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All about the French phrase "En fait"

Get prepared to learn all the things you ever wanted to know about the basic French sentence "En fait". It includes a complete definition of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. As well as the cool things we sprinkled like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

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Pronunciation guide



  • IPA : / ɑ̃ fɛ /

aesthetic french quote en fait

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↓ Example in a story with slow French audio ↓

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Petits mensonges

Little lies

Emily se souvenait de son premier rendez-vous avec Philippe...
Emily remembered her first date with Philippe...
Il disait aimer le théâtre...
He was saying that he loved going to the theater...
Donc, elle a acheté deux billets pour une pièce de théâtre.
So, she bought two tickets for a play.
Elle voulait lui faire plaisir et le surprendre !
She wanted to please him and surprise him!
Et, ce jour-là, elle lui annonce qu'elle avait une surprise pour lui...
And that day, she tells him that she had a surprise for him...
Philippe était excité et voulait savoir ce que c'était...
Philippe was excited and wanted to know what it was...
Emily lui montre les billets avec un grand sourire...
Emily shows him the tickets with a large smile...


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Ça fait mal


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C'est n'importe quoi

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