French Faux Amis: The Combined Book


Saul H. Rosenthal

Faux amis (or “false friends”) are French words that look and sound like English words but have entirely different meanings than what you expect, causing potential misunderstandings and awkward situations.

French Faux Amis: The Combined Book will help you avoid these embarrassing misunderstandings. It’s written in conversational language and it’s easy and fun to read. You’ll learn how each French word differs from the English one and see it used correctly in example sentences. And you’ll find that you’ll learn most of these faux amis without having to consciously memorize them, simply because they are so interesting.

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