Published: 01/02/2010
eISBN: 9781780888774
Format: eBook



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Since retiring from Senate House London University library, Ellie spends her time travelling in France, eating French food and reading French books. I think one could safely call her a Francophile.... read more

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False Friends
Faux Amis
by Ellie Malet Spradbery

If you want to explore the highways and byways of the French language, and avoid faux pas in France, this book is for you. Although not a new concept 'False Friends' (foreign words and phrases that sound like one thing and mean another) has not been tackled for some time, and this version is original and light-hearted. It is aimed at readers of French as well as at travellers in France.

Did you know that 'assister à' does not men 'to assist' but 'to attend'? Or that 'attendre' does not mean 'to attend' but 'to wait'? After reading this book you will be better able to avoid those awkward pitfalls and misunderstandings, and deal with life across the English Channel or, as our near neighbours will insist on calling it, La Manche (the sleeve).

False Friends displays a love of language. It is divided into six helpful sections.

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"False Friends: Faux Amis: Book Two" is now available. If you enjoy exploring the highways and byways of French language and French culture this book is for you: a light-hearted look at the words that could trip up the unwary traveller. Although not a new concept, False Friends (foreign words and phrases that look like one thing but mean another) has not been tackled for some time, and this version is fresh and original.
Did you know that "assister" means to attend and not to assist? Or that "attendre" means to wait and not to attend? After reading this book you will be better equipped to deal with life across the English Channel or, as our near neighbours will insist on calling it, "La Manche" (the sleeve).
The booklet displays a love of language, and is in six helpful sections.

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