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faire la belle – French expression

faire la belle - French expression

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What does the French expression ‘ faire la belle mean? 'take care of your onions'? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne’s audio

faire la belle faire to make/do, la belle the beautiful faire la belle means to play the third match/game that will determine the winner, to play the deciding match/game, to go on a tie-breaker.

  • « Tu as gagné le premier jeu, j’ai gagné le second. On est ex aequo. On fait la belle ? »
  • " You won the first game, I won the second one. We are tied. Should we go on a tie-breaker?"

Tenses and Modes

présent : nous faisons la belle

imparfait : nous faisions la belle

present subjunctive: que nous fassions la belle

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Try using this word at least 3 times today.

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