hood - capot, capuchon, couverture
Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child. Once she gave her a little cap of red velvet, which suited her so well that she would never wear anything else; so she was always called ‘Little Red-Cap.’
upon - sur, a
cap - cap, bonnet, calotte, casquette, toque, képi
velvet - du velours, velours, duvet (on skin), velours (on antlers)
suited - adapté, complet, costume, tailleur, combinaison, costard
One day her mother said to her: ‘Come, Little Red-Cap, here is a piece of cake and a bottle of wine; take them to your grandmother, she is ill and weak, and they will do her good.
ill - malade, écouré, écourée
weak - faible, débile
Set out before it gets hot, and when you are going, walk nicely and quietly and do not run off the path, or you may fall and break the bottle, and then your grandmother will get nothing; and when you go into her room, don’t forget to say, "Good morning", and don’t peep into every corner before you do it.’
set - set, Seth
nicely - joliment, agréablement
quietly - paisablement, tranquillement, quietement
path - chemin, sentier
peep - peep, gazouiller, pépier
corner - coin, rencogner, piéger, acculer, négocier un prix de gros
‘I will take great care,’ said Little Red-Cap to her mother, and gave her hand on it.
care - soins, s'occuper, soin, souci
The grandmother lived out in the wood, half a league from the village, and just as Little Red-Cap entered the wood, a wolf met her. Red-Cap did not know what a wicked creature he was, and was not at all afraid of him.
wood - du bois, (de) bois
League - ligue, confédérer
entered - a pénétré, entrer, rench: -neededr, taper, saisir
wolf - loup, tombeur, dévorer, engloutir
wicked - méchante, chicaneur, torve, (wick) méchante
creature - créature, etre
‘Good day, Little Red-Cap,’ said he.
‘Thank you kindly, wolf.’
kindly - avec bienveillance
‘Whither away so early, Little Red-Cap?’
whither - ou
‘To my grandmother’s.’
‘What have you got in your apron?’
apron - tablier, tarmac, piste
‘Cake and wine; yesterday was baking-day, so poor sick grandmother is to have something good, to make her stronger.’
baking - cuisson, (bake), cuire
‘Where does your grandmother live, Little Red-Cap?’
‘A good quarter of a league farther on in the wood; her house stands under the three large oak-trees, the nut-trees are just below; you surely must know it,’ replied Little Red-Cap.
oak - chene, chene, chenes
Nut - noix, écrou, maternel
surely - surement, surement, assurément
replied - a répondu, répondre, réponse
The wolf thought to himself: ‘What a tender young creature! what a nice plump mouthful-she will be better to eat than the old woman. I must act craftily, so as to catch both.’ So he walked for a short time by the side of Little Red-Cap, and then he said: ‘See, Little Red-Cap, how pretty the flowers are about here-why do you not look round?
tender - l'appel d'offres, doux, adjudication, affectieux
plump - dodu, douillet
mouthful - bouchée
act - acte, loi, action, agir, faire, jouer, se comporter, faire (1)
craftily - de maniere astucieuse
catch - attraper, prise, touche, loquet, loqueteau, verrou, hic
side - côté, parti, flanc
look round - regarder autour
I believe, too, that you do not hear how sweetly the little birds are singing; you walk gravely along as if you were going to school, while everything else out here in the wood is merry.’
sweetly - avec douceur, doucement
gravely - gravement
along - le long de, accompagné, rench: t-needed r
merry - joyeux, gai, heureuse, jovial
Little Red-Cap raised her eyes, and when she saw the sunbeams dancing here and there through the trees, and pretty flowers growing everywhere, she thought: ‘Suppose I take grandmother a fresh nosegay; that would please her too. It is so early in the day that I shall still get there in good time’; and so she ran from the path into the wood to look for flowers.
raised - soulevée, (sou)lever
sunbeams - rayons de soleil, rayon de soleil
everywhere - partout
suppose - supposer, imaginer
fresh - frais
nosegay - foin de nez, petit bouquet
shall - doit, rench: 'shall' followed by the infinitive is translated using the future tense'
And whenever she had picked one, she fancied that she saw a still prettier one farther on, and ran after it, and so got deeper and deeper into the wood.
whenever - chaque fois que
picked - choisi, pioche, passe-partout, choix, écran, prendre, cueillir
fancied - aimée, envie, caprice
deeper - plus profond, profond, épais, grave, foncé, foncée
Meanwhile the wolf ran straight to the grandmother’s house and knocked at the door.
