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Speaking Better French: more Faux Amis! -- Saul Rosenthal

 
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Speaking Better French: more Faux Amis!

Saul H. Rosenthal

Paperback, 6x9 in, 156 pages
Wheatmark, April 2008
ISBN: 9781604940206

Endorsements

"I am amazed at how much fun to read, as well as how incredibly informative, the book is. It’s a wonderful tool that I’ll be happy to recommend to my colleagues and students."

— Brigitte Humbert/Chair, Dept. of French, Middlebury College

"I love the Faux Amis, especially the relaxed, conversational presentation. I’m going to suggest that we recommend it for students in our intermediate and advanced classes as a supplementary reference book”

—Norman Shapiro, Professor, Dept. of French,Wesleyan University

"It’s the kind of book that would be very useful for students that are making their first forays into writing in French. You signal just the kind of traps that students fall into all the time.”

—John F. Moran, Director of Language Programs, Dept. of French, NYU

Description

It’s easy to assume that French words mean the same as English words, when they look and sound pretty much the same. Most of the time you’d be correct. However, some of these word pairs may have completely different meanings. They are called false friends, or faux amis.

These faux amis can cause misunderstandings, uncomfortable situations, and even embarrassment if you use them in conversation and they mean something entirely different than what you expected. This book is written to help you avoid these awkward misunderstandings.

This book isn’t a dry list of faux amis. It’s written in conversational language and is easy and fun to read. Each faux ami word pair is explained so that you will understand the differences in how the French word is used compared to the English. You’ll also see examples of its usage in sentences and phrases.

When you’ve finished reading this book, you will have learned most of these faux amis without ever having had to consciously memorize them, simply because they’re so interesting.



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