french vocabulary pdf: immigration

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On this page you will find the vocabulary list containing all the words related to immigration in french

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English => French

  • an emigrant => un émigrant
  • an immigrate => un immigré
  • immigration => l’immigration
  • a foreigner => un étranger
  • native speaker => un locuteur natif
  • border control => contrôle des frontières
  • a passport holder => un détenteur d’un passeport
  • a work permit => un permis de travail
  • an exit visa => un visa de sortie
  • false documents => des faux documents
  • detainee => détenu
  • naturalization => naturalisation
  • border => frontière
  • asylum => asile
  • persecution => persécution
  • green card => carte verte
  • legal immigrant => immigrant légal
  • illegal immigrant => immigrant illégal
  • refugee => réfugié
  • quota system => système de quota
  • asylum => asile
  • melting pot => le melting pot
  • visa => un visa
  • authorities => les autorités
  • approval => approbation
  • deportation => l’expulsion
  • political asylum => asile politique
  • refugee camp => camp de réfugiés
  • citizenship => la citoyenneté
  • citizen => citoyen
  • fellow citizen => concitoyen
  • inequality => l’inégalité
  • illegal immigrant => immigrant illégal
  • country of adoption => pays d’adoption
  • host country => pays d’accueil
  • work permit => permis de travail
  • immigration rate => taux d’immigration
  • tradition => tradition
  • separation => séparation
  • pull factors => facteurs d’attraction
  • segregation => ségrégation
  • literacy tests => tests d’alphabétisation
  • majority => majorité
  • immigration quotas => quotas d’immigration
  • minority => minorité
  • fingerprints => empreintes digitales
  • cultural identity => identité culturelle
  • bilingual => bilingue
  • language barriers => barrières linguistiques
  • passport => passeport
  • multiculturalism => multiculturalisme
  • American dream => le rêve américain
  • illegal alien => étranger en situation irrégulière
  • famine => la famine
  • ghetto => ghetto
  • the immigration policy => la politique d’immigration
  • family reunification => regroupement familial
  • integration => l’intégration
  • society => la société
  • destiny, fate => le destin
  • ethnic group => groupe ethnique
  • racism => le racisme
  • a multi racial society => une société multi raciale
  • discriminatory => discriminatoire
  • a majority => une majorité
  • a minority => une minorité
  • tolerant / intolerant => tolérant / intolérant
  • wealth => richesse
  • poor => pauvre
  • poverty => la pauvreté
  • a dissident => un dissident
  • disillusioned => désillusionné
  • the slums => les quartiers pauvres
  • a shanty town => un bidonville
  • precarious => précaire
  • penniless => sans argent
  • homeless => sans-abris
  • a haven => un paradis
  • an epidemic => une épidémie

Useful verbs

  • to emigrate => émigrer
  • to assimilate => assimiler
  • to integrate => intégrer
  • to adapt => s’adapter
  • to patrol => patrouiller
  • to curtail / to curb immigration => mettre un frein à l’immigration
  • to restrict => restreindre
  • to limit => limiter
  • to keep out => empêcher d’entrer
  • to oppress => opprimer
  • to support => soutenir
  • to send back => renvoyer
  • to reduce => réduire
  • to decrease => diminuer
  • to increase => augmenter
  • to grant permission to stay => accorder la permission de rester
  • to naturalize => naturaliser
  • to enter => entrer
  • to starve => mourir de faim
  • to integrate => s’intégrer
  • to travel => voyager
  • to settle => s’installer
  • to adapt => s’adapter
  • to adjust to => s’adapter à
  • to mix with, to blend with => se mélanger avec
  • to start affresh => recommencer
  • to originate from =>
  • to smuggle in => faire entrer clandestinement
  • to be persecuted => être persécuté
  • to risk one’s life => risquer sa vie
  • to swarm into => entrer en masse
  • to come in waves => arriver par vague
  • to head for a country => se diriger vers un pays
  • to leave one’s native country => quitter son pays natal
  • to seek shelter => chercher un abri
  • to be forced to move => être obligé de partir
  • to flee a country => fuir un pays
  • to be uprooted => être déraciné
  • to die of hunger => mourir de faim
  • to be exploited => être exploité
  • to work on the side => travailler au noir
  • to struggle => lutter
  • to be lured by a better life => être attiré par une vie meilleure
  • to go through the custom => passer la douane

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