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  • Contractions with Proper Nouns
  • Bourgogne et Dijon
  • Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
  • Irregular -re Verbs
  • Marie en France (A1 dictée)
  • Advent Calendar
  • le gazole - Mot du jour
  • Holidays and Events

Contractions with Proper Nouns

French contractions
Contractions with de / à plus a definite article are not always required when the article is part of a proper noun, such as a city, title, organization, or surname.

Bourgogne et Dijon

La Poste de Dijon
Belle ville dans l'est de la France, Dijon est le chef-lieu de la région Bourgogne et la préfecture de la Côte d'Or.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

Plus ça change
Resign yourself to the inevitable with the French expression plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Irregular -re Verbs

Irregular French verb conjugations
Even though there are more than 100 irregular -re verbs, you don't have to learn a hundred conjugation tables. Since many of these verbs follow certain patterns, you only need to memorize about 20.

Marie en France - Dictée

Marie en France
Practice your French listening and writing skills with this A1-level dictée:
   Marie en France
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Advent Calendar

French Advent calendar
A tiny French challenge every day until Christmas - translate each seasonal term to reveal an image.

Mot du jour

Today's mot du jour is le gazole. Support Lawless French to read the lesson.

Holidays and events

Features related to holidays and events in the French-speaking world:
Plus some celebratory expressions:

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