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Cover all possible scenarios you may encounter in France from your arrival in the airport up to some unfortunate ones (sickness for example).

+1400 words/expressions in French/ English and English pronunciation.

Order the right food with the menu helper: A huge list (more than 600 words) of vocabulary/dishes translated to English and phonetics!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Frederic BIBARD (P)2017 Frederic Bibard / Talk in French

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Comprehensive vocabulary, a great experience

I really enjoyed this audiobook! Beautiful voices, first off. It pretty much covers all the vocabulary you will need "to travel in France with confidence." You need to know the basics of French first, though, since it doesn't go through any grammar review. This is for a beginning-to-intermediate student wanting to acquire vocabulary and usage.


The reason why I gave it only 4 stars in performance is because sometimes the English translations are grammatically funky or mispronounced. But hey, it'll help you get used to understanding a French accent!


 One of my favorite features of this book is its layout. First you can listen to the Fr/En recordings by Mariem Nouni to learn the material. Then you can use Frederic Bibard's recordings (the same words in French only!) as flashcards to see if you can understand the French without using English as a crutch. He even shows all the different ways you can pronounce one word. Great job, guys!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Great book to learn French

“French Phrasebook: +1400 Phrases to Travel in France with Confidence” is a great audiobook to learn French. I have never taken French, but I have always been interested. This short book definitively helped me learn words and phrases in French. I really appreciated the repetition of words and phrases since it helps with the learning process. I also enjoyed that the book contains everything you could need to establish conversations, get directions, indicate places to visit or sightseen, among many other useful words. This audible version allows you to not only learn a word but also its pronunciation and how/when to use it. I highly recommend this book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great Refresher

I have studied French for 6 years- 2 years in high school and 4 years in college. I found that this audible was very helpful as a refresher since I haven't spoken French or practiced it for 3 years since I started medical school. The people who were saying and translating the phrases were very clear and helpful. If you put it in the time to practice and repeat with them, it would definitely help.

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Perfect way to learn french

I have taken some French lessons before but nothing as easy and thorough as this. I have gained a wealth of the French language. It makes the whole learning process easy and efficient.  It offers everything that I need to speak as much French as I want. I have learned so many vocabulary words, phrases, and proper pronouncing of the French language.

 

This audio book is a very good source for someone like me, looking to pick up phrases and words in French. It offers everything that you will need to have the confidence to speak French without error. It is a fantastic approach to learn and speak French for beginners or someone looking to brush up on the French language as I was.

 

It has complete words and phrases that are spoken clearly in French and then followed by the pronunciation in English.  It definitely adds a enormous French vocabulary to your learning. It allows you to be able to play and rewind or fast forward if needed. You can also stop and continue where you left off. It has a bookmark feature that is complementary. You can skip whole chapters if you desire as well for your convenience.

 

This audiobook was worth my time!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A handy guide for tourists.

This book is perfect for a handy guide while traveling in France. It has a written guide for visual learners as well as being able to hear the way each word or phrase is said. This means you will be able to properly pronounce the words. I especially liked that it included a section on food and food allergies. Those who suffer from food allergies will be able to eat safely while traveling in another country.

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such a great resource to have

I used to study French by myself using various online resources for a few months but I had given up because I couldn't pronounce ANY words correctly. This audiobook has been a tremendous help in teaching me how to pronounce each word correctly and thanks to this audiobook, I am going to resume learning French! This audiobook comes with a PDF which entails both the transcript of the audiobook and the pronunciation of every word/phrase. It is a great resource for anyone learning French and for anyone who wants to learn it correctly. Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Comprehensive and to the point.

What made the experience of listening to French Phrasebook the most enjoyable?

Being an illustrator and having gone through major surgery, one might assume I don't exactly have time to keep time to keep my French language skills as proficient as i'd like it to be despite occasionally using other language learning opportunities like Duolingo and My aunt in Quebec and friend near Versailles.

