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The fast, informal way to learn to speak French – with integrated audio clips throughout. Listen to pronunciations and conversations.

French is a beautiful language but quite difficult to learn. Whether you need to learn the language for a French class, or you travel overseas for business or leisure, this enhanced edition of French for Dummies can help. Written in an easy-to-follow format, with integrated audio clips, it gives you just what you need for basic communication in French. The enhanced edition includes: Expanded coverage of necessary grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations Useful exercises, practice questions, and a mini-dictionary

Business, an upcoming class, travel – whatever your reason for wanting to learn a new language but don’t have time to take a class, this enhanced edition of French For Dummies can get you well on your way to becoming fluent in no time!

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118004647
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118004647
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Customer Reviews

Very useful for my purposes (reading not speaking)

21 people found this helpful.
 on May 6, 2012
By ColdSteelFan
I can somewhat understand the negative reviews of this book, since my first impression of it when I picked it up in a bookstore were not too favorable. Then I happened to check the book out of the library, and the more I read it, the more I liked it, and I decided that I wanted a copy of my own, since I tend to write all over books that I actually use. I have been trying to learn enough French to read at least to some degree books (in French) I acquired for a particular hobby interest of mine. In this particular area, the most comprehensive and useful books are in French. Use of online translators and misguided use of a French-English dictionary helped some, but there was a great deal I was still confused about. Try looking up “Il y a” and see what you can find! French for Dummies cleared this up. “Il faut” appeared quite often in what I was reading. I kind of figured out what it meant, but French for Dummies made the real meaning very clear. I have found many presentations in this book extremely useful, and the arrangement that many complain about, for me, provides useful contextual clues that a more “normal” presentation is missing.

no longer a dummy!

3 people found this helpful.
 on October 3, 2012
By mary g
I learned French many years ago and wanted to start learning again but i didn’t want to go to a beginners class. I was looking for a book that would refresh my memory and hopefully also teach me something new. French for Dummies did all it promised and all I hoped it would do. I would recommend it if you are either a beginner or like me want a refresher course.

Great book for beginners or someone who just want to …

 on January 21, 2017
By Ninja Tabby
As with all dummies books, this one is a no brainer. Great book for beginners or someone who just want to explore a new language.

Good beginning Français

3 people found this helpful.
 on June 6, 2013
By natureann
I love that the pronunciations are written phonetically. Good for people who are not great with grammar rules. I recommend this. Très bien!

very good

2 people found this helpful.
 on December 29, 2013
By clifton b mcfarland
it has lots of content, very helpful for pronunciation, I would definitely recommend for beginners, a good place to start

great start

 on August 18, 2016
By P H.
hoping to learn how to pronounce this stuff

Five Stars

 on December 8, 2016
By Amazon Customer
Good text and CD

Originally posted 2017-01-23 09:00:28.

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