By Gail Stein

Master French in exactly one day

When time is of the essence, belief Countdown to French to support readers grasp the language fast and successfully. prepared into 24 units--each of that's designed to take not more than one hour to study--this self-instruction ebook provides fabric in a "countdown" style, from Hour 24 down to zero, permitting newcomers to gauge their growth alongside the way.

Beginning with a easy creation of grammar and vocabulary basics, the devices circulation fast to functional conversational abilities for either holiday and enterprise tourists. Upon of entirety of the guide--the an identical of only one day--readers desirous to practice their newly honed language abilities might be capable of converse in quite a few daily, real-world situations.

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The road is busy. los angeles ligne est occupée. / l. a. ligne n’est pas libre. Please redial the quantity. Recomposez le numéro, s’il vous plaît. the phone is out of order. Le téléphone est en panne (hors service). There’s no dial tone. Il n’y a pas de tonalité. There’s loads of static at the line. Il y a beaucoup de parasites sur l. a. ligne. for you to communicate to an operator, ask for le (la) standardiste: Le (la) standardiste, s’il vous plaît. 173 13 (163-174) bankruptcy 1200 7/18/03 12:13 web page 174 COUNTDOWN TO FRENCH TIME’S UP! with out taking a look within the lesson, see when you can resolution those questions: 1. Vous ne voulez pas aller au cinéma ce soir? (say certain) 2. Vous avez envie de dîner dans un eating place? (say no) three. Vous fumez? four. remark vous appelez-vous? five. Où habitez-vous? 6. Quel est votre numéro de téléphone? 7. Quel âge avez-vous? eight. Combien coûte un voyage en France? nine. Lequel des motion pictures modernes préférez-vous? 10. Qu’est-ce qui est sur votre bureau? 174 14 (175-184) bankruptcy 1100 7/18/03 12:13 web page a hundred seventy five looking support grasp those talents • Getting support anyplace • on the publish workplace • on the hair salon • on the dry cleaner’s • on the optician’s • on the digicam shop • on the jeweler’s • Getting distinct companies for designated wishes during this lesson you’ll the right way to get all of the own prone chances are you'll desire whereas touring in a French-speaking nation. a hundred seventy five Copyright 2004 by way of The McGraw-Hill businesses, Inc. click on the following for phrases of Use. 14 (175-184) bankruptcy 1100 7/18/03 12:13 web page 176 COUNTDOWN TO FRENCH GETTING aid wherever even if you're looking sure companies or try to have whatever repaired, use the words less than on the publish workplace, the hair salon, the dry cleaner’s, the optician’s, the jeweler’s, or the digital camera shop: are you able to aid me, please? Pourriez-vous m’aider, s’il vous plaît? i want . . . Il me faut . . . /J’ai besoin de (d’) . . . the place is the closest . . . ? Où se trouve le (la) plus proche . . . ? publish place of work le bureau de poste hairdresser le salon de hairstyle dry cleanser l. a. teinturerie/le urgent optician l’opticien (m. ) digital camera shop le magasin de photographie jeweler los angeles bijouterie Do you will have . . . ? Avez-vous . . . ? Do you promote . . . ? Vendez-vous . . . ? At what time do you open? Vous êtes ouvert à quelle heure? At what time do you close up? Vous fermez à quelle heure? What days are you open (closed)? Vous êtes ouvert (vous fermez) quels jours? are you able to repair . . . ? Pouvez-vous réparer . . . ? are you able to repair it (them) this day? Pouvez-vous le (la, les) réparer aujourd’hui? are you able to repair it (them) quickly (while I wait)? Pouvez-vous le (la, les) réparer provisoirement (pendant que j’attends)? How a lot will that rate? Ça coûtera combien? may well i've got a receipt? Puis-je avoir un reçu? on the publish workplace when you go back and forth to a overseas nation, you'll really most probably need to make a cease or at a publish place of work to buy stamps or to ship applications. 176 14 (175-184) bankruptcy 1100 7/18/03 12:13 web page 177 11:00 • looking support Sending messages to and from international nations has been made more uncomplicated and much more cost-effective with using the net and e mail.

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