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• Changer de cap

• Movies

• Quiz: Avoir vs Être (auxiliary verbs)

• A- Prefix

• Vowels

• AP French Exam

• Mots du jour

Changer de cap

Click here to change directions and learn about the French expression changer de cap.

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French movie terms

Lights! Camera! Action (verbs)! Learn French vocabulary related to movies, cinemas, and the Cannes film festival.

Movie terms

Test yourself on avoir vs être (French auxiliary verbs) in the passé composé with Le weekend de Paul, or review the lesson.

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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

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.