Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi, A: The Ideal Guide to Sounding, Acting and Shrugging Like the French
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: 6th Aug '09
A practical guide to the charms of the Gallic people – from their daily routines to their peerless gesticulations, from their come-ons to their put-downs.
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.
|Dimensions||17 × 129 × 178 mm|