814 BASIC ENGLISH paint (-er, -ing, -ed), noun. peint; peinture; Farbe. (s) Face-paint; fard; Sehrninke. painting, (e) painted picture; peinture; tableau; Malen; Gemdlde. Put p. on the wall; a box of pp.; painting the house; making (pictures) with p.; a painter and builder. She puts p. on. Painting a picture; he is a noted painter. A painting of ships. paper (—er, —ing, —ed), noun, 'peipa“; papier; Papier. (s) Newspaper; journal; Zeitung. (e) Bit of writing about some question; traité; Aufsatz. Put p. round the meat; put down on p.; papering a room. Writing for a p. Reading a p. on Basic English. paper-knife, noun, Basic words. Knife for cutting pages. papenweight, noun, Basic words. A weight for keeping loose papers in place. paradise*, ’pmradais. International word. paraffin, ’paerofin. International word. parallel (un-), a., noun, ’paer;>lel; parelléle; parallel. (e) Of like sort, value; semblable, pareil; gleichartig. P. lines. The questions are not p. There is an interesting p. to this in history. parcel, noun, ’pcusl; colis, paquet; Palcet. Make a p. of the shoes; put the food into a p.; send it by p. post. park, park. International word. part (-er, -ing, -ed), noun, port; portion, partie; T eil. (e) Part in a play (or undertaking); r6le; Rolle. parting (e) Division in hair: separating; raei: séparation; Scheitel: Trennung. He gave me p. of the field; go p. of the way; the heart is a p. of the body; 2 pp. of acid and 5 of water; parting the animals. Be acting a small p. Your parting is not straight. A sad parting. * In p. because he was ill; take p. in a play. ** I for my p.; for the most p.; on the p. of. INTERNATIONAL SECOND LANGUAGE 315 passport, ’pcuspn:t. International word.> past, adj., prep., adv., noun, pozst; passé: aprés; vergangen, friiher: nach, aber: oorbei: Vergangenheit. His p. crimes; my p. experience; my best years are p. It is ten minutes p. six; I was taken p. my station. They went p. slowly. Events in the p. * The train goes at half (a quarter) p. one. paste (-er, -ing, —ed), noun, peist; pate; Teig. (s) Sticky paste; colle; Kleister. The p. is ready to go in the oven. Put the paper on the walls with p.; pasting two pages together. patent, ’peitant. International word. payment, noun, ’peimont; paiement; Zahlung. (e) Giving of a payment; acte de payer; Bezahlnng. The first p. is .9,5; his p. was a kind word. Attempting the p. of his debts; he made p. of the full amount. peace, noun, pizs; paix; Friede. (e) Condition of rest; tranquillité; Ruhe. Make p. with a country. The p. of night; p. of mind. * (The nations are at p,). peacemaker, noun, Basic words. One who makes peace. I pen (—ner, -ning, —ned), noun, pen; (porte-) plume; Feder. Writing with a p.; penning a long letter. pen-name, noun, Basic words. Name used by a writer. pencil (-ler, -ling, -led), noun, ’pensl; crayon; Bleistift. The point of my p. is broken; a penciled note. penguin*, 'peqgwin. International word. person, noun, ’pa;sn; personne; Person. Every p. in the room; an important p.; young pp. ** Come in p. phonograph, ’founagraef. International word. physical (un-, —ly), adj, ’iizik.al; physique; physikalisch. (s) To do with the body; korperlich. Our knowledge of p. things. Have great p. force; physically he is like his father. physics, ’flziks. International name of science. 316 BASIC ENGLISH physiology, Hzi’olad5i. International name of science. piano, ’pjaenou. International word. picture (-er, -ing, -ed), noun, ’piktfo’“; image, tableau; Bild, Gemalde. (s) Motion picture; nlm; Film: (e) Picture in words or in the mind; image; Bild. Painting a p. of the girl. The p. takes 2 hours. Give a p. of events; picturing things to oneself. * (Take a p. with a camera). pig, noun, pig; porc; Schwein. He keeps pp. pigtail, noun, Basic words. Hair on head twisted together and hanging down like a tail. pin (-ner, -ning, —ned), noun, pin; épingle; Stecknadel. (e) Something p.—lil
