First Names

French first names
Did you know that there are laws regulating acceptable French first names? Learn about them in this bilingual article.

   

   

LingQ

LingQ
Learn and practice French vocabulary and listening at any level with LingQ, an online learning system and language community.

   

   

Grâce à

Grâce à
Wondering what the French expression grâce à means? Thanks to this lesson, you're about to find out.

   

Advent

Advent
Advent is a multi-week period of celebration leading up to Christmas - learn a bit about it in this French article with hidden translation.

   

De vs du, de la, des

De vs du, de la, desThe preposition de can be very difficult for French students, even at advanced levels. Knowing whether to use du, de la, or des rather than just de can be a real challenge! This lesson is a detailed explanation of when to use the preposition de all by itself and when to use the indefinite article, partitive article, or de + definite article (which looks like the partitive - but isn't. Ugh!)

   

Bruxelles

Brussels
La Belgique est dorénavant un acteur majeur de la scène internationale, mais c'est sa capitale francophone, Bruxelles, vers laquelle convergent tous les regards.