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!

MOT DU JOUR

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

NOTE: faire un créneau means to parallel park.

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


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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