The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning French

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Penguin, Sep 1, 1999 - Foreign Language Study - 480 pages
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You're no idiot, of course. You appreciate wine and brie, can pronounce "croissant," and know that "bonjour" means hello. But when it comes to actually learning the language, you feel stranded on the Eiffel Tower with no way down. Dont strap on your parachute just yet! The Complete Idiots Guide to Learning French, Second Edition makes mastering French fun and entertaining--instead of bogging you down with verb tenses and vocabulary lists. Youll feel confident about "parlaying" your new proficiency into conversations with native speakers.
 

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Gail Stein is the first writer that has been able to clearly explain to me many of the confusing aspects of the French language, and do so in a readable way. As with any learning of a language, no one book or course is sufficient to conquer the language. However I have found this book by Gail Stein, and another book she has written - "Countdown to French" essential companies on my journey to learn French. I highly recommend both this book. 

Contents

The Bare Basics
1
Pronounce It Properly
9
The French You Know
25
False Friends Faux Amis
34
Idiomatically Speaking
37
Grasp That Grammar
49
Frenchthe Sexy Language
55
On the Move
69
An OldFashioned HomeCooked Meal
231
Eating Out
251
Fun and Games
273
Time Out Problems
295
Problems and Then Some
301
Oops I Forgot to Pack My Toothbrush
331
Phone Home 0r Anywhere Else
345
Please Mr Postman
357

Travel Time
87
Navigating the Airport
121
Getting There Without Delay
137
A Room with a View
155
Fun Time
173
Sightseeing
191
Its Time for Business
371
Buying and Renting Property
393
Money Is the Issue
403
Appendix
415
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