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• Arriver Expressions

• International Day of Francophonie

• Souffler ses bougies

• Saint Patrick's Day

• Croire

French expressions with arriver

The French verb arriver, "to arrive," is found in many idiomatic expressions, including to get one's way, to be completely irrelevant, and to get into trouble. Learn these and dozens of other French expressions featuring arriver.

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20 March is the International Day of Francophonie. Celebrate by reading about a few of the dozens of French-speaking countries.

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Souffler ses bougies

Blow out your candles as you learn about the informal French expression souffler ses bougies.

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Saint Patrick's Day

Ireland's national holiday is celebrated by Irish people all over the world. Saint Patrick's Day is observed in more countries than any other national holiday, and is a multi-day festival in Ireland itself. Learn some French vocabulary related to this joyful celebration of Irish culture.

St Paddy's vocab

Croire - to believe

Croire literally means "to believe" but has somewhat varying meanings depending on the preposition used. Learn the difference between croire à and croire en, plus other uses of croire.

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