Demain, le 4 juillet, c’est la Fête de l’Indépendance américaine.

Demain, le 4 juillet, c’est la Fête de l’Indépendance américaine.

duh-MAA, luh KAA-truh zhwee-YAY, say lah FETT duh laa-day-pah-dahss ah-may-ree-KAA.  Click below to hear this pronounced!  

Tomorrow, July 4, is the American Independence Day.

If you are doing business with the US from overseas, bear in mind that, due to something known as the Monday Holiday Law, the legal celebration of the day in July 5. Most businesses will be closed.

And if you are in the US, watch for fireworks (des feux d’artifice, day fuh daar-tee-FEESS– fake fire!), des pique-niques et des barbecues, et des célébrations en famille.

Note that when you say a date in French, the number comes first, then the month. So July 4 or the Fourth of July are one and the same: le 4 (quatre) juillet. In English you may use ordinal numbers for dates, but French it’s always cardinal numbers. Also, take a close look at the spelling of indépendance vs. independence. One little letter (well, and one accent), but it’s important!

And please, never forget that La liberté a son prix (lah lee-bair-TAY ah saw PREE, Freedom has its price!) Say thank you to all the military personnel you know.

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