le pavillon (pah-vee-ohn) noun, masculine
1. small house; lodge; ward, pavilion
un pavillon de banlieue = a suburban house
un pavillon de jardin = a summer house, pavilion
un pavillon de chasse = a hunting lodge
un pavillon de détresse = a distress flag
amener son pavillon/baisser pavillon = to surrender
montrer son pavillon = to fight boldly
couler pavillon haut = to founder but not give up, to lose with elegance
se ranger sous le pavillon de quelqu'un = to put oneself under another's protection
Synonyms: villa, abri, cottage, chalet, bungalow
Citation du Jour:
Une fortune est plus à l'abri dans une tête que dans un sac.
A fortune is safer in a head than in a purse. --Félix Leclerc
A Day in a French Life...
(The story that originally appeared here and included the French vocabulary, below, is now a part of this book!)
References: l'imprimante (f) = printer; l"itinéraire (m) = itinerary, route; le Mourillon = beach in Toulon; l' arrachement d'une dent = the pulling of a tooth; les gencives (fpl) = gums; l'autoroute (f) = turnpike; au cas où = in case; la glycine (f) = wisteria; le goéland (m) = gull; la plage (f) = beach; la cigaloinette (from "cigale" = cicada; "cicada house"); le muguet (m) = lily of the valley; le voisinage (m) = neighborhood; pourquoi pas? = why not?; la rue (f) = street; quelle image = what a sight; le calme absolu (m) = absolute calm; pourquoi pas moi? = why not me?
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