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• A- Prefix

• Vowels

• AP French Exam

• Quiz: En / Y - Adverbial Pronouns

• Dire ses quatre vérités

• Survey: the hardest French grammar

• Mots du jour

A- French prefix

The French prefix a- is added to adjectives and nouns to create their antonyms; it's sometimes called the "alpha privative" (a privatif). The most common English equivalents are a- and non-.

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In English, we say that the vowels are "a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y." The last couple of words hint at one of the keys to understanding pronunciation: a vowel is not so much a letter as the sound represented by a letter or combination of letters.

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Are you taking the AP French exam this year? Take a look at this page for info about the exam format and some study tips.

Ace tips

Test yourself on en and y (French adverbial pronouns) à la salle de jeux vidéos, or review the lesson.

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Dire ses quatre vérités

Learn the hard truth about the French idiom dire ses quatre vérités.

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Please take a moment to answer three questions about what you find most difficult in French.

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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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Jours fériés - French public holidays

Advance notice of upcoming holidays and celebrations.