The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning French

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592570553

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 438

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An updated guide to French language self-instruction features French basics for immediate use, a guide to pronounciation, cultural advice, and vocabulary appropriate for such activities as shopping, dining out, and traveling, along with exercises, activities, and more. Original.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644516

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

View: 1906

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Presents the principles of Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and usage for immediate use, along with a Spanish/English-English/Spanish dictionary, a guide to pronunciation, cultural information, useful phrases, and exercises.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Intermediate French

Author: Helene Knoerr,Alysse Weinberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028639291

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 421

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Provides instruction for englarging vocabulary, offer tips on improving pronunciation and translation and explores France's history and culture.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish

Author: Benjamin Blech

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028633879

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 366

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You're no idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s'il vous plaît in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don't throw up your hands in a helpless “Oy, vey” just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you're tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot's Guide® you get: --A fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed. --An easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as to the distinctive sound of Yiddish. --All the Yiddish you'll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York's Lower East Side. --A treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for everything.

Learning French - The Complete Idiot's Guide

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592579099

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 412

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Presents an outline of basic French grammar, offers useful words and expressions, and simplifies dialogue for conversation and travel situations.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Russian

Author: Christopher Froehlich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592575855

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 364

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Now with an audio CD, this second edition is a fun and friendly guide for anyone who wants to learn the basics of speaking Russian.

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to French Phrases

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592579044

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 269

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A latest edition incorporates updated information on transportation, accommodations, and emergency preparedness as well as a new section for business travelers, counseling visitors to France on how to communicate with locals for essential needs. Original.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Accent

Author: Diane Ryan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592579181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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Directed to speakers of English as a second language, a multimedia guide to pronouncing American English covers pronunciation, word connections, and intonation.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine

Author: Philip Seldon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028612737

Category: Wine and wine making

Page: 352

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From evaluating wines and wineries to reading and understanding wine labels, this friendly guide is ideal for anyone wishing to avoid the humiliation of ordering the "wrong" wine. Also features quick tips on pairing food and wine, and opening and storing wine.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture

Author: Sonja Massie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0786542683

Category: Celts

Page: 352

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There are approximately 40 million people of Irish descent in America today, and they are not the only ones who have made books such as How the Irish Saved Civilization and Angela's Ashes international best sellers. This Complete Idiot's Guide contains exhaustive, easy-to-follow coverage of all of Irish history-from the Celts to the Dark Ages to the crucial role of Christianity to conflicts with England to the vital Irish assimilation into American culture. Includes concise biographies great Irish leaders, as well as profiles of famous poets, novelists, playwrights, short story writers, artists, actors, and more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning French on Your Own

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780028610436

Category: French language

Page: 376

View: 9699

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A guide to learning French fast that includes methods for learning idioms and slang terms, cultural tips for tourists, basic vocabulary lists, pronunciation guides, and grammar exercises.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins

Author: Paul McFedries

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 143626930X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Get ready to chew the fat. This engaging, humorous new book explains the not-so-common origins of such commonly used phrases as "apple-pie order," "chew the fat," and "hat trick." Presented in a fun, easy-to-read style, it provides entertaining insight on metaphorical phrases, weird words, and strange expressions and takes readers on a journey through the bizarre and eccentric origins that make up our everyday speech. * Word books have gained in popularity not just with students and linguaphiles, but with a general population interested in the fascinating development of our language * Contains back stories for 500 intriguing words and phrases * Fun to flip through and also fun to read cover to cover

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sausage Making

Author: Jeanette Hurt,Jeff King

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101572248

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Features sixty-five recipes for all meats including game and seafood. Also includes delicious recipes for vegetarian sausages and home-made condiments.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Harmonica

Author: William Melton,Randy Weinstein

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9780028642413

Category: Music

Page: 221

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"With photos, illustrations, and a new audio CD." The harmonica is one of the most traditional musical instruments in America. Millions are sold each year, but there are few high quality, comprehensive instructional manuals for new harmonica players. This bestselling book has been completely updated, with dozens of new songs and a professionally mastered audio CD. Over 100 songs, both traditional and original to this book Detailed instructions on playing, including photos to illustrate positions and techniques Buying tips and interesting historical facts about famous players Authors are professional musicians The most comprehensive music lists featuring nearly every style of playing and category of song Over 80 riffs and songs performed on the special audio CD Comprehensive resource guides

The Complete Idiot's Guide to French Verbs

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592571932

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 333

View: 7937

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An instructional guide to regular and irregular French verbs includes examples, tables, and explanations.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Speed Reading

Author: Abby Marks Beale

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577781

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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Presents strategies and techniques designed to increase reading speed, and improve comprehension and retention of a variety of reading materials.

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Spanish Phrases

Author: Gail Stein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 159257453X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

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You're no idiot, of course. You need to know enough Spanish to get by-or at least get directions to the bathroom when necessary. But your limited vocabulary and questionable grammar aren't getting you anywhere...

Everything Learning French

Author: Bruce Sallee

Publisher: Everything

ISBN: 9781580626491

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 307

View: 7997

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Learning a foreign language can be both challenging and intimidating. Lucky for you, The Everything Learning French Book (Enhanced Edition) makes it simple. Featuring easy-to-follow vocabulary lists, along with complete instruction on written and spoken grammar, The Everything Learning French Book (Enhanced Edition) will have you learning how to follow everyday language and carry on basic conversation in a matter of days. Features easy-to-follow instructions on: The French alphabet and pronunciation Greetings for strangers and people you know Proper usage of nouns, verbs, pronouns, and articles The easiest ways to ask questions Day-to-day language when traveling, dining out, conducting business, and shopping French etiquette and style Also, this eBook is enhanced with audio icons throughout which allow you to hear correct pronunciation or participate in various exercises so you can perfect your French pronunciation and understanding with ease! Including many helpful exercises, self-tests, and an English to French dictionary, The Everything Learning French Book (Enhanced Edition) will have you speaking and understanding French in no time.