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  • En retard
  • Compound Modal Verbs
  • Vidéo : Daft Punk n'est plus
  • Dans - preposition
  • Subjunctive Quiz
  • côtoyer - Mot du jour
  • Holidays and Events

En retard

En retard
Don't be late to this lesson about the French expression en retard.

Compound Modal Verbs

Translating modal verbs into French
Compound modal verbs express perfect (in the grammatical sense of "completed") actions. These English constructions consist of a modal verb + have + past participle, while the French equivalent is usually a verb in a perfect tense or mood plus an infinitive.

Daft Punk n'est plus

Daft Punk
The famous French electronic music duo has announced the end of their 28-year collaboration. Learn more in this video with interactive subtitles.


Dans - French preposition
The preposition dans usually means "in," but as always there are exceptions. Dans can't be followed directly by a noun - it's always followed by some kind of determiner, such as an article or possessive adjective.

Subjunctive Quiz: À la bibliothèque

Test yourself on the French subjunctive with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise:

   À la bibliothèque

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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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