Basic words. Small cushion for pins. pipe (-er, -ing, -ed), noun, paip; tuyau, conduit; Rohr. (s) Music-pipe; fliite; Pfeife. (e) Smol pipe. He has no tobacco in his p. place (-er, -ing, -ed), noun, pleis; place, lieu, endroit; Ort, Stelle. (s) Space: place; Platz. ( e) Position (as worker); place; Stellung. This is the p. where I saw the animal; go from one p. to another; take one’s p.; the p. where the story gets sad; placing the cake on the table; we are well placed here for seeing the stage. Here is a p. for you. She has a good p. in a store. * (Events) take p. ** In the first p.; give p. to; in p. of. (A p. in the sun). plane (·er, -ing, -ed), noun, plein; rabot; Hohel. (e) Flat level stretch of space or substance, for example that forming 2 wings of airplane: level of development or existence; plan: plan; F liiehe; Ebene. Make the board smooth with a p.; planing the wood. The points A, B, and C are all in the same p.; a circle is.a p. form; the tail p. of the airplane came off. A different p. of thought. INTERNATIONAL SECOND LANGUAGE 317 plant (-er, —ing, -ed), noun, plcunt; plante; Pflanze. (e) Works and/or machines for industry; outillage, usine; Betriebsanlage, Fabrik. A garden p.; planting trees. An electric-light p.; needing new p. plate (—er, -ing, -ed), noun, pleit; assiette; Teller. (e) Flat bit; plaque; Platte. Put food on a p. Making steel pp.; on the door was a brass p.; some cameras take pictures on glass pp. A silver-plated tray. platinum"‘, ’plaetinom. International word. play (—er, —ing, —ed), noun, plei; recreation, jeu; Spiel. (e) Stage play; piece de theatre; Schauspiel. -ing, (e) Playing a music instrument; action de iouer; Spielen. The boys’ p. was rough; he is playing with a ball; playing foot- ball. Put a p. on (the stage). Playing a piano. * (Get a p. up; at p.), ** Come into p.; do in p.; a p. on words; playing a trick. plaything, noun, Basic words. Thing for playing with, sp. for small boys and girls. please (-ing, -ed), int. plizz; s’il vous plait; bitte. P. give me some money; may I p. come?; yes, p. do; I was pleased by the play; a pleasing face. * (Be pleased with). , pleasure, noun, ’ple5a“; plaisir; Vergniigen, Freude. (e) Thing giving pleasure. There is no p. in getting wet; take a p. in gardening; the p. of doing good work. Writing is a p. to him; the pp. of the town; simple PP· ** Come and go at p. plow (-er, —ing, -ed), noun, plau; Charrue; Pflug. The p. is pulled by a horse; plowing a field; the ship was plowing through the waves. plowman, noun, Basic words. Man who does plowing. pocket (-er, -ing, -ed), noun, ’pokit; poche; T asche. (e) Hollow, bag; Beutel, Behiilter. Take money out of one’s p.; a drain on OI1G,S p.; pocketing the profits. A p. of poison gas. * He is out of p. through this business. pocket-book, noun, Basic words. Small leather folder for notes and papers. 318 BASIC ENGLISH pocket-money, noun. Basic words. Money for small needs. point (—er, -ing, —ed), noun. point; pointe; Spitze. (e) Small mark as made by a p. on paper; position in space or time looked on as such a p.; chief purpose or idea; point; point; essentiel; Punkt: Punkt: Hauptsache, Point. The p. of the pencil; a pointed end; pointing to the man; the pointer of the instrument. Four p. five (4.5) ; boiling—p. Put a stick in at this p. My p. in coming; the p. of the argument; make a good p. A p. in space. * A p. of view. (Your answer is not to the p.; pointing at the men). ** Make a p. of. poison (-er, —ing, -ed), noun, ’poizn; poison; Gift. Give the rats p.; poisoned by taking bad meat. police, po’li;s. International word. policeman, noun, Basic words. polish (-er, —ing, -ed), noun, ’pnlij; oernis, cirage; Politur, Wichse. (e) Bright, smooth quality; smooth quality of behavior, writing, and so on; poli: élégance; Glanz: Schliff. Rubbing with p. Get a good p. on the shoes; polishing with a duster. A person with p.; polished writing. political (un-, —ly), adj, pa->’litil<.