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to hound someone

talonner quelqu'un

the rebuke

la remontrance

Red wine is drunk at room temperature.
- to be drunk

Le vin rouge se boit chambré.
- se boire (passive pronominal)

behind the scenes

dans les coulisses

(1) Verbs using pronominal form:
He suspects something.
to collapse
She is leaving.
to vanish, to fly away

Il se doute de quelque chose.
Elle s'en va. (s'en aller)
s'en voler

(2) Verbs using pronominal form:
to run away
to faint
to make fun
to remember

se moquer
se souvenir

the gibberish

le charabia



the wind farm
the wind, the wind power (2)

le parc éolien
(le) éolien

She sowed discord.
- to sow

Elle semait la zizanie.
- semer (e-cons-er)  
sème sèmes sème  
semons semez sèment

I'm going to buy the car that you recommended.

Je vais acheter la voiture que tu as recommandée.
Passé composé: past participle with auxillary avoir is invariant, except when the direct object precedes the verb (must agree with d.o.).

We are pleased to report on this progress.

Nous sommes heureux de faire état de ce progrès.

the level of preparation if there was/happened a second wave of infections
- to happen

le niveau de préparation s'il advenait une seconde vague d'infections
- advenir m/usually third person

irregular past participles:
to acquire
to must, to have to
to live

acquérir: acquis
devoir: dû
vivre: vécu

the surge/re-emergence of the pandemic

la recrudescence de la pandémie

the hip

la hanche

the lightning trip
- the lightning, the flash

le déplacement éclair
- (le) éclair

She walked on the beach.
hint: not "a marché"
- to walk

Elle s'est promenée sur la plage.
- se promener
Note: pronominal verbs use auxillary "être" for passé composé

There is a running battle/dispute between the two countries.
- the cloth, the rag (but in an older French: the battle)

Le torchon brûle entre les deux pays.
- le torchon

imparfait of "parler"

present: nous parlons
-> parl  (remove "ons ")
je parlais tu parlais il parlait
nous parlions vous parliez ils parlaient

imparfait of "manger"

present: nous mangeons
je mangeais tu mangeais il mangeait
nous mangions vous mangiez
ils mangeaient
(spelling change not retained in "nous" and "vous")

imparfait of "commencer"

present: nous commençons
je commençais tu commençais il commençait
nous commencions vous commenciez
ils commençaient
(spelling change not retained in "nous" and "vous")

The first cohort is expected to/should start in March.
- the cohort

La première cohorte devrait commencer en mars.
- la cohorte

under the leadership
hint: not "la direction"

sous la houlette

The country is completely bled dry.

Le pays est complètement exsangue.

He harangues the crowd.
- to harangue"

Il harangue la foule.
- haranguer

The only downside: Some redness may appear.
- the downside, the damper
- the redness

Seul bémol: Quelques rougeurs peuvent apparaître.
- le bémol (2)
- la rougeur

je underscore suis arobas/a commercial mon trait d'union adresse point fr
pronounced: arobasse