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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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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.


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.

French verb of the week: gagner

Thursday April 17, 2014
French verb of the weekSimple verb conjugations, similarly conjugated verbs, and links to related lessons for the French verb gagner.

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