¤l; politique; politiseh. The two countries have different p. systems; his outlook is quite unpolitical; politically he is very expert. poor, a., noun, pue*; pauore; arm. (e) Of low quality; unhappy; pauore, mediocre: pauore, malheureax; gering, schlecht: arm. The family is very p.; the country is p. in water. The ink is p.; the table is poorly made. The p. man has been sent to prison. Food for the p. porter, noun, ’po;ta*; porteur, facteur; Gepéiclctriiger. (e) Door-keeper at hotel and so on; portier; Poitier. The p. took the bags. The p.’s place is by the door. position, noun, po’zifan; situation; Lage, Stellung. (e) Place as worker; position of body; emploi: position; Stelle, Amt: Stellang. This is the p. of my house; the coal-owners are in a strong p. I have a p. at the bank. Seated in a strange p. ** In position. INTERNATIONAL SECOND LANGUAGE 319 possible (im-, -ly), adj. ’posobl; possible; rnoglich. A p. event; it is p. to get there today; I may possibly go; such a thing is impossible. ** Come if p. post (-er, -ing, —ed), poust. International word. postcard, noun, Basic words. Card for sending by post. postman, noun, Basic words. Man whose work is taking the letters to and from the post-office. postmark, noun, Basic words. Mark stamped on letters giving name of post—otHce and time of posting. post-office, noun, Basic words. Organization or building to do with post. pot (-ter, -ting, -ted), noun, pot; pot; Topf. potter, (e) Maker of earth pots; potier; Topfer. Put the p. on the tire; potted meat; potting a plant. The potter’s wheel. potash**, ’potaef. International word. potato (potatoes), noun, pa’teitou; pomme de terre; Kartofel. Give me one p. with my meat, please; get potatoes up with a spade. powder (—er, ·ing, —ed), noun, ’pauda’“; poudre; Puder. (s) Medical powder; Paloer. She put p. on her face; powdering one’s hair; powderedrsugar. He took a p. for his cold. power, noun, ’pau;>"’; pouooir; Vermogen. (s} Work force produced by muscles or machines; force; Kraft. (e) Authority over: important country; aatorité: puissance; Macht: Macht. Have the p. to do; great pp. of mind. I have no p. in my arm; water-p. is used for driving the machine; electric p. Have p. over; be in p. One of the great pp. power—house, noun, Basic words. Works making electric or other power. present, a., noun, ’preznt; actael, présent; gegenwdrtig: Gegenwart. (e) At the place and so on in question; présent; zugegen. The p. position of the country. All were p. at the meeting. Living in the p. * Happy at p. , present-day, adj, Basic words. Of the present time. president, ’prezidant. International name. 320 BASIC ENGLISH price (-er, -ing, -ed) , noun. prais; prix; Preis. The p. of the house is high; get it at a low p.; the dress is priced at £l0; we are pricing goods. prince, prins. International name. princess, prin’ses. International name. print (-er, -ing, -ed), noun, print; (caractére d’) imprimerie; Druck. (s) A printed picture; graoure; [Kupfer-, Stahl-]Stich, Holzschnitt, Graphik. (e) Mark made by a thing; print of camera picture; empreinte, impression; épreuoe; Abdruck, Spur: Abzag. The p. is very small; his verses are in p.; printing a book; directions for the printer. An old p. of London. There is a p. in the sand. Give me a p. of that picture. prison (-er, -ing, -ed), noun, ’prizn; prison; Geféingnis. -er, (e) Person kept (as) in prison; prisonnier (-iere); Gefangener. Be kept in a dark p.; p. made him bitter; be sent to p.; be in p.; prisoning her hand. The prisoners are happy. * Take (a person) prisoner. private (-ly), adj, ’praivit; personnel, particnlier, prioé; prioat, personlich. (e) Safe from observation; secret; heimlich; zuriichgezogen. Send a p. letter; one’s p. views; this is not a store, it is a p. house. The garden is very p.; they saw one another privately. probable (im-, -1y), adj. ’probabl; probable; wahrscheinlich. A p. event; it seems p. that he will come; you are probably right; the story is improbable. process (processes, -er, -ing, -ed), noun, ’prouses; cours, processus; Verfahren, Verlauf. (s) Law process; proces; Prozess. (e) P. used to give goods some special form; procédé; Verfahren. Waving hair is a delicate p.; the processes of growth; go through the p. of being washed. There will be a long law p. if the