One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 11 – rechercher

The Learning French 100 Day Project – Wednesday, March 30, 2022

I’ve been studying French on and off for about a year. My interest in the language began when I started reading classical French novels by Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Stendhal, and others. I’m also a budding armchair historian of the French Revolution. In 2018/19, I spent Christmas and the New Year in Paris. Bonne Année !!

French is a beautiful, musical, romantic language, … and I’m keen on learning it.

For the next 100 days (all of Spring 2022), I’ll focus daily on a French word and use it in sentences. The results of my efforts will surely be hilarious, peppered with errors, and unequivocally bad French … but you gotta have the freedom to fail.

So, without further ado … let’s learn French! Allons-y!


rechercher (transitive verb) : to look for; to search for

NOTE: to understand the difference between chercher and rechercher, see this great article.


Je recherche mon chat stupide. (I am searching for my stupid cat.)
Paul veut rechercher sa sœur disparue.
(Paul wants to search for his missing sister.)
La recherche de la vérité est inutile.
(The search for truth is pointless.)

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