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• Adjective Types

• Home and Furniture

• Joyeuses fêtes !

• 20.000 Lieues sous les mers

• Gifts for French Lovers

• Daily Challenge: Advent Calendar

• un gilet - free Mot du jour

An adjective is something like "a word that describes a noun." If asked to name some adjectives, you might come up with words like small, pretty, and blue - in other words, descriptive adjectives. But did you know that there are many other types of adjectives as well?

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Home and furniture - French vocabulary

Home is where the heart is - not to mention the refrigerator, computer, and bed. Learn French vocabulary related to your home and furniture.

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Joyeuses fêtes !

Enjoy the holidays while learning about the French expression joyeuses fêtes.

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20.000 Lieues sous les mers

Read the first few paragraphs of Jules Verne's fantastical tale 20.000 Lieues sous les mers, in French and English.

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Gifts for French lovers

Wondering what to buy for the Francophile on your list? Check out these ideas ranging from fanciful to practical - at least one is sure to thrill your favorite French lover.

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What do buying clothes, talking about art, and shopping for fruits and vegetables have in common? Color! If you want to make sure to buy red tomatoes and critique an artist's use of green, you'll need to know the French colors.

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A tiny French challenge every day until Christmas - translate each seasonal term to reveal an image.

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The normally innocuous word gilet is all over the news lately, so today's Lawless French intermediate-advanced French word of the day is free!

Learn a word a day

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

• French vocab for Christmas (25 décembre)

• French vocab for Kwanzaa (26 décembre)

• French vocab for New Year's (31 déc / 1er janvier)

French holidays and celebrations