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• Bourrer le crâne

• Pain au chocolat vs chocolatine

• Possessive Adjectives Quiz

• Expressions with manquer

• Y - Pronunciation

• un cépage - Mot du jour

Bourrer le crâne

I promise not to brainwash you in this lesson about the French expression bourrer le crâne.

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Depending who you're talking to, those lovely little pastries filled with chocolate might be called pains au chocolat or chocolatines. This tasty debate has finally been settled once and for all - at least in theory. Find out more in this short, fun video with interactive subtitles.


Test yourself on French possessive adjectives with L'anniversaire de Thomas, or review the lesson.

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Manquer - French verb to miss

The French verb manquer, "to miss," is found in many idiomatic expressions, including to flout convention, to waste one's life, and to be discouraged. Learn these and dozens of other French expressions featuring manquer.

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French pronunciation

The letter Y, though uncommon, can be a vowel or semi-vowel in French.

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

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