Featuring pronunciation, a menu guide, a mini-dictionary, hotel information, and emergency phrases.
Sitting at a Parisian bistro, you wish a libation, so you page through this phrase book before you tell the waiter, "Une carafe de vin rouge maison, s'il vous plait." (A carafe of house red, please). Starting by outlining pronunciation, the specific uses of the French word "on" ("I" or "we"), and the genders of nouns, this comprehensive handbook compiles words and phrases commonly required by tourists and business travelers and lists the actual French spellings followed by a listing of the word in English sound syllables. From greetings to deciphering restaurant menus, the this is the perfect French-language traveling companion throughout France. Whether you're trying to order dinner or get back to your hotel, you cannot make your way without knowing what to say, and the Eyewitness Travel Guide Phrase Books are the perfect guide for tongue-tied tourists. These compact, user-friendly books fit right into your pocket or purse, and meet the communications needs of the tourist and business traveler alike. Based on an innovative system of imitated pronunciation, phrases are organized into logical and practical divisions, including time; food and drink; air travel; bus, taxi, and subway information; shopping; health and medical care; and much more. Typical replies to questions you may be asked, as well as signs and instructions you're likely to see or hear, are also given. The guides also include a carefully selected mini-dictionary, and useful conversion tables translating distance, clothing sizes, and weight.