Streetwise French: Speak and Understand Everyday French

Overview

Learn the French of the streets or you might faire du gaffe*

Get a grand tour of everyday French as it's spoken in the Francophone world. With the help of thirty dialogues on an audio CD, enacted by native speakers, it clues you in on the idioms, colloquialisms, slang, and vulgarisms currently used by French speakers of all walks of life, from Paris to Perpignan, from Lyon to Le Mans.

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Overview

Learn the French of the streets or you might faire du gaffe*

Get a grand tour of everyday French as it's spoken in the Francophone world. With the help of thirty dialogues on an audio CD, enacted by native speakers, it clues you in on the idioms, colloquialisms, slang, and vulgarisms currently used by French speakers of all walks of life, from Paris to Perpignan, from Lyon to Le Mans.

Streetwise French with Audio CD helps you speak the Gallic language without un pépin (a hitch) by providing:

  • An overview of signature words differentiating speakers across the Francophone world
  • Engaging exercises that let you test your comprehension and polish your French skills
  • Vocabulary lists and a mini dictionary

Just a taste of what you'll find inside:

baratiner to hit on

faire une scène create a scene

les tablettes de chocolat abs, six-pack

Tu parles! So what!

boire un coup to have a drink

l'internaute web surfer

C'est vache! That sucks!

faire la bise to kiss on both cheeks

á la tienne Cheers!

* put your foot in it

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071478748
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/12/2006
  • Series: Streetwise...Series Series
  • Edition description: Book & CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,369,063
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Isabelle Rodrigues and Ted Neather are experienced authors and university

lecturers.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Salut! Ca va?
Greeting people - Asking how they are -- Saying how you feel

Chapter 2. Y a de l'abus!
Complaining about unfair treatment -- Giving someone a piece of your mind

Chapter 3. Excusez-moi monsieur
Asking the way -- Understanding directions

Chapter 4. T'as pas 100 balles à me filler?Asking a favor - Convincing/ persuading someone

Chapter 5. Ca n'a pas l'air de tourner rond
Giving support - Giving advice

Chapter 6. Alors, ca s'est bien passé?
Telling a Story

Chapter 7. Entre nous deux, c'est cool
Expressing your feelings

Chapter 8. C'est toujours hyper-bondé
Describing places

Chapter 9. J'avais craqué pour lui
Talking about the past

Chapter 10. Ca te brancherait pas?
Making plans -- Explaining your intentions

Chapter 11. etc.
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