Just Enough French / Edition 2

Just Enough French / Edition 2

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by D.L. Ellis, F. Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071451390

ISBN-13: 9780071451390

Pub. Date: 06/02/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The perfect French phrase book for when you want to know just enough to enjoy yourself abroad

Your ideal companion while traveling in Europe--especially if you are a first-timer with little or no foreign language experience--this handy, pocket-size guide packs all the punch of bigger references in a much more concise, user-friendly format. While Just

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The perfect French phrase book for when you want to know just enough to enjoy yourself abroad

Your ideal companion while traveling in Europe--especially if you are a first-timer with little or no foreign language experience--this handy, pocket-size guide packs all the punch of bigger references in a much more concise, user-friendly format. While Just Enough French covers all the standard phrase book topics--including everything from days, months, currencies, and clothing sizes to food, shelter, and medical assistance--its quick-reference format and at-a-glance Q&A examples make it easier than ever to find just the right word or phrase for just about every occasion.

This second edition is thoroughly revised and now includes currency updates and coverage of the latest changes in travel--such as using ATMs for currency exchanges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071451390
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/02/2005
Series:
Just Enough Phrasebook Series
Edition description:
Net
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
410,770
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Using This Phrase Bookix
A Note on Pronunciationxi
Everyday Expressions1
Crossing the Border3
Meeting People5
Breaking the Ice5
Names5
Family6
Where You Live7
For the Businessman and Businesswoman7
Asking Directions9
Directions12
The Tourist Information Office14
Accommodations16
Hotel16
Camping and Youth Hosteling21
Rented Lodging26
General Shopping31
The Drugstore31
Vacation Items34
The Tobacco Shop36
Buying Clothes38
Replacing Equipment42
Shop Talk44
Shopping for Food48
Bread48
Cakes49
Ice Cream and Candy51
In the Supermarket52
Pionic Food55
Fruits and Vegetables58
Meat61
Fish64
Eating and Drinking Out67
Ordering a Drink67
Ordering a Snack70
In a Restaurant71
Understanding the Menu74
Health77
Problems: Complaints, Loss, and Theft83
Complaints83
Loss84
Theft84
The Post Office86
Telephoning88
Cashing Checks and Changing Money91
Automobile Travel93
Public Transportation99
Leisure and Entertainment103
Asking If Things Are Allowed106
Reference108
Public Notices108
Abbreviations111
Numbers112
Time114
Days116
Months, Dates, Seasons, and Years118
Public Holidays in France and Belgium120
Countries and Nationalities120
Department Store Guide123
Conversion Tables125
Clothing Sizes127
Do It Yourself: Some Notes on the French Language128
Index137
Maps of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and French-speaking Switzerland141
Map of French Canada144

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Just Enough French 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sharpshooterRA More than 1 year ago
The little book proved to be very useful. Its size was perfect to carry around. As an adjunct, a CD helping with pronunciation would be a good companion to aid the user before arriving in France.
DiBrown More than 1 year ago
I don't know any French and was a little scared of spending two days there on my own (I taveled alone.)This book was great. Everything was broken down into useful areas such as how to order at a restaurant, how to check into your hotel, how to get through customs and so on. It was well worth the purchase.