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prendre les rênes – French expression

prendre les rênes - French expression

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Prendre les rênes? Prendre les rennes ?

What does the French expression ' prendre les rênes ' mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

prendre les rênes, to take the reins means to take command, to take the lead, to be/come in charge. Careful with the spelling of rênes: rennes is reindeer... (click in the link below)

  • « Il faudra que je prenne les rênes si je veux que ça aille mieux. »
  • "I'll have to take command if I want things to get better."

Conjugaisons

  • indicatif présent – je prends les rênes, nous prenons les rênes
  • passé composé – j'ai pris les rênes, nous avons pris les rênes
  • subjonctif présent – que je prenne les rênes, que nous prenions les rênes

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