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What is the proper, or best, usage of: face, visage et figure ?
A very tricky question here, Michael ! Basically, all three have more or less the same meaning as face in English but with some nuances in the usage.
Overall, the three words describe the same area of your face, but I won’t recommend using the French word face unless you want to be mean to someone.
I hope this helps.
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Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Twitter and Google +
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