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• To take ~ To bring

• Forbidden  Liaisons

• Au pif

• Pronominal Verbs

• Adverbs of Frequency Quiz

• un appui - Mot du jour

Apporter, emporter, amener, emmener

The English verbs "bring" and "take" have four French equivalents: amener, emmener, apporter, and emporter. This causes all kinds of confusion, but it really is very simple once you understand the differences.

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French liaisons

Some liaisons are forbidden: they aren't—can't be—pronounced even in the most formal French. Sometimes this is to avoid confusion with similar expressions, sometimes it has to do with a sort of respect for names and foreign words, and other times there's no apparent logic to it.

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Au pif

Don't use guesswork - read this lesson to learn how to use the French idiom au pif.

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Ils se sont mariés - French pronominal verbs

The grammatical term "pronominal" means "relating to a pronoun." You know that conjugated verbs (almost) always need a subject pronoun, but pronominal verbs need a reflexive pronoun as well.

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Test yourself on French adverbs of frequency with Faites-vous du sport ?, or review the lesson.

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Mot du jour - French word of the day

Today's mot du jour is un appuiSupport Lawless French to read the lesson.

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Jours fériés - French public holidays

Features related to upcoming holidays and events in the French-speaking world:

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