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• De bon gré

• Falloir

• Verb Timeline

• Chez le dentiste

• Madame Bovary

• Tennis Terms

• la fac - Mot du jour


On le fait de bon gré

You can't learn how to use the French expression de bon gré unless you click this link willingly.

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Falloir - il faut

The irregular French verb falloir means "to need," "to be necessary," or "to be lacking." Since falloir is an impersonal verb, it has only one conjugation in each tense and mood: the third person singular; for example, the present tense il faut.

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French verb timeline

This table shows how all 24 French verb tenses and moods fit together. Click any link for a detailed lesson on that tense-mood combination.

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Dentist in French

Broken tooth? Jaw pain? If you need any dental work done while traveling, you'll be glad you sank your teeth into this French vocabulary.

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Madame Bovary

Read the first few paragraphs of Gustave Flaubert's classic novel Madame Bovary, in French and English.

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French tennis terms

Tennis, anyone? No matter if you love to play or just enjoy watching, knowing some essential French tennis vocabulary will make the game a lot more interesting.

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

Learn a word a day

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

• la fête des pères (16 juin)

• la fête de la musique (21 juin)

Useful expressions:

• bonne fête

• faire le pont

French holidays and celebrations