La Fontaine - translation to french
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La Fontaine - translation to french

Jean de la Fontaine; La Fontaine; Jean de la fontaine; Jean de Lafontaine
  • Jean-Antoine Houdon's bust of the fabulist at Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Jean de La Fontaine, Fables choises, 1755–59 at [[Waddesdon Manor]]
  • Portrait of La Fontaine attributed to [[François de Troy]]
  • Title page, vol. 2 of La Fontaine's ''Fables choisies'', 1692 ed.
  • Facsimile of one of the very few manuscripts by Jean de La Fontaine
  • A scene from La Fontaine's story ''Le Gascon Puni'' by [[Nicolas Lancret]], [[Musée du Louvre]]
  • An illustration of " Les Médecins " (Fable V.12) by Gustave Doré, 1866

La Fontaine      
La Fontaine, family name; town in Indiana (USA); Jean de La Fontaine (1621-95), French poet, author of "Fables"
Jean de La Fontaine         
Jean de La Fontaine (1621-95), French poet, author of "Fables"
Henri La Fontaine         
Henri La Fontaine (1854-1943), Belgian statesman and the 1913 Nobel peace prize winner


a la carte
[?: l?:'k?:t, a la]
¦ adjective (of a menu) listing food that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal.
C19: Fr., lit. 'according to the (menu) card'.


Jean de La Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine (UK: , US: , French: [ʒɑ̃ d(ə) la fɔ̃tɛn]; 8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695) was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, as well as in French regional languages.

After a long period of royal suspicion, he was admitted to the French Academy and his reputation in France has never faded since. Evidence of this is found in the many pictures and statues of the writer, later depictions on medals, coins and postage stamps.

Examples of use of La Fontaine
1. Leau coule depuis quelque temps en aval de la fontaine.
2. Dansez maintenant, divertissement pour narrateur et orchestre bâti autour de Fables de Jean de la Fontaine.
3. Leau de la fontaine clapote et fait écho au piaillement des oiseaux.
4. Le premier récit tient de la fable de La Fontaine à Bollywood–sur–Sable.
5. Ne faudrait–il pas relire la fable de La Fontaine sur la grenouille et le bśuf?