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An essential for all advanced students of French
on 31 October 2012
Many thanks to Barron's for their dictionaries of colloquial French and German.This unassuming pocket-sized dictionary is packed with 4,000 colloquial expressions in alphabetical order, nice print and with full sentence examples of usage. Here at last! in concentrated form is the vocabulary of that whole other language that the French actually speak among themselves. The scatalogical slang is also there, even more of it than in the light and humourous Merde! books. I am delighted that these Barron's dictionaries are updated every few years, because they lessen the time wasted in France in dreary incomprehension, unable to follow the conversation or partake in the discussions or even follow the dialogue on the screen at the cinema. Thank you, Henry Strutz and friends, for this quiet, but oh so essential compilation of real-time, real-life French turns of phrase.