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• Opération escargot

• Independent Study

• Mardi gras

• Negative Adverbs

Opération escargot

No, it's not some sort of gastropod surgery; click to learn about the idiomatic French expression opération escargot.

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Independent study French

Learning French on your own? Lawless French is packed with lessons and tips which you can supplement with other resources to study independently as efficiently as possible.

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French Mardi Gras vocabulary

Mardi Gras is an annual celebration of extravagance and (over)indulgence before Lent. Because Mardi Gras, literally "Fat Tuesday," is tied to Easter, the date changes every year. This year it's 13 February.

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French negative adverbs

Negative adverbs turn affirmative statements and questions into negative statements and questions. The most common English negative adverb is the word "not," but French is a little more complicated - quelle surprise ! ;-)

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The DELF A1 will test you on the four language skills in French: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Here's some info about what to expect as well as tips on how to prepare for the test.

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