This book however, provided a quick and for the most part well organized way to immerse myself once again into the language, and I was pleasantly surprised the breadth of the topics covered, certainly enough for any tourist to get by if you're planning for a visit to Montreal, Paris or any French speaking territory. The reason i'm giving the performance a lower score is that

1. The english translation can occasionally be a little awkward and
2. I don't know if this is an audible issue but if the chapters were labeled by what content was in them, it'd be easier for someone who was maybe in a rush to get right to the phrases they might need at that moment.

Overall, this book cuts right to the chase, and I think it'd be a good asset for beginners in a rush and intermediates that need a brush up.

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Fast paced yet easy to follow along

Before this book, my background with the French language was very limited. I've never had the chance to take French as a school course growing up, but have been interested in learning to be able to at least understand and use a few conversational phrases. In the past I have tried a phone app as well as a free online course but never really stuck with it and the reading material wasn't readily available once completed.

After beginning this book on audible, I found it extremely helpful that there was a PDF version you could either use to follow along or use on it's own. The PDF also had a vast amount of extra information to better assist with understanding that wasn't talked about in the audio. The pace of the audio was a bit fast paced for a beginner like me, but I feel having the PDF available was a huge help. The amount of phrases and usefulness of the phrases would definitely come in handy to those who have the need to speak the language, but it's also a great tool for a beginner to go through as well.

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Want to learn French? Grab this book!

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The French Phrasebook is a must have for anyone traveling to France and doesn’t know their language. What you get from the audio book will make your time there easy, as it has different chapters covering how to communicate during various encounters. The book tells you how to ask for directions back to your hotel, order food at a restaurant, introduce yourself, know where the police station is, ask the cost for a taxi, say thank, hello, interact with people you meet. Oh my! the list is endless. Done in simple and direct manner the book is easy to follow and internalize. For someone like me learning French the book comes in handy as I continue with my classes. I can practice some of the phrases and maybe surprise my teacher with my pronunciation when we get to them. I definitely recommend this book for anyone learning French or travelling to France. Thumbs up Mariem Nouni and Frederic Bibard.

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Can’t go wrong with this purchase!

What made the experience of listening to French Phrasebook the most enjoyable?

"I am a beginner level learner, not ever having taken any French classes before. So from a purely novice beginner's point of view, I can say that this is a great guide for tourists. I would be completely comfortable traveling to France with the training that this guide alone provides. In just a very short time, I learned a pretty comprehensive French vocabulary. This guide pretty much covers everything you need to know to get around, and each chapter covers a different scenario you are likely to find yourself in. In addition, you can also download a pdf version of this e-book which is very helpful as well, making this an even better value! You simply can't go wrong with this purchase!"

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  • Fatha Hassan
  • 08-23-17

Cool listen

I have had some difficulty trying to grasp the French language and as a beginner I really enjoyed how the audio felt as if someone was conversing with me. I really enjoyed having a voice talking back that articulated the words that if I was reading I would of mispronounced.  The repetition was highly helpful as I had time to repeat the words and given a chance to hear it clearly. I was able to learn new words and pick up on the mistakes I had with others in terms of pronunciation.

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  • Gemma Partington
  • 12-13-17

Great for learning French

Would you consider the audio edition of French Phrasebook to be better than the print version?

Yes, through having the French Phrasebook in an audible version, it helps the reader grasp the pronunciation correctly and accurately with little room for distraction. You can gain a better understanding of nouns and verbs where if you didn’t get something, you can go over it again with a high level to grasp the concept.

What was one of the most memorable moments of French Phrasebook?

The great consistency of the reading voice. I felt through the duration of the book, the voice delivered a great performance and kept me alert and keen without becoming bored. I have never had a French Phrasebook like this before until now, and I can definitely say I will be using this Phrasebook in the future.

What does Mariem Nouni and Frederic Bibard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The high level you feel through having the detail brought to you at the reader’s comfort. Learning using this type of style keeps the brain active so it is definitely easier to learn a new language using this type of audible reading.

Any additional comments?

Great phrasebook which individuals can definitely use to learn and grow their love of the French language through this by step by step.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-24-17

Amazing Phrasebook

I like the structure of the book. It's really well built because of that it's easy to learn.
I personally love the bonus section, particularly the "A Guide to French Food Habits ....". :)
I can strongly recommend it for everyone who plan to go to France for holiday or a short trip.