12 French proverbs for January to December

A year of French proverbs

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January proverb

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When it thunders in January, winter is cut short 

February proverb 

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If February starts like a lion it finishes like a lamb 

March proverb

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Greenery in March is a bad omen 

April proverb

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The April moon doesn’t pass without frost 

May proverb

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When the blackbird sings in May, April has finished! 

June proverb

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In June gloomy haze, only three difficult days 

July proverb

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In the month of July, neither coat nor corset 

August proverb

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August ripens the fruits, September picks them 

September proverb

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If June makes quantity, September makes quality 

October proverb

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A half rainy October makes the ploughman happy but the worried grape picker puts aside his old wine 

November proverb

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Fog in November, winter will be tender 

December proverb

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A cold and snowy December brings a rich and happy summer