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In This Issue

• Mon répondeur

• IN Pronunciation

• Bastille Day

• Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

• La Marseillaise

• Quiz: Irregular Adjectives

• la mouture - Mot du jour

• Holidays and Events

Practice your French listening comprehension with a series of voicemail messages.


At the end of a syllable, IN is a nasal vowel - here's how to pronounce it.

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Bastille Day

You probably know that 14 July is Bastille Day, but do you know what it's called in French? (Hint, it's not "jour de Bastille.") Do you know the history behind Bastille Day, or how it's celebrated in France? This page has links to everything you could possibly want to know.

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité is the motto of France, but is there more to it than that?

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La Marseillaise

La Marseillaise fut composée en 1792 par Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle et fut déclarée « hymne national français » en 1795. Voici les paroles en français et une traduction en anglais.

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Test yourself on the irregular adjectives beau, nouveau, and vieux in Promenade en forêt, or review the lesson.

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

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

• Cycling vocab (Tour de France : 6 - 28 juillet)

Useful expressions:

• bonne fête

• faire le pont

• Vive la France !

French holidays and celebrations