All about the French phrase "En fait"

Get ready to find out all the things you need to know about the basic French phrase “En fait”.

This include a complete definition of what it is and how you can use it in everyday life with an audio example. And that’s not all, we also sprinkled some super useful stuff like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

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Pronunciation guide

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

Example in a story with French audio

Now, let’s see a complete example of this sentence in a story with slow French audio and the English translation below.
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Petits mensonges
Little lies
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Emily se souvenait de son premier rendez-vous avec Philippe…
Emily remembered her first date with Philippe…
Il avait dit qu’il aimait beaucoup aller au théâtre…
He said that he loved going to the theater…
Donc, elle acheta 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 annonça qu’elle avait une surprise pour lui…
And that day, she told 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 montra les billets avec un grand sourire…
Emily showed him the tickets with a large smile…
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