One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 55 – brin

The Learning French 100 Day Project – Friday, May 13, 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!


brin (masculine noun) : strand; a bit of; a tad


Paul et moi a besoin un brin de tes cheveux. (Paul and I need a strand of your hair.)
Claire est juste un brin fou.
(Clair is just a bit crazy.)
Claire peut repérer un minuscule brin de poussière.
(Clair can spot a tiny bit of dust.)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *