faire des affaires – French expression

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faire des affaires – to find a good bargain – Mot du Jour

faire des affaires. faire to do des affaires business. faire des affaires means to find or to get a bargain. And the French font des affaires with les soldes only twice a year: in January and in July. It’s very regulated by the law. Stores aren’t allowed to discount much in between. So, you can imagine the bain de foule, the crowd during les soldes.

  • « Les Français ont des soldes officielles 2 fois par an. C’est pas facile de faire des affaires comme ça. »
    • The French have official sales twice a year. It’s not easy to find good bargains that way.”

Tenses and Modes

présent : je fais des affaires, nous faisons des affaires

imparfait : je faisais des affaires, nous faisions des affaires

futur : je ferai des affaires, nous ferons des affaires

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