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Joyeuses Pâques !

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Easter, which in French can be either masculine singular, le Pâques, or feminine plural, les Pâques, is a holiday celebrated even by many non-practicing French Christians. It features flying bells, blessed branches, and chocolate eggs.

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Joyeuses Pâques ! Easter in France

Saturday April 19, 2014
Easter in FranceEaster, which in French can be either masculine singular, le Pâques, or feminine plural, les Pâques, is a holiday celebrated even by many non-practicing French Christians. It features flying bells, blessed branches, and chocolate eggs.

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Mot du jour: annuaire

Friday April 18, 2014
Mot du jourLearn a French word a day! Today's word is annuaire.

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French expression: Mon petit doigt m'a dit

Friday April 18, 2014
Mon petit doigt m'a dit
A little birdie told me you should read this lesson on the French expression mon petit doigt m'a dit.

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The Final French Grammar Clash

Thursday April 17, 2014

LKL's French Grammar Clash
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LKLFGC Semi-Finals are over, and they were both close races.

I'm very surprised that Noun gender beat Relative pronouns with 54% of the votes (134 to 114). Gender is just a matter of memorization, whereas relative pronouns are much trickier, and I get more emails about them than just about any other grammar point. But you have spoken, so gender it is.

Less unexpectedly, Subjunctive beat Prepositions after verbs with 56% of the vote (137 to 107).

So the Final match-up is Noun gender vs Subjunctive: remember to vote early and vote often! ;-)

The Most Difficult French Grammar in the History of French Grammar will be announced on Thursday, April 24th.

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