French All-in-One For Dummies

French All-in-One For Dummies

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Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in French French is a beautiful language but can be quite difficult to learn. Whether you need to learn the language for a French class, or for business or leisure travel, French for Dummies All-In-One makes it easier. With nearly 800 pages, French All-in-One For Dummies is for those readers looking for a comprehensive guide to help them immerse themselves in the French language. * Culls vital information from several Dummies titles, offering you a comprehensive, all-encompassing guide to speaking and using French * Includes French Canadian content and enhanced practiced opportunities * Its accompanying audio CD provides you with en effective tool to start speaking French right away Both new students of French and experienced speakers can benefit from the wealth of information that has been included in French All-in-One For Dummies. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 188 x 234 x 36mm | 978g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • Illustrations
  • 1118228154
  • 9781118228159
  • 6,435

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Your all-encompassing guide to speaking, reading, and writing French

French is a beautiful language but can be quite difficult to learn. With French All-in-One For Dummies, you'll have access to over 700 pages of friendly, hands-on instruction for perfecting your French speaking, reading, and writing skills. Featuring enhanced practice opportunities and an accompanying CD that helps improve your skills right away, learning French has never been easier. Voila! Talkin' the talk -- get your feet wet with some basic French pronunciations, find out what the accent marks mean, and get the lowdown on French grammar Out and about -- get the know-how to confidently navigate public transportation, dine out, find a hotel, and handle an emergency in French-speaking regions of the world Get down with grammar -- grasp the various parts of speech, including nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs, and then move on to conjugating verbs and building sentences Oh la la -- discover how to express your attitude more clearly by putting your verb in the indicative, imperative, or subjunctive mood

Open the book and find: Pronunciation of the French alphabet How to get numbers, dates, and times in line Common greetings, small talk, and conversation Tips for identifying gender and dealing with tenses Verb tables Prepositions, conjunctions, and other linking words The 4-1-1 on asking and answering questions French-English and English-French dictionaries Games and exercises

Bonus CD Includes

More than 30 audio tracks to help improve your listening comprehension and speaking skills

Please see CD appendix for complete system requirements.

6 Boks in 1 French For Dummies Intermediate French For Dummies French Verbs For Dummies French Essentials For Dummies French Phrases For Dummies French For Dummies Audio Set
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Book I: Speaking in Everyday Settings 7 Chapter 1: Warming Up with Some French Fundamentals 9 Chapter 2: Un, Deux, Trois: Numbers, Dates, and Times 27 Chapter 3: Greetings, Goodbyes, and Small Talk 45 Chapter 4: Getting Personal: Discussing Your Home, Family, and Daily Routine 63 Chapter 5: Talking Business and Politics 85 Chapter 6: Shopping at a Store and Online 101 Chapter 7: Buying, Preparing, and Tasting Foods 121 Book II: Exploring and Wandering About 143 Chapter 1: Making Plans and Discovering New Places 145 Chapter 2: Enjoying a Night on the Town 179 Chapter 3: Money Matters 201 Chapter 4: Home Is Where Your Suitcase Is: Looking for Accommodations 213 Chapter 5: Getting Around 229 Chapter 6: Dealing with Emergencies 249 Book III: Building the Grammatical Foundation for Communication 265 Chapter 1: Building Strong Sentences with the Parts of Speech 267 Chapter 2: All Agreed? Matching Gender and Number of Nouns and Articles 289 Chapter 3: Dealing with the Here and Now: The Present Tense 305 Chapter 4: Commanding and Instructing with the Imperative Mood 331 Chapter 5: Asking and Answering Questions 349 Chapter 6: Communicating Clearly with Infinitives and Present Participles 369 Book IV: Getting Down to Detail and Precision in Your Communication 379 Chapter 1: Specifying Relationships with Prepositions 381 Chapter 2: Describing with Flair: Adjectives and Adverbs 401 Chapter 3: Taking Shortcuts with Object Pronouns 419 Chapter 4: Tying Ideas Together with Conjunctions and Relative Pronouns 439 Chapter 5: Getting That Subjunctive Feeling 453 Chapter 6: What Lies Ahead and What Could Happen: Simple Future and Present Conditional 471 Book V: Going Back in Time 485 Chapter 1: Been There, Done That: Passe Proche and Passe Compose 487 Chapter 2: How Was It? What Was Going On? The Imparfait 503 Chapter 3: To the Past and Beyond: Other Past Tenses 515 Book VI: Appendixes 529 Appendix A: Verb Tables 531 Appendix B: French-English Mini-Dictionary 587 Appendix C: English-French Mini Dictionary 607 Appendix D: Fun & Games 627 Appendix E: About the CD 665 Index 669
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