agreement is broken. The discovery of a new p.; processed cheese. produce (-er, -ing, -ed), noun, ’prodju;s; produit; Erzeugnis(se). -er, (s) Theater producer; metteur en scene; Regissear. The p. from the farm; producing goods for the market; this eflect is produced by the sun. The producer of the play. INTERNATIONAL SECOND LANGUAGE 321 profit (-er, -ing, -ed), noun. ’profit; profit, bénéfice; Gewinn. (e) Value, help; aoantage; Vorteil. The business made a small p. What p. was it to him?; profiting by his knowledge. * (The p. on the business was high). ** (At a p. ). program, ’prougraem. International word. propaganda, ’propa’gaendo. International word. property, noun, ’propoti; propriété; Eigentum. (s) Land property; biens immeables, propriété; Besitz[tum]. (e) Quality; propriété; Eigenschaft. That book is my p. He has a p. in the counuy. It has not the pp. of an acid. prose, noun, prouz; prose; Prosa. Writing good p. is as hard as writing verse. protest (—er, -ing, -ed), noun, ’proutest; protestation (contre); Protest. -ing, (e) Making a statement with force; protestant (de); Beteuern. He made a p. against the noise; the teachers were protesting about what had been done. He went to prison protesting that he had not done the crime. ** He did it under p. psychology, psai’kol:->d5i. International name of science. 4 public (—ly), a., noun, ’pAblil<; public; ofyrentlich; Publikum. (e) Open to general observation. He gave a p. talk in a p. place. Let us go where it is less p.; he made the statement publicly. He has a small p. for his books; putting ideas before the p. pull (-er, ing, -ed), noun, pul; action de tirer; Zag. (e) Better chance than others have; aoantage; Beziehungen. Give the cord a p.; have a p. at the boot; pulling the cat’s tail. He had a p. with the authorities. pump (-er, -ing, -ed), noun, prxmp; pompe; Pumpe. Get water from the p.; pumping air into a cushion. punishment, noun, ’pAnifmont; punition; Strafe. (e) Act of giving punishment; anything looked on as punishment; chzitiment: chatiment; Bestrafung: Strafe. He was sent to be bed as a p. for crying. The p. of the men took place at night. His p. was the loss of his friends. 322 BASIC ENGLISH purpose (-er, —ing, -ed), noun. 'pexpos; but, intention; Zweck, Absicht. He had a purpose in coming; he was purposing to do it. * (He came on purpose. to see you). ** He did it to no (some) purpose. purr, noun. Onomatopoeic. Sound made by a happy cat. push (pushes; —er, -ing, -ed), noun, pu]; poussée; Stoss, Schub. (e) Driving-power: énergie; Stosskraft. Give the table a p.; their pushes had no effect on the door; pushing a hand-cart. Good businessmen have p. push—cart (-carriage), noun, Basic words. Cart (carriage) for pushing by hand. put (puts, putting), verb. put; mettre; setzen, legen, stellen. Put water in a bottle; p. a story into words; p. an idea forward; p. a man in prison; he has p. money into the business; if the government puts a tax on land; I am putting such thoughts out of my head; p. a person out of doubt; p. away doubts; p. things together; p. a question; p. the clock back an hour; p. work before play; p. others against him; p. him off doing. ** 1. A common way of putting an idea (suggestion) across is by advertisement. 2. He put up an argument (fight) when the trainer said the horse had been poisoned. 3. Someone had made an attempt to put it to death. 4. They put the discussion (talk, meeting) off till the morning. 5. The chances are generally against you if you put money on a horse (event). (>put up with troubles; p. in mind of; p. a stop to). ** Put. one’s foot down about something; put in (words in talk); p. in for; p. words into person’s mouth; p. to the test (to flight); p. it down to; p. an undertaking through. (P. into effect; p. out to grass). pyjamas*, po'd3¤;moz. International word. pyramid*, ’piremid. International word.
question.; I am not questioning his word; there is no question that he took the money.
* The accounts in question.
** Out of the question.
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