A unique guide to communicating in French. It will help learners discover expressions and idioms to make their French more natural and fluent, while developing an awareness of French culture.
A unique guide to communicating in French. It will help you to find out more about French culture and to practise your spoken French with a free downloadable audio file.
Collins Easy Learning French Grammar offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of French.
Sipping a café au lait at a sidewalk bistro... Getting down at Paris’s hottest club... Cheering on Les Bleus at the stadium... Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in France’s everyday language. • What’s up? Ça va? • She’s totally hot. Elle est bandante. • This party is lit! Cette bringue est enflammée! • That brie smells funky. Ce brie sent putain de drôle. • Wanna French kiss? On se roule une pelle? • That ref is a moron. L’arbitre est un abruti.
Collins Easy Learning French Verbs offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to French verbs.
101 French idioms
Author: Jean-Marie Cassagne
Publisher: Passport Books
This book arranges common, everyday French idioms into nine light-hearted sections, including speaking about the body, our animal friends, return to nature, eating in style, and daily life. The idioms are illustrated with cartoons that provide a key to understanding the literal meanings.
Designed for all those learning French at school, at work or at home, this guide provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points and hundreds of exercises are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology. It also provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. Hundreds of exercises help you to practise each grammar point, while thousands of examples of real French illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made.
Collins Webster's Easy Learning English Idioms leaves no stone unturned in this accessible guide to common English idioms. An indispensable dictionary of common idioms that will help you make heads or tails of contemporary English usage and become the cat's whiskers at communication. Collins Webster's Easy Learning Idioms is the helpful, and often fun, guide to key English idioms, providing explanations of use, real-world examples, usage guidance and notes on where the idioms come from.
Author: Collins Dictionaries
A new addition to the widely acclaimed Collins Easy Learning range, Collins Easy Learning Complete French is a handy 3-in-1 book: grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners wanting a clear and easy-to-understand French reference guide. Collins Easy Learning Complete French gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of French. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning French at school, in an evening class, for work or for leisure. Grammar: this section provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. Hundreds of examples of real French illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. In addition, a full glossary gives clear and simple explanations of grammatical terminology. Verbs: you will find 112 fully conjugated regular and irregular verbs in this section. Each is self contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for all verb models, as well as hundreds of examples of real French to show you how verbs are used in context . An index contains thousands of verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model. Vocabulary: this handy section covering 50 topics (such as family, free time, careers, computing, education, food and drink, health, shopping) gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in French. With its clear, user-friendly grammar, all the most important French verbs shown in full, and an extensive vocabulary guide, Collins Easy Learning Complete French gives you all the elements to start speaking and writing with confidence in French. Other titles available in the Collins Easy Learning French range are: Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning French Grammar, Collins Easy Learning French Conversation, Collins Easy Learning French Verbs and Collins Easy Learning French Words.
: This short eBook was designed to help you learn some new French expressions and to memorise them. Each expression has its English Meaning, along with a literal translation, most French Learners it more engaging and easier to remember the expression this way. How to use this book:
The book is structured to help you thoroughly understand each idiom and will look like this: French Expression:
Avoir les chevilles qui enflent Meaning:
to have one's ankles swell Literal translation:
To be very full of oneself Develop a learning habit.
« Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
» - Aristotle.
This eBook contains 365 expressions
so you can learn a new one every day. You can devour this eBook in few hours if you like, but if you can develop a learning habit by reviewing one expression per day it may be much more beneficial. This book can be the first step needed to create a lasting learning habit
. Reinforce your learning by doing the exercises:
To make sure you memorize the expression, at the end of each week you will have a short quiz based on what you’ve learn Example
- Explain this French expression « conduire comme un pied » in English.
- Can you translate « That's another story » in French?
You will find the answer in the following page. These kinds of exercises are much more effective than multiple choice tests. Bonus - Practice Your Pronunciation with the free MP3s:
You can download the MP3 recordings of the expressions. You will find the link to download the 52 MP3 recordings at the end of this eBook.
You can read each sentence out loud to practice and perfect pronunciation.
Designed to accompany the widely acclaimed Collins Easy Learning French Dictionary, Collins Easy Learning French Grammar and Practice offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of French with hundreds of exercises.
Author: Harper Collins Editors
A unique guide to communicating in Spanish. It will help learners discover expressions and idioms to make their Spanish more natural and fluent, while developing an awareness of Spanish culture. Designed for learners of Spanish of all ages, whether you are learning at school, in evening classes, for business or to go on holiday. The text consists of 250 quirky and interesting Spanish idioms which are arranged into different themes, and are given with simple example phrases to show them in context. Clear and concise language notes provide information on the meaning and background of some idioms, while handy culture notes help explain any cultural differences. Combined with a text which has a selection of illustrations, the Collins Easy Learning Spanish Idioms takes you beyond beginners level and expands your knowledge of frequently used, natural Spanish expressions. âe¢ Get it right: key idioms and example phrases help improve your knowledge of real Spanish. âe¢ Get there fast: specially designed for Kindle, with clear and resizable text throughout. Themes help guide you to the type of idiom you're looking for. âe¢ Have confidence: a fun, useful guide to common Spanish idioms helps you increase your knowledge of natural Spanish and Spanish culture.
Perfect for French revision offering beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to French verbs.
Learn Italian fast: Impara l'Italiano velocemente As you may already know, Italian is far from being an easy-to-learn language. The best way to try to master Italian is to learn by heart its most popular idiomatic expressions. In this book, you will find the corresponding English version below every Italian Modo di dire, plus a couple of ready-to-use examples to help you catch its full meaning. Learn 300 Italian idioms, everyday phrases & proverbs, and enjoy comparing them with their English counterparts.
Titles in this quick-reference series for language students and international travelers each present more than four thousand informal, commonly used words and phrases--including slang--in their target language, with English translations and equivalent phrases.