Rick Steves' French Phrase Book & Dictionary

Rick Steves' French Phrase Book & Dictionary

by Rick Steves

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ISBN-13: 9781612382029
Publisher: Avalon Publishing
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Series: Rick Steves' Travel Guides Series
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 69,552
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rick Steves has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. Rick produces a public television series (Rick Steves' Europe), a public radio show (Travel with Rick Steves), and an app and podcast (Rick Steves Audio Europe); writes a bestselling series of guidebooks and a nationally syndicated newspaper column; organizes guided tours that take thousands of travelers to Europe annually; and offers an information-packed website (RickSteves.com). With the help of his hardworking staff of 80 at Europe Through the Back Door—in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle—Rick's mission is to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans.

Table of Contents

Getting Started1
French Basics4
Meeting and Greeting4
Essentials5
Where?6
How Much?6
How Many?7
When?7
Struggling with French8
Handy Questions9
Le Yin et le Yang11
Big Little Words12
Quintessentially French Expressions13
Counting14
Numbers14
Money17
Money Words19
Time20
Timely Expressions21
About Time22
The Day22
The Week23
The Month23
The Year24
Holidays and Happy Days24
Key Phrases: Money19
Key Phrases: Time20
Traveling26
Flights26
Making a Reservation26
At the Airport27
Getting to/from the Airport27
Trains28
The Train Station28
Getting a Ticket29
Reservations, Supplements, and Discounts31
Ticket Talk32
Changing Trains33
On the Platform33
On the Train34
Reading Train and Bus Schedules36
Going Places37
Places within France37
Buses and Subways39
At the Bus Station or Metro Stop39
Taking Buses and Subways40
Taxis42
Getting a Taxi42
In the Taxi43
Driving45
Rental Wheels45
At the Gas Station46
Car Trouble47
Parking48
Finding your Way49
Route-Finding Words50
The Police51
Reading Road Signs51
Other Signs You May See52
Key Phrases: Trains31
Key Phrases: Buses and Subways41
Key Phrases: Taxis42
Key Phrases: Driving45
Sleeping54
Places to Stay54
Reserving a Room54
L'Alphabet56
Using a Credit Card57
Just the Fax, Ma'am59
Getting Specific59
Families61
Mobility Issues61
Confirming, Changing, and Cancelling Reservations62
Nailing Down the Price63
Choosing a Room64
Breakfast65
Hotel Help65
Chill Out67
Hotel Hassles67
Checking Out68
Camping69
Key Phrases: Sleeping55
Eating70
Restaurants70
Types of Restaurants and Cuisine70
Finding a Restaurant71
Getting a Table72
The Menu74
Ordering75
Tableware and Condiments77
The Food Arrives78
Complaints78
Compliments to the Chef79
Paying for Your Meal79
Special Concerns80
In a Hurry80
Dietary Restrictions81
Children82
What's Cooking84
Breakfast84
What's Probably Not for Breakfast84
Snacks and Quick Lunches85
Hors d'Oeuvres86
Sandwiches87
If You Knead Bread88
Say Cheese88
Soups and Salads89
Seafood90
Poultry91
Meat91
Meat, but92
How Food is Prepared92
Veggies95
Fruits96
Nuts97
Just Desserts97
Creme de la Creme99
Drinking100
Water, Milk, and Juice100
Coffee and Tea101
Wine102
Wine Words103
Wine Labels104
Beer104
Bar Talk105
Picnicking107
At the Grocery107
Tasty Picnic Words108
Key Phrases: Restaurants72
Key Phrases: What's Cooking86
Avoiding Mis-Steaks92
French Regional Specialties93
French Cooking Styles and Sauces96
Key Phrases: Drinking101
Menu Decoder110
French / English110
English / French121
Activities132
Sightseeing132
Where?132
At the Sight133
Please133
Tours134
Entrance Signs135
Discounts135
In the Museum135
Art and Architecture136
Castles and Palaces137
Religious Words138
Shopping139
French Shops139
Shop Till You Drop141
Street Markets142
Clothes143
Colors144
Materials144
Jewelry145
Sports146
Bicycling146
Swimming and Boating147
Sports Talk148
Entertainment149
Entertaining Words149
Key Phrases: Sightseeing133
Key Phrases: Shopping139
Connect151
Phoning151
Telephone Words152
Cell Phones153
E-Mail and the Web154
E-mail154
Web Words155
On-Screen155
Mailing156
Licking the Postal Code156
Key Phrases: E-Mail155
Key Phrases: Mailing157
Help!158
Theft and Loss159
Helpful Words160
Help for Women160
Key Phrases: Help!158
Services161
Laundry161
Clean Words162
Haircuts162
Repair163
Filling Out Forms164
Health165
Ailments167
Women's Health168
Parts of the Body169
Healthy Words172
First-Aid Kit173
Contacts and Glasses174
Toiletries175
Makeup176
For Babies176
More Baby Things177
Key Phrases: Health165
Chatting178
Nothing More Than Feelings179
Who's Who180
Family180
Work180
Chatting with Children182
Travel Talk183
Map Musings184
Favorite Things188
Thanks a Million189
Weather190
Smoking191
Responses for All Occasions191
Conversing with Animals192
Profanity192
Sweet Curses193
Create Your Own Conversation194
Who194
What195
Why195
You Be the Judge196
Beginnings and Endings197
The French Political Scene198
A French Romance199
Words of Love199
Ah, l'Amour199
Key Phrases: Chatting179
Dictionary203
French / English203
English / French226
Tips For Hurdling the Language Barrier250
Don't Be Afraid to Communicate250
International Words252
French Verbs253
French Tongue Twisters256
English Tongue Twisters257
French Songs258
French Gestures260
Numbers and Stumblers260
Appendix262
Let's Talk Telephones262
Country Codes263
Useful Phone Numbers264
Embassies264
Tear-Out Cheat Sheet265
Hotel Reservation Fax Form267
Illustrations
Standard Road Signs
Parts of the Body
Human Temp Thermometer
Weather Thermometer
Maps
Major Rail Lines in France
France
Europe
The United States
The World

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