Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mot du jour: endormi (sleepy)

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary © 2005 Oxford University Press:
endormi, ~e /ɑ̃dɔʀmi/ adjective
[person, animal] sleeping, asleep;
[village, mind] sleepy.

endormir /ɑ̃dɔʀmiʀ/
transitive verb
to send [sb] to sleep [child];[person, substance] to put [sb] to sleep [patient];
(from boredom) [person, lecture] to send [sb] to sleep [person];
to dupe [person, opinion, enemy];
to allay [suspicion];to numb [faculties].

s'endormir reflexive verb (+ v être)
to fall asleep;
to get to sleep;
figurative to sit back.

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