By Deryle Lonsdale, Yvon Le Bras

ISBN-10: 0415775310

ISBN-13: 9780415775311

A Frequency Dictionary of French is a useful device for all newcomers of French, offering an inventory of the 5000 most often used phrases within the language.

Based on a 23-million-word corpus of French including written and spoken fabric either from France and in a foreign country, this dictionary offers the person with unique info for every of the 5000 entries, together with English equivalents, a pattern sentence, its English translation, utilization records, and a sign of sign up edition.

Users can entry the head 5000 phrases both during the major frequency directory or via an alphabetical index. during the frequency directory there are thematically-organized lists of the pinnacle phrases from quite a few key subject matters equivalent to activities, climate, garments, and relations terms.

An enticing and hugely resource, the Frequency Dictionary of French will permit scholars of all degrees to get the main out in their learn of French vocabulary.

Deryle Lonsdale is affiliate Professor within the Linguistics and English Language division at Brigham younger college (Provo, Utah). Yvon Le Bras is affiliate Professor of French and division Chair of the French and Italian division at Brigham younger collage (Provo, Utah).

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6 ⶒ㦚GⰞ㕃㔲㡺. ” 7 㦢㔳㦚G㭣㔲┺. ” 8 㥶┞䙒㦚G㧛㦒㕃㔲┺. ” 9 䞲ῃ㠊⯒G⺆㤆㕃㔲㡺. ” 10 ㍲㤎⪲G⟶⋿㔲┺. indd 3838 7/4/2008 1:34:47 PM UNIT 6 The subject case particle 㧊/Ṗ i/ka Case and special particles One unique characteristic of Korean is that nouns are typically marked by particles. There is no corresponding equivalent in English. Korean has two types of particles: case particles and special particles. , whether the noun is a subject, an object, an indirect object, and so on). Case particles include 㧊/Ṗ “subject case particle,” 㦚/⯒ “object case particle,” and so on.

The polite speech level endings have two forms: -㠊㣪 and -㞚㣪. When the verb and/or adjective stem ends in either 㞚 or 㡺, -㞚㣪 is used. On the other hand, -㠊㣪 is used with the stem that ends in any other vowels. For example, the following is a list of some verbs and adjectives (with dictionary endings) in the left column with the polite speech level ending -㠊V㞚㣪 in the right column: Dictionary form Ṗ┺ “go” ⽊┺ “see” 㡺┺ “come” ⹱┺ “receive” ㌊┺ “live” The polite speech level endings Ṗ㣪 (Ṗ + 㞚㣪 but contracted to Ṗ㣪) ⽦㣪 (⽊ + 㞚㣪 but contracted) 㢖㣪 (㡺 + 㞚㣪 but contracted) ⹱㞚㣪 (⹱ + 㞚㣪) ㌊㞚㣪 (㌊ + 㞚㣪) ₆┺Ⰲ┺ “wait” ₆┺⩺㣪 (₆┺Ⰲ + 㠊㣪 but contracted to ₆┺⩺㣪) ⺆㤢㣪 (⺆㤆 + 㠊㣪 but contracted) ⍹㠊㣪 (⍹ + 㠊㣪) ⶌ㠊㣪 (ⶌ + 㠊㣪) ⲏ㠊㣪 (ⲏ + 㠊㣪) ⺆㤆┺ “learn” ⍹┺ “put (something) in” ⶌ┺ “tie” ⲏ┺ “eat” You probably wonder why some verbs or adjectives such as Ṗ┺ is not Ṗ㞚㣪, but Ṗ㣪.

The vowels tend to be contracted. indd 3131 7/4/2008 1:34:46 PM 32 Unit 5: Deferential and polite speech levels The copula 㧊┺ “be” and 㞚┞┺ “be not” as well as the verb 䞮┺ “do” do not follow the above rules. The conjugation of 㧊┺, 㞚┞┺, and 䞮┺ is irregular in that the polite speech level of 㧊┺ is 㧊㠦㣪, 㞚┞┺ is 㞚┞㠦㣪, and 䞮┺ is 䟊㣪. 㧊┺ 㞚┞┺ 䞮┺ 㧊㠊㣪 (X) 㞚┞㠊㣪 (X) 䞮㞚㣪 (X) 㧊㠦㣪 (O) 㞚┞㠦㣪 (O) 䟊㣪 (O) The endings -㠊V㞚㣪 are used for all sentence types: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and propositive.

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