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Best French book for beginners

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asked by
Przemo
published
about 5 years ago
I want to read in French but I'm not sure what book should I read first. Many people recommend The Little Prince but it's a bit too difficult for me. Is there an easier book for beginners?
3 answers
answered by
Pawel
published
about 5 years ago

There is one book that I found very easy even when I was almost complete beginner. It is called Pauvre Anne, the author is Blaine Ray. This is a novel written in a simple language and contains many repetitions, which will help you to remember vocabulary.

The book is also relatively short, contains 9 chapters and tells the story of an American girl, Anne, who took a trip to Belgium. The book can be found as a PDF file and downloaded free of charge from the Internet. Just search 'Pauvre Anne' in Google and you should find it.

I also found many of the books recommended for French learners too difficult but I somehow persisted and now can read, still with some difficulty, more advanced texts. Try to read every day, even a page or two, and you will soon make good progress.

answered by
Alex
published
over 4 years ago

There is nothing more frustrating than the text that is too hard to read. When I study a language I focus on textbooks containing many texts, vocabulary list and all the grammar explanation. Everything is in one place and even if you do not understand something, it is fairly easy to figure things out.

After reading a few books like that, you are pretty much ready to move on to authentic, even more difficult content. So, my advice is to stay with French books for French learners and postpone a bit reading literature. If you do it, you will learn faster and in a more efficient way.

answered by
Pawel
published
about 4 years ago

How is your French learning going? I have one more tip regarding the best French book for beginners that I use myself. After you read a couple of easy books for the beginners, try to read some personal development books. You know, depending on your interests guides how to save or earn money, lose weight, how to surf, how to organize your day.

Such books use basic vocabulary and because you are already interested in the subject, they are relatively easy to read. I use this method myself and recently read Dale Carnegie's Comment se faire des amis. And now I am planning to read Les 7 habitudes de ceux qui réalisent tout ce qu’ils entreprennent by Stephen Covey.

When I think about it, because books are relatively long, you can start by reading articles on these subjects and then, gradually move to books. I hope this will help you.

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