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• Feminine Noun Endings

• -issime (Suffix)

• De bon gré

• Falloir

• Verb Timeline

• déchirant - Mot du jour

Feminine nouns

There are some patterns that can help you determine the gender of a new word - here are noun endings that are usually feminine.

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French suffix -issime

The French suffix -issime is added to adjectives and acts as an intensifier or superlative, adding meanings like "very," "extremely," or "most."

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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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Today's mot du jour is déchirant. 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