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500 French Verbs for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Learn to:
  • Master the 500 most common French verbs
  • Conjugate French verbs with ease
  • Understand the seven simple and seven compound tenses

Answer an assortment of multiple choice questions and review flashcards on the accompanying CD

Vexed by French verbs? Fear no more!

500 French Verbs For Dummies is the ultimate guide to learning and conjugating verbs in the French language — without losing your cool. Complete with English translations, pronunciation guides, and examples of common verb use in everyday conversation, this is an essential reference tool for French language learners of any skill level.

  • French grammar and verbs 101 — discover everything you need to know to get up and running with French verbs, from using the present participle and gerund forms to making sense of the past participle in the compound tenses
  • The heart of the matter — find 500 verb conjugations in all 14 tenses, as well as the present and past participles and the imperative forms of each verb
  • Take it to the streets — get the scoop on ten common verbs for traveling to and eating out in French-speaking countries
  • Delve deeper — dig into an index that provides more than 1,300 French verbs and their English translations, presented in English to French and French to English

CD Includes Drills and quizzes that help you practice your skills as you go

Open the book and find:

  • English translations of each verb
  • Pronunciation guides
  • Which French pronouns to use with verbs
  • Related words/verbs and cross-references
  • Examples of common verb use in everyday conversation
  • Special recognition of 50 most essential verbs
  • Memorization drills and exercises for remembering exceptions

Synopsis:

Vexed by French verbs? Fear no more!

In 500 French Verbs For Dummies, beginning French language learners can find a quick reference for verbs in the basic present tenses. More advanced French speakers can utilize this book to learn more complex verb tenses and conjugations as well as advanced verbs with irregular endings.

  • One page for each of the 500 most commonly used verbs in the French language —alphabetically arranged and numbered for easy reference
  • Special designation of the 50 most essential French verbs
  • A summary of basic French grammar that includes verb tenses and moods
  • An explanation of verb conjugation—the seven simple and seven compound tenses, as well as the imperative
  • The accompanying CD-ROM includes flash cards and multiple choice questions with audio for practicing French verb conjugations and pronunciation

500 French Verbs For Dummies is beneficial for students, travelers, professionals, and life-long learners who need a reference to the intricacies of French verb usage.

About the Author

Zoe Erotopoulos, PhD, has a doctorate in French from Columbia University and currently teaches all levels of French at Connecticut's Fairfield University. She is the author of French Verbs For Dummies and coauthor of French For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with 500 French Verbs 5

Chapter 1: Jumping into Action with French Verbs 7

Chapter 2: Categorizing the Tenses 13

Chapter 3: Pronouncing French Accurately 23

Part II: 500 Verb Tables 29

Part III: The Part of Tens 531

Chapter 4: Ten False Cognate Verbs 533

Chapter 5: Ten Verbs Used the French Way 537

Part IV: Verb Indexes 541

English-to-French Index 543

French-to-English Index 559

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118516027
Author:
Erotopoulos
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
French
Subject:
French Grammars & Dictionaries
Subject:
Foreign Languages -French
Subject:
Beginning French
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
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Publication Date:
20130805
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
236.2 x 157.5 x 33.5 mm 26.72 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Vexed by French verbs? Fear no more!

In 500 French Verbs For Dummies, beginning French language learners can find a quick reference for verbs in the basic present tenses. More advanced French speakers can utilize this book to learn more complex verb tenses and conjugations as well as advanced verbs with irregular endings.

  • One page for each of the 500 most commonly used verbs in the French language —alphabetically arranged and numbered for easy reference
  • Special designation of the 50 most essential French verbs
  • A summary of basic French grammar that includes verb tenses and moods
  • An explanation of verb conjugation—the seven simple and seven compound tenses, as well as the imperative
  • The accompanying CD-ROM includes flash cards and multiple choice questions with audio for practicing French verb conjugations and pronunciation

500 French Verbs For Dummies is beneficial for students, travelers, professionals, and life-long learners who need a reference to the intricacies of French verb usage.

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