In French, to preserve the soft 'c' in front of vowels 'a/o/u', we use 'ç'.
This rule applies to verbs ending in -cer when they are conjugated.
In Le Présent tense, it only affects the "nous" conjugation, because of the ending "-ons":
LANCER (to throw) in Le Présent (-CER)
|je lance||I throw|
|tu lances||You throw (one person you know well)|
|il/elle/on lance||He/She/We/one/people throw|
|nous lançons||We throw|
|vous lancez||You throw (more than 1 person or formal)|
|ils/elles lancent||They throw|
Similarly conjugated verbs
lancer (to throw)
commencer (to begin)
prononcer (to pronounce)
placer (to place)
menacer (to threaten)
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