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Thursday, November 5, 2009

décrocher, raccrocher

to pick up, to hang up

Pour passer un coup de fil, il faut décrocher le recepteur.
To make a phone call, you have to pick up the receiver.

Après avoir parler, raccrochez le recepteur.
After talking, hang up the receiver.

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Vocabulary Section: Telephone, Word of the Day