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Jan

15

2012

beaucoup and bien

Adding emphasis…

One of our site users asked for clarification regarding a point in our Lesson 79: 'Tu veux du café?' ('Would you like coffee?').… Read More

Jan

09

2012

le, la, les

… not just the French words for 'the'!

The words le, la and les are potentially confusing for beginners. Often they mean simply 'the', as in the following:… Read More

Jan

09

2012

The verb vouloir...

... used with se

We're used to using the verb vouloir when expressing wishes, desires and so on. We might ask someone if they'd like a beer in which case we'd have:… Read More

Jan

06

2012

un fantoche

'a puppet' (of the political kind)

In this recent article from france24.com, the North Korean press agency is quoted as follows:… Read More

Jan

03

2012

"François Hollande appuie sur l'accélérateur"

That's according to rfi.fr this morning

Their front page article shows a photograph of the presidential candidate at the wheel of his car, smiling and ready for action on the campaign trail.… Read More

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Lesson no: 199, Level: Intermediate

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Lesson no: 198, Level: Intermediate

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