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501 French Verbs: with CD-ROM (Barron's Foreign Language Guides) 6th Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 138 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0764179839
ISBN-10: 0764179837
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Product Details

  • Series: Barron's Foreign Language Guides
  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 6 edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764179837
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764179839
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Bunker on March 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
Other than a good French/English dictionary (I strongly recommend Langenscheidt's Pocket French Dictionary), this is far and away the best investment I have made in my French education. Verbes are one of the most common stumbling blocks for English speaking students of French. This book is user friendly and incredily informative, just make sure you take the time to read over the introduction and familiarize yourself with the various resources it contains.
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Format: Kindle Edition
This is one of the most important books to own if you are learning French. I give the print version 5 stars. The Kindle version, however, is awful and just about useless. Here's why:

The bulk of this book are the listings of the verbs with all of their conjugations. Most of the verbs get a full page with a table of the conjugations and several example usages. Some important verbs get more pages. It is the valuable conjugation tables that cause the problems with the Kindle version.

All of the verb conjugation tables (and many other full pages) are stored in graphic table form, not text. This means that:

1) the print is so small on the Kindle (far smaller than the smallest Kindle font) that the bold print is barely readable if you can read really fine print

2) the blue text on those pages (headings and other important highlights) are rendered such a light gray that they are almost invisible on the Kindle

3) you must zoom in to have any chance of reading the tables. It just zooms in a little bit, so the text is still almost unreadable, especially the blue (as light gray) print. And having to zoom in all the time is a pain.

4) THIS IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM - You can't search on text in graphic table form. So the bulk of this book is unsearchable. With the print book I can find the verb I want in seconds. I tried everything I could think of for 15 minutes and couldn't find a specific verb page on the Kindle. Search doesn't work, flipping pages is too slow on the Kindle, and there is no way to jump 10 or 100 pages at a time to try to find it.

5) There seem to be gaps or bugs in the file. When flipping pages it sometimes hangs or jumps to the wrong place.
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Format: Paperback
I bought this version of 501 French Verbs to replace a 25-year-old copy I had used in high school. This new version goes far beyond simply being a dictionary of conjugated French verbs. The authors identify/highlight the 55 essential verbs you need in your vocabulary and inserted additional examples of idioms that use these key words. Exercises in the front section of the book and on the CD help you apply what you learn. I have found this book to be a valuable resource in relearning the French language.
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I have been studying French for five years and this book has been within arms length for the last three. It has been the one text (and I have upwards of 20) that I have found truly indispensable. The scope of the verbs used, from the essential "avoir" and "etre" to the more normal "parler," "finir," and "vendre," to headaches like "boire" and "pouvoir."
Aside from the titular 501 French words, there is an appendix with 1001 words, referring the reader to a verb conjugated similarly to ones not included in the original 501.
You want this book.
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Format: Kindle Edition
In this so-called Kindle edition, much of the type face is so light as to be completely unreadable on the Kindle. Do NOT get the Kindle version of this book (which is otherwise a great book). Does anybody who prepares these "Kindle" editions for the publishers ever actually look at them on a real Kindle?

BTW, I have the Kindle DX, so this is not a size issue.
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Should have paid attention to Glenn's review from a few months ago. The kindle version does not work well at all. Glad I was able to return it. The hard copy is excellent.
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I was scared that the cd-rom was not Vista-compatible! It is, though!

The cd has the quizzes of the book; that's greater because I learn better and faster by screen than by book.

A good purchase to be sure! The author even answered my letter [with my question]!
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Format: Paperback
I had the previous edition of this book and thought it was great. This edition is even better. The most important verbs are in the book and a new feature where key verbs are highlighted makes it even better. Offering a CD provides easier portability as you travel.
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