The word in French for station is gare, which sounds a bit like the GAR in... BUDGERI-GAR.
So imagine that standing at the train station is wildlife personality, Terri Irwin, and a BUDGERIGAR.
But what on earth has Terri Irwin got to do with it?
The word in French for station is gare. For a masculine word a male main character is used, and for a feminine word, a female. Hence the famous Australian wildlife personality TV Terri Irwin. Famous people are often used, making recall easier. Remembering words with Memory Triggers© like this makes learning, remembering and recalling words so much easier.
The French for station, as in train station or railway station, is la gare.
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To help remember that station in French is gare, famous people are often used, as we have done here with Terri Irwin, the TV wildlife star, making recall easier. You can remember the word, because of the similarity to the French of the GAR in budgeri-GAR, and you will remember the gender with Terri Irwin, the TV wildlife star.
She is female, and it is a feminine word.
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Once you know one word, this makes it easier to learn others... they build together like building blocks! The more French vocabulary that you learn, the more words and compound words you will recognize.
Take a look at some of these words that are related to the word (gare - the FRENCH for station) we have just learned.
la gare can also mean train stop in French.
Additional Translations of gare, the FRENCH for station):
la gare de cars means bus station, coach station or depot
gare de poids lourds refers to a haulage depot. Literally station of heavy weights.
gare (garage à bateaux) nf basin
gare (installations et voies) nf station (railway station)
gare centrale means central station.
gare de chemin de fer is another word for railroad station.
gare de transit means transit station.
station, gare du pays is French for home station.
garer verb to shelter, or to cover.
garer is also used as a verb to mean to separate.
garer verb to protect (keep away from).
garer verb to push away (remove).
garer verb to draw into a railway station.
garer un avion léger - dans un hangar means to hangar a light aircraft, to put it in the hangar.
garer de la pluie v shelter from the rain, to cover oneself for protection from the rain.
garer de la pluie v protect (keep away from).
garer railway term meaning to shunt.
garer (se garer) verb to shelter oneself, or take refuge.
garer (se garer) v shelter oneself, to protect oneself.
garer un véhicule means to park a vehicle, or car.
garer un avion is the verb to park an aircraft.
garer un bateau is the verb to dock a ship or to dock a boat, or to berth a ship or boat.
See how when you learn one word, like la gare, the French for station you can quickly build others.
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The word in French for station is gare.