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• Conversational French

• Partitive Article

• Pédaler dans la choucroute

• Conditional Perfect

• A1 Writing Challenge: Beach Kiosk

• Progress with Lawless French sale

• un bidon - Mot du jour

Conversational French

The French you learn in school is not at all the same language as what you encounter when speaking to people in real life - there are all kinds of shortcuts, informalities, and other differences that you need to be familiar with in order to carry on a conversation. Check out some resources that focus on how French is actually spoken.

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French partitive article

The partitive article (du, de la, de l', des) refers to an unspecified quantity of food, liquid, or some other uncountable noun. English has no equivalent article - the partitive is usually translated by the adjectives "some" or "any," or may be left out entirely.

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Pédaler dans la choucroute

You'll be spinning your wheels if you don't read this lesson about the French idiom pédaler dans la choucroute.

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French conditional perfect

To talk about something that would, could, or should have happened—but didn't—you need the conditional perfect, also known as the past conditional.

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Practice your French translation and writing skills with this beginning-level writing challenge: Beach Kiosk.

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!

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

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