Solresol-English/French Mini-Dictionary

The Solresol entries are in abbreviated form: d[o], r[e], m[i], f[a], so[l], l[a], s[i]. Sometimes different parts of speech are assigned to the same form; this is because stress determines the form's part of speech. (Click here for details.)

The entries in this dictionary are in alphabetical order, not proper Solresol order. Where the French word and the English word are essentially identical in form and meaning, I only enter it once. In some cases, the use of an ambiguous gloss meant that I had to guess at the meaning. In these cases I relied on the classification system for guidance. Where the text is illegible or possibly incorrect (there are several typos), I have indicated the apparently correct reading.


d no[t] [non; pas]
ddf winter [hiver]
ddl summer [été [n]]
ddm season [saison]
ddr earth [terre]
dds autumn [automne]
ddso spring[time] [printemps]
ddsod gospel, bible [évangile, bible]
df he, him [il; lui]
df¯ she, her [elle]
dfdr wait for/on [attendre]
dff March [month] [mars [mois]]
dffd Easter [fête de Pâques]
dfld candor, sincerity [franchise, sincérité]
dflf warmth [attitude] [cordialité]
dflm sensitivity [sensibilité, impressionnabilité]
dflr goodness, gentleness [bonté, mansuétude]
dfls humanity, humaneness [humanité]
dflso generosity [générosité, désintéressement]
dfmm behind [derrière]
dfmr quality [qualité]
dfsf conscience
dfsom beautiful [beau]
dfsos truth [vérité]
dfsso honesty [honnête]
dl one [pron], someone [on, quelqu'un, le prochain]
dldf put, place [mettre]
dldm accept, consent [to] [accepter, consentir]
dlfr food [nourriture, alimentation]
dlfso soup, broth [potage; bouillon]
dll May [month] [mai]
dlrs wine [vin]
dlrso glass [drinking] [verre [à boire]]
dlsod meat [viande]
dm you [tu, toi; vous]
dmd universe [univers]
dmfd man [male] [homme]
dmfd¯ woman [femme]
dmfr live [v] [vivre]
dmfso child [enfant]
dmld say, speak [parler; dire]
dmlr pronounce [prononcer]
dmm February [février]
dmrd senses [the five -] [les cinq sens]
dmrf touch, feel [toucher, palper, manier]
dmrl sense [v] [sentir]
dmrm see [voir]
dmrs hear [entendre, ouïr]
dmrso taste [v] [goûter, déguster]
dmsm liberty [liberté]
dms god [dieu]
dmsof intelligence
dmss superstition
dr I, me, we, us [nous; je; moi]
drd time [also weather?] [temps]
drdf head [tête]
drdm body [corps]
drdso hair [cheveux]
drf week [semaine]
drfl arm [bras]
drl year [année]
drm day [jour, la journée]
drmr eye [oeil]
drr January [janvier]
drs century [siècle]
drso month [mois]
ds other [autre]
dsd help, assist [aider, secourir, assister, seconder, venir au secours]
dsdf salad [salade]
dsdm vegetable [légume]
dsdr enough [assez]
dsds egg [oeuf]
dsf accomplish [accomplir]
dsfd thoughtless/unwise act [imprudence]
dsfr beer [bière (boisson)]
dsfs sugar [sucre]
dsfso coffee [café]
dso oneself, him-/her-/itself, themselves [soi, soi-même]
dsod hungry [be -] [avoir faim]
dsodr call [appeler]
dsodso open [v] [ouvrir]
dsof thirsty [be -] [avoir soif]
dsofm rise, get up [se lever]
dsol drink [v] [boire]
dsom bread [pain]
dsomf light, kindle [allumer ]
dsor eat [manger]
dsos water [eau]
dsosf guide [guider]
dsoso April [avril]
dsrd milk [lait]
dsrf cheese [fromage]
dsrl fruit
dsrm butter [beurre]
dsrs bakery; pastry [pâtisserie]
dss June [juin]
dssod chocolate [chocolat]
dssof cooking, cuisine [cuisine]
f at, to [à]
fd what [quoi, qu'est-ce que c'est?]
