10.1 --- Mise en oeuvre -- English

1.

Why are Mireille, her sisters, and her cousins playing portraits?

They are playing portraits to pass the time.

2.

Is it also raining in Paris?

No, in Paris the weather is nice.

3.

Does Mireille want to continue to play?

No, she doesn't want to continue to play. She says, "That's enough."

4.

Why does Marie-Laure want to continue to play?

Because she likes that, playing portraits. It's difficult, but it's fun.

5.

What's wrong with uncle Victor (what does he have) in particular?

His right eye looks toward Brest; his left eye looks toward Bordeaux.

6.

Is he very cross-eyed? (Does he "louche" a lot?) Loucher = to be cross-eyed.

No, he's almost not cross-eyed? (No, he almost doesn't "louche").

7.

Does uncle Henri have a beard?

No, he is always close-shaven.

8.

Does he have long hair?

No, he has a shaved head.

9.

Is he bald?

No, he isn't bald.

10.

Why does he have a shaved head?

He has a shaved head to hide that he is going to be bald.

11.

Who is Delapierre?

He's Georges' math teacher.

12.

Does he have pretty ears?

No, he has ears that stick out. (unstuck, unglued ears)

13.

Why does Mireille say that that it's (part) of the game?

Because Delapierre isn't of the family.

14.

Is Delapierre intelligent?

No, he's as dumb as his feet.

15.

Is he kind, generous?

No, there is no one meaner.

16.

Does Mireille want to continue playing portraits?

No, she thinks that that's enough.

17.

How long have they been playing portraits? (That makes a longtime that they are playing?)

They have been playing this game for two hours. (That makes two hours that they are playing.)

18.

What is one showing (playing) at the cinema club?

According to Marie-Laure, one is showing (playing) Claire's Genius.

19.

Is that really the title of the film? What is the real title?

No, it's not really the title of the film. It's not Claire's Genius, it's Claire's Knee.

20.

Is it a recent film?

No, it's an old film.

21.

Is it still raining?

No, it hasn't been raining for an hour. (That makes an hour that it's not raining anymore.

22.

What does Jean-Denis propose to do?

He proposes to go (to do some) sailing.

23.

Why does Georges refuse to go (to do some) sailing?

Because he's taking a nap (doing the siesta).