One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 46 – emmener


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Wednesday, May 4, 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!

MOT DU JOUR

emmener (transitive verb) : to take

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


J’aimerais vous emmener dans ce grand restaurant italien. (I would like to take you to this great Italian restaurant)
Paul emmènera Claire au théâtre. (Paul will take Claire to the theater.)
Laissez-moi vous emmener voir un médecin. (Let me take you to see a doctor.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 45 – rappeler


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Tuesday, May 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!

MOT DU JOUR

rappeler (transitive verb) : to be reminiscent of; to call; to call back

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Je voudrais te rappeler que je cuisine ce soir. (I would like to remind you that I am cooking this evening.)
Ce livre me rappelle mon enfance. (This book reminds me of my childhood.)
Paul vous rappellera dans cinq minutes. (Paul will call you in five minutes.)


One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 54 – fouiller


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Thursday, May 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!

MOT DU JOUR

fouiller (transitive verb) : to search; to dig; to excavate; to go into

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Laissez chacun fouiller son propre cœur et examiner les motifs. (Let everyone search their own heart and examine their motives.)
Paul a fouillé sa maison pour ses clés.
(Paul searched his house for his keys.)
Claire a décidé de fouiller à nouveau son bureau.
(Claire decided to search her office again.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 53 – chouette


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Wednesday, May 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!

MOT DU JOUR

chouette (feminine noun; adjective) : owl; great

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


C’était vraiment chouette de travailler avec Paul. (It was really great to work with Paul.)
Je parie que c’est très chouette.
(I bet that it’s really cool.)
C’était chouette de parler avec Claire.
(It was great to talk with Claire.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 52 – moyen


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Tuesday, May 10, 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!

MOT DU JOUR

moyen, moyenne (adjective; masc. noun) : average; way; means

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


La fin justifie les moyens. (The end justifies the means.)
Paul cherchait un moyen communiquer avec Claire.
(Paul was looking for a way to communicate with Claire.)
Tu aurais pu trouver un moyen m’aider.
(You should have been able to find a way to help me.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 51 – louer


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Monday, May 9, 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!

MOT DU JOUR

louer (transitive verb) : to let; to rent out; to book

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Pourriez-vous nous louer une chambre pour la nuit. (We prayed for our children.)
Si Paul souhaite louer un appartement cet été, puis nous pouvons l’aider.
(If Paul wishes to rent an appartement this summer, then we can help him.)
Claire louera un vélo et le fera au centre-ville.
(Claire will rent a bike and ride it downtown.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 50 – juste


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Sunday, May 8, 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!

MOT DU JOUR

juste (adjective/adverb) : fair; just; right; tight;

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Le magnifique jardin de Paul est juste un brin sauvage. (Paul’s magnificent garden is just a bit wild.)
Nous voulons juste mieux vous connaître.
(We just want to know you better.)
Claire veut juste faire mon travail.
(Claire just wants to do her job.)

The 2022 Photo Journey

May 10th through May 14th

Some pics from around the neighborhood. Enjoy!

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One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 49 – endroit


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Saturday, May 7, 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!

MOT DU JOUR

endroit (masculine noun) : place

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


C’est un chouette endroit pour prendre un café. (This is a nice place to have a coffee.)
Paul a fouillé au mauvais endroit.
(Paul searched in the wrong place.)
Ce serait
un endroit parfait pour écrire. (This would be the perfect place to write.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 48 – aucun


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Friday, May 6, 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!

MOT DU JOUR

aucun, aucune (determiner; pronoun) : no; any; none; anyone

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Claire ne connaissait aucun mes amis. (Clair didn’t know any of my friends.)
Nous n’avons aucun contrôle sur l’avenir.
(We do not have any control over the future.)
Paul n’a vu aucun autre moyen.
(Paul saw no other way.)