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  • Double Negatives
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • C'est dans la poche
  • Gender Quiz
  • Visite d'une oliveraie
  • romanesque - Mot du jour
  • Holidays and Events

Double Negatives

French double negatives
In English, two negatives are said to make a positive: that is, they cancel one another out, and this is grammatically unacceptable. In French, however, négation double is alive and well. Two negatives sometimes make a positive, while other times they combine to make the negation stronger or more specific.

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe
Visit the famous Arc de Triomphe in this video with interactive subtitles.

C'est dans la poche

C'est dans la poche
Once you read this lesson, your understanding of the idiomatic French expression c'est dans la poche will be a done deal.

Gender Quiz

French gender
Some categories of French nouns are always or nearly always either masculine or feminine. See if you've mastered them with this quiz.

Visite d'une oliveraie

Oliveraie
Read about a visit to an olive grove and olive oil mill.

Mot du jour

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romanesque

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Holidays and events

Holidays
Features related to upcoming holidays and events in the French-speaking world.

Plus some celebratory expressions:

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