Meanwhile - pendant ce temps
straight - droit, rectiligne, comme il faut, pur, pure, hétéro, tout droit
knocked at - frappé
‘Who is there?’
‘Little Red-Cap,’ replied the wolf. ‘She is bringing cake and wine; open the door.’
‘Lift the latch,’ called out the grandmother, ‘I am too weak, and cannot get up.’
lift - l'ascenseur, élevons, élevez, ascenseur, lever, ennoblir
latch - le loquet, loquet
The wolf lifted the latch, the door sprang open, and without saying a word he went straight to the grandmother’s bed, and devoured her. Then he put on her clothes, dressed himself in her cap laid himself in bed and drew the curtains.
lifted - soulevée, soulever
devoured - dévorée, dévorer
laid - posé, poser
curtains - rideaux, rideau
Little Red-Cap, however, had been running about picking flowers, and when she had gathered so many that she could carry no more, she remembered her grandmother, and set out on the way to her.
picking - le prélevement, (pic) le prélevement
gathered - rassemblés, rassembler, ramasser, recueillir
She was surprised to find the cottage-door standing open, and when she went into the room, she had such a strange feeling that she said to herself: ‘Oh dear! how uneasy I feel today, and at other times I like being with grandmother so much.’ She called out: ‘Good morning,’ but received no answer; so she went to the bed and drew back the curtains.
surprised - surpris, surprise, surprendre, étonner
cottage - chalet, cottage
standing open - ouvert
such - tel, tellement, ainsi
strange - étrange, anormal, inconnu, étranger
uneasy - mal a l'aise, inquiet
received - reçu, recevoir
There lay her grandmother with her cap pulled far over her face, and looking very strange.
lay - laique, pondre, pose
pulled - tiré, tirer, retirer, tirer un coup, influence
‘Oh! grandmother,’ she said, ‘what big ears you have!’
‘The better to hear you with, my child,’ was the reply.
reply - répondre, réponse
‘But, grandmother, what big eyes you have!’ she said.
‘The better to see you with, my dear.’
‘But, grandmother, what large hands you have!’
‘The better to hug you with.’
hug - embrassade, étreinte, câlin, accolade, étreindre
‘Oh! but, grandmother, what a terrible big mouth you have!’
‘The better to eat you with!’
And scarcely had the wolf said this, than with one bound he was out of bed and swallowed up Red-Cap.
scarcely - a peine, a peine, guere
bound - lié, entrain, (bind), lier, attacher, nouer, connecter, coupler
swallowed up - englouti
When the wolf had appeased his appetite, he lay down again in the bed, fell asleep and began to snore very loud. The huntsman was just passing the house, and thought to himself: ‘How the old woman is snoring! I must just see if she wants anything.’ So he went into the room, and when he came to the bed, he saw that the wolf was lying in it. ‘Do I find you here, you old sinner!’ said he.
appeased - apaisé, apaiser
appetite - l'appétit, appétit
asleep - endormi
snore - ronfler, ronflement
loud - bruyante, fort
huntsman - chasseur
passing - en passant, passager, éminent, rapide, extremement
snoring - ronflement, (snore), ronfler
lying - gisant, sis, mentant, (lie) gisant
sinner - pécheur, pécheresse
‘I have long sought you!’ Then just as he was going to fire at him, it occurred to him that the wolf might have devoured the grandmother, and that she might still be saved, so he did not fire, but took a pair of scissors, and began to cut open the stomach of the sleeping wolf.
sought - recherchée, chercher
fire at - tirer sur
occurred - s'est produite, produire
saved - sauvée, sauver, sauvegarder, épargner, préserver, protéger
scissors - ciseaux, ciseau, couper aux ciseaux
stomach - l'estomac, estomac, ventre, bedon (pot belly), digérer
When he had made two snips, he saw the little Red-Cap shining, and then he made two snips more, and the little girl sprang out, crying: ‘Ah, how frightened I have been! How dark it was inside the wolf’; and after that the aged grandmother came out alive also, but scarcely able to breathe.
