-pensée
    • ulterior motive; concealed thought, plan, or motive.
    • неспроста, скрытая мысль, план, или мотив.
  7. attaché
    a person attached to an embassy; in French it is also the past participle of the verb attacher (= to fasten, to tighten, to be linked)
  8. au courant
    up-to-date; abreast of current affairs.

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