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Publisher Comments:

Any French language guide can teach you a simple phrase like J'ai faim! ("I'm starving!") But only Wicked French will give you the edge on a snooty Parisian waiter: Garcon! N'avez-vous pas de glacons pour le vin? ("Boy! Don't you have any ice cubes for the wine?")

While humiliated tourists mispronounce "This wine is good" (Ce vin est bon), you'll handle the French impressively with expressions like "The Haut-Medoc tries to tickle but pinches instead." (Ce Haut-Medoc essaye de chatouiller mais il pince.) Make new friends by knowing the only compliment a Frenchman wants to hear: Vous etes les gens les plus intelligents du monde. (You are the most intelligent people on earth.") With quick-to-find practical tips throughout, Wicked French gives even the first-time visitor the confidence to keep his nose held high. 

Synopsis:

It's a wicked world out there. And to help the millions of Americans who venture beyond our shores every year come the phrase-books that put the visitor in control. Together with 933,000 copies in print.

Synopsis:

A humorous guide to French which teaches language with attitude.

Synopsis:

"Vous etes une super nana."
You are one fabulous babe.

"Vos yeux sont aussi bleus que l'ocean de mon amour pour vous est grand."
Your eyes are as blue as the sea of my love for you is large.

"Sans vous je ne suis qu'un ver de terre."
I am only an earthworm without you.

"Comment vous appelez-vous, mon bijou de trente-six carats?"
And what is your name, my jewel of thirty-six carats?

"Ciel! Voutre mari!"
Ah! Your husband!

About the Author

Howard Tomb is the author of the Wicked Travel books. He also writes for the Sunday Travel Section of the New York Times.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

WELCOME TO FRANCE
  • Welcome to France…5
  • Making French Noises with Your Mouth and Nose…5
  • The Untranslatables Pronunciation disclaimer
  • …9
  • Friendly Customs Agents and Their Machine Guns…9
  • Prayer of the Frequent Flier…11
GETTING AROUND
  • Taxi Driver…12
  • Taxi Driver avec Cujo…14
  • Kilometers per Hour: Get a Grip…16
  • Rondpoint Technique and Recommended Armaments…17
  • Epithets on Wheels…18
  • Lesser-Known International Symbols…19
  • Fine Points of the Paris Metro…20
  • Railway Romance…21

ACCOMMODATIONS
  • Notorious Snouts, Part I: The Concierge…24
  • Notorious Snouts, Part II: The Réceptioniste…25
  • Tiny Hotel Rooms of France…26
  • Threatening the Maid…27
  • Tipping…28
  • Stiffing

SIGHTS, SOUNDS, AND SMELLS
  • Fashion Bondage…30
  • Dieter's Desiderata…31
  • Demon Children of the Eiffel Tower…32
  • Prayer to the Don…33
  • The Most Gigantic Art Museum on Earth…34
  • Intelligent Comments about Art You Can Make Yourself
  • Negotiating the Topless Beach…38

BUREAUCRACY AND CULTURE
  • Cultivating Your Attitude Problem…40
  • Understanding European Business Hours…42
  • Waiting for Godot's Telegram…44

WINE AND FOOD
  • No Bad Waiters…46
  • Organs You May Wish to Avoid Eating…48
  • Wine Talk of the Sophisticates…50

CAFE AND NIGHTLIFE
  • Dominating the Disco…52
  • Exotic Drinks of the French Nightclub…53
  • Café Etiquette…54
  • Existentialism and Other Bull…54
  • Banishing Shrimps…56
  • Favorite Pet Names…57
  • The Words of Love…58
  • Your Emergency Confession…60

THE MODEL GUEST
  • Your First Rural Experience…62
  • The Inevitable Thank-You Note…63

Product Details

ISBN:
9780894806162
Author:
Tomb, Howard
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
French
Subject:
French language
Subject:
France
Subject:
Terms and phrases
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Voyages and travels -- Humor.
Subject:
France Guidebooks Humor.
Subject:
French language - C
Subject:
Foreign Languages -French
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 160
Publication Date:
19890131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6.08x4.07x.19 in. .11 lbs.

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Product details 64 pages Workman Publishing - French 9780894806162 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It's a wicked world out there. And to help the millions of Americans who venture beyond our shores every year come the phrase-books that put the visitor in control. Together with 933,000 copies in print.
"Synopsis" by , A humorous guide to French which teaches language with attitude.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Vous etes une super nana."
You are one fabulous babe.

"Vos yeux sont aussi bleus que l'ocean de mon amour pour vous est grand."
Your eyes are as blue as the sea of my love for you is large.

"Sans vous je ne suis qu'un ver de terre."
I am only an earthworm without you.

"Comment vous appelez-vous, mon bijou de trente-six carats?"
And what is your name, my jewel of thirty-six carats?

"Ciel! Voutre mari!"
Ah! Your husband!
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