Say It in French [NOOK Book]

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Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.
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Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486139494
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/14/2012
  • Series: Dover Language Guides Say It Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 604,428
  • File size: 4 MB

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SAY IT IN FRENCH


By LEON J. COHEN

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1962 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-13949-4



CHAPTER 1

SCHEME OF PRONUNCIATION The difficulties of pronunciation of French for an American arise mainly from the difference in the pronunciation of vowels. English vowels are usually not one sound, but two; French vowels are pure, consisting of one sound only. Remember not to drawl them as in English.

The pronunciation given should be read simply as in English, with the stress placed slightly at the end of each word or group of words. When the pronunciation is in capitals, stress the capitalized syllable. Since in some cases the pronunciation of a group of letters differs according to the English word in which it is found and since a few French sounds cannot be represented in English, the following rules should be remembered:

ah — a broad a, as in hard.

ay — as in say.

aw — as in saw.A

ee — as in bee.

eh — as the e in let.

ew — pucker your lips as if to kiss somebody and say ee; this sound is approximated in the English word dew.

g — always hard as the g in go.

zh — always soft as the s in pleasure.

oh — as in blow.

r — the French r is the sound made when one gargles.

s — always as in sister.

y — as in yes — never as in my.

The nasal sounds ahn, awn, en, uhn are indicated by a line over the phonetic spelling. If these syllables are uttered "through the nose," the result will be adequate. Try pronouncing these syllables a few times while holding your nose. Then imitate these sounds. Be sure not to pronounce the n.

Although there are some regional differences, if you follow the pronunciation in this book, you will be understood.


NOTE: In order to facilitate the revision of this book, the publishers have skipped numbers from time to time. These do not indicate omissions in the text of the present edition.


(Continues...)

Excerpted from SAY IT IN FRENCH by LEON J. COHEN. Copyright © 1962 Dover Publications, Inc.. Excerpted by permission of Dover Publications, Inc..
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Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Copyright Page,
SCHEME OF PRONUNCIATION,
USEFUL EXPRESSIONS - EXPRESSIONS UTILES,
DIFFICULTIES - DIFFICULTÉS,
GREETINGS AND INTRODUCTIONS - SALUTATIONS ET PRÉSENTATIONS,
TRAVEL: GENERAL EXPRESSIONS - VOYAGE: EXPRESSIONS GÉNÉRALES,
AT THE CUSTOMS - DOUANE,
TICKETS - BILLETS,
BAGGAGE - BAGAGES,
TRAIN - CHEMIN DE FER,
AIRPLANE - AVION,
BUS - AUTOBUS,
BOAT - BATEAU,
AUTOMOBILE - AUTOMOBILE,
PARTS OF THE CAR - MOTEUR ET CARROSSERIE,
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT - OUTILS ET OUTILLAGE,
HELP ON THE ROAD - AIDE SUR LA ROUTE,
ROAD SIGNS AND PUBLIC NOTICES - AVIS,
LOCAL BUS AND STREETCAR - AUTOBUS ET TRAMWAY,
TAXI - TAXI,
THE HOTEL - HÔTEL,
CHAMBERMAID - FEMME DE CHAMBRE,
APARTMENT - APPARTEMENT,
RESTAURANT AND FOOD - RESTAURANT ET COMESTIBLES,
CAFE - CAFÉ,
MENU - MENU,
ENTRÉE: MEATS AND FISH - ENTRÉE: VIANDES ET POISSONS,
VEGETABLES AND SALAD LÉGUMES ET SALADE,
FRUITS - FRUITS,
BEVERAGES - BOISSONS,
DESSERTS - DESSERTS,
OTHER FOODS - AUTRES NOURRITURES,
CHURCH - ÉGLISE,
SIGHTSEEING - TOURISME,
AMUSEMENTS - AMUSEMENTS,
SHOPPING AND PERSONAL SERVICES - ACHATS ET SERVICES,
POST OFFICE - LA POSTE,
BANK - BANQUE,
BOOKSTORE AND STATIONER'S - LIBRAIRIE ET PAPETERIE,
CIGAR STORE - BUREAU DE TABAC,
BARBER SHOP AND BEAUTY PARLOR - COIFFEUR ET SALON DE BEAUTÉ,
PHOTOGRAPHY - PHOTOGRAPHIE,
LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING - BLANCHISSERIE ET TEINTURERIE,
CLOTHING - VÊTEMENTS,
HEALTH AND ACCIDENTS - SANTÉ ET ACCIDENTS,
ILLNESS - MALADIE,
DENTIST - DENTISTE,
DRUG STORE - PHARMACIE,
PARTS OF THE BODY - CORPS,
COMMUNICATIONS: TELEPHONE - COMMUNICATIONS: TELEPHONE,
TELEGRAMS AND CABLEGRAMS - TÉLÉGRAMMES ET CÂBLOGRAMMES,
USEFUL INFORMATION: DAYS OF THE WEEK - RENSEIGNEMENTS UTILES: JOURS,
DE LA SEMAINE,
MONTHS, SEASONS, AND WEATHER - MOIS, SAISONS, ET TEMPS,
TIME AND TIME EXPRESSIONS - HEURE,
MEASUREMENTS - MESURES,
COLORS - COULEURS,
COMMON OBJECTS - OBJETS COMMUNS,
APPENDIX,
FRENCH FOOD and WINE SUPPLEMENT,
A NOTE ON FRENCH WINES,
VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE DISHES RICE AND NOODLE DISHES,
INDEX,
Precise, to-the-point guides for adults with limited learning time,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Say It In French

    A great thing to learn quickly as can, you can learn it so you can know french,

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