246Of course, it's not just 'speaking French' that eludes the author.
He wants to be taken for a native speaker, to be able to experience France as a local.
The people at my hotel are still looking askance at me wondering what I thought was so funny about the computer keyboard.
Highly recommend, can't wait to read his other books.
Our French class decided to read books about learning all things French. It humorously explains many of the idiosyncrasies of the language that make us all shake our heads in wonder. The only negative I could say is that there is a chapter devoted to the inadequacy of on line translation sites which got a little laborious.
Having spent 2 years now in Geneva, and learning (trying to) this mad, infuriating, beautiful, complicated, seemingly unattainable language, I can relate so closely to every single observation made by William Alexander.
And yes, I really can feel that my brain cells have all had the shock of their lives.
I might've learned more French if I'd spent less time delving into such mysteries as why a lamp has a gender; why the French have a dedicated word for "husband" but not for "wife," and where the heck is the hand-held universal language translator that Captain Kirk used 40 years ago, but someone has to answer these questions, so it may has well be moi.
I invite you to join me in my quest to become French. I loved this book so much I think I have waxed lyrical about it to about 50 of my friends, absolutely insisting they read it. Here you will find our collection of free erotic galleries of girls with natural unshaved hairy pussies.We have a lot of hairy, hirsute, unshaved pussy galleries here. He is extremely motivated, trying many different methods:'You can't say I haven't tried.Over thirteen months, I've completed all five levels of Rosetta Stone, Fluenz French, a hundred podcasts of Coffee Break French, two Pimsleur audio courses, two Pimsleur audio courses, a fifty-two-episode season of the 1987 series French in Action, a weekend immersion class, social networking, a Sartre play in French, and a dual-language book, topped off by two weeks at one of the top language schools in France.' p.The writing is very informative, yet light and amusing. This is a tremendous book from the first page to the last!