snips - des coupures de presse, couper (a coups de ciseaux)
shining - brillant, briller, éclairer
crying - pleurer, pleur, (cry), crier, hurler, gueuler
frightened - effrayé, effrayer, redouter, terrifier
inside - a l'intérieur, intérieur, dedans, au-dedans, la-dedans
alive - en vie, vivant
breathe - respirer, inspirer, expirer, reprendre son souffle
Red-Cap, however, quickly fetched great stones with which they filled the wolf’s belly, and when he awoke, he wanted to run away, but the stones were so heavy that he collapsed at once, and fell dead.
fetched - fouillé, aller chercher
stones - des pierres, pierre, t+roche, t+caillou, t+roc
belly - ventre
awoke - s'est réveillé, (se) réveiller, (s')éveiller
heavy - lourd, emporté
collapsed - effondré, s'effondrer, effondrement
dead - morts, mort, milieu, cour, profondeurs
Then all three were delighted. The huntsman drew off the wolf’s skin and went home with it; the grandmother ate the cake and drank the wine which Red-Cap had brought, and revived, but Red-Cap thought to herself: ‘As long as I live, I will never by myself leave the path, to run into the wood, when my mother has forbidden me to do so.’
delighted - ravie, plaisir, délice, joie, enchanter, ravir
skin - la peau, peau, apparence, écorcher, égratigner, dépouiller
myself - moi-meme, me, m'
forbidden - interdites, interdire, nier, dénier
It also related that once when Red-Cap was again taking cakes to the old grandmother, another wolf spoke to her, and tried to entice her from the path.
related - en rapport, raconter, relater
entice - séduire, appâter, attirer
Red-Cap, however, was on her guard, and went straight forward on her way, and told her grandmother that she had met the wolf, and that he had said ‘good morning’ to her, but with such a wicked look in his eyes, that if they had not been on the public road she was certain he would have eaten her up. ‘Well,’ said the grandmother, ‘we will shut the door, that he may not come in.
guard - garde, protection, gardien, arriere, défense, garder
forward - avant, acheminent, acheminer, avanten, acheminons
public road - route publique
Certain - certain, quelconque
shut - fermé, fermer
’ Soon afterwards the wolf knocked, and cried: ‘Open the door, grandmother, I am Little Red-Cap, and am bringing you some cakes.’ But they did not speak, or open the door, so the grey-beard stole twice or thrice round the house, and at last jumped on the roof, intending to wait until Red-Cap went home in the evening, and then to steal after her and devour her in the darkness.
knocked - frappé, coup, frapper
cried - pleuré, pleurer, crier, hurler, gueuler, pleur, cri
beard - barbe
Stole - volé, volâmes, volai, vola, volerent, (steal), voler, vol
thrice - trois fois
round - ronde, cyclo, arrondissent, arrondis, arrondir
Last - derniere, dernier, durer, dernierere, durez, passé, durent
jumped - a sauté, (faire) sauter
roof - toit
intending - l'intention, avoir l'intention, envisager, concevoir, prévoir
steal - voler, vol
devour - dévorer
darkness - l'obscurité, obscurité, ténebres
But the grandmother saw what was in his thoughts. In front of the house was a great stone trough, so she said to the child: ‘Take the pail, Red-Cap; I made some sausages yesterday, so carry the water in which I boiled them to the trough.’ Red-Cap carried until the great trough was quite full.
thoughts - réflexions, idée, pensée
stone - pierre, roche, caillou, roc
trough - l'auge, auge (for food), abreuvoir (for drinking), gouttiere
pail - seau
sausages - saucisses, saucisse, saucisson
boiled - bouillie, bouillir
Then the smell of the sausages reached the wolf, and he sniffed and peeped down, and at last stretched out his neck so far that he could no longer keep his footing and began to slip, and slipped down from the roof straight into the great trough, and was drowned. But Red-Cap went joyously home, and no one ever did anything to harm her again.
smell - odeur, parfum, gout, odorat, sentir, humer
reached - atteint, arriver/parvenir a
sniffed - reniflé, renifler, sniffer
peeped - épié, regarder qqch a la dérobée
stretched - étiré, étendre, s'étendre, s'étirer, étirement
neck - cou, kiki
slipped - a glissé, glisser
drowned - noyé, noyer
joyously - joyeusement
harm - le mal, mal, tort, dommage, nuire a, faire du mal a