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The Usborne First Thousand Words in French (First Picture Book) Hardcover – March 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Series: First Picture Book
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Edc Pub; Revised edition (March 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0746023057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746023051
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,413,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This is a fun book and a really fun way to learn vocabulary.
Jacalyn
For really young children, a much simplier text, such as those in the series "My First Bilingual Book," would be more appropriate.
David Reese
The words are pronounced clearly and are categorized by the corresponding page number in the book.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jay on July 25, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is incredibly helpful from children ages 6 all the way up to adults. You can be in French 1 in high school or AP French in college. No matter which way you go, this book helps you review for all the common French words that no tourist should be without. What's that word for watermelon? How about bathroom? Oh, dang, I forgot how to say tooth! Well, just review the pages of this book and its cute little pictures, and you'll remember in no time. It's also great if you're trying to teach young children their 2nd language, which I recommend, because children learn easier. This book will be fun for them, and for you to brush up on your French!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fiction Pilot on December 17, 2010
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My 2-year old girl loves this book. I am originally French and want my daughter to be fluent. I speak to her exclusively in French but there are a lot of words that one tends to miss in day-to-day conversation. This book has helped me tremendously to build up her vocabulary. Each page features a different theme (School, Farm, Garden...) She likes to select the page herself and identify all that she knows in the illustration. There are also "action verbs", "opposites" etc. It features a lot more than I thought. I bought a similar book in France last year but get much more use out of this one.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Brown on June 8, 2009
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First 1000 Words is listed as a children's book to aid in learning French but this is also an excellent book to help adults learn French. The drawings of objects along with their French names enables the student to essentially "skip the middle man" of thinking through the English word and the student begins thinking in French. Additionally the phonetic pronunciations and English counterparts are listed in the back of the book to clear up any possible confusion. First 1000 Words is great for children, adults, and children learning French with adults!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jacalyn on March 31, 2010
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This is a fun book and a really fun way to learn vocabulary. I purchased the book to use my daughter to learn vocabulary. I specifically purchased this book because the vocabulary is in French and so my daughter can't read the vocabulary words. That is exactly the point. She has to really look and learn what it is she is looking at and then describe the picture. A different way to use this book but one that has proven to help her successfully learn new vocabulary and descriptions. Her own creative descriptions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Reese on March 2, 2013
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This is a terrific book for those wanting to master a basic French vocabulary. The tableaux are interesting and humorous, turning bits and pieces of everyday childhood scenes into indelible events. It is appropriate for all ages even though its format makes it appear as a children's book. For really young children, a much simplier text, such as those in the series "My First Bilingual Book," would be more appropriate. Also for younger readers are texts such as "My First French Book."

There are two editions of "First Thousand Words in French"; hardcover and paper. The hardcover sells for a few dollars more than the paper. It appears that the hardcover has been withdrawn from sales and is available only on the secondary market. In any event, only the paperback appears to be available as new from Amazon at present. I have both versions but I prefer the hardcover for the simple reason that the pages fold out completely flat, whereas the pages of the paperback do not (an annoyance). The hardcover is also very nicely bound; it will last until the next Ice Age. Were I to buy another copy of this book, I would purchase it "new" from the secondary market. You can buy a completely new hardcover (or slightly used copy, if you prefer) by clicking on the button "See all buying options." The few extra dollars the hardcover costs is worth it, in my opinion.

The pronunciation guide found on the Internet is available without any passwords or other proof of purchase being necessary. It is well organized, by topic and page number. The French pronunciation is by a native French speaker, distinct and crystal-clear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brett Sussman on May 4, 2011
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I have taken teaching my kids French very seriously since we are moving there in 2 years. This book is great! The internet pronunciation insures everyone learns the words correctly and all my kids think this book is fun(13 month twins and 8 yr old). On top of all that the price is great value for money when you realize how much learning potential is there.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Evelyn T on March 23, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Excellent book and if you have internet, you can listen to the pronunciation. It is good for improving vocabulary.
It would be super if there is another supplementary book on how to use the vocabulary. Highly recommended ! First Thousand Words in French
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna Placidi on December 12, 2013
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This is the very best "getting started" book I've seen. It's funny and useful with words that help any learner (child or adult) navigate the every-day world. The internet-based pronunciation guide featuring native speakers is great.
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