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Vive la France !

French expressions analyzed and explained


Vive la France !
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Expression: Vive la France !

Pronunciation: [veev la fra(n)s]

Meaning: Long live France!

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Notes: Vive la France ! is a patriotic exclamation that you might hear on Bastille Day and around the time of French elections. Vive la France is somewhat similar in intent to "God bless America" and "God save the Queen," though of course there is no religious reference in the French expression.

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