The Pocket Idiot's Guide to French Phrases

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Penguin, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 269 pages
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Beyond Bonjour and Adieu!

This third edition of The Pocket Idiot's Guide(tm) to French Phrases includes updated information on technology and transportation, shopping, dining, and dealing with emergencies, as well as a brand-new business travel section. Whether they're preparing for a vacation or a business trip, this must- have guide provides readers with all the phrases needed to communicate with native French speakers-and even sound like one.

? According to the World Tourism Organization, France is the world's top tourist destination
? As a foreign language, French is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English
? Beginning-level foreign language Complete Idiot's Guides(r) have been among the series' most consistently successful performers


  

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Contents

Strategies for Success
1
Grammar tout de suite
9
You Are the Subject
49
At the Airport
65
Getting Wherever Youre Going
73
Managing Your Money
87
Hotel Happiness
95
What a Gorgeous Day
103
Food Glorious Food
135
Youre a Social Butterfly
163
Personal Services
171
Theres a Doctor on Call
185
Taking Care of Business
199
Appendixes A Useful Idioms and Expressions
213
B FrenchEnglish Dictionary
221
EnglishFrench Dictionary
239

On the Town
113
The Shopping Experience
121

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Gail Stein is the author of the top-selling The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Learning French and The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Learning Spanish- both now in fifth editions- and The Pocket Idiot's Guide(tm) to Spanish Phrases, Third Edition, which collectively have sold nearly half a million copies.

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