Five thousand French idioms, Gallicisms, proverbs, idiomatic adverbs, idiomatic adjectives, idiomatic comparisons. For advanced French students

Five thousand French idioms, Gallicisms, proverbs, idiomatic adverbs, idiomatic adjectives, idiomatic comparisons. For advanced French students


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W//////A:CDM. MARCHAND=00FIVE THOUSANDFRENCH IDIOMSGAU4C1SMS AMD PROVERBSw,wimPARISETC 15J.TERQOEM19. ROE SCRIBEPROF. CH. MARCHAXDS BOOKSMAY BE OBTAINEDIN AMERICA :New York.5th Avenue and 27th Street,Brentano's,Sixth New York.851, Avenue,Jenkins,Tremont Boston.Schoenhof, 128, Street,T. H. Hall Boston.Castor, 14, Avenue,CityA. C. WabashMcCIurg, 215, Chicago.A. Polk San Francisco.Pradels, 1111, Street,Custiss & LosCunningham, Welch, Angelos.Kendrick Denver.Bellamy,IN LONDON:W. H. Smith and W. C.Son, 186, Strand,William Street.Hachette, 18, KingIN PARIS :37, avenue deBrentano's, I'Opera.The rue de8,Byron Library, Castiglione.The rue de Rivoli.224,Galignani Library,et rue de laBoyveau Chevillet, 22, Banque.rue Jacob.Perche, 45,W. H. Smith and rue de Rivoli.Son, 248,FRENCHFOR ADVANCED STUDENTS.Five ThousandIDIOMSFRENCHIdiomaticProverbs, Adverbs,Gallicisms,IdiomaticAdjectives, Comparisons.BYCharles B.A.-B.S.-OA. MMARCIIAND,AUTHOR OF :French Grammar and ConversationNew remodelled.Edition, entirelyand 4thFrench Pronunciation etc.Diction, Edition; etc.,EDITION 1918revised and muchCarefully enlarged.PARISieet CJ. Rue ScribeTerquem , 19,NEW YORKBeaver Street.16,''" tt&FGM0 BY7DATSJ.AN 199fCopyright 1905byMARCHANDCH. M.of Congress, "WashingtonLibraryEntered at Stationer's London.Hall,au Ministere de 1'InterieurExempla'res deposes& la Bibliothequedrmts -reserves .TiousPCRuePrinted by A.% PARIS,' Toujnon, ...


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W//////A :CD M. MARCHAND =00 FIVE THOUSAND FRENCH IDIOMS GAU4C1SMS AMD PROVERBS w, wim PARIS ETC 15J.TERQOEM 19. ROE SCRIBE PROF. CH. MARCHAXDS BOOKS MAY BE OBTAINED IN AMERICA : New York.5th Avenue and 27th Street,Brentano's, Sixth New York.851, Avenue,Jenkins, Tremont Boston.Schoenhof, 128, Street, T. H. Hall Boston.Castor, 14, Avenue,City A. C. WabashMcCIurg, 215, Chicago. A. Polk San Francisco.Pradels, 1111, Street, Custiss & LosCunningham, Welch, Angelos. Kendrick Denver.Bellamy, IN LONDON: W. H. Smith and W. C.Son, 186, Strand, William Street.Hachette, 18, King IN PARIS : 37, avenue deBrentano's, I'Opera. The rue de8,Byron Library, Castiglione. The rue de Rivoli.224,Galignani Library, et rue de laBoyveau Chevillet, 22, Banque. rue Jacob.Perche, 45, W. H. Smith and rue de Rivoli.Son, 248, FRENCHFOR ADVANCED STUDENTS. Five Thousand IDIOMSFRENCH IdiomaticProverbs, Adverbs,Gallicisms, IdiomaticAdjectives, Comparisons. BY Charles B.A.-B.S.-OA. MMARCIIAND, AUTHOR OF : French Grammar and Conversation New remodelled.Edition, entirely and 4thFrench Pronunciation etc.Diction, Edition; etc., EDITION 1918 revised and muchCarefully enlarged. PARIS ieet CJ. Rue ScribeTerquem , 19, NEW YORK Beaver Street.16, ''" tt&FGM0 BY 7DATSJ.AN 199f Copyright 1905 by MARCHANDCH. M. of Congress, "WashingtonLibrary Entered at Stationer's London.Hall, au Ministere de 1'InterieurExempla'res deposes & la Bibliotheque drmts -reserves .Tious PC RuePrinted by A.% PARIS,' Toujnon, 257, Samt-Honore, 257. PREFACE there a need of such a oook inIs EdwardcollegesJ S. of modern in South Caro-Joynes, professor languages lina answers this in the of hisUniversity, question preface tl annotated edition ofLe Corneille : NoCid, by language " is so to its as the nogrammar French;superior language, " the can be soexcept perhaps English itself, poorly taught " methods or withinby grammatical brought grammatical " in no is the idiom more ; language ofexplanations play " and -various and less within the controllively of ordinary tl analysis. 1(1 In the modern when the element-languages especially, " work the true idiomatic andary ceases, literary difficulties 11 but it ts here that our students begin, just unfortunately, " in modern are without aid. For thislanguages left reason, " our scholarsso a real taste French.few of acquire for Professor wrote the above lines in sinceJoynes 1869; annotated French text books have been editedthen, many French awith view ot the need.many professors fillingby All of these combined still leave theincomplete subjects 2(*)Idioms and (of Gallicisms ). Having found, during Idiom m Frenchis Idiotisme different from(l) (Gr. idio/it,idios) stupidity. The French word idiome means a to a(Cr. Idiomd) dialect, particular pro- fidiome bou> .vince ; guignon Gallicisms are also idioms to the Gallic(2 (Lat. Gallicus) special but differ from them in their which istongue, they construction, contrary the authorized a andto as : il vient degrammar, yet by long general use, direbartir ; il a beau c'est f si de eta; quest-ct ; j'etaisque que fa que vans, II PREFACE in Paris, the truth ot long experience Joynes I offer this it will be foundassertion, book, hoping helpful and sufficient. The solemn and academic French is notpure language andto the of remarkseasily adapted expression witty Gallic words and aregaiety. Picturesque comparisons more than the conventional Thealways expressive speech. of French for want of a soundmajority people, education, like to their natural wit in the domain of alltry images, borrowed from and so create newnature, they continually a double meaning.expressions conveying Our has enriched itself the accretion of newlanguage by idioms the class. Rabelais hadoriginated among working no other this the of ofeducators; manyexplains vulgarity his which had not beenexpressions yet polished by the. Hotel de Rambcuillet. Racan relates that when Malherbe was as certain words were correct orconsulted to whether " he sent these cAux crocheteurs du aunot, people port foin, were hismastersfor the language.saying they "" Under the influence of started G. Flau-T^ealisme by of our modernbert and enforced E. theZola,by style writers becomes much more idiomatic than that of the "" Ed.such as Chateaubriand, O. Feuillet,Romantiques Al. H. etcG. Gr6ville,About, Sand, Balzac, Dumas, Pierre Loti's Pecheur as an containsd'Islande, illustration, more than six hundred idioms. Let us for a a Americansee, minute, freshly graduated for three or four he iswho has studied French years; he sitsParisian in a forrestaurant, instance;among people French who areat a table next to five or six people enjoying totheir dinner. He will be interested innaturally trying