Troubador Don't be Deceived by the French

Released: 28/09/2014

ISBN: 9781783061174

eISBN: 9781783068647

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Don't be Deceived by the French

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A light-hearted, illustrated look at the French language, concentrating on the words and phrases that could trip up unwary students.

If a French person asks you for ‘assistance’ they are not asking for your help, but your attendance at an event. When they say ‘attendez’, they are not inviting you to a party, but are asking you to wait. Avoid an ‘entente glaciale’ by learning the difference between ‘heurter’ (to strike) and ‘blesser’ (to hurt).

This book contains over 200 of these deceptive words also known as ‘false friends’ and by reading it you can avoid being deceived by pitfalls in the French language.

"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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Ellie  Malet Spradbery

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.

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