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  • Aimer - to like vs to love
  • Tu vs vous : Video
  • Francophonie Project
  • Je n'y peux rien
  • Feminine Noun Categories
  • A2 Writing Challenge
  • cartonner - Mot du jour
  • Holidays and Events

Aimer - to like, to love

Aimer - French verb
The regular -er verb aimer is ubiquitous and very useful, but somehow means both "to like" and "to love." In some contexts, this can make a world of difference as you certainly don't want to tell someone you love them when you're just friends, so how can you make it clear how you feel?

Tu vs Vous - Video Lesson

Tu vs vous
One of the tricky aspects of French is that there are two different words for you, tu and vous, and very complicated rules about when to use which one. Choosing the right subject pronoun is important not just from a grammatical point of view, but also for reasons of etiquette. You can read more about that in my lesson, or watch this video for some general guidelines to help you decide which pronoun to use with different people.

Francophonie Project

Francophonie projectg
Researching a francophone region or country and writing a report or country study is an interesting project for French classes or for independent studiers looking to spice up their self-instruction. This project is perfect as a long-term activity for intermediate and advanced students, though it can also be adapted for beginners.

Je n'y peux rien

Je n'y peux rien
Don't throw up your hands yet, just click to learn about the French expression je n'y peux rien.

Feminine Nouns

Feminine French nouns
There's no simple trick to knowing the gender of every single French noun (other than looking in a dictionary), but there are several categories of words that are always or usually feminine.

Weekend in Lyon - Writing Challenge

French cheese
Practice your French translation and writing skills with this A2-level writing challenge:
   Weekend in Lyon
Note: You must be logged into your Progress with Lawless French account to do this exercise. If you don't have one, sign up - it's free!

Mot du jour

mot-du-jour-typewriters
Today's mot du jour is cartonner. Support Lawless French to read the lesson.

Holidays and events

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

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