- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary (1 Jan. 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0844212903
- ISBN-13: 978-0844212906
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.1 x 22.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
101 French Idioms (101... Language Series) Paperback – 1 Jan 2000
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HUMOROUSLY ILLUSTRATED TO SUGGEST BOTH THE LITERAL AND ACTUAL MEANING OF THE EXPRESSION. LITERAL AND IDIOMATIC TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED. EXPRESSIONS GROUPED ACCORDING TO THEME. DIALOGUES OR BRIEF NARRATIVES PROVIDE A COMMUNICATIVE CONTEXT FOR
Top Customer Reviews
There are 101 idioms with cartoons, followed by a dialogue or a description. At the back are translations of the dialogues and a list of the idioms in alphabetical order and by key images. So, if you know you want to something to do with 'dogs' for example, you can look up dog and find the idioms associated with that image.
I can't recommend this highly enough. It helps you practise your French without even realising that's what you are doing. I'm intending to order the proverbs as well! it is a real bargain. It was worth that just for the laughter it brought.
Although it is both funny and witty, it is not only that. As well as a literal and figurative translation, the book gives a typical dialogue of how each idiom may be used. I have already learned some excellent phrases, which should liven up my dialogue when I visit France. I am also thinking of buying a copy for my French friend who's learning English, as it would also be good for a learner from the French person's perspective too. Well done Jean-Marie Cassagne on a first class product. I am now going to purchase the accompanying volume, French Proverbs and hope to enjoy that, too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I struggle to slip them into conversation and I don't get to hear many of them, but still fun!Published 12 months ago by Ted Yeoman
Bought to progress my french which is good, but lacking in expressions. Great little book and has helped enormously. Can now drop idioms into the conversation (at last!)Published 16 months ago by CMA en france
As a language teacher...idioms are a must!!! I guess practice makes perfect and this book will keep my brain ticking :)Published 17 months ago by H3L
The book was a bargain and described almost as it was, The only thing they forgot to mention was that people wrote in pencil on different pages, and as I wanted to give that for a... Read morePublished on 12 Mar. 2015 by Mrs Pascale BECK
Love it; just what the doctor ordered when being confronted by French idiom on a daily basisPublished on 10 Oct. 2014 by MR STEPHEN KEMBER