fdd eighty [quatre-vingts]
fdf date [tell the - of] [dater]
fdm letter [mail] [lettre]
fdr corrupt (v, morally) [démoraliser] CL
fdrm country, rural [campagne]
fds finish [finir]
fdsd gardening [jardinage, horticulture]
fdso signature
fdss comfort, relieve [soulager]
ffdf doctor [médecin]
ffdl dentist [dentiste]
ffdm consultation [med]
ffdr sick[ness], be sick [avoir mal, être malade; maladie]
ffds oculist [oculiste]
ffdso surgeon [chirurgien]
ffl fifty [cinquante]
fflr left [on the -] [gauche [à]]
ffm thirty [trente]
ffr twenty [vingt]
ffrso chemist, druggist, pharmacist [pharmacien]
ffs sixty [soixante]
ffso forty [quarante]
fl good, delicious [bon, savoreux, délectable]
fld necessary [it is -] [falloir]
fldf league (4 km) [lieue] CL
fldm space [espace] CL
fldr sail, travel by boat [naviguer]
fldso row (v) [ramer] CL
flf understand [comprendre]
flfr flood [inondation]
flm means [of doing] [moyen]
flr able [be - to], can [aux] [pouvoir]
flrl? heal [vt/i] [guèrir]
flsos unite, unity [union, unir]
fm this, that [ce, cet, ceci, cela]
fmd stamp [v], pay postage [affranchir]
fmf stamp [postal] [timbre]
fmfl regiment [régiment]
fmfr army, troop [troupe; armée]
fml letter-carrier [facteur]
fmm thousand [mille]
fmmd convalescence
fmr serve [servir]
fmrr camphor [camphre]
fms carry [porter]
fmso possess [possèder; avoir]
fr with, together [avec, conjointement]
frd address, direct - to [adresser]
frdf plow, furrow [vt] [labourer, sillonner]
frdm after [après]
frdr agriculture
frf go [aller]
frl post, mail [poste (aux lettres)]
frm be [être]
frmf harvest, gather [récolter, moissonner, recueillir]
frr hundred [cent[aine]]
frsm cat [chat]
frsod horse, stallion [cheval]
frsod¯ mare [jument]
frsr dog [chien]
fs much, very [beaucoup, très, archi, infiniment]
fsdr travel, journey [v] [voyager]
fsf want, wish [vouloir]
fsfso accident
fsl decide [décider]
fsll anatomy [anatomie]
fsls station [gare]
fsmr speed [vitesse]
fsms advance [v] [avancer]
fso why [pourquoi, pour quel motif]
fsol do, bring about [faire, commettre]
fsolm sailor [marin [n]]
fsols[o?] boat, ship [bateau]
fsomr strategy, tactic [stratégie, tactique]
fsor leave [partir]
fsorl pull [tirer]
fsos prepare [préparer]
fsoso million [million] PL
fsr information [renseignement]
fsrd railroad/-way [chemin de fer]
fsrf transport [transporter]
fsso cry, weep [pleurer, sanglotter]
fssof way, path [chemin; route]
fssor through(out) [go -] [parcourir]
l the [le]
ld no one, nothing [rien, nul, personne, aucune personne, néant]
ldf read [lire [v]]
ldfd commerce, trade; merchant [commerce; marchand]
ldld muslin [mousseline]
ldm school; student [école; écolier]
ldm¯ schoolgirl [écolière]
ldmd establish [établir, instituer, ériger]
ldmr store, shop [boutique, magasin]
ldrd industry [industrie]
ldrf matter, substance [matière, substance]
ldrl sell, retail [vendre, débiter]
lrdl buy [acheter, acquérir,se rendre acquéreur]
ldrm manufacture [fabriquer, manufacturer]
ldrs bulk [in -] [en gros, en bloc]
ldrso produce [produire]
lds word [mot]
ldso book [livre]
lf bad [mauvais]
lfd paper [papier]
lfdf subtract[ion] [soustraction; soustraire]
lfdl divide, division [division; diviser]
lfdm add[ition] [addition; additionner]
lfdr numbering [numération]
lfds sharing, distribution [répartition, partage]
lfdso multiply, multiplication [multiplier, multiplication]
lff snow [n/v] [neiger; neige]
lff? hail [n/v] [grêler]
lfld measure [v] [mesurer]
lflf liter [litre]
lflm geometry (-ic[ian]) [géométre/-ie, -ique] CL
lfrl half [moitié]
lfsf gram [gramme]
lfsod cash [on hand], money [monnaie, espèces]
lfsof money [argent]
lfsol franc [$]
