Those with carefully coiffed locks who find themselves in dispute with a 'bonne
femme' in France have been warned. To take the wind out of someone's sails
Couper l'herbe sous le pied ...is to burst their bubble, to thwart or discourage
Author: Rachel Best
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Foreign Language Study
Life together in a bi-lingual relationship for Rachel and Jean-Christophe created many amusing miscomprehensions and often sheer bewilderment. How do you translate, 'Don't beat around the bush' and why does 'to be left high and dry' in English, become 'rester en carafe' in French? Excuse My French! is their solution to all this conversational confusion. The book comprises of 700 expressions in English and in French, divided into 12 chapters, which cover all the essential topics in life - including food and drink, money, business work and sex. It presents the essential idioms and metaphors of the 'other' language in a fresh, light-hearted way that won't make you feel like you're back in a classroom. Packed with quizzes, glossaries and interesting detail on the historical contexts for how phrases were coined, and illustrated throughout with line drawings, it will improve language skills and promote the Entente Cordiale between tourists, students and business associates, as well as encourage relationships to blossom between les Gaulois et les Rosbifs all over the world!
[ L. circumnavA flowing round on all sides ; an inclosure igo ; circum and navigo ,
to sail , from navis , of of waters . a ship . ] CIRCUM'FLUENT , a . Flowing round :
To sail round ; to pass round by water ; as , to but , surrounding as a fluid ; as ...
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If Jonny and Tina had been fluent in Russian, they would have known that Boris
was arguing their case that in his view they did not constitute a threat, and that
perhaps on this occasion they should simply be allowed to go on their way.
Author: DAVID J CHRISTOPHER
Elvis is nearly sixty years old, and horribly out of condition. When his company is left in the lurch by two lovestruck employees, he persuades Naomi that they should step in and lead a holiday flotilla around the Ionian Islands of Greece. Despite Naomi's reservations, the couple are soon leaving the business in the capable hands of long suffering accountant, Bernard. They head to the sun to revitalise their present by reliving their past, but find that things are far from straightforward as they lead an eclectic mix of holidaymakers from one beautiful harbour to another. Much has changed since the carefree days when they were last here forty years ago as idealistic young lovers. Will it all end in disaster, or will Elvis and Naomi rediscover what brought them together in the first place? This is the light hearted story of what happens when two late middle-aged people do a job that is usually done by tanned twenty somethings.
I by no means The light and shade was despise the attraction of a effective , the sail of the fluent and supple ... but I took especial pains ing it should be evenly
balanced ; but , and the sails in shadow the green colour to get correct the
Fluent . [ L. Auentem , p . part . of fluo , I flow . ] wind . 2. A spare jib set from
topmast - head to ( Math . ) A quantity whose value changes con the yardarm of a
squaresail . tinuously ; thus the length of the path described Flyer . A venture . To
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It seemed strange to me that a sailing - ship sailor — and that the strange young
man certainly was — should ever have ... He spoke fluent French and English ,
as well as his own Finnish , good Swedish , and some Russian and German .