A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi : The Ideal Guide to Sounding, Acting and Shrugging Like the French Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/08/2009
- Category: Language: history & general works
- ISBN: 9780141041674