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In This Issue

• Avoir beau

• Prepositions with Continents and Countries

• Quiz: Passé composé vs imparfait

• First Names

• Adverbs of Frequency

• une bagatelle - Mot du jour

• Holidays and Events


Avoir beau - to do in vain

If you've tried in vain to understand the French expression avoir beau, this is your chance to get it right.

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French prepositions with continents and countries

French prepositions with continents and countries depend on the gender,* number, and first letter of the name, plus of course whether you're coming or going.

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Test yourself on passé composé vs imparfait with Une ville magique, or review the lesson.

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French first names

There are hundreds of common French first names. Some look just like their English counterparts, others are fairly similar, and still others are uniquely French. These pages include more than 200 of the most popular French names, along with their pronunciation and English equivalents.

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French adverbs of frequency

Adverbs of frequency express how often the action of a verb occurs.

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Today's mot du jour is une bagatelle. 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