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Besides all the good answers given, let's also mention the fact that Luce comes from Latin lux and as such is linked to light (and day).


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1/ To grow (croître), it means: how little the length of the day varies. 2/ It's at St Luce's day, from St Luce's day. 3/ Luce or Lucie, is Lucie de Syracuse: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucie_de_Syracuse About the proverb: https://fr.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=%C3%A0_la_Sainte-Luce,_les_jours_croissent_du_saut_d%E2%80%99une_puce ...


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Reference "À la Sainte Luce" is refering to Lucie de Syracuse who is celebrated the 13 of December. Meaning The general meaning is about the evenings which are becoming longer (but not the whole day). It is explained in french here and I will translate this sentence : En effet, si le soleil se lève de plus en plus tard, il se couche également de ...


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" Dans l'exemple que vous donnez pour le futur, en fait je n'utiliserais pas « je souhaiterai » mais « je souhaiterais ». Le conditionnel est lié au futur." Il est vrai que le subjonctif, mode n'ayant pas de valeur temporelle, devient simultané du moment indiqué par le verbe introducteur, mais dans les deux exemples que vous donnez, que vous employiez le ...


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You must definitively write “Je suis invité chez les Martin”. The rule is that proper nouns in French are normally invariable if they don't fall in the exception list, royal family in the case of Les Bourbons. I just made a quick search on Google giving me that page that describes it more completely in my sense.



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