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• Social Niceties

• R Pronunciation

• C'est pas vrai

• Y (adverbial pronoun)

• Mots du jour

Traveling can be fun and exciting, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. One of those is learning about and following local customs, such as knowing what to say in any given social situation. Here are some essential French phrases with links to detailed lessons.

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R - French pronunciation

The letter R is very difficult for many French learners. It has nothing at all in common with the English R or the Spanish R, so it's helpful to think of it as a completely different letter.

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C'est pas vrai !

You don't know what this French expression means? C'est pas vrai !

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J'étais en France, j'y étais - French adverbial pronoun y

The adverbial pronoun y can replace a place or the object of the preposition à. Y is most commonly equivalent to "there," but may also be translated by a preposition plus "it."

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Mot du jour - French word of the day

Lawless French offers two different types of mots du jour: one is very basic and free, the other is more detailed and requires a nominal monthly fee.

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