a classical type of dance
beau geste 优雅的姿态；故作大方
literally "beautiful gesture"; gracious gesture; also, a gesture noble in form but meaningless in substance. in French : a selfless/generous/fair-play act.
monumental architectural style of the early 20th century made famous by the Académie des Beaux-Arts
plenty, lots of, much; merci beaucoup: thanks a lot; misused in slang, for example "beaucoup money" (French would add the preposition de : "beaucoup d'argent"), especially in New Orleans, LA. Occasionally corrupted to Bookoo, typically in the context of French influenced by Vietnamese culture.
bel esprit (pl. beaux esprits) 才子, 才华出众的人
literally "fine mind"; a cultivated, highly intelligent person
a beautiful woman or girl. Common uses of this word are in the phrases the belle of the ball (the most beautiful woman or girl present at a function) and southern belle (a beautiful woman from the southern states of the US)
Belle Époque 美丽时代
a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I.
literally "fine letters"; literature regarded for its aesthetic value rather than its didactic or informative content; also, light, stylish writings, usually on literary or intellectual subjects
bien fait ! 干得好！做得很棒！
literally "well done"; used to express schadenfreude when someone is well-deservedly punished
bien pensant 善于思考
literally "well thinking"; right thinking, orthodox. Commonly implies willful blindness to dangers or suffering faced by others. The noun form bien-pensance is rarely seen in English.
unimpressed with something because of over-familiarity, jaded.
Bleu celeste 天蓝色
literally "sky blue", is a rarely-occurring tincture in heraldry (not being one of the seven main colours or metals or the three "staynard colours").
bon appétit 祝你胃口好，祝你用餐愉快
literally "good appetite"; enjoy your meal
bon mot 警语，妙语
well-chosen word(s), particularly a witty remark
bon vivant 享乐主义者，享受舒适生活的人
one who enjoys the good life, an epicurean
bon voyage 祝你旅途愉快
literally "good journey"; have a good trip!
"good day", a standard greeting in the morning or afternoon
bonne chance 祝你好运
"good luck" (as in, 'I wish you good luck')
les boules 厌烦
(vulgar) literally "the balls"; meaning that whatever you are talking about is dreadful
member of the bourgeoisie. The word used to refer to shopkeepers living in towns in the Middle Ages. Now the term is derogatory, and it applies to a person whose beliefs, attitudes, and practices are conventionally middle-class.
small ornamental objects, less valuable than antiques; a collection of old furniture, china, plate and curiosities. Cf. de bric et de broc, corresponding to our "by hook or by crook", and brack, refuse.
a sweet yeast bun, kind of a crossover between a popover and a light muffin; French also use the term as slang for 'potbelly', because of the overhang effect.
a brown-haired girl. For brown-haired man, French uses brun and for a woman brune. "Brunette" is rarely used in French, unless in old literature, and its masculine form, "brunet" (for a boy), is almost unheard of.
bureau (pl. bureaux) 办公室
office. Also means "desk" in French.