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Elle la met en veilleuse. ™ Elle n’est pas du genre causant! Elle n’ouvre pas la bouche. On ne l’entend pas. Pas bavarde, dans son coin, à l’écart, elle s’exclue. 28 You barely notice her. She puts a lid on it. She’s quiet—not the talkative kind! She keeps her mouth shut. We can’t hear her. She’s not talkative, staying over there, oﬀ by herself, keeping to herself. character and personality bavard(e) I speak for everyone: ! Je me fais l'interprète de tous pour dire: LA FERME! Il a été vacciné avec Il peut tchatcher une aiguille de phonographe!
You can trust him: he’s an honest man. Almost too good to be true! Mais je reconnais qu'il a l'air d'un brave mec, droit, franc du collier, intègre, loyal, responsable et scrupuleux. But I see that he looks like a nice guy, straight, direct, upright, trustworthy, responsible, and scrupulous. related terms and expressions La décence, la droiture, la franchise et la ﬁdélité sont des vertus rares de nos jours. Y’a plus de moralité. Decency, honesty, directness, and loyalty are scarce virtues nowadays.
T'as qu'à amener le petit à des heures décentes! Débraillé! Espèce de clodo dévergondé ! You’re not gonna lay a hormonal ﬁt on me, are you? Bring the kid at a decent hour! Gros dégueulasse! The look of this lazy bum kills me! La dégaine de ce paumé me tue! Papa, ton look SDF* dégage un max! *SDF ϭ sans domicile ﬁxe ϭ homeless Dad, your homeless look rules! synonyms and similar words choquant(e) shocking contraire à la morale immoral déplacé(e) inappropriate impudique indecent, obscene inconvenant(e) improper incorrect(e) improper obscène obscene related terms and expressions Quel manque de décence!