lfsos centime
llf morning [matin]
llfd watchmaker's [horlogerie]
llmd press, printing shop [imprimerie]
llrl bookstore [librairie]
llrs hardware store, iron-monger's [quincaillerie]
lls night [nuit]
llso evening [soir]
lm here, there [ici, là]
lmdso mix [mélanger]
lmf pen [writing] [plume]
lml ink [encre]
lmlf merchandise [marchandise]
lmlr expense [-ive] [cher, chèreté]
lmmd tinsmith's [ferblanterie]
lmr write [écrire]
lms difficulty [difficulté]
lmso forget [oublier]
lmsos all, everything [tout]
lr by [agent/means] [par]
lrdr color [couleur]
lrdso white [blanc]
lrfr propose, offer [proposer, offrir]
lrlf number [symbol] [numéro; chiffre]
lrlm calculate [calculer]
lrlr count [v] [compter]
lrmf green [vert [couleur]]
lrml blue [bleu]
lrmr violet [color] [violet]
lrms red [rouge]
lrmso yellow [jaune]
lrr fog [be -gy] [faire du brouillard]
lrsd price [prix]
lrso lesson [leçon]
lrsol take [prendre]
lrsom string, twine [ficelle]
lrsr value [valeur]
ls of [the] [de, du]
lsd something [quelque chose; chose [une -]]
lsdd butcher's [boulangerie]
lsf hesitate [hésiter]
lsls earn [also win?] [gagner]
lsmso notions [store] [mercerie]
lso never, ever [jamais, en aucun temps]
lsod pencil [crayon]
lsodd grocery store [épicerie]
lsof defeat [défaire]
lsofd display [n], show [v] [étalage; montrer]
lsofm assortment, set [assortiment]
lsofr exposition, exhibition
lsolf guarantee [v] [garantir]
lsomr specimen, sample [échantillon, spécimen]
lsorf meter [mètre]
lsorl give back, repay [rendre]
lsoso ice, freeze [glace; geler]
lsoss flour [farine]
lsr entertain, amuse [divertir; amuser]
lss cold [it is -] [faire froid]
m or [ou, ou bien]
m¯df preference [préférence]
md for, so [that] [pour, afin de, afin que]
md¯f preferable [préférable]
mdd thirteen [treize]
mddr how much/many [combien]
mdf prefer [préférer]
mdf¯ preferably [préférablement]
mdfl abandon, forsake [abandonner, délaisser, quitter]
mdfso orphan [orphelin]
mdl reciprocity [reciprocité]
mdld refuse, reject [refuser, rejeter]
mdr liking, being sympatico [sympathie] CL
mdrf before [avant]
mdrr almost, around [approximativement, à peu près, environ, vers, presque, quasi]
mds friend [ami]
mdsd sacrifice (v) [sacrificer] CL
mdso admire [admirer]
mdsod fear, be afraid of [craindre, appréhender, redouter]
mf whose [dont, de qui, duquel]
mfd pleasure [plaisir]
mff fifteen [quinzaine]
mfl wish [désirer, souhaiter, faire des voeux]
mfmf laziness [paresse, fainéantise]
mfrd selfishness [égoïsme]
ml look!, here [is -!], there [is -!] [voici, voilà]
mlr confidence, trust [confiance]
mlrl slander [v] [calomnier]
mls like, love [aimer]
mlsr play [jouer]
mmd seven [sept]
mmdm however, nevertheless [cependant, pourtant, néanmoins]
mmf nine [neuf, neuvaine]
mmfd before, in front of [devant]
mmfr opposite, facing [en face]
mmfso everywhere [partout]
mml eleven [onze]
mmr eight [huit[aine]]
mms twelve [douze, douzaine]
mmso ten [dix, dizaine]
mmsor at [someone's house], with [chez]
mr that, which, who [qui, que, quel, lequel]
mrdl undertake [a project] [entreprendre]
mrr fourteen [quatorze]
mrrso gradually, imperceptibly [insensiblement, imperceptiblement, graduellement]
ms good evening/night [bonsoir, bonne nuit]
msf husband, marriage [mari, époux; mariage]
msf¯ wife [épouse]
msfd indiscretion [indiscrétion]
msll last [adj] [dernier]
msmf responsibility [responsabilité]
mso good [adj and abstract n] [bien]
msod come [venir]
msodl change [vt/i] [changer]
msol equality [égalité]
msor enter [entrer]
msorl meet, get together [réunir]
msorso receive [recevoir]
msrd remain [rester]
msso happy [-iness], good luck [bonheur, félicité; heureux]
