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In This Issue

• Expressions with vivre

• Definite Article

• Cycling and Tour de France Vocabulary

• Cherchez la femme

• Synonyms for "French"

• Demonstrative Adjectives Quiz

• flippant - Mot du jour

• Holidays and Events


Vivre - French expressions

The French verb vivre, "to live," is found in many idiomatic expressions, including to live hand to mouth, to keep someone going, and to pay the bills. Learn these and dozens of other French expressions featuring vivre.

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French definite articles

The French definite article (le, la, l', les) indicates either a particular noun or, contrarily, the general sense of a noun. It's used similarly to its English counterpart, but there are many instances where a definite article is required in French but not English.

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French cycling terms

For all the bike enthusiasts and Tour de France fanatics out there, here are some French terms and related audio articles to help you enjoy your ride and get the most out of the competition.

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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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Today's mot du jour is flippant. 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