French Demystified [NOOK Book]

Overview

Voilá! Learning French just got a whole lot easier.



Interested in learning or refreshing your French but feel your language skills are less than extraordinaire? No need to worry! With French Demystified you'll quickly build up your repertoire and be able to understand the language and communicate ...

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Overview

Voilá! Learning French just got a whole lot easier.



Interested in learning or refreshing your French but feel your language skills are less than extraordinaire? No need to worry! With French Demystified you'll quickly build up your repertoire and be able to understand the language and communicate effectively.



Beginning with familiar French cognates and a review of basic French pronunciation, this book covers key grammar fundamentals such as common verb tenses, nouns, pronouns, and gender. You'll build your French vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly master this challenging yet lyrical language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and understanding French.



This fast and easy guide features:



  • Clear and straightforward explanations of French grammar fundamentals

  • Numerous examples that place new words in practical context

  • Helpful writing and speaking exercises that bring the French language to life

  • Coverage of everyday topics as well as conversational expressions

  • Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce new material



Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, French Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this engaging language.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071593748
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/26/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 465
  • Sales rank: 1,183,749
  • File size: 18 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Marcel Danesi is Professor of Semiotics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He has been a visiting professor at Rutgers University (1972), The University of Rome "La Sapienza" (1988), the Catholic University of Milan (1990), and has given lectures throughout the academic world. He has also authored and co-authored many books on learning Italian and Spanish, including Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way and Italian Now!. He is a native of Italy.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 French Pronunciation
Chapter 2 Identifying Things
Chapter 3 Asking Questions
Chapter 4 To Be or To Have, That is the Question!
Chapter 5 Describing Things
Chapter 6 Telling Time
Chapter 7 Expressing Possibilities, Wishes, and Abilities
Chapter 8 Getting Acquainted
Chapter 9 Talking About the Immediate Future and Past
Chapter 10 Using Pronomial Verbs
Chaper 11 All About Pronouns
Chapter 12 Talking About the Past with the Passé
Chapter 13 Talking About the Past with the Imparfait
Chapter 14 All About Prepositions
Chapter 15 Indicating Possession
Chapter 16 Using The Infintive, Present Particple, and Pasive Voice
Chapter 17 Making Suggestions and Hypotheses
Chapter 18 Knowing Who is Whom with Relative Pronouns
Chapter 19 The Subjunctive Mood
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2010

    The eBook is useless

    The examples in the eBook are graphics, so will not appear large enough to read on the Nook. Only the English body text can be resized. I have good vision, but the examples are much too small to make out on the Nook. In addition, the graphics are often misplaced, so while the body introduces the examples to follow, the examples that do follow are not relevant. My money was wasted on this one. If I could give a negative rating, I would. Overall, I was more mystified after trying to read this eBook than I was demystified.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Cheated

    I bought this for nook on the I pad and it's not compatible! What a rip off!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Usefull

    Easy to learn French...in your own time

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