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Tenir vs Garder

STEPHEN W.C1Kwiziq community member

Tenir vs Garder

Could garder instead of tenir be used to "Keep a diary"

Asked 2 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

No, because "garder un journal" would mean to keep it, as opposed to give it away.

CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Stephen,

Chris is correct that 'garder un journal' would mean "keeping the item":

Je garde mes affaires = I keep my belongings

Je tiens un journal I keep a diary (i.e. I am keeping a record about my life)

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Tenir vs Garder

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