“French Faux Amis” will help you avoid these embarrassing situations. It isn’t a dry list of faux amis. It’s written in conversational language and it’s easy and fun to read. Each faux ami word pair is explained so that you will understand how the French word is used compared to English usage. You’ll also see examples of its use in sentences and phrases.
When you’ve finished reading this book you’ll have learned most of these faux amis without ever having had to consciously memorize them, simply because they’re so interesting.
This book combines three previous books by the same author: “Speaking Better French, Faux Amis”, “Speaking Better French, More Faux Amis” and “Speaking Better French, Still More Faux Amis”. It allows you to have all the faux amis in one place for much easier reference.
Praise for “Speaking Better French, Faux Amis” by the same author:
“I am amazed at how much fun to read, as well as how incredibly informative, the book is. It's a wonderful tool that I'll be happy to recommend to my colleagues and students.”.....Profeessor Brigitte Humbert, Middlebury College
"I love the Faux Amis, especially the relaxed, conversational presentation. I'm going to suggest that we recommend it for students in our intermediate and advanced classes as a supplementary reference book."....Professor Norman Shapiro, Wesleyan University
“I think your books are wonderful. You have made a fantastic contribution to the French language profession.”…. Professor Judy Baughin, Raymond Walters College
“I have very much enjoyed Faux Amis and plan to order it for my translation class this coming semester. I put a great deal of emphasis on these false friends in the course. You have done a real service to learners of French…This is important work.”… Professor John Romeiser, University of Tennessee
I love your books! They are easy to navigate, and they are extremely useful to … non-native French speakers. I actually enjoy reading them at night in bed before falling to sleep, they're that entertaining. ---- Professor John Turvaville, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Your little books are great!” ---- Professor AG Fralin, Washington and Lee University
“I was a little skeptical when I ordered this book, and felt it would end up being just a list of words I’d have to memorize. But it’s an amazingly interesting book” --- Reader reviewer, amazon.com