One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 42 – garder

The Learning French 100 Day Project – Saturday, April 30, 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!


garder (transitive verb) : to keep


Je veux garder mes chats même s’ils sont stupides. (I want to keep my cats even though they are stupid.)
Paul devrait garder la tête froid.
(The money will go directly into your bank account.)
Claire a gardé la restaurant ouvrir même si elle était fatiguée.
(Clair kept the restaurant open even though she was tired.)

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