One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 4 – colline

The Learning French 100 Day Project – Wednesday, March 23, 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!


colline (feminine noun) : hill


J’étais allé au sommet de la colline. (I had gone to the top of the hill.)
Leur bus a quitté la route et dévalé une colline.
(Their bus went off the road and hurtled down a hill.)
J’ai commencé à aller à l’église, une marche pénible car l’église était en haut d‘une colline
(I began to go to church, a hard walk because the church was up a hill.)

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