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Want to learn French faster?

Your best bet is to learn the most common French words that you can use throughout most of your conversations. Even in English, we only use 10-20 percent of words throughout 80-90 percent of our everyday conversations (unless you’re having an intense philosophical or business conversation).

1,000 Most Common French Words in Context = 88 percent of comprehension

A study done on the French language revealed that:

Studying the first 1000 most frequently used words in the language will familiarize you with 76.0 percent of all vocabulary in non-fiction literature, 79.6 percent of all vocabulary in fiction literature, and 87.8 percent of vocabulary in oral speech.

Studying the 2000 most frequently used words will familiarize you with 84 percent of vocabulary in non-fiction, 86.1 percent of vocabulary in fictional literature, and 92.7 percent of vocabulary in oral speech.

And studying the 3000 most frequently used words will familiarize you with 88.2 ppercent of vocabulary in non-fiction, 89.6 percent of  vocabulary in fiction, and 94.0 percent of vocabulary in oral speech.

Without throwing too much research and date at you, these findings brings us to a simple conclusion that can save you a lot of time.

Learning and mastering the first 1,000 most common French words will be an essential milestone we should achieve in any language, as this will allow us to:

  • “grasp 88 percent of vocabulary in oral speech” (and most of us are learning with the sole intent to converse with another native speaker)
  • “express everything we could possibly want to say”

For most of us, 1,000 words is that sweet mark between result and effort, since learning an additional 1,000 words (2,000 words) will only deliver 5 percent additional comprehension (88 percent to 93 percent).

To serve the purpose of this guide on how to learn languages, we’re going to create a challenge for you to learn 15 of the most common words per day.

This means that after 66 days, you will have learned over 1,000 of the most common words, which is more than enough to understand the language.

Are you ready for the challenge?

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Central Park Language Learning (P)2020 Central Park Language Learning

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This is a very good audio book

This is a very fine introduction to French, appropriate for all age levels.This is a great introduction to common words and phrases.There is a very detailed pronunciation guide/table provided in these Audible .This Audible gives you good tricks and tips for making complete sentences.

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Grateful!

Best of Learn French with 1.000 Most Common French. I discovered it from Amazon. In the event that you need to make an agreeable minute, so take this Audiobook,. Grateful!

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Very useful for audio book

Very useful for newer French speakers or for those needing their memory jogged a bit. Will recommend to anyone interested in practicing French!

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Nice audio book

I was getting bored with grammar exercises and was looking for a more fun way to learn French as a beginner. These stories are each unique with captivating characters. I appreciate the list of vocabulary throughout the stories which I can reference at the end. Thank you!

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wow audio book

This Audible shares many stories that provide a foundation on the basic use of everyday words and phrases. A natural approach to learning the French language.

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Great audio book

This Audible shares many stories that provide a foundation on the basic use of everyday words and phrases. A natural approach to learning the French language.

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excellent audio book

Enhance your French, I loved it thoroughly. This book is perfect for beginners. Clear and precise, just aimed at what a beginner needs to know.

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Highly recommended!

A Audible which helps you increase your range of vocabulary thanks to the vocabulary notes. You get a better feel for structuring French sentences through this well Audible

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Nice audio book

It was fun listen "French Audible for beginners". Very fresh and systematic approach for making french learning easier and interesting.

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Easy to listen

The audiobook is simple and easy to listen and understand.Very informative, detailed and well guided.
I really liked this audiobook and would recommend anyone who needs such type of information.
The book was perfectly create in a very simple way for better and easier understanding.

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  • 06-17-20

Completely useless

The vocabulary is provided without any indication of gender - for instance, 'mouth' is simply given as 'bouche'. If you do not know whether this is masculine or feminine, you cannot use the word correctly or with confidence. The same goes for adjectives - you are just given the masculine singular adjective, whereas the adjectives for feminine or plural nouns could be quite different. Another failing is that the vocabulary is presented without any context - you are simply expected to listen a string of words repeated in each 'chapter', without any examples or illustrations of how to use the words. A complete waste of time!

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  • Margaret Gibbs
  • 02-22-21

Do not buy this book

The book does not give you the definite articles or the indefinite articles when saying the words. There is absolutely no point learning words without them as everything in french has to agree.
Waste of time.

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  • Rowan
  • 01-06-21

Not very useful

The book comprises of the voice actor reading the word in French, then English, then French again for every word in the chapter. The gender is not given and the PDF has a few typos so be carful if you plan to use it for revision. For example "Front" is translated to "Front" when it should be "Forehead".

I think this audio book is best used to check your pronunciation but bare in mind that the narrator is American and not French. That might not be an issue though as he pronounces the French clearly. Personally, I think that this was a pointless purcheses and hasn't given me anything that I didn't already have by putting words into google translate and having it read them to me.

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  • wblau
  • 11-12-20

Learning nouns without gender seems absurd

Shouldn’t at least the accompanying word list (pdf) contain the gender of each noun? Strange concept of language learning.

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  • Lake
  • 03-15-20

Excellent audio book

This Audible is an excellent jumping off point to start digesting the French language. Well put together and example sentences for each word. A must have for the beginner learning.