vif
la moelle

transpirer

transpirer (trahns-pee-ray) verb
  1. to sweat, to perspire
  2. to transpire; to come to light

synonym: suer

Also:
la transpiration (f) = perspiration, sweat; transpiration

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Citation du Jour:
Le génie est fait d'un pour cent d'inspiration et de quatre-vingt-dix-neuf pour cent de transpiration.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. --Thomas Edison

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A Day in a French Life...

(The story that appeared in this column, included the French vocabulary* below, is now a chapter in this book.)
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*References: le canapé (m) = sofa, couch; chez ma soeur = at my sister's; le beau-frère (m) = brother-in-law; un cabanon (m) = cottage; transpirer = to sweat

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