10 Mots du Jour – Faire les courses – Grocery shopping


C’est la liste du lundi 23 août 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about faire les courses. Love Learning Languages offers these quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about faire les courses.

Did you know? In France when you go to the supermarket you have to have a token or a coin for the shopping cart. Another difference with the United States for example, is that nobody will put your purchases in the bags, you have to do it yourself. Also, the prices indicated in the supermarkets include taxes, so it’s easy to know how much you’ll pay when you check out!

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



10 Mots du Jour – Apprendre – Learning


C’est la liste du vendredi 20 août 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about apprendre. Love Learning Languages offers these quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about apprendre.

Did you know? Learning should not stop at the end of school and many companies offer training to their employees to allow them to acquire new knowledge. In France, every employee or entrepreneur contributes to a training fund which can then be used to learn a language, a skill or to reinforce their knowledge in a particular field.

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



Agreement With Direct Objects in the Passé Composé



Agreement with Direct Object Pronouns in the Passé Composé

French verbs are conjugated in the passé composé either with avoir or être as their auxiliary verbs.

When using être as an auxiliary verb, past participles need to agree with their subjects in number and gender.

When using avoir as an auxiliary verb, you usually don’t need to make agreement with the subject.  However, there is a specific time when avoir verbs require agreement, and  that is when there is a direct object or direct object pronoun that precedes the past participle.

This rule only applies to direct objects, and not to other types of pronouns such as indirect object pronouns (lui / leur) and adverbial pronouns (y / en).

For example:

  • Je vais laver les chaises que tu as laissées dans le jardin.
  • I am going to wash the chairs that you left in the garden.
  • Lesquelles?
  • Which ones?
  • Celles que tu as laissées dans le jardin hier soir.
  • The ones that you left in the garden last night.
  • Ne t’inquiète pas, je les ai déjà lavées.
  • Don’t worry, I have already washed them.

Don’t make agreement when avoir is the auxiliary verb in the following situations:

1. The direct object follows the verb:  

J’ai laissé les chaises dans le jardin.

2. Don’t make agreement with using the causative faire construction:  

Les chaises que j’ai fait laver sont dans le jardin.



If you want a very comprehensive passé composé quiz using both être and avoir as auxiliary verbs, with and without agreement, try out this one.  This is not a beginner level quiz.  


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10 Mots du Jour – L’école – School


C’est la liste du mercredi 18 août 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about school. Love Learning Languages offers these quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about school.

Did you know? School is mandatory in France until the age of 16. Few children are home-schooled, as the rules are very strict, so parents and children have a choice between free, secular public schools and private schools that may be religious. Most religious schools are Catholic and are “under contract” with the State, which means that their teachers are the same as in the public sector and must be qualified by the French National Education system in order to practice their profession. (This text is in French, a great reading comprehension piece, in our Patreon post and you’ll get 10 vocabulary words… 3 times a week when you become a patron, which in turn helps us produce more content aimed at helping English speakers learn French and about French culture).

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



10 Mots du Jour – La rentrée – Back to school


C’est la liste du lundi 16 août 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about back to school. Love Learning Languages offers these quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about back to school.

Did you know? The start of the school year is the same for all students in France. Kindergartens, elementary school, middle schools and high schools start again this year on September 2nd. The days are often long but French students have a lot of vacations. They will be on vacation at the end of October for the “all saints” break.

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



10 Mots du Jour – La bière – Beer


C’est la liste du vendredi 13 août 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about beer. Love Learning Languages offers these quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about beer.

Did you know? We don’t consume much beer in France compared to other European countries, we consume more wine of course. Nevertheless, the number of brewers has increased in the last few years with the creation of many microbreweries, France counts more and more breweries, and in fact, France is now the 1st European country in number of breweries! 

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



10 Mots du Jour – Les fleurs – Flowers


C’est la liste du mercredi 11 août 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about flowers. Love Learning Languages offers these quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about flowers.

Did you know? One of my favorite flowers is that of the Magnolias, trees native to Asia and America that make very beautiful and fragrant flowers. This tree was named to honor Doctor Magnol who was director of the botanical garden of Montpellier in the 18th century.  Beautiful magnolias can be found in the South of France as well as in the South of the United States, the flowers are very large, usually white and bloom in spring.  

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



10 Mots du Jour – La moto – Motorcycles


C’est la liste du lundi 9 août 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about the motorcycle. Love Learning Languages offers these quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about the motorcycle.

Le savais-tu? In France there are about 3.5 million two-wheelers, a third of them are scooters.  Purists will say that scooters are not motorcycles, and they are right. Motorcycles are mainly used for leisure, whereas scooters are mainly used for urban and professional travel. The scary figure is that two-wheelers represent 1.8% of the traffic and 24% of the fatal accidents in France! (road safety figures) 

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



French Quiz – Être, Aller, Avoir, Faire


Take this free quiz to see how well you know when and how to use the essential French verbs être, aller, avoir, and faire in the present tense.  This is an A1 level quiz, but it’s always a good idea to review even if this isn’t new to you! 


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10 Mots du Jour – La radio – The radio


C’est la liste du vendredi 6 août 2021. Here are your 10 French words of the day about the radio. Love Learning Languages offers these quick French vocabulary lists or 10 Mots du Jour every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Each set follows a different theme, today the 10 French vocabulary words are about the radio.

Le savais-tu? Radio in France is still very popular, with well-known stations like Europe1, RTL or Radio France. There are state-funded and private stations. The music stations have an obligation to broadcast a quota of French artists. I sometimes listen to the radio but on my phone, in streaming. Do you often listen to the radio?

With LLL, each week you get 3 downloadable lists of the words in French and English, a “Did you know?” in French and a Quizlet study set to learn, practice, and master them all. Quizlet is a platform for learning vocabulary that’s based on flashcards, but what has really made an impression on me is how fun it makes learning new language content! Click here for details.

Does subscribing to LLL’s French Program for Self-Learners give me access to the 10 Mots du Jour?

No, the 10 Mots du Jour are only available to LLL supporters on Patreon and are not part of LLL French Academy resources.

How do I access previous sets of 10 Mots du Jour?

Once you’ve logged in to your Patreon account, you can do a search using the tag words mot du jour.



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