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Tour de France: French cycling vocabulary and a poll

The Tour de France runs this year from 30 June to 22 July. Follow along with some French vocabulary related to cycling and let us know if you're interested in watching an étape.

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Drinks

Drinks | French and France | Scoop.it
Thirsty? Learn French vocabulary related to drinking and drinks, everything from from water to wine.
         
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Partitive Article Quiz

Partitive Article Quiz | French and France | Scoop.it
Test yourself on French partitive articles, or take a look at the lesson to review.
         
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Variable Negative Pronouns

Variable Negative Pronouns | French and France | Scoop.it
Variable negative pronouns are used in place of a negative adjective + noun, and must agree with the noun in gender.
         
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Easter

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In 2015, Easter is on 5 April, and the week immediately preceding Easter (Sunday to Saturday) is called Holy Week. Here's all the French vocabulary you need to celebrate this Christian period of renewal.
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Masculine Nouns

Masculine Nouns | French and France | Scoop.it
There's no simple trick to knowing the gender of every single French noun (other than looking in a dictionary), but there are several categories of words that are always or usually masculine.
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Verb Mood

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Verb mood is all about the 'tude; that is, the speaker's attitude about the verb, whether it's a fact, an opinion, a command, or a possibility.
         
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Faire

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One of the most common and useful French verbs, faire literally means "to do" or "to make," but it's also found in many idiomatic expression and is the key to the causative construction.
         
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Transportation

Transportation | French and France | Scoop.it
Trains, planes, and automobiles ... and buses and shuttles and, well, just take a look at this list of French vocabulary related to transportation.
         
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Horace

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Read the opening paragraphs of George Sand's Horace, a novel about friendship and student life in Paris written in 1841.
         
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Riquewihr

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Situé en Alsace, dans le Haut-Rhin, Riquewihr est l'un des villages les plus connus et les plus visités de l'est de la France.
         
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Perfect Participle

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When one thing leads to another, you can use the French perfect participle to talk about the first action. In English, this construction is very stilted, so it's usually loosely translated into more idiomatic phrasing.
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GN

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The letter combination gn is usually pronounced like the "ni" in "onion."
         
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Dieresis: ë, ï

Dieresis: ë, ï | French and France | Scoop.it
The dieresis, le tréma, is a French accent found only on two vowels: ë and ï. The dieresis indicates that the accented vowel must be pronounced distinctly from the vowel that precedes it.
         
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Avoir une faim de loup

Avoir une faim de loup | French and France | Scoop.it
You'll be famished after reading this lesson on the idiomatic French expression avoir une faim de loup.
         
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Cultures qui ont façonné le Québec

Cultures qui ont façonné le Québec | French and France | Scoop.it
Work on your French listening comprehension while learning about the many cultures that helped to create Québec's unique culture.
         
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Passer à l’heure d’été

Passer à l’heure d’été | French and France | Scoop.it
Daylight saving time starts in France this Sunday - lose an hour of sleep with the annual French expression passer à l'heure d'été.
         
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Rhythm

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The rhythm of French is what makes it such a beautiful language. Thanks to liaisons and enchaînement, French words flow one into the next, and there is no stress on any particular syllable within each word.
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Interrogative Adverbs

Interrogative Adverbs | French and France | Scoop.it
When, where, why, how? Use interrogative adverbs to ask these informational questions.
         
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Toiletries and Cosmetics

Toiletries and Cosmetics | French and France | Scoop.it
Time to get ready! Do you know the French terms for toiletries, cosmetics, and the reflexive verbs that go with them? Check out this vocabulary list with sound files.
         
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