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Wicked French for the Traveler

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2005

    Buyer BEWARE

    This is NOT a book that helps someone understand French. It teaches the reader how to say insulting phrases. BN should move this out of the French translation grouping and into the jokebook section.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Wicked French is Food for Fantasy

    I have given many copies of this book (as well as Wicked Italian) to friends who were either getting ready to travel to France or who had recently finished a traditional academic course. It lightens up either experience and has always been a hit.

    I do advise recipients not to be too quick to put these phrases to work in France - no need to jeopardize international relations by insulting your host country but it's therapeutic to imagine coming out with some of the more outrageous one-liners.

    For a beginning or intermediate student of French, Wicked French provides witty and diverse slang words that probably aren't in the textbook.

    The pictures are very funny too.

    It's a small and portable book so you can tuck it into purse or backpack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2002

    Read this book or je vous arrache les yeux.

    This is an amazing book, the perfect marriage between humor, attitude, and the French Language. I would recommend this book to anyone who has the slightest interest in learning French, because once you read it you will want to keep learning more. Also, I must say I've found this book to be very useful, and I have no doubt that all the other "Wicked" books are just as good. I'm getting a copy of this book for a friend, "Wicked German" for my cousin, and maybe all the rest for myself!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2001

    A great book for any french student

    I just recently bought this book at one of your stores, and I must say, it's one of the funniest book of phrases that I've seen in a while. My friends all think that learning french is 'cool' now, just because of this book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2000

    Useable Phrases that are a Riot!

    This handy book is great for the french student who is looking for a little spice in their vocabulary! With 'handy' phrases such as 'Vous etes une super nana.' (You are one fabulous babe.), this book is a keeper. Divided into situations that a traveller may encounter, such as the subway or rude waiters, this book handles a plethora of situations with sharp comebacks and liners. While this is not a comprehensive dictionary, it is useful and even includes a phonetic guide for the best pronounciation of the phrases. This book is a must have for any student or lover of French who enjoys a laugh or two while learning some witty phrases.

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    Posted December 19, 2008

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