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French All-in-One For Dummies, with CD

ISBN: 978-1-118-22815-9
720 pages
October 2012
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Your comprehensive guide to speaking, reading, and writing in French

French is a beautiful language but can be quite difficult to learn. Whether you need to learn the language for a French class, or for business or leisure travel, French for Dummies All-In-One makes it easier.

With nearly 800 pages, French All-in-One For Dummies is for those readers looking for a comprehensive guide to help them immerse themselves in the French language.

  • Culls vital information from several Dummies titles, offering you a comprehensive, all-encompassing guide to speaking and using French
  • Includes French Canadian content and enhanced practiced opportunities
  • Its accompanying audio CD provides you with en effective tool to start speaking French right away

Both new students of French and experienced speakers can benefit from the wealth of information that has been included in French All-in-One For Dummies.

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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Introduction  1

Book I: Speaking in Everyday Settings  7

Chapter 1: Warming Up with Some French Fundamentals 9

Chapter 2: Un, Deux, Trois: Numbers, Dates, and Times 27

Chapter 3: Greetings, Goodbyes, and Small Talk 45

Chapter 4: Getting Personal: Discussing Your Home, Family, and Daily Routine 63

Chapter 5: Talking Business and Politics 85

Chapter 6: Shopping at a Store and Online 101

Chapter 7: Buying, Preparing, and Tasting Foods 121

Book II: Exploring and Wandering About  143

Chapter 1: Making Plans and Discovering New Places 145

Chapter 2: Enjoying a Night on the Town 179

Chapter 3: Money Matters 201

Chapter 4: Home Is Where Your Suitcase Is: Looking for Accommodations 213

Chapter 5: Getting Around 229

Chapter 6: Dealing with Emergencies 249

Book III: Building the Grammatical Foundation for Communication  265

Chapter 1: Building Strong Sentences with the Parts of Speech 267

Chapter 2: All Agreed? Matching Gender and Number of Nouns and Articles 289

Chapter 3: Dealing with the Here and Now: The Present Tense 305

Chapter 4: Commanding and Instructing with the Imperative Mood 331

Chapter 5: Asking and Answering Questions 349

Chapter 6: Communicating Clearly with Infinitives and Present Participles 369

Book IV: Getting Down to Detail and Precision in Your Communication  379

Chapter 1: Specifying Relationships with Prepositions 381

Chapter 2: Describing with Flair: Adjectives and Adverbs 401

Chapter 3: Taking Shortcuts with Object Pronouns 419

Chapter 4: Tying Ideas Together with Conjunctions and Relative Pronouns 439

Chapter 5: Getting That Subjunctive Feeling 453

Chapter 6: What Lies Ahead and What Could Happen: Simple Future and Present Conditional 471

Book V: Going Back in Time  485

Chapter 1: Been There, Done That: Passé Proche and Passé Composé 487

Chapter 2: How Was It? What Was Going On? The Imparfait 503

Chapter 3: To the Past and Beyond: Other Past Tenses 515

Book VI: Appendixes  529

Appendix A: Verb Tables 531

Appendix B: French-English Mini-Dictionary 587

Appendix C: English-French Mini Dictionary 607

Appendix D: Fun & Games 627

Appendix E: About the CD 665

Index  669

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