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How to render “meter reading” [closed]

Whilst "Lecture du compteur" translates to "meter reading", I'm not sure this is the correct kind of reading. Can anyone provide a more natural translation please?
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Does the phrase “se lever et vivre” actually mean get up / stand up and live?

I feel like I’m making up a phrase with my limited, but growing, French Language abilities. A direct translation on google translate does appear to carry the meaning that I intend: Loosely, “Get up ...
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What does the “En principe” mean here (Camus' L'Étranger) ?

I was reading L'Étranger by Albert Camus and came upon the following text: En principe, l'enterrement est fixé à dix heures du matin. Nous avons pensé que vous pourrez ainsi veiller la disparue. I'...
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Does voyage souvent make sense?

I am trying to figure out how to say travel often in French. I ran “travel often” through Google translator and got “voyage souvent”. But I have two questions Is the translation correct Does that ...
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What does “partir en livre” mean?

I just came across this event while reading French magazines. I think it's an event that brings books to young people in France. I just can't find the translation of this phrase...is it like getting ...
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Qu'est-ce que c'est la forme emphatique?

Dans un livre scolaire de grammaire de ma nièce, il y a des exercices sur des types de phrases (déclaratif, interrogatif, forme emphatique). Cette forme emphatique est quelque chose de nouveau pour ...
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“he ran up the road” to french

I thought: Il a couru jusqu'à la route. But that is "He ran up TO the road." or Il a couru de la route. But that is "He ran (away) from the road." So how would I convey the real meaning ...