Climate Strike



Climate Strike students protesting against Climate Change


Le Collins English dictionary vient de révéler le mot le plus utilisé de l’année 2019: il s’agit de “climate strike” ou grève climatique en français.

The Collins English dictionary has just revealed the most frequently used word of 2019. It is “climate strike” or grève climatique in French.

Climate Strike désigne, « une forme de protestation dans laquelle des personnes s’absentent du circuit éducatif ou professionnel pour se joindre à des manifestations réclamant des mesures pour lutter contre le changement climatique. »

Climate Strike refers to “a form of protest whereby people take time away from education or work to join demonstrations demanding measures to fight against climate change.

On est d’accord sur le fait qu’une langue n’a pas forcément le pouvoir de changer le monde, mais en même temps elle permet au moins de rendre compte de ses évolutions.

We agree that a language does not necessarily have the power to change the world, but at the same time, it at least allows us to account for or report on trends. 


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Climate Strike

French Leaving Cert sentences on climate strike

Il vient de – It has just – Venir de + infinitive verb – The idea of having just done something is expressed in French using the present tense of the verb venir + the infinitive of the verb required,

Il s’agit de – It is/It means/It is about

Désigner – To refer to

Réclamer – To demand

Lutter contre – To fight against

On est d’accord sur le fait que – We agree that

Forcément – Necessarily

En même temps – At the same time

Rendre compte de – To account for or report on

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French leaving cert sentences on climate strikes