To Walk in French [Explanation + 12 Examples]

To Walk in French

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say to walk in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say to walk in French
  • how these idioms are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say to walk in French
  • how to practice with flashcards on how to say to walk in French
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this idiom fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say to walk in French

Table of Contents

Introduction

In this lesson we will explore 4 ways to say “to walk” in French.

Every way is meant for a different context.

Naturally, for every way there will be an explanation, and examples will be provided.

Marcher

The verb marcher is used to describe:

  • the general action of walking
  • the way in which a person walks

J’aime marcher lentement.

I like to walk slow.

Valérie marche dans la rue.

Valerie is walking on the street.

Clara marche sur le boulevard.

Clara is walking on the boulevard.

Se promener

The verb se promener is used to describe:

  • to take a walk
  • to take a stroll

Je me promenais dans les bois.

I used to take walks in the woods

Stella aime se promener dans la nature.

Stella likes to take walks in nature.

Ils aiment se promener dans le parc.

They like to take a walk in the park.

Promener

The verb promener is used to describe:

  • to walk [something/someone]

Est-ce que je peux promener votre chien ?

Can I walk your dog?

Arthur promène son chien tous les jours.

Arthur walks his dog every day.

Peut-on promener un chat ?

Can you take a cat for a walk?

Aller à pied

Aller à pied is used in a different way than all of the other methods.

Aller à pied will only be used if it is contrasted with another way of transportation, and you have to mention the destination.

Je vais à l’école à pied.

I walk to school.

Hier, je suis allé à pied au travail.

Yesterday, I walked to school.

Hier, je suis allé travailler en voiture, aujourd’hui j’y suis allé à pied.

Yesterday I went to work by car, today I walked [to work].

Sentences Overview of To Walk in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say to walk in French is about seeing the idioms in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to say to walk in French through examples.

Here you can find the sentences of the previous chapters, neatly stored in one place.

J’aime marcher lentement.

I like to walk slow.

Valérie marche dans la rue.

Valerie is walking on the street.

Clara marche sur le boulevard.

Clara is walking on the boulevard.

Je me promenais dans les bois.

I used to take walks in the woods

Stella aime se promener dans la nature.

Stella likes to take walks in nature.

Ils aiment se promener dans le parc.

They like to take a walk in the park.

Est-ce que je peux promener votre chien ?

Can I walk your dog?

Arthur promène son chien tous les jours.

Arthur walks his dog every day.

Peut-on promener un chat ?

Can you take a cat for a walk?

Je vais à l’école à pied.

I walk to school.

Hier, je suis allé à pied au travail.

Yesterday, I walked to school.

Hier, je suis allé travailler en voiture, aujourd’hui j’y suis allé à pied.

Yesterday I went to work by car, today I walked [to work].

Quiz Yourself on To Walk in French

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

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