This lesson on the French expression 24 heures sur 24
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Have you ever noticed that "France" is called by several different names? Learn the various synonyms and the exact meanings of each one.
Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations created by stringing together the first initial of each word in a phrase. Learning some common French acronyms and initialisms can help you make sense of news, political discussions, administration, and more.
A few dozen French words have a shortened form called an apheresis or aphaeresis, which is created by dropping one or more syllables at the beginning of the word. Some of these are further modified by adding an extra sound to the end.
Many French nouns and adjectives have shortened forms called apocopes, which are created by dropping one or more syllables at the end of the word. Some of these are further modified by adding o to the end.
Bring out your inner chic with the French abbreviation BCBG
The French expression c'est-à-dire
is essential - that is, very useful.
As usual, this lesson on the essential French expression comme d'habitude
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It consists of just two letters, yet the French word en
has three distinct areas of meaning/usage and four different pronunciations. Here's everything you need to know about en
In both French and English, there's a lot of overlap between fractions and ordinals: the vast majority of these two types of numbers share the same word. In English, they are identical from "third" on up, while in French they're the same starting with cinquième