Excuse My French: Mastering the Lingo, Not Just the Language

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Excuse my French! arose out of a culture clash between a Frenchman and an English woman. Life together in a bi-lingual relationship for Rachel and Jean-Christophe created many miscomprehensions, amusing mistranslations and often sheer bewilderment.

This book offers a way out of the conversational confusion and comprises of 700 expressions in English and in French, divided into 13 chapters, which cover all the essential topics in life - including food and drink, money, business work and sex. Excuse my French! teaches the essential idioms and metaphors of the 'other' language in a fresh, light-hearted way that won't feel like you're back in a classroom.

Packed with quizzes, glossaries and interesting detail on the historical contexts for how phrases were coined, and illustrated with line drawings, it will improve language skills and promote the Entente Cordiale between tourists, students and business associates, as well as encourage relationships to blossom between les Gaulois et les Rosbifs all over the world!

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'Inspired by their own experiences, Excuse My French! Is the result of awkward faux pas, amusing misunderstandings, and many a moment lost in translation. An informative and entertaining read, Excuse My French! is sure to strike a chord with all those who have found themselves in a similar situation. Guaranteed to raise a smile, it'll improve your vocabulary and language skills too, hopefully helping you to clear those hurdles before you find yourself falling at the first one.' French Property News

'While misinterpretations can be amusing they can also leave you feeling a little red faced. Avoid getting lost in translation with the help of Excuse My French! Fluent French without the Faux Pas, a new book written by an Anglo/French couple. Based on their own experiences of language blunders the book features more than 700 expressions in English and French which have been divided into 12 chapters covering a variety of topics including food & drink, money and work.' --Living France

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