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• Ages, Birthdays, Anniversaries

• Essential French Tools

• Avoir beau

• Prepositions with Continents and Countries

• Quiz: Passé composé vs imparfait

• un challenge - Mot du jour

• Holidays and Events

French ages, birthdays, anniversaries

One of the confusing things for beginning French students is that age is expressed with avoir (to have), rather than être (to be). French also has nouns and adjectives for a person whose age falls within a specific decade.

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Essential French tools

Learning and practicing French is easier, more effective, and more fun with the right tools. Here are some of my favorites.

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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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Today's mot du jour is un challenge. 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