One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 23 – mouton

The Learning French 100 Day Project – Monday, April 11, 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!


mouton (masculine noun) : sheep; sheepskin; mutton


J’ai toujours été le mouton noir de ma famille. (I have always been the black sheep of the family.)
Claire a vu un troupeau de moutons hier.
(Claire saw a flock of sheep yesterday.)
Paul était éleveur de moutons avant de venir à Paris.
(Paul was a sheep farmer before coming to Paris.)

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