Vendredi de Vocabulaire: Les otages

Today’s words once again come from the news. I’m not going to link to a particular article, though, since I think you’ll find these words come up far too often.

  • l’otage (m.) – hostage
  • l’enlèvement (m.) – kidnapping, abduction, or capture
  • enlever – to kidnap or capture

However, enlever has additional meanings including: to remove, to take down or take off. It can also be used reflexively; s’enlever means to come off (like paint) or come out (like a stain), or to be detachable.

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