Synopses & Reviews
"Gets quickly to the heart of communication." — The New York Times
Compact and comprehensive, this convenient reference contains more than 1,600 numbered entries for every occasion. New contents include vocabulary and phrases for modern technology, transportation, and communications, plus essential information for travelers and points of interest about language and culture. Contains a pronunciation guide, a French Food and Wine supplement, and a 2,500-word English-French dictionary.
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.
Compact and comprehensive, this convenient, up-to-date reference contains over 1,600 numbered entries of terms for every occasion plus a 2,500-word English-French dictionary, quick summaries for instant communication, and sidebars with facts, cultural information, slang, and trivia.
Table of Contents
Pronunciation Informal and Formal Masculine and Feminine La Francophonie Everyday Expressions
Useful Phrases Introductions Social Phrases Describing People Difficulties Numbers and Time
Cardinals Numbers Ordinal Numbers Time Days and Month Seasons and Weather Travel and Transportation
Traveling customs Tickets Baggage Train Airplane Bus Local Bus and Streetcar Subway Two Wheels and On Foot Boat Taxi Car Parts of the Car Tools Accommodations
Hotel Housekeeping Apartment Household Items Restaurant and Food
Restaurant Menu Appetizers Meat, Fish, and Seafood Vegetables Fruits and Nuts Other Foods Desserts Breakfast Beverages Regional Specialties Regional Cheeses What to See
Sightseeing Place of Worship What to Do
Entertainment Sports and Activities What to Buy
Shopping Stores Quantities and Measurement Colors and Patterns Souvenir Shop Clothing and Accessories Clothing Footwear Jewelry Fabrics Notions Photography Bookstore and Newsstand At the Tobacconist's At the Hair Salon Laundry and Dry Cleaning Health
Accidents Illness Pharmacy Dentist Optician Parts of the Body Communication
Bank Post Office Telephone Computers and Internet Keyboard Layouts Appendix
Informal Language Public Holidays Famous Sites Geographical Names in Frequent Use Driving in Europe Road Signs and Public Notices French Food and Wine Supplement Dictionary Index