One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 15 – créneau

The Learning French 100 Day Project – Sunday, April 3, 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!


créneau, créneaux (masculine noun) : crenelle, time slot, niche

NOTE: faire un créneau means to parallel park.


J’ai trouvé mon créneau. (I have found my niche.)
J’ai réservé un créneau pour la réunion dans mon emploi du temps.
(I reserved a time slot for the meeting in my schedule.)
Faire un créneau est toujours le cauchemar des apprentis conducteurs.
(Parallel parking is always a nightmare for student drivers.)

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