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Laura K. Lawless
Works at The Veggie Table
Attended San José State University
Lives in Bouillante, Guadeloupe
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And the winner is...

Over the last month, a few hundred of my faithful readers have voted, and the results are finally in. The winner of the first (and only) LKL's French Grammar Clash is...
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A Middle Eastern dip made with roasted red peppers and walnuts that is just as delicious as its better-known chickpea and eggplant cousins, Hummus and Baba ganouj.
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It may even be more delicious. Add a few pine nuts, and I'm guaranteed to finish off a whole batch. #tellementbon  
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*Mot du jour: jadis*


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Mot du jour: une supplique


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De vs Du, De la, Des

The preposition de tends to be very difficult for French students, even at advanced levels. Trying to figure out whether to use de, du, de la, or des can be a real challenge! This lesson explains when to use the preposition de all by itself and when to use the indefinite article, partitive article, or de + definite article (which looks like the partitive - but isn't. Ugh!)
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Payer - French verb of the week


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French quiz: Politeness

How good are you at being polite? Test yourself on French politeness with this little quiz, or take a look at the lesson to review.
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French verbs and indirect object pronouns

In French, à plus a person can usually be replaced by an indirect object pronoun. However, a few French verbs and expressions do not allow a preceding indirect object pronoun, so you have to choose another grammatical structure.
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Dessert is one of the main things people say they just can't give up in order to be vegan (cheese is the other), but that's only because they think it's impossible to make their favorite treats without animal products. With a cookbook like Sinfully Vegan,…
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Have them in circles
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Writer, translator, teacher
Skills
I speak French, Spanish, and bits and pieces of several other languages.
Employment
  • 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, present
    http://french.about.com
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Currently
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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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
Education
  • 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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Army Capt. William Swenson receives Medal of Honor
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Medal of Honor is given four years after Battle of Ganjgal. Capt. William Swenson had been critical of officers, fellow recipient.

LKL's Blog ~ Traveling along the Adriatic
www.lklawless.com

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
www.theveggietable.com

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
french.about.com

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
french.about.com

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
french.about.com

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
www.theveggietable.com

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
www.elearnspanishlanguage.com

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?
www.theveggietable.com

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
french.about.com

Learn a French word a day!

French phrases: Expressions with par
french.about.com

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
www.theveggietable.com

A very quick and simple way to enjoy fresh green beans.

Would have vs Would of
www.elearnenglishlanguage.com

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
french.about.com

Learn a French word a day!