French Idioms and Proverbs

French Idioms and Proverbs

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In this edition I have endeavoured to keep down additions as much as possible, so as not to overload the book; but I have not been sparing in adding cross-references (especially in the Index) and quotations from standard authors. These quotations seldom give the first occasion on which a proverb has been used, as in most cases it is impossible to find it.I have placed an asterisk before all recognised proverbs; these will serve as a first course for those students who do not wish to read through the whole book at once. In a few cases I have added explanations of English proverbs; during the eleven years I have been using the book I have frequently found that pupils were, for instance, as ignorant of “to bell the cat” as they were of “attacher le grelot.”
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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 530.7g
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • 1508456011
  • 9781508456018