Une façon de décorer sa fenêtre /one way to decorate one's window.

la façon (fa-sahn) noun, feminine
  1. way, manner

La façon la plus rapide de mettre fin à une guerre est de la perdre.
The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
--George Orwell

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Because sometimes it is hard to say no... Here are 10 alternative ways, or façons, (some rigolo,* others not so apropos) to say "Non!"* in French:

Façon polie (Polite way):
  Je regrette mais... I'm sorry but...

Façon rapide (Rapid way):
  Rêve! / Dream on!
  Négative. / Negative.

Façon évasive (Evasive way):
  Je ne pense pas... / I don't think so...
  Ce n'est pas possible. / It's not possible.

Façon directe (Direct way):
  Absolument pas! / Absolutely not!
  Hors de question! / (It's) out of the question!

Façon honnête (Honest way):
  Je n'ai pas trop envie. / I don't really feel like it.
  Cela ne me dit rien. / That doesn't sing to me.

Façon familière (Informal way):
  Jamais de la vie! / Not in (this) life!
  Mais, vous êtes dingue? / Are you crazy?
  Tu fumes ou quoi? / Are you smoking something?
  Quand les poules auront des dents! / When chicken have teeth. (Or, as the English expression goes: When pigs fly!)

Façon marseillaise (The Marseilles way):
  C'est la fête! It's party time! (In other words, "Not!")

References: rigolo = funny; non! = no

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French Pronunciation:
Listen to eight-year-old Jackie's sentence:
J'aime ta façon de parler. I like the way you talk.


de toute(s) façon(s) = at any rate, anyway
sans façon = unpretentiously
faire des façons = to make a fuss

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