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In This Issue

• All about "Bastille"

• Auxiliary Verbs: avoir vs être

• U Pronunciation

• Je n'en reviens pas

• Soccer

• Possessive Adjectives Quiz

• la randonnée - Mot du jour

• Upcoming Holidays + Events

Patriotic French expressions

For Francophiles, the word "Bastille" is likely to conjure up memories (or dreams) of fireworks and military parades, because the idea of la Bastille is inherently linked to 14 July - at least for English speakers. Chez les Français, not so much. Here are 7 things you should know about la Bastille: the holiday, the prison, and the word itself.

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French auxiliary verbs

Auxiliary verbs are also known as helping verbs, because they help form compound conjugations. The key thing to remember about compound conjugations is that it's the auxiliary verb which conjugates for the required tense or mood; the main verb is always a past participle.

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French pronunciation

The letter U has two pronunciations in French, and they're tough ones.

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Je n'en reviens pas

You won't be able to get over the surprising French expression je n'en reviens pas.

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French soccer terms / football vocabulary

World Cup, European Championship, Saturday morning at the park ... whenever and wherever you watch or play soccer / football, this French vocab can help you out.

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Test yourself on French possessive adjectives with Ma (belle) famille, or review the lesson.

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Mot du jour - French word of the day

Today's mot du jour is la randonnée. Support Lawless French to read the lesson.

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Jours fériés - French public holidays

Advance notice of upcoming holidays, celebrations, and other events with links to related content.

• Fête de la musique (21 June)

• Bastille Day (14 July)