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In achieving "savoir faire" and healthy into French tradition with ease

Written via an across the world well known specialist in French tradition, Ross Steele, this moment version of "The French Way" bargains a uniquely neutral and completely updated point of view on French attitudes, tastes, and customs concerning every little thing from enterprise kind (formal) to pets (doted on), dialog (an artwork shape) to humor (satiric, political), love (truly, madly, deeply) to time ("Better overdue than never!").

With assistance from "The French Way," you are going to: know the way humans from each nook of France have interaction, do enterprise, and dwell their day-by-day lives develop into well-versed in 90 significant issues together with foodstuff, family members, vacation trips, the media, faith, activities, funds, leisure, and "le shopping" examine the reality approximately universal myths and misconceptions about the French and speak conveniently with French-speaking humans with out committing fake pas

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Quelle heure est-ce que vous fermez? [a kel urr eskuh voo fairmay] we close at 8 pm on weekdays and 6 pm on Saturdays nous fermons do you close for lunch? est-ce que vous fermez pour déjeuner? 30 pm oui, entre une heure et trois heures et demi closed fermé [fairmay] cloth (fabric) le tissu [teessOO O ] (for cleaning etc) le chiffon [sheefON] clothes les vêtements [vetmON] clothes line la corde à linge [kord a lANj] clothes peg la pince à linge [pANss] cloud le nuage [nOO O -ahj] cloudy nuageux [nOO O -ahjuh] clutch l’embrayage m [ONbrayahj] l’indicatif pour la province?

That’s for me c’est pour moi [mwa] and this one? et l’autre? that’s for her c’est pour elle ABCDEFGHIJKLFo il parle couramment le français [kooramON] fly la mouche [moosh] (verb) voler [volay] fly in arriver en avion [arrevay food la nourriture [nooreetOO O r] food poisoning l’intoxication alimentaire f [ANtoxeekass-yON aleemONtair] food shop/store le magasin d’alimentation [magazAN daleemONtass-yON] foot* le pied [p-yay] on foot à pied football (game) le football (ball) le ballon de football [balON] football match le match de English š French flat (apartment) l’appartement m [apartmON] (adj) plat [pla] I’ve got a flat tyre j’ai un pneu à plat [jay un pnuh] flavour l’arôme m [arohm] flea la puce [pOO O ss] flight le vol flight number le numéro de O may-ro] vol [nOO flippers les palmes fpl [pal-m] flood l’inondation f [eenONdassyON] floor (of room) le plancher [plONshay] (storey) l’étage m [aytahj] on the floor par terre [tair] florist le/la fleuriste [flurreest] flour la farine [fareen] flower la fleur [flurr] flu la grippe [greep] fluent: he speaks fluent French where do I get the bus for Gare de l’Est?

Excusez-moi, quel est cet arrêt? [exkOO O zay mwa kelay setaray] is this where I change for Nice? Ī est-ce ici que je dois changer de train pour Nice? [es ee-see kuh juh dwa shONjay duh trrAN poor neess] 28 English š French ABCDEFGHIJKLMo English š French 29 a, an* un, une [AN, OO O n] about: about 20 environ vingt [ONveerON] it’s about 5 o’clock il est cinq heures environ a film about France un film O r] sur la France [sOO above au-dessus de [o-duh-sOO O ABCDEFGHIJKLAi duh] abroad à l’étranger [a laytrONjay] absolutely (I agree) absolument [absolOO O mON] accelerator l’accélérateur m [axaylayraturr] accept accepter [axeptay] accident l’accident m [axeedON] there’s been an accident il y O ] a eu un accident [eelya OO accommodation le logement [lojmON] accurate précis [praysee] ache la douleur [doolurr] my back aches j’ai mal au dos [jay] across: across the road de l’autre côté de la route [duh lohtr kohtay duh] adapter l’adaptateur m [adaptaturr] (plug) la prise multiple [preez mOO O lteepl] address l’adresse f [adress] what’s your address?

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