Streetwise French: Speak and Understand Everyday French

Streetwise French: Speak and Understand Everyday French

by Isabelle Rodrigues, Ted Neather, Chris Garratt
     
 

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

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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
Edition description:
Book & CD
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,375,606
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Isabelle Rodrigues and Ted Neather are experienced authors and university lecturers.

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