If you buy into the Pepe Le Pew stereotype of the French – arrogant, stuffy, overly amorous, and rather odiferous (Pepe Le Pew was a skunk. Talk about stereotypical ) – then think again. Not only are the French people some of the most relaxed, pleasant people you’ll ever meet, but their society is one of the oldest, most culturally rich societies in the world. So it’s no surprise that French is known as perhaps the most beautiful of all languages. Listen to someone speak French – sure, you don’t have a clue what she’s saying, but aren’t you enraptured by the sound of it?Unfortunately, just because a language is beautiful doesn’t mean that it’s easy to learn. Although French has many things in common with English, French has had many, many centuries to evolve into the language it is today, which means it’s had all that time to become more complex. That’s where “French For Dummies” can help. Written in partnership with the language experts at Berlitz, this book can give you what you need for basic communication in French.