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Studio Lentigo – English terms from our second set of student presentations (Nov. 14th)

I choosed a location –> I chose a location
a place who is dominated by hedomism (…that is / …which is…)
so I take/toke another look –> so I took…
they realized a project –> they carried out / created a project
I worked about time –> I worked on time
to escape on everyday life –> to escape from…
a third-year diploma –> a third-year degree
I made a critic –> I criticize / to give criticism ( a ‘critic’ is a person; a ‘critique’ is a review)
to make something right vs. to do something right
there were three textures different –> …three different textures
it was to afraid people –> …to frighten / to scare people; to make people afraid
I want to learn people… –> I want to teach people…
You have to take attention to…  …to pay attention to…
He wanted to make an experience –> …to make an experiment
The word passed among neighbors –> The word spread among neighbors
To write a memory –> to write a thesis
If someone said you to come…–> If someone told you to come
People sit under the tree, on the floor. –> …on the ground
I’m interested by this –> I’m interested in this
To do the people feel better –> to make the people feel better


the seller: the salesperson / the street vendor (e.g., an ice-cream vendor)
A Dose of Wonder
Transgressive Pleasures
Letting Go (lacher prise)
Oddities (bizzareries)
The Ringleader (M. Loyal)
The MC / Master of Ceremonies / the host
The village elder / the story-teller / the bard
my thesis statement / the main issue / focus / angle of approach (problematique)
fleeting time
a skyline
sparkling or still water?
‘fizzy’ / carbonated
harmful items and remedies (harmful = nocif)
disposable items
a lamp-post
a railing
effervescent medication
a case / a container / a locker (un casier)
a crack (une fissure)
a vacation / a holiday
(a ‘vacancy’ is an available space)
a headache / toothache / footache / backache / heartburn vs. heartache
a poster / a billboard or a hoarding
an ad / an advert / an advertisement
a public service announcement
a bus shelter / a kiosk
a firm / a company
novices / laypeople
an ulterior motive
district / area / neighborhood
urban furnishings
a parking space / to look for a parking space
a parking lot / a carpark
The Big Bad Wolf
The boogey man is going to get you!

What have you got in your purse / pocketbook / handbag / backpack?
a lighter, a can of mace, rolling papers, a pack of cigarettes, mints / candies, coins, a ‘slug’, tissues, a handkerchief, etc…

NIMBY – ‘Not in my back yard!’

People can get some exercise:
pull-ups, dips, squat thrusts, push-ups, pull-ups, etc.
an obstacle course, training course or circuit
to get a work-out, to wear gloves, to use a mat, etc.
to be athletic

to remind / to remember
to rework / to revise / to modify
to entertain someone
to follow a lead
to advertise
to glimpse / to perceive / to make out
to commission a design project
to lose your way
to take possession of / to appropriate


laugh / laughter
an observation
bubble gum
a dictator