Usage of Garder

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Usage of Garder

To piggyback on the question below, sort of, I have heard & read the use of garder to describe babysitting children, par exemple: "Nous gardons les enfants ici." This obviously doesn't mean that they are physically keeping possession of the kids there, like prisoners (although the kids may think so). Is this one of those instances where context is everything or is it incorrect usage?

Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Wordreference and Collins online (both available free)  are reasonably useful for checking expressions, and 'garder des/les enfants' is listed: 

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/garder  

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french/babysit

Usage of Garder

To piggyback on the question below, sort of, I have heard & read the use of garder to describe babysitting children, par exemple: "Nous gardons les enfants ici." This obviously doesn't mean that they are physically keeping possession of the kids there, like prisoners (although the kids may think so). Is this one of those instances where context is everything or is it incorrect usage?

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