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• Mardi gras Vocabulary

• Carnavale de Nice

• Orthographe et expression écrite

• Roman Numerals

• Rugby Terms

• Expression: Ce n'est pas mardi gras aujourd'hui

• Videos for Listening Comprehension

French Mardi Gras vocabulary

Mardi Gras is an annual celebration of extravagance and (over)indulgence before Lent. Because Mardi Gras, literally "Fat Tuesday," is tied to Easter, the date changes every year.

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Carnaval de Nice

Improve your French listening comprehension while learning about the history of Nice's immense Carnaval celebration.


Que vous soyez français ou bien étudiant avec un niveau de français supérieur, vous pouvez améliorer votre orthographe et expression écrite en explorant l'univers de la Francophonie pendant 10 minutes chaque jour.

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Roman numerals in French

Roman numerals are used far more often in French than in English, as both cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers.

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French rugby terms

Rugby football is a popular sport in much of the world. There's an annual 6 Nations competition and every four years there's the Rugby World Cup. Here's some French vocabulary to help you get the most out of any rugby matches you might watch or play.

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Ce n'est pas mardi gras

Find out why it matters that today isn't Mardi gras with this lesson on the French expression ce n'est pas mardi gras aujourd'hui.

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Yable - French videos

Eager for a new way to work on your French listening comprehension? Take a look at Yabla French, a subscription site with a massive collection of original videos featuring native speakers to help you learn and practice French at any level.

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