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Subject: Searching by language?
Date Posted: 2/17/2013 10:14 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Is there a way to search/browse books by language -- e.g., books in French, books in Greek, etc.? Thanks!

Cheers,

~ Christopher

Date Posted: 2/17/2013 10:26 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Yes. In the Book Browser under Search is an option to select Fiction or Non fiction in other languages. Then a long list of languages.
Date Posted: 2/18/2013 2:43 AM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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When I'm searching for French books, I sometimes

  • tag a French book with a tag like "French language" and then click on the tag to see books other members have tagged with the same tag
  • search for a small French word that doesn't appear in English, such as "sans", "du", "au", "aux", "dans", "avec"
  • search for a French publisher
  • search for the word "French" in the title, then skip the early listings which will be about French cooking  and teaching French.  Later in the listings will be books with (French) at the end of the title line.
  • find a French book, order it, and search the member's bookshelf for more French books.