A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi : The Ideal Guide to Sounding, Acting and Shrugging Like the French, Paperback

A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi : The Ideal Guide to Sounding, Acting and Shrugging Like the French Paperback

Description

Vocabulary alone isn't enough. To survive in the most sophisticated - and the most scathing - nation on Earth you will need to understand the many peculiarities of the (very peculiar) French culture. And for that you need A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi. If you want to fit in with the French you'll have to know how to deal with sardonic waiters; why French children hate Charlemagne; the etiquette of kissing, joke-telling and drinking songs, what to do with a bidet, the correct recipe for a salade nicoise and, of course, how to convey absolute, shattering indifference with a single syllable (Bof!). Charles Timoney, the author of Pardon My French, provides a practical, pleasurable guide to the charms of the Gallic people - from their daily routines to their peerless gesticulations, from their come-ons to their put-downs.

Read on and put the oh la la back into your French vacances.

Your inner gaul will thank you for it.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Language: history & general works
  • ISBN: 9780141041674

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