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• Quand on parle du loup (on en voit la queue)

• LL Pronunciation

• Writing Challenge: Tourist Office

• Gilets Jaunes Dancing Video

• Saving Money on French Tools

• Learn French in Guadeloupe

• un calque - Mot du jour

Quand on parle du loup

No wolves were harmed in the making of this lesson on the French proverb Quand on parle du loup, on en voit la queue.

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French pronunciation

In French, the double L has two possible pronunciations - it may be pronounced like an "L" or like a "Y." Fortunately, there are patterns that can help you determine the pronunciation of most words.

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Practice your French translation and writing skills with this B1-level writing challenge:

Welcome to Bordeaux's tourist office

Note: You must be logged into your Progress with Lawless French account to do this exercise. If you don't have one, sign up - it's free!

Fun for your French class! This video combines music with current events (French President Emmanuel Macron talking to gilets jaunes) and includes interactive subtitles.


Saving money on French tools

As a die-hard Francophile, I tend to cut other corners in order to be able to afford the very best French tools, but since that's not always possible, I've come up with this list of tips to help you find your "must have" French supplies at the best possible prices.

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Learn French in Guadeloupe

I moved to Guadeloupe in 2014, and now regularly receive requests for information about learning French here. This option sounds excellent: a one-to-one homestay program where you live and study with a native family.

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

Learn a word a day

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

• Crêpe Day ~ La Chandeleur (2 février)

• French vocab for Valentine's Day  (14 février)

French holidays and celebrations