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la fève – French expression

la fève - French expression

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fèves pour la galette des rois

What does the French word ' FEVE '  mean? What does it sound like? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne Audio.

la fève. une fève is a fava bean, or a broad bean. However LA fève, with the definite article LA means the lucky charm, lucky bean that you find in the galette des rois traditionally on January 6. The tradition is so popular in France that pâtisseries sell the galette des rois throughout the whole month of January. My friend Corinne has her birthday on January 22 and she always has a galette des rois - with la fève - for her birthday cake. La fève is a little figurine made out of ceramics, glass, plastic, or even diamond!

  • « J'ai eu la fève ! Je suis la reine ! »
  • "I got the lucky charm! I'm the queen!"

Conjugaisons

présent : j'ai la fève, nous avons la fève

passé composé : j'ai eu la fève, nous avons eu la fève

futur : j'aurai la fève, nous aurons la fève

Related: More on January 6 traditions, the King’s cake tradition .

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