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In This Issue

• French-Speaking Countries

• AIL and AILL Pronunciation

• Rien à voir

• Avoir Lesson

• Quiz: Passé composé vs Imparfait

• nombriliste - Mot du jour

• Holidays and Events


French speaking countries

Though it's named for the roughly hexagonally shaped country in Western Europe, the French language extends far beyond the borders of France, in myriad and frankly confusing ways.

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The pronunciation of the letter combinations ail and aill is somewhat tricky to explain in writing.

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Le 2CV n'a rien à voir avec les voitures modernes.

There's nothing to see here! Except, of course, a lesson on the French expression rien à voir.

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Avoir - French verb

Avoir is one of the two most important French verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood. Avoir literally means "to have" but also serves an an auxiliary verb and is found in many idiomatic expressions.

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Test yourself on passé composé vs imparfait with Dimanche à Chartres, or review the lesson.

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

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

• La Rentrée (2 septembre)

Useful expressions:

• bonne fête

• faire le pont

• Vive la France !

French holidays and celebrations