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Mean­ing ‘moon’, lune is used in some com­monly used id­ioms. Décrocher la lune means ‘to do the im­pos­si­ble’ or ‘take the stars out of the sky’, and être dans la lune means ‘to have your head in the clouds’. It can also re­fer to your mood – être bien/ mal luné means ‘to be in a good/bad mood’. If join­ing in on French con­ver­sa­tions leaves you anx­ious, de­spite all your best ef­forts to learn the lan­guage, this book will re­veal some of the se­crets be­hind con­vers­ing in French. The Bon­jour Ef­fect takes a hu­mor­ous look at what the French mean and re­veals the com­plex set of rules, codes, con­ven­tions and taboos when it comes to mak­ing con­ver­sa­tion. An ex­cel­lent, funny insight into the French cul­ture, The Bon­jour Ef­fect will help you hold your own at the French din­ner party, and be­yond. The Bon­jour Ef­fect: The Se­cret Codes of French Con­ver­sa­tion Re­vealed Hard­back, Duck­worth Over­look, £16.99

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