Pardon My French

Covering all areas of everyday life from eating and drinking to travel, work and, crucially, swearing and sounding like a teenager, this is not just the most entertaining, but also the most useful book on France and the French you'll ever ...

Pardon My French

Pardon My French

THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT FRANCE: You burnt Joan of Arc! ? Smuggling live chickens into rugby matches is patriotic ? How many times to kiss on the cheek ? Where not to cross the road ? French guns don't go 'bang' ? What do you call a party? ? bon appetit is vulgar ? A six-pack is a bar of chocolate ? The dangers of being called Peter or Penny ? Your smallest finger is your 'ear' finger ? The importance of Wednesdays ? How to tip ? and when to celebrate Christmas? Forget the French you learnt at school. Based on twenty years of hard-won knowledge, Pardon My French takes you through all the words you need to survive, shows how and why they work, and steers you past all the pitfalls and potential embarrassments of speaking French in France. From sugar-cube etiquette to why the Marseillaise is all about slaughtering Austrians and Prussians as bloodily as possible, Charles Timoney lays bare the Gallic mindset alongside their bizarre language. Covering all areas of everyday life from eating and drinking to travel, work and, crucially, swearing and sounding like a teenager, this is not just the most entertaining, but also the most useful book on France and the French you'll ever read.

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Pardon My French
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Charles Timoney
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-02 - Publisher: Penguin UK

THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT FRANCE: You burnt Joan of Arc! ? Smuggling live chickens into rugby matches is patriotic ? How many times to kiss on the cheek ? Where not to cross the road ? French guns don't go 'bang' ? What do you call a party? ?
Pardon My French
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Cathy Hapka
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11-03 - Publisher: Penguin

Seventeen-year-old Nicole dreams of spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend Nate. So when she finds herself on her way to Paris to study abroad without him, she’s less than thrilled. Paris is filled with cars that move at the speed of light, edible snails, and a language
Harrap's Pardon My French!
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Harrap (Firm)
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06-21 - Publisher:

The most up-to-date pocket reference to French slang available, Pardon My French! features more than 13,500 references and hundreds of new words and expressions--from the colloquial to the colorful. Numerous usage notes explain interesting meanings and origins, while side panels focus on different varieties of slang as well as thematic
Pardon My French
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Anne-Marie Smith
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-09 - Publisher:

This book gives insights into language and culture. It is the story of a French woman with a love of language and people. Falling in love with an Englishman, she turns her back on France only to discover after many adventures in Africa, Papua New Guinea and finally in outback
Pardon My French
Language: en
Pages: 209
Authors: Catherine Hapka
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11 - Publisher: Turtleback Books

Seventeen-year-old Nicole's dreams and plans center around her boyfriend, but a semester in Paris encourages her to think about herself and her future in a new way.

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