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I wrote le Réveillon for New Years Eve and célébrer for celebrate but was marked “incorrect”. Why?

Maeve L.A2Kwiziq community member

I wrote le Réveillon for New Years Eve and célébrer for celebrate but was marked “incorrect”. Why?

Asked 2 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Le Réveillon ("du Noël" and "de la Saint-Sylvestre" or "du 31") is a long, drawn-out evening meal on either the 24th or the 31st of December. It can also mean the corresponding evening celebration (including the meal). If you only want to refer to the day, i.e., New Years Eve, you use "la Saint-Sylvestre"

Both "célébrer" and "fêter" mean "to celebrate". "Célébrer" has a bit more of a festive, ceremonious character. Note, that "to party" would be "faire la fête" and NOT "fêter".

I wrote le Réveillon for New Years Eve and célébrer for celebrate but was marked “incorrect”. Why?

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