French for Le Snob is written for sophisticated English speakers who enjoy being in the limelight as they tittle-tattle about la femme fatale, la belle brunette, l'enfant terrible, and la crème de la crème, while drinking a café noir in their pied-à-terre.
Designed to enable quick-witted individuals to use the many French loanwords of the English vocabulary with an impeccable French pronunciation, this unique book details and defines more than 2,500 French terms that have become a part of the English lexicon.
French for Le Snob is for keen-minded English speakers who take pleasure in being multi-faceted, different, distingué, intellectual, bilingual, literate, polished, learned, or francophile, and for just being snobby when they want or need to be! Its many definitions will allow creative individuals to spice up their conversations with colorful French expressions and interesting anecdotes when talking about food, wine, theatre, painting, literature, ballet, architecture, and fashion, among many other topics.
French for Le Snob gives educated English speakers from all walks of life the ammunition they need to use the English language in a learned, colorful, fun, and sophisticated manner in their daily interactions: chefs, foodies, restaurateurs, oenophiles, architects, graphic and interior designers, antique dealers, writers, actors, musicians, dancers, fine artists, fashion designers and editors, models, English teachers, French teachers . . . . anybody who wants to use le mot juste will find it in French for Le Snob!
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Yvette Reche was born and raised in France and began her career teaching elementary school. After moving to Canada, Reche received her postgraduate degree in French/English translation from the University of British Columbia and taught French at the high school and college level for twelve years. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.Review:
"Buy it for history of how French words invaded the English language . . . Buy it for the snob in your life." —Chicago Sun-Times
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Book Description Robson Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1861059507