Write, read, work, and play—en Français French Workbook For Dummies is the perfect starting place for beginners who want to learn French. Packed with foundational grammar and integrated vocab, this hands-on book will set you on your way to picking up a new language. You’ll find valuable practice lessons and exercises throughout that help you learn key vocabulary and phrases, writing in French, and understanding the fifth most commonly spoken language worldwide. Start with the very basics of the French language and work your way through important grammar and vocabulary Follow lessons at your own pace and complete practice exercises to hone your skill Learn using the Dummies method—based on evidence about how people learn best Gain the confidence to speak French in the workplace and while you travelFor anyone learning French for use at home, at the office, or on the go, French Workbook For Dummies is a vital asset.
Just the core concepts you need to write and speak French correctlyIf you have some knowledge of French and want to polish your skills, French Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to communicate effectively. From conjugating verbs to understanding tenses, this easy-to-follow guide lets you skip the suffering and score high at exam time.French 101 - get the lowdown on the basics, from expressing dates and times to identifying parts of speechGender matters - see how a noun's gender determines the articles, adjectives, and pronouns you have to useThe here and now - learn how to conjugate verbs in the present tense, choose subject pronouns, and form the present participleWay back when - get guidance on working with the past tense, including hints about when to use the compound past (passé composé) and when to use the imperfectWhat lies ahead - discover the different ways to express the future Open the book and find: A review of numbers, dates, and timesThe parts of speechHow to determine a noun's genderHow to select the correct prepositionRules for making adjectives agreeTips for asking and answering yes/no questionsWays to spice up your descriptions Ten important verb distinctions