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  • Passive Infinitive
  • Pick-Up Lines
  • XC - Pronunciation
  • Idioms with Parts of the Body
  • Lequel - Relative Pronoun
  • A1 Writing Challenge
  • étouffer - Mot du jour
  • Holidays and Events

Passive Infinitive

French passive infinitive
As its name so usefully suggests, the passive infinitive construction is used when the infinitive has a passive role, rather than an active one, as in livres à vendre - "books for sale."

Pick-Up Lines

French pick-up lines
Whether romantic, flattering, sexy, practical, or just plain cheesy, pick-up lines, aka chat-up lines, can be big part of the dating scene. Here are some classic and creative French pick-up lines.


French pronunciation
The letter combination xc has two possible French pronunciations.

Idioms with Parts of the Body

French idioms with the body
Parts of the body are found in many idiomatic expressions, including to annoy, to give up, and to be extremely lazy. Learn these and dozens of other French expressions from head to toe.

Lequel - Relative Pronoun

Lequel - French relative pronoun
As a relative pronoun, lequel replaces an indirect object after a preposition.

Beach Kiosk - Writing Challenge

Beach kiosk
Practice your French translation and writing skills with this beginning-level writing challenge:

Beach Kiosk

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

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

Holidays and events

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

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