Unlocking French

1000 Essential Words With Parallel Text Examples And Learning Clues: French Language Learning - Your Key To Fluent In French

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Pub Date 18 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 17 Dec 2023

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Description

If you've been learning French for a while but find it challenging to overcome the hurdle of learning new vocabulary, then this book is specifically designed to help you.

This book will show you:

1. A short description of the bare-bones French grammar to help you get started with vocabulary learning.

2. A list of 1000 most commonly French used words, with definitions and real-life examples (in French and English).

3. For each entry word, as well as the words appeared in the example sentences, memorization tips and useful linguistic facts are introduced whenever it is possible.

With the method introduced in the book, you can learn French much faster than you believed. The reason is that, as an English speaker, there are many French words you already know.

For example, take a look at the following sentence:

Le restaurant offre une grande variété de délicieux desserts.

(The restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious desserts.)

While this example may be exaggerated, it effectively illustrates the point. In fact, the linguistic connection of French and English is deeper than you think. By establishing such connections, you can learn French more effectively. In this book, we will point out the French-English parallels (or contrasts) whenever this may be helpful.

In addition, we will point out both historical and linguistic facts when applicable. For example, did you know that "Argentina", a country in South America, is named after the same etymology source as "argent" (which means money, originally silver), due to the vast silver mines discovered by Spanish explorers in the region?

Or did you know that "Essais", which is the renowned work of Michel de Montaigne, a 16th-century French writer and philosopher, literally means "attempts"? It's fascinating to discover the underlying meanings of words and how they reflect the author's intentions.

If this method sounds interesting to you, grab a copy of the book and let's dive in!

If you've been learning French for a while but find it challenging to overcome the hurdle of learning new vocabulary, then this book is specifically designed to help you.

This book will show you:

...


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I'm already very good in French, so for me there were no new words in this book. But i did read it to review all words, and to review this book for others. It sounds like a very useful book for people who are new to learning french, it's really basic but a good way to start. And it's useful that you put phrases as examples with every word.

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This is a comprehensive list of French words to know — it’s not quite what I expected based on the title and cover of the book. It is, however, a really, really good resource for the most commonly used French words and would make a great refresher or primer for someone just learning French.

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One of my life goals is to become proficient in reading French, so that I might be able to read texts that have not been translated into English. This book is a great first step to achieving that goal. It breaks down grammar in a way that is beginning to make sense: at least to this beginner. That said, please note this book will not help one with pronunciation or conversation, so this fits me just fine. I would recommend this as a companion to apps that help learners of the French language converse.

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I have been studying French for years. I am not any good at it. This book has helped me with verbs, my biggest failure. I would recommend this book to aid in learning the basics.

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I recently decided to work on my rusty old French. I’ve been listening to a podcast that I have found to be very helpful, and also found this book to be a very useful adjunct.

Here we have a list of French words. For each, there is a definition and a sentence using the word. In addition, there are some further explanations, as for example about whether a word is feminine or masculine; these are important distinctions in the language

This book offers a good opportunity to practice French. It is recommended to both beginners into those who just want to put a little French into their life each day.

Many thanks to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for this title. All opinions are my own.

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Thank you NetGalley and Vox Original for a copy of "Unlocking French" in exchange for my honest review.

I think this book should be on the shelf of every French student. It is clear, concise and very well-written. It is a perfect book for the beginner French learner but also the more advanced student because when learning a language an important piece is building vocabulary. This book offers 1000 of the most frequently used words that you will encounter in a real life situation. It has the word, the English translation, the gender of the word (which is extremely important in the French language), a sample sentence in French of how the word can be used and the English translation. The sentences are ones that you might encounter in a real life conversation with a native speaker.

The book also gives great advice for advancing your knowledge of French, how repetition is the key to reinforcing your memory - memorization of words and their genders, how to conjugate verbs in the present tense, the passé compose and the imperfect.

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This is a nice little primer, I particularly like the “real life examples” provided. The intro with the bare bones French Grammar section is also a good refresher on the basics.

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4 stars, Helpful

UNLOCKING FRENCH: 1000 Essential Words With Parallel Text Examples And Learning Clues: French Language Learning - Your Key To Fluent In French
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This is a helpful book for learning French. I have had a few online lessons for French, I feel like this book can help you to learn the language, but you'd also need to have the pronunciations, as well.

The book is easy to follow and directs your own learning. Recommended.

I received a complimentary copy of #UnlockingFrench from #BooksGoSocial I was not obligated to post a review.

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I took for years of French in high school, but since I don't use it often, I can't remember a huge portion of it.
BUT, this little gem helped me realize a lot of it is still in my brain, which is always nice to know I was actually paying attention all those years ago.

Easily navigable, it's a great intro to speaking one of the Romance languages (the others are Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian) as well as a review for those of us who want to sound impressive in front of our non-speaking French friends. And also be understandable to those who do speak it.

Very much liked the book and will recommend.

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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This is a fantastic reference / aid for the burgeoning French speaker. I took French in high school and college, and play around with Duolingo now, but this is more in depth and offers a wide selections of words to add to your vocabulary.
Pick it up!

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I found this a great support for being able to expand my knowledge alongside Duolingo. Not studied French for over 30 years and this is a straightforward easy to read book with good explanations.

Thank you to BooksGoSocial and Netgalley for an ARC in return for an honest review

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This was a good help and addition to my French learning. I took French in high school and college and I’m
Always on Duolingo too, so this was a
Good supplement

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