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• Cherchez la femme

• Synonyms for "French"

• Demonstrative Adjectives Quiz

• Fractions

• Irregular -ir Verbs

• Canada Day

• la veilleuse - Mot du jour

• Holidays and Events


Cherchez la femme

If you learn the French expression cherchez la femme with this lesson, it will be due to a woman.

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Synonyms for French

French journalists try to avoid using the same words over and over, and nowhere is this more obvious than when describing something as "French." Français is of course the standard term, but there are several synonyms used to describe government, culture, sports teams, etc.

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Test yourself on French demonstrative adjectives dans un magasin de vêtements, or review the lesson.

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French fractions

In both French and English, there's a lot of overlap between fractions and ordinals: the vast majority of these two types of numbers share the same word. In English, they are identical from "third" on up, while in French they're the same starting with cinquième.

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There are around 50 irregular -ir verbs, but that doesn't mean you have to memorize 50 different verb conjugation tables. Thanks to patterns in the conjugations of most of these verbs, you only need to learn 16.

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Canada Day

July 1st is Canada Day, the national holiday of Canada.

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

Learn a word a day

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

• Bastille Day (14 juillet)

Useful expressions:

• bonne fête

• faire le pont

• Vive la France !

French holidays and celebrations