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Laura K. Lawless
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Attended San José State University
Lives in Bouillante, Guadeloupe
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Train
Taking the train can be an excellent way to explore the country, so here's the French vocabulary you need to navigate the station, buy tickets, and arrive safely at your destination. Bon voyage ! 
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Le Premier mai
Un muguet pour le premier maiFrench listening comprehensionIn France, May 1st is la Fête du Travail as well as la Fête du Muguet. What's the connection between these two seemingly unrelated holidays? 
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Venir de – Recent Past
You can explain what happened in the recent past with the construction venir de + infinitive; for example, Je viens de terminer ce puzzle - "I (have) just finished this puzzle." 
https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/venir-recent-past/
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Prendre l’eau
Prevent leaks by learning the idiomatic French expression prendre l'eau.
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Feminine Nouns
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 feminine.
https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/feminine-nouns/
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The letter combinations uil and uille are pronounced more or less like the English words "wheel" and "wee," respectively.
https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/uil/
The letter combinations uil and uille are pronounced more or less like the English words \
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Dishes and Silverware
When it's your turn to set the table, you definitely need to know the difference between une assiette and une serviette. Check out this lesson to learn the French names for a variety of dishes, silverware, and pots and pans.
https://www.lawlessfrench.com/vocabulary/dishes-and-silverware/
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A simple but tasty dish. Macaroni salad is great for picnics and buffets, or as a side dish.
A simple but tasty dish. Macaroni salad is great for picnics and buffets, or as a side dish.
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Germinal - Read the opening paragraphs of Émile Zola's 1885 masterpiece, Germinal.
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  • San José State University
    French, 1999 - 2000
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies
    Translation and Interpretation, 1994 - 1996
  • Knox College
    International Relations, 1991 - 1993
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French fanatic, vegetarian virtuoso
Introduction
I have loved French and France for as long as I can remember, and I was lucky enough to live in France from 2008 to 2013, when I moved to Guadeloupe. Still part of France, but an ocean away.
Bragging rights
I've lived in 4 countries: US, Morocco, Costa Rica, and France
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Writer, translator, teacher
Skills
I speak French, Spanish, and bits and pieces of several other languages.
Employment
  • Lawless French
    Virtual French teacher, 2014 - present
    http://www.lawlessfrench.com
  • The Veggie Table
    Recipe creator and perfector, present
    http://www.theveggietable.com
  • e Learn English Language
    Virtual English teacher, present
    http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com
  • e Learn Spanish Language
    Virtual Spanish teacher, present
    http://www.elearnspanishlanguage.com
  • Learn French at About
    Virtual French teacher, 1999 - 2014
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Bouillante, Guadeloupe
Previously
Vieux Habitants, Guadeloupe - Menton, Hyères, Toulouse, Paris, Rouen (France) - Casablanca (Morocco) - Nosara (Costa Rica) - Monterey, Pacific Grove, San José (California) - Phoenixville (Pennsyvlania) - Galesburg, Mount Prospect, Chain-O'Lakes area (lllinois)
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LKL's Blog ~ Traveling along the Adriatic
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Living near Nice is great for many reasons, one of which is easy access to the airport and numerous cheap flights all over Europe. When we f

Seitan Ribz
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How meaty can "ribs" made from vegan-friendly seitan really be? Try this recipe - you might be surprised!

French expression: Avoir le beurre et l'argent du beurre
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Click to learn about avoir le beurre et l'argent du beurre, one of the butter idiomatic French expressions.

French grammar: Negation
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A summary of all the different negative structures and their uses in French, plus detailed explanations of each kind of negative structure.

Confusing French: Number expressions
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There are quite a few confusing pairs and difficult expressions related to numbers in French: second/deuxième, en premier/au premier/de prem

French word order: Dual-verb constructions
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The order of words in a French sentence can be very confusing, due to dual-verb constructions (e.g., je vais aller), object and adverbial pr

French expression: Avoir un chat dans la gorge
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What does the idiomatic French expression avoir un chat dans la gorge mean? Click the link above to learn all about it.

Cafe Flora Cookbook
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The Cafe Flora Cookbook offers a delightful behind-the-scenes look at Cafe Flora's menu. This gourmet vegetarian restaurant has won numerous

Ser - To Be - Spanish Expressions - e Learn Spanish Language
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Learn the many expressions with the Spanish verb ser - to be.

French expression: à temps partiel
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What does the French expression à temps partiel mean?

Spanish Direct and Indirect Speech - e Learn Spanish Language
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In Spanish, as in English, there are two different ways to express the words of another person: direct speech (or direct style) and indirect

Who Are Vegetarians?
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Religious + Cultural Vegetarianism While some people make the choice to become vegetarian due to ethical or other reasons, many others are v

Mot du jour: écarter
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French phrases: Expressions with par
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The French preposition par means through or by and is also used in numerous idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say out of friendship, inter

Spanish-Style Green Beans
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A very quick and simple way to enjoy fresh green beans.

Would have vs Would of
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The conditional perfect, would have, refers to a missed opportunity in the past. In informal speech, it contracts to would've, not "would of

Mot du jour: fuser
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