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Streetwise French Dictionary/Thesaurus: The User-Friendly Guide to French Slang and Idioms (Streetwise)by Ian Pickup
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Understand and speak French slang!
Add spark to your everyday casual conversation by learning how to use French slang and expressions appropriately. Streetwise French Dictionary/Thesaurus gets you talking like you're cool without getting into hot water!
No more worries about embarrassing yourself or offending others. Find just the right expression instantly. Whimsical illustrations get the message across with laugh-out-loud humor.
Streetwise French Dictionary/Thesaurus is a cinch to use for quick reference or browsing, featuring:
Streetwise French Dictionary/Thesaurus keeps you from being regarded as some clueless foreigner. If you're called la grosse légume (a big vegetable), you'll understand that it's a compliment (it means "VIP"). And you'll know that you have not a frog but a cat in your throat! "J'ai une chat dans la gorge."
Whether you're a student, tourist, or business traveler, whatever the topic of your conversation--be it art, health, sex, or work--Streetwise French Dictionary/Thesaurus will have you comfortable using slang and talking like you're "with it" in no time at all.
A reference to French colloquial expressions and slang, providing over 2000 terms and expressions divided into 34 alphabetically arranged topics. Additional notes provide more detailed advice on where and when words and phrases should, or should not, be used.
2,000 "streetwise" expressions put the fun into learning French The student of French who is "cable" (cabled--"switched on") will be "aux ange" (with the angels--"over the moon") to discover this fascinating compendium of 2,000 current French colloquial expressions and slang. It features a wealth of exercises and examples as well as tips on where and when to use or not use certain expressions. It all adds up to a rare language tool: one that entertains as it expands vocabulary. Peppered with humorous illustrations by the French illustrator Luc Nisset-Raidon. Thirty-four A-to-Z categories and 130 subcategories with 2,000 terms and expressions, for example: Animals--cats, dogs, farmyard animals, wild animals, insects Business--banking, business titles, buying and selling, making a deal Clothes--fashion models, shoes, sportswear, underwear, vacation clothes Discourse, conversations--complaining, greetings, interrupting, saying good-bye
About the Author
Ian Pickup, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer at the university level.
Rod Hares is an author of French language textbooks.
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