une échelle (ay-shell) noun, feminine
2. scale (of map)
3. musical scale
une échelle d'incendie, de sauvetage = a fire escape
une carte à petite/grande échelle = a small-scale/large-scale map
une échelle à poissons = a fish ladder; salmon leap
une échelle mobile = a sliding scale (of prices)
faire la courte échelle = to give someone a helping hand
monter à l'échelle = "to climb the ladder," to be duped
tenir l'échelle = "to hold the ladder," to help someone rise socially
il n'y a plus qu'a tirer l'échelle = there's no point in trying any further
Citation du Jour
Chacun est responsable de la planète et doit la protéger à son échelle.
Each is responsible for the planet and must protect it on his or her own scale. --Yann Arthus-Bertrand
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