Figure

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Bernard St-Laurent and Word Lady Johanne Blais discuss figure which means face and figure.

(NB Figure does not refer to the shape of your body in French)

Here are some usages:

Est-ce que tu t'es lavé la figure? : Did you wash your face?

Non, je ne me suis pas lavé la figure, je me suis déjà lavé les mains : No, I didn`t wash my face, I already washed my hands

Faire bonne figure : To look good/To make a good impression

Je n'ai pas fait bonne figure : I did not make a good impression

Se casser la figure : To break your face/To hurt yourself badly

J'ai failli me casser la figure : I almost broke my face/hurt myself badly

Une figure géométrique : A geometric figure

Figure imposée : Compulsory figure

Alexandre Despatie était une figure de proue : Alexandre Despatie was a key figure

Figure de proue : Figurehead/key figure

Il a toujours fait bonne figure dans les compétitions : He always made a good impression when he competed

Je fais piètre figure : I cut a sorry figure

Faisons bonne figure : Let's make a good impression

On essaye de faire bonne figure : We try to make a good impression

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