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In This Issue

• All about lui

• Joyeux Noël !

• Un conte de Noël

• Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison

• Shops and Businesses

• Partitive Articles Quiz

• Gifts for French Lovers

• Daily Challenge: Advent Calendar

• un chiot - Mot du jour

Il lui a donné une barrette, elle lui donne un bisou

The French word lui functions as two different types of pronouns and refers to both genders - but only sometimes.

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Joyeux Noël !

Have yourself a merry Christmas as you learn about the French expression joyeux Noël.

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"A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens, features the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge in a wonderful holiday story. This excerpt has been adapted and translated for beginning French students and also includes audio.

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Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison

What do Christmas balconies and Easter embers have in common? Find out in this lesson on the French proverb Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison.

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French shops and businesses

Unless you have a personal assistant, running errands is an unavoidable part of life. Food needs to be purchased, clothing washed, and money moved around on a regular basis. Here are the French names for the shops and robbers businesses that provide essential supplies and services.

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Test yourself on French partitive articles with Faire les courses, or review the lesson.

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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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Last day of our tiny French challenge: translate the seasonal term to reveal an image.

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

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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