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• Venir - to come

• Mardi Gras Vocabulary

• Avoir les chevilles qui enflent

• School Vocabulary

• Avoir vs être Quiz

• désuet - Mot du jour

Venir - to come

Venir is one of the most common and useful French verbs and has irregular conjugations in most tenses and moods. Venir literally means "to come" and is used to create the recent past.

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French Mardi Gras vocabulary

Mardi Gras is an annual celebration of extravagance and (over)indulgence before Lent. Because Mardi Gras, literally "Fat Tuesday," is tied to Easter, the date changes every year.

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Avoir les chevilles qui enflent

Don't get a swelled head with the French idiom avoir les chevilles qui enflent.

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French school vocabulary

When it's time for school, students and teachers will be glad to know this French vocabulary.

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

• Saint Patrick's Day (17 mars)

• French vocab for Easter (21 avril)

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