Daily Verb Lesson: French for sound is sonder
The verb in French for sound (as in to sound out opinions) is the regular ER verb sonder.
To remember this imagine that you SOUND the alarm on a SONDAY before taking an opinion poll. (To sound the alarm you would use the verb sonner).
Such a visualization will make it easier to remember and recall the word sonder. Combining such a visualization with a cartoon Memory Trigger makes it easier still to remember.
Sonder also means to poll, sound out opinions, to survey. Also to probe, or to take soundings . A sondeur or sondeuse is a pollster.
Also a sondeur can be a driller or a nautical sounder like a depth sounder.
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