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• Comme il faut

• Là- (prefix)

• Notre-Dame de Paris : l'incendie

• Fluctuat nec mergitur

• Easter Vocab Quiz

• Passover Terms

• Un mot sur le français

• Z (pronunciation)

• haletant - Mot du jour

Comme il faut

If you want to learn how to use the French expression comme il faut properly, click to read this lesson.

Là- French prefix

The French prefix - can be added to nine adverbs, mostly adverbs of place, to indicate location.

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News about the extent of damages to Notre-Dame de Paris and reactions from some locals.

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Fluctuat nec mergitur

Fluctuat nec mergitur is the motto of Paris, and a rallying cry during national tragedy.

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Test yourself on some French Easter vocabulary in Joyeuses Pâques !, or review the list.

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French Passover vocabulary

The Jewish festival of Passover lasts for seven or eight days sometime in March or April. It begins on the 15th of Nisan, the first month in the Hebrew calendar.

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Fun video in and about French: author and cartoonist Riad Sattouf talks about his favorite expression, least favorite word, and some possibilities for a new word yet to be created. Considering it's only 2½ minutes long, the grammar in this video is extremely rich and varied.


The letter Z is pronounced similarly to Z in English, except when it's silent.

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Today's mot du jour is haletant. 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 Passover (19 avril)

• French vocab for Easter (21 avril)

• Fête du Travail (1er mai)

• Fête du Muguet (1er mai)

French holidays and celebrations