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• Sauver la mise

• Indefinite Articles

• Passé composé quiz: Avoir vs Être

• Periphrastic Tenses

• Pronunciation: œil

• (un) malin - Mot du jour

• Holidays and Celebrations

Sauver la mise

Save the day with the idiomatic French expression sauver la mise.

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French indefinite articles

The aptly named indefinite article (un, une, des) indicates an unspecific or unidentified countable noun.

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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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French periphrastic tenses

The name might be scary but the grammar is easy: a periphrastic tense is a verbal construction consisting of a specific semi-auxiliary verb (aller, être, venir) plus an infinitive. These verbal phrases offer additional nuance to the normal range of verb tenses.

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French pronunciation

The letter combinations œil and œill, found only at the beginning of a word, are pronounced like the oo in "foot" plus a "y" sound.

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Mot du jour - French word of the day

Today's mot du jour is (un) malinSupport 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:

• PwLF Spooky Sale (jusqu'au 31 octobre)

• Halloween (31 octobre)

• La Toussaint (1er novembre)

French holidays and celebrations