Is fait maison invariable?

TomC1Kwiziq community member

Is fait maison invariable?

I notice fait maison does not agree with the feminine noun. Is it a fixed expression?

Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tom,

Both can be said, whether you think of the set expression -

home-made = fait maison 

or 

if you agree the past participle with what it refers to, here une crême brûlée

une crême brûlée fait/e maison 

and both answers are given as possibilities.

Good question!

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I don't know the context, but fait(e) maison respects the gender of the thing that's homemade:

Le pain est fait maison? -- Is the bread homemade?
Oui, cette confiture est faite maison. -- Yes, this jam is homemade.

Is fait maison invariable?

I notice fait maison does not agree with the feminine noun. Is it a fixed expression?

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