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• Manger le morceau

• Past Perfect

• Passé composé vs imparfait Quiz

• To take ~ To bring

• Forbidden Liaisons

• une kermesse - Mot du jour

• Holidays and Celebrations

Manger le morceau

Learn how to spill the beans with the French idiom manger le morceau.

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Perfect rose - French past perfect

The past perfect, also called the pluperfect, is a verb tense that distinguishes between two related things that happened in the past, indicating which one occurred before the other. The use of the past perfect is very similar in French and English.

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Test yourself on the difference between the French verb tenses passé composé and imparfait with Conte de fées, or review the lesson.

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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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Mot du jour - French word of the day

Today's mot du jour is une kermesseSupport 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:

• Halloween (31 octobre)

• La Toussaint (1er novembre)

French holidays and celebrations