Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

French expressions analyzed and explained

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (full-size) by Laura K. Lawless used under CC BY-NC-ND
Expression: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Pronunciation: [ lee behr tay ay gah lee tay frah tehr nee tay]

Meaning: liberty, equality, fraternity (brotherhood)

Register: normal

Notes: France's motto dates back to the French Revolution. Several mottos came about at that time, and it wasn't until 1958 that Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité was added to the French constitution and became official - read more.


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