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Agay, France (c) Kristin Espinasse
Le lever du soleil dans la baie d'Agay/Daybreak at Agay's bay

le lendemain (lahnd-man) noun, masculine
1. the next day, the day after
2. tomorrow, the future

Expressions:
du jour au lendemain = suddenly
des lendemains qui chantent = a brighter future
le lendemain de cuite = the morning after the night before (hangover)
triste comme un lendemain de fête = "sad as a day after a party," very sad
une aventure sans lendemain = a fling, a one-night-stand

Proverb:
Il ne faut pas remettre au lendemain ce qu'on peut faire le jour même.
Do not put off to tomorrow what can be done today.


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Citation du Jour
L'inquiétude ne chasse pas le chagrin du lendemain; elle prive aujourd'hui de sa force.

Worry does not chase away tomorrow's grief; it deprives today of its power
.      --Corrie Ten Boom

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A Day in a French Life...

The story that originally appeared here is now part of this book!

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French vocabulary: le phare (m) = lighthouse; la dédicace (f) = inscription; la balade (f) = stroll, walk; la famille (f) = family; Salut, Maman. Bonjour, Chérie = Hello, Mom. Hi, Darling; une poignée (f) = a handful; la carte (f) = card; "Happy (Mother's) Day to the best of moms. We are so lucky to have you."; le va-et-vient (m) = comings and goings

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