More French You Use Without Knowing It: More Stories of Fascinating Words
If you have read the first book in this series, "All the French You Use Without Knowing It," you already know that this is not a book with useful facts to memorize. In fact it's probably not useful at all. It's interesting. It's fun to read. It will stretch your mind and introduce you to things you never imagined. Think of reading these fascinating stories just as a pleasure you grant yourself when you just feel like reading something interesting.
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