mssod experience [expérience]
mssr without [sans]
r and [et, ainsi que]
r¯soml continuation
rd my, mine [mon, le mien]
rd¯ my, mine [fem] [ma, la mienne]
rdd one, unity, first [un; unité; premier]
rdf ethics, morals [-ity] [morale]CL
rdff health [be -y] [santé [avoir la -]]
rdfs clothing [habillement, vêtement]
rdm repugnance [répugnance] CL
rdmd wash oneself [se laver]
rdr think; philosophy [CL] [penser; philosophie (CL)]
rdrf shirt [chemise]
rdrl shoe, boot [chaussure]
rdso acquainted with [be -], know [person] [connaître]
rdsos umbrella [parapluie]
rf his, her[s] [son, le sien]
rfd look at [regarder]
rfdm furniture [mobilier]
rff three, third [trois, troisième]
rffm locksmith [serrurerie]
rfl ask [question] [demander]
rfld linen [linge]
rflf sew [coudre]
rflm mend, darn [raccomoder]
rflr tear/rip [up] [déchirer]
rfmd dead, die [mort; mourir]
rfr pass/cross over [passer]
rfrf sit down [s'asseoir]
rfs reply, answer [répondre, répliquer, répartir, riposter]
rfso encounter, meet [rencontrer]
rfsod fire [feu; incendie]
rfsof equal, peer [pair]
rfsso cut, knife [n] [couper, couteau]
rl your[s] [you pl.] [votre, le vôtre]
rld sleepy [be -] [avoir sommeil]
rldr bleach, wash[ing] [blanchissage, lavage; blanchir]
rlff right [on the -] [droite [à]]
rlfs hold, seize [tenir]
rll five [cinq]
rlld cabinet-work [ébénesterie]
rlml inexpensive, cheap [bon marché]
rlsom find [trouver]
rm your[s] [you sg.] [ton, le tien]
rmfl house [maison]
rmfs lodge [-ings], reside[nce]; rent (lodging) [to?from?] [logement; habitation, demeure, résidence appartement; louer; demeurer]
rml give [donner]
rmm two, second [deux, deuxième, second]
rmrd go, walk [marcher]
rmrf car [voiture]
rmrm walk around [se promener]
rmrso visit [visite]
rmsod sleep [v] [dormir]
rmsso stairs [escalier]
rrd July [juillet]
rrdl masonry [maçonnerie]
rrdr build, construct[ion] [construction; bâtir]
rrf September [septembre]
rrl November [novembre]
rrm August [août]
rrs December [décembre]
rrso October [octobre]
rs their[s] [leur, le leur]
rs¯oml continuer (one who continues) [continuateur]
rsdd equipment, tools [outillage]
rsds father [père, papa]
rsds¯ mother [mère]
rsdso family [famille]
rslm loan, lend [prêter]
rsmr brother [frère]
rsmr¯ sister [soeur]
rso our[s] [notre, le nôtre]
rsod listen [écouter]
rsodf hide [vt] [cacher]
rsof return [n/v], later [see you -] [retour; revenir; au revoir]
rsoff hammer [marteau]
rsol pay [payer]
rsold tired [grow -] [se fatiguer]
rsolm lie down, go to bed [se coucher]
rsolso rest, lie down [se reposer]
rsom leave, come/go out of - [sortir]
rsom¯l continual [continuel]
rsoml continue [continuer]
rsoml¯ continually [continuellement]
rsorr pliers, pincers [tenailles]
rsosd useful [utile]
rsoso four [quatre]
rsosr work [v] [travailler]
rsrso son [fils]
rsrso¯ daughter [fille]
rss six[th] [six[ième]]
rssd machine
rssor name [nom]
s yes, agreed [oui, soit, volontiers, d'accord]
sd same [the - thing] [le même, la même chose]
sdd air
sdf begin [vt/i] [commencer]
sdfs market [marché [n]]
sdfso restaurant
sdl progress [v] [progresser]
sdm enemy [ennemi]
sdmd place [n] [place] CL
sdms municipality [municipalité]
sdrd town, citizen [ville; citoyen]
sdrs street [rue]
sds learn [apprendre]
sdsd middle, midst [milieu]
sdso study [n/v] [étudier; étude]
sf little, barely [peu, guère]
sff sun [soleil]
sfl repeat [répéter]
sflf rendez-vous
sfmr internationalism [internationalisme]
sfrm country, nation [pays]
sfs again [encore]
sl boy, youth, bachelor [jeune homme, homme célibataire; garçon]
sl¯ girl, young woman [demoiselle; madamoiselle; jeune fille, etc.]
