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In This Issue

• Vivre au jour le jour

• C1 Writing Challenge: Pompidou Center

• Fête du Premier Mai

• Variable Subjunctive

• Foreign Adjectives

• la mie - Mot du jour


Vivre au jour le jour

Live for the day with the French expression vivre au jour le jour.

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Practice your French translation and writing skills with this C1-level writing challenge: Pompidou Center.

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Muguet pour le premier mai

In France, May 1st is la Fête du Travail as well as la Fête du Muguet. What's the connection between these two seemingly unrelated holidays?

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French subjunctive

Obviousness, knowledge, certainty, and hope are considered real - at least to the speaker - and therefore do not call for the subjunctive. Using these verbs and expressions in the negative or interrogative, however, indicates doubt: thus the subjunctive is required.

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Foreign adjectives in French

French has borrowed or adapted a number of adjectives from other languages, and they are always invariable.

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

Learn a word a day

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

• 8 mai 1945 (8 mai)

• Fête des Mères (26 mai)

Useful expressions:

• bonne fête

• faire le pont

French holidays and celebrations