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Savoir Faire : 1,000+ Foreign Words and Phrases You Should Know to Sound Smart
by Laura Lee


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Add hundreds of foreign phrases to your daily lexicon and learn about their quirky, fascinating origins

Some foreign phrases are so good they become a sort of lingua franca. They capture the true zeitgeist, where the English translation is just comme ci, comme ca.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Add hundreds of foreign phrases to your daily lexicon and learn about their quirky, fascinating origins

Some foreign phrases are so good they become a sort of lingua franca. They capture the true zeitgeist, where the English translation is just comme ci, comme ca. If you're a linguistics geek or language lover with a curiosity about the origins of the foreign phrases, you need this book on your shelf.

"Savoir Faire "is a beautifully designed reference book that includes approximately 1,000 foreign phrases in languages that run the gamut from French to German to Japanese and more. Entries for each phrase offer precise translations, the surprising origins of expressions, and commonly used terms you didn't even know were foreign. It's possible you'll find a phrase or two that you've been using incorrectly "Savoir Faire "will save you from the embarrassment of misusing a foreign phrase and promises to up the ante on your everyday lexicon with hundreds of new phrases. This book also includes phonetic pronunciations for each phrase (you'll be surprised what you've been mispronouncing ) and sidebars that explore the quirks of some favorite expressions.

Don't suffer one more trip to the museum asking yourself, "What the heck is trompe l'oeil?" Don't put down yet another Umberto Eco novel out of sheer confusion. And avoid tumbling into the camp of declasse--instead become one of the intelligentsia This handy pocket guide will make you a true cognoscente of culture.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781577151258
  • ISBN-10: 1577151259
  • Publisher: Wellfleet Press
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 240


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