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Faire(verb: inf)A*
Nos(pronoun)A*
Avec(noun: masc pl)A
Gens(noun: masc pl)A
Bouger(verb: inf)B
Nourriture(noun: fem sl)C
Couper(verb: inf)C
Ours(noun: masc sl/pl)D
Bibliothèque(noun: fem sl)D
Pull(noun: masc sl)E
œuf(noun: masc sl)F

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fr(adjective)
Dernier
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J'adore le dernier film de la série
en(adjective)
Last
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I love the last film of the series

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