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French For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-13866-3
384 pages
February 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started 7

Chapter 1: The French You Already Know 9

Chapter 2: Laying the Foundation: Basic French Grammar 17

Chapter 3: Getting Started with Pronunciation and Basic Expressions 35

Chapter 4: Getting Your Numbers, Dates, and Times Straight 53

Chapter 5: Talking about Your Home, Family, and Daily Routine 67

Part II: French in Action 87

Chapter 6: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 89

Chapter 7: Asking Directions and Finding Your Way 103

Chapter 8: Bon Appétit! Dining Out and Going to the Market 117

Chapter 9: Shopping Made Easy 137

Chapter 10: Going Out on the Town 155

Chapter 11: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunicating 171

Chapter 12: Recreation and the Outdoors 189

Part III: French on the Go 207

Chapter 13: Planning a Trip 209

Chapter 14: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land 225

Chapter 15: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More 239

Chapter 16: Finding a Place to Stay 261

Chapter 17: Handling Emergencies 275

Part IV: The Part of Tens 291

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Pick Up French Quickly 293

Chapter 19: Ten Things Never to Say in French 297

Chapter 20: Ten Favorite French Expressions 301

Chapter 21: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound French 305

Part V: Appendixes 309

Appendix A: Mini-Dictionaries 311

Appendix B: Verb Tables 333

Appendix C: Answer Key 349

Appendix D: On the CD 351

Index 353

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