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In This Issue

• La prise de la Bastille

• Le 14 juillet dans mon village - Present Tense Quiz

• Coup d'État

• Expressions with faire

• Cycling Vocabulary

• Vive la France !

• Allez les Bleus ! (World Cup Finals 15 July)

• toucher  - Mot du jour

Prise de la Bastille

Bien que de nombreuses personnes aient une connaissance sommaire de la prise de la Bastille de 1789, la plupart d'entre elles ont été faussement amenées à croire que l'opération avait pour but de libérer les prisonniers qui y étaient retenus captifs.

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Test yourself on the French present tense with le 14 juillet dans mon village, or review the lesson.

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Un coup d'État

Click or tap to take over this lesson on the French expression coup d'État.

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French expressions with faire

The French verb faire, "to make" or "to do," is found in many essential and idiomatic expressions, including to pack, to pretend, and to make a big fuss. Learn these and scores of other French expressions featuring faire.

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French cycling terms

For all the bike enthusiasts and Tour de France fanatics out there, here are some French terms to help you enjoy your ride and get the most out of the competition.

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Vive la France !

Long live the French expression vive la France, and long live France!

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Allez les Bleus !

Support the French team at the World Cup Finals (15 July, France v Croatia) by learning about the slogan allez les Bleus !

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Mot du jour - French word of the day

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

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