One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 35 – tomber

The Learning French 100 Day Project – Saturday, April 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!


tomber (intransitive verb) : to fall


La pluie tombe du ciel. (Rain falls from the sky.)
Paul est vite tombé amoureux de sa voisine et Claire est vite tombée amoureuse de son voisin.
(Paul quickly fell in love with his neighbor and Claire quickly fell in love with her neighbor.)
Quand ma voiture tombait en panne, je suis tombé dans les pommes.
(When my car broke down, I fainted.)

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