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• Prendre une décision

• Past Infinitive

• Quiz: Interrogatives

• French-Speaking Countries

• AIL and AILL Pronunciation

• sidérer - Mot du jour

• Holidays and Events

Prendre une décision

Make the decision right now to learn how to use the French expression prendre une décision.

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French past infinitive

When one thing happens before another, you can use the French past infinitive to talk about the earlier action. In English, the past infinitive is very stilted, so it's usually loosely translated into more idiomatic phrasing.

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Test yourself on French interrogatives with Conférence de presse.

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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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Today's mot du jour is sidérer. 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