Faire partie de = To be part of (French Expressions with faire)

In French, there are many fixed expressions that use the verb "faire". Let's find out how to use "faire" to express being part of something.

How to express "to be part of [something]" in French

Look at these sentences:

ConfirmTu veux faire partie de l'équipe ?Do you want to be on [lit: part of] the team?

ConfirmElle ne fait pas partie de mes invités.She is not among [lit: part of] my guests.

ConfirmNous ne faisons pas partie de ses amis.We're not among [lit: part of] his friends.

ConfirmIls vont faire partie de la parade.They're going to be in [lit: part of] the parade.

ConfirmJe fais partie du club d'échecs.I'm in [lit: part of] the chess club.

 

Notice that to express ''to be part of something / to belong to / to be in/on'', in French you use ''faire partie de quelque chose''.


Note also that de becomes du with masculine and des with plural.

 

ATTENTION:

"Je suis partie de Paris"  actually means ''I left [from] Paris''  (It's Le Passé Composé of "partir")

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Examples and resources

ConfirmJe fais partie du club d'échecs.I'm in [lit: part of] the chess club.
ConfirmNous ne faisons pas partie de ses amis.We're not among [lit: part of] his friends.
ConfirmJe fais partie de ce groupe.I am in [lit: part of] that band.
ConfirmElle ne fait pas partie de mes invités.She is not among [lit: part of] my guests.
ConfirmIls vont faire partie de la parade.They're going to be in [lit: part of] the parade.
ConfirmTu veux faire partie de l'équipe ?Do you want to be on [lit: part of] the team?
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