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Sand in French 🇫🇷

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sand sable
How to say “sand” in French? “Sable”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “sable” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on sand in French like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the French word “sable”:
– Associate “sable” with “sand” at the beach, imagining ‘sand’ slipping between the fingers of your “able” hands, and the word sounds like “say-ble.”
– Think of the English word “sabotage” which originates from the French word “sabot” (a type of wooden shoe), and imagine these shoes filling with sand to disrupt machinery; this visualization can help link “sand” to “sable.”

– “Sable” is a noun in French and is masculine, so you’ll say “le sable” (the sand).
– Pronounce “sable” as [sabl].

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “Grain de sable” – literally means “grain of sand” but can also refer to a tiny piece or speck of sand.

Alternate meanings like slang:
– The phrase “mettre des bâtons dans les roues” (literally “to put sticks in the wheels”) can be synonymous with “grains de sable dans l’engrenage” which means minor inconveniences or small issues that cause larger problems, similar to the English expression “throw a wrench in the works.”
– In heraldry, “sable” refers to the color black.

Examples of sentences that use it:
– “Le sable de cette plage est très fin.” (The sand on this beach is very fine.)
– “Les enfants construisent un château de sable.” (The children are building a sandcastle.)
– “Il y a toujours un grain de sable qui empêche le projet de se dérouler parfaitement.” (There’s always a snag that keeps the project from going smoothly.)

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