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By James Grieve

Connecting phrases and words are crucial for dialogue, readability and fluency in any language. French is very reliant on connecting language: additionally and actually have round 15 similar phrases and expressions in French.
this is often the 1st French-English dictionary to target this attention-grabbing and the most important a part of the language. The dictionary offers approximately 2 hundred complete entries in alphabetical order, together with: de plus; et ce; or; c'est dire que; en fait; au overall; voila.
Entries outline, speak about and exemplify the full diversity of connecting language in French. 2000 examples upload extra readability and are selected from quite a lot of registers and as a rule modern prose.

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Hein? (incomprehension) 5. Youpi! (excitement) 6. Chut! (impatience; desire for silence) 7. Ouf! (relief ) 8. Ah! (surprise) 9. Euh... (hesitation) 10. Bis! (enjoyment of a performance) Hop-là If you watch a French parent holding a child’s hand to help her jump over a puddle the parent will invariably say, Hop-là. If you can say hop-là when crossing a puddle, motus when telling a secret, pharamineux when you have all the aces, turlututu when someone stretches the truth, and tope-là when slapping someone’s hand as you make a deal—then you will deserve to hear Pchch.

Pschitt! or Pscht! (sound of effervescence; a soft drink opening; it’s said very quickly and pronounced “psheet”) 9. Tic-tac. Tick tock. 10. Pin-pon! (sound of the horn of the French fire truck) Interjections Interjections are sudden short utterances, often not really words. Sounds that aren’t words are part of communication, just as sound itself provides another dimension of communication. The way something is said—how it sounds—often means more than what is said. Interjections can help you get a feeling for French sounds.

3. A bientôt! See you soon! 4. A cet après-midi. See you this afternoon. 5. A demain! See you tomorrow. 6. A samedi! See you Saturday. 7. A la semaine prochaine! See you next week! 8. A lundi en huit! See you a week from Monday! 9. A la prochaine! Till next time! (familiar and discouraged by some who insist on A la prochaine fois) 10. A un de ces jours! See you one of these days. Rehearsal Time Give the expression with bon or bonne, such as bon voyage or bonne journée, suggested by the following cues: 1.

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