Prendre soin de

Prendre soin de
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French Expression

Meaning to take care of
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Pronunciation [pra(n) dr(eu) sweh(n) deu]
IPA   [pʁãdʁə swɛ̃ də]

Usage notes: In front of a noun or stressed pronoun, the French expression prendre soin de means "to take care of, look after." It can be used with people …

Par exemple…

Je prends soin de ma grand-mère depuis deux ans.   I’ve been taking care of my grandmother for two years.
Prends soin de toi !   Take care of yourself!


  • prendre grand soin de
  • prendre soin de sa petite personne


  • avoir soin de
  • faire bien attention à
  • (bien) s’occuper de

… and things, literally and figuratively:

Qui va prendre soin de notre plante ?   Who is going to take care of our plant?
Je prends soin de ses finances.   I take care of / handle his finances.


  • entretenir
  • s’occuper de
  • veiller sur

Prendre soin de plus an infinitive means "to make, be sure to …"

Par exemple…

Je prends soin de boire assez d’eau.   I make sure to drink enough water.
Prends soin de fermer les fenêtres.   Be sure to close the windows.


  • avoir soin de
  • faire attention à
  • s’occuper de
  • ne pas oublier de
  • penser à
  • prendre garde à
  • veiller à

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