- the connoisseur's guide to France
Survive in France... If
you don't speak any French, be reassured; here's the good news! Lots of
people in France speak English, specially young people, and people
working in tourism in Paris and the main holiday regions. Now
the bad news there are also lots who do not - even working in the
travel and hospitality business.
Here therefore are
twenty-five of the most important French words to learn, and
twenty-five simple French phrases that could well come in
during a trip to France.
vital French words and simple
expressions to learn before travelling
of each word is indicated in brackets).
The sound represented below as "eu"
is the "er" sound in the British pronunciation of the word her, or the "ur" of fur. So
French Jemore or less
rhymes with English her,
or with the word the
before a consonant (as
To listen to each word or phrase, just click the
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