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  • C'est-à-dire
  • How are you? Fine.
  • Adjective Agreement Quiz
  • Expressions with tomber
  • Matisse au Centre Pompidou
  • piauler - Mot du jour
  • Holidays and Events


The French expression c'est-à-dire is essential - that is, very useful.

How are you? Fine.

How are you? Fine. French pleasantries
Before you dive into a conversation, it's nice to exchange a few pleasantries. Greetings are first, of course, and then if you know the person, it's typical to ask how they are.

Adjective Agreement Quiz: Mes meilleurs amis

Best friends
Test yourself on French adjective agreement with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise:

   Mes meilleurs amis

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Tomber Expressions

Expressions with tomber
The French verb tomber, "to fall," is found in many idiomatic expressions, including to faint, to be lucky, and to hit the nail on the head. Learn these and dozens of other French expressions featuring tomber.


Learn about Matisse, the painter and sculptor who launched the Fauvism movement, in this video visit of the Centre Pompidou exhibition.

Mot du jour



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Holidays and events

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

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