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The fast, informal way to learn to speak French - with integrated audio clips throughout. Listen to pronunciations and conversations.  

French is a beautiful language but quite difficult to learn. Whether you need to learn the language for a French class, or you travel overseas for business or leisure, this enhanced edition of French for Dummies can help. Written in an easy-to-follow format, with integrated audio clips, it gives you just what you need for ...

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French For Dummies

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Overview

The fast, informal way to learn to speak French - with integrated audio clips throughout. Listen to pronunciations and conversations.  

French is a beautiful language but quite difficult to learn. Whether you need to learn the language for a French class, or you travel overseas for business or leisure, this enhanced edition of French for Dummies can help. Written in an easy-to-follow format, with integrated audio clips, it gives you just what you need for basic communication in French. The enhanced edition includes: 

  • Expanded coverage of necessary grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations
  • Useful exercises, practice questions, and a mini-dictionary

Business, an upcoming class, travel – whatever your reason for wanting to learn a new language but don't have time to take a class, this enhanced edition of French For Dummies can get you well on your way to becoming fluent in no time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118138663
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 213,580
  • File size: 24 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Berlitz has taught languages to millions of people for more than 130 years.

Dodi-Katrin Schmidt, Michelle M. Williams, and Dominique Wenzel are highly regarded French instructors and writers.

Zoe Erotopoulos, PhD, teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started 7

Chapter 1: The French You Already Know 9

Chapter 2: Laying the Foundation: Basic French Grammar 17

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Pronunciation and Basic Expressions 35

Chapter 4: Getting Your Numbers, Dates, and Times Straight 53

Chapter 5: Talking about Your Home, Family, and Daily Routine 67

Part II: French in Action 87

Chapter 6: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 89

Chapter 7: Asking Directions and Finding Your Way 103

Chapter 8: Bon Appétit! Dining Out and Going to the Market 117

Chapter 9: Shopping Made Easy 137

Chapter 10: Going Out on the Town 155

Chapter 11: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunicating 171

Chapter 12: Recreation and the Outdoors 189

Part III: French on the Go 207

Chapter 13: Planning a Trip 209

Chapter 14: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land 225

Chapter 15: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More 239

Chapter 16: Finding a Place to Stay 261

Chapter 17: Handling Emergencies 275

Part IV: The Part of Tens 291

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Pick Up French Quickly 293

Chapter 19: Ten Things Never to Say in French 297

Chapter 20: Ten Favorite French Expressions 301

Chapter 21: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound French 305

Part V: Appendixes 309

Appendix A: Mini-Dictionaries 311

Appendix B: Verb Tables 333

Appendix C: Answer Key 349

Appendix D: On the CD 351

Index 353

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Best

    Easier to use than any other book :D

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Poodles

    If you ever need to learn French quick and easy, this is the book to get.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    French

    The dummy book series is really helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Best Frennch book ever!

    Great book to read to learn French! Out of 6 i read!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    EASY TO FOLLOW; PLEASED WITH MY CHOICE!

    I HAD TAKEN FRENCH IN HIGH SCHOOL WHICH IS TOO MANY YEARS AGO TO MENTION. MY GRAND-DAUGHTER IS NOW STUDYING FIRST YEAR FRENCH AND I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO CONVERSE WITH HER. THIS BOOK WAS THE IDEAL REFRESHER COURSE FOR ME.

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