Pardon My French

Pardon My French

Unleash Your Inner Gaul

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781592404629
  • 256 Pages
  • Gotham
  • Adult

Overview

From getting the best value from the boulangerie to ordering a steak without getting sneered at, an A-to-Z guide to fitting in en Français

Englishman Charles Timoney was thrown into French life headfirst twenty-five years ago when he and his wife moved to her native France. He had studied French in school, but his memory of vocabulary lists and conjugation drills proved no match for day-to-day living. As he blundered his way toward fluency, he kept a list of words and phrases that wonderfully (sometimes wickedly) epitomized aspects of the French culture-and were used only by native speakers.

Pardon My French tackles the delightful absurdities of French life and language and steers readers past the potential embarrassments of speaking French in France. It is a book no student, traveler, or language maven should be without.

Praise

“Coming to France? Forget the rest, read the best. This book will save you from being the butt of the Frenchman’s humour.”
-French News

“A Francophile’s humorous guide to the French language. A kind of Eats, Shoots and Leaves meets A Year in the Merde.”
-Bookseller

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