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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Take a picture a day for an entire year. Apparently, this is a thing. Consider it a challenge, a journal, or a journey (I prefer journey). Take a picture a day and post it to your blog. Here are some reasons why you should try it, too.

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.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 44 – prier


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Monday, May 2, 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

prier (transitive/intransitive verb) : to pray; to pray to

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Nous avons prié pour nos enfants. (We prayed for our children.)
Paul priera pour moi et mes chats.
(Paul will pray for me and my cats.)
Claire croit que si elle prie tout les jours sa vie sera meilleure.
(Claire believes that if she prays every day her life will be better.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 43 – s’asseoir


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Sunday, May 1, 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

s’asseoir (intransitive verb) : to sit down; to sit up

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


C’est un endroit agréable pour s’asseoir et prendre une pause. (This is a nice place to sit and take a break.)
Paul juste aime s’asseoir et réfléchir toute le temps.
(Paul just likes to sit and think all the time.)
Claire lui a demandé de s’asseoir.
(Claire asked him to sit down.)

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!

MOT DU JOUR

garder (transitive verb) : to keep

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


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.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 41 – puis


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Friday, April 29, 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

puis (adverb) : then; next

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Mon chat jouera un moment puis se reposera. (My cat will play for awhile, then rest.)
Je veux pouvoir étudier puis travailler.
(I want to be able to study and then work.)
Paul et Claire termineront manger puis sortiront.
(Paul and Claire will finish eating and then go out.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 40 – ouvrir


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Thursday, April 29, 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

ouvrir (transitive verb) : to open

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Ouvrez votre coeur et écoutez la voix. (Open your heart and listen to the voice.)
Paul a ouvert la porte à Claire.
(Paul opened the door for Claire.)
Sa mère va lui ouvrir un compte bancaire.
(Her mother will open a bank account for her.)