sld compare [comparer]
slm detest [détester]
slmd police
slsl lose [perdre]
slso descend [descendre]
sm good day [bonjour]
smd Satan, devil [Satan] CL
smf meaning [signification]
sml ease [facilité]
smld magazine, newspaper [journal, gazette]
smr explain [expliquer]
smsf recede, lose ground [reculer, rétrograder]
so if [si [condition]]
sod but [mais]
sodd Sunday [dimanche]
soddf chillblain [engelure]
sodm example, imitate [exemple; imiter]
sodr copy [v] [copier]
sodrl black [noir]
sodrm theater [thêatre]
sodsd orchestra [orchestre]
sodso interpret, translate [traduire; interpréter]
sodsod close [v] [fermer]
sodsos succeed [réussir]
sodsr instrument
sof because [parce que]
sofdd suffocation [asphyxie]
soff tomorrow [demain]
sofl leave [laisser]
sofll danger
sofmd age [vt/i] [vieillir]
sol always, without end [perpétuellement, toujours, sans fin, sans cesse]
soldl painting [art of] [peinture, coloris]
soll hour [heure]
sollr purgation
solm pardon [v] [pardonner]
solmf sculpture
sols climb [monter, grimper]
solso permit [permettre]
solsr know [a fact] [savoir]
som bad [mal]
somfso tone [ton (degré d'un son)]
soml remember [se souvenir]
somm today [aujourd'hui]
somsor music [musique]
somsos harmony [harmonie]
sor in [en, dans]
sorf abridge, abbreviate [abréger]
sorl dictionary [dictionnaire]
sormf sing [chanter]
sorr yesterday [hier]
sorso language [langage]
sos thank[s!] [remercier, merci]
sosdd bier [bière (cercueil) ]
sosdr literature [littérature, belles-letres]
sosf laugh [rire]
sosfs new [neuf [adj]]
sosld telegraph [télégraphe]
sosm misfortune, unfortunate [malheur[eux]]
sosod Monday [lundi]
sosof Thursday [jeudi]
sosol Friday [vendredi]
sosom Wednesday [mercredi]
sosor Tuesday [mardi]
sosord migraine
sosos Saturday [samedi]
sosr joy[ous] [gaieté; joyeux]
sr each [one], every [one] [chacun, chaque, tous]
srdr government [gouvernement]
srdso election [élection]
srf exactitude
srls constitute (-ion[al]) [constituer (-ion[nel], -ant)] CL
srmd deaf [be -] [être sourd] CL
srsd diplomacy [diplomatie]
srsl republic [république]
srso correct
srsr politics [-al?] [politique]
ssd rain [v] [pleuvoir]
ssdso magistracy [magistrature]
ssl heat; hot [it is -] [faire chaud; chaleur]
sslf imprisonment; police station [emprisonnement,incarcération; poste (de police)]
ssmd testimony [témoignage]
sso mister, sir [monsieur, le sieur]
sso¯ Mrs, lady [madame, dame]
ssomr finance
ssos question [v] [questionner]
ssosf kill [tuer]
ssosl fall [tomber]
ssr wind [n], blow [v] [venter; vente [il -]]
ssso thunder[storm] [tonner; tonnerre; orage]


All material taken from Gajewski, except those marked CL (Couturat & Leau) and PL (Paul Lucas <[email protected]>)


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