Les Bons Mots

How to Amaze Tout Le Monde with Everyday French

Eugene Ehrlich

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Les Bons Mots will help you add the piece de resistance to any conversation.

Les Bons Mots is an eminently browsable reference that is designed to help English speakers use those witty and wise sayings for which the French are so justly famous. Eugene Ehrlich has created a reference work that defines French phrases and aphorisms both literally and colloquially; employs a unique and foolproof guide to their pronunciation; adds a brief and often amusing explanation that fixes each phrase in the reader's mind; and indexes everything so extensively that each idea is easy to find. An entertaining read as well as an impeccable reference guide by one of America's most cherished wordsmiths.

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"[A] useful as well as highly agreeable guide to actual French sayings and expressions, both popular and literary, along with their pronunciation, meaning and, in many eases, history... But what really gives the book its charm are its frequent Gallic literary and philosophical allusions."--Parade magazine

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Eugene Ehrlich

Eugene Ehrlich is the author and editor of many reference books on language, including The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate, and the classic Amo, Amas, Amat, and More. He lives in Mamaroneck, New York.

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Les Bons Mots
How to Amaze Tout Le Monde with Everyday French
Eugene Ehrlich

Trade Paperback

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
September 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805058109
ISBN10: 0805058109
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$22.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
September 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466853195
ISBN10: 1466853190
336 pages
$7.99
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