French Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423622444
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Introduces the French language using pictures and English words to learn how to pronounce the words and phrases in French.

Spanish Slanguage

Author: Michael Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423615220
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

It’s simple: follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud, and soon you’ll be speaking Spanish. This handy, easy-to-read language guide is easy to carry and gives the basic phrases you need while traveling, asking directions, or ordering food at a restaurant. It also includes phrases for medical or legal emergencies, as well as terminology for hotels, airports, and so on. But most of all, it’s just plain fun!

More French Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423648307
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The newest volume in Mike Ellis’s best-selling Slanguage series will help you learn even more interesting French words and phrases. With this newest volume in the best-selling Slanguage series, author Mike Ellis provides translations and pronunciation guides for nearly 300 more French words and phrases, focusing on such categories as clothing and fashion, dining, entertainment, cooking and baking, and destinations. These pocket-sized guides are easy to use and make great gifts for kids or adults who want a fun way to learn the basics of a new language. Just use the easy pronunciation guide that incorporates easy English terms and fun and helpful illustrations, and you’ll be saying things like “What’s up?” (Quad Enough) and “Kisses, sweetie” (Bee Zoo Shoe Shoe) in no time. These easy-to-use, pocket-sized language guides are a great way to learn to speak hundreds of basic words and phrases in the most popular foreign languages. With these fun visual guides, just follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Soon you’ll be speaking the language well enough to be understood by most native speakers while asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, shopping, or just making new friends! Mike Ellis is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He’s the author of nearly a dozen previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia.

German Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423631934
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

With this fun visual guide, just follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Soon you’ll be speaking simple German words and phrases well enough to be understood by most native speakers. Try asking someone their name: Vee Highs An Zee? Or tell them to "Be patient": Get Dual Dig.

Italian Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423624929
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

With this fun visual guide, simply follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud: soon you'll be speaking Italian! Ask how someone is doing: "Comb Mess Tie" or say breakfast: "Cole Lot See Owe Nay." The simple icons are easy to follow and this pocket-sized guide is easy to carry with you. It will give you the basic phrases you need to get around while traveling, whether asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, or shopping. But most of all, it's just plain fun!

Russian Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423646819
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Russian language

This latest volume in the popular Slanguage series is geared toward helping you learn how to speak Russian, either for your next trip to Moscow or to talk with your great aunt Zlata from the old country. Just follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Soon you'll be speaking simple Russian words and phrases well enough to be understood--such as Good evening (Doe Bray Vee Sure) and How are you? (Cock Tee). The simple icons are easy to follow and this pocket-sized guide is easy to carry with you. It will give you the basic words and phrases you need for greeting people, asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, shopping, and dozens of other common situations. And best of all, it's a fun and quick way to learn Russian! Mike Ellis is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He runs the popular Web site www.slanguage.com and is the author of eleven previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia. Learn hundreds of Russian words and phrases the fun and unique Slanguage way!

Dictionary of French Slang and Colloquial Expressions

Author: Henry Strutz
Publisher: Barron's snippet
ISBN: 0764141155
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Titles in this quick-reference series for language students and international travelers each present more than four thousand informal, commonly used words and phrases--including slang--in their target language, with English translations and equivalent phrases.

Travel Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 1423642333
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: English language

The popular Slanguage series has helped hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic fans learn to easily communicate better in foreign languages either while traveling abroad or at home. Now it takes on the topic of travel itself, presenting more than two dozen travel-related words and phrases in ten different languages. So if you’re in France looking for a nice hotel(Bell Oh Tell), or if you’d like to know how much(Kwan Toe?) a souvenir from Italy costs, Travel Slanguageis the book for you.

Dirty French

Author: Adrien Clautrier
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 9781569757604
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study


Get Thee to a Punnery

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 094171182X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Humor

Quotes, puns, adverts, logos, news headlines - here is a pun of everyersuasion - prepare to start groaning...In a supermarket: Prices are bornere and raised elsewhere. In a music store window: Guitars for sale. Cheap.o strings attached. On the door of another music store: Gone Chopin. Bach in minuet. "Get Thee to a Punnery" proves that the pun is mightier than theword...and here are sidesplitting puns of every color, stripe and persuasiono suit every whim. Even if you don't know that your humerus is your funnyone, this is the book for you.

Talk Dirty Italian

Author: Alexis Munier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440515828
Release Date: 2008-10-17
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This sort of Italian isn't Church sanctioned. Whether ordering a slice in Little Italy or riding along the Grand Canal, Talk Dirty: Italian is your guide to truly spitting the sauce. Loaded with plenty of words and expressions that could make Tony Soprano blush, you'll sound like you just got off the boat with entries like the one below. And with the curses, slang, and idiomatic expressions split into different situation-based sections, you're guaranteed to always know what to say--no matter where you are. Italian word: scopabile Definition: f**kable, lit. sweepable Phrase: Niente male la tua suocera; anzi direi che è propio scopabile. Literal Translation: Your mother-in-law is not so bad looking; in fact she's quite f**kable.

The Wordless Travel Book

Author: Jonathan Meader
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9780307815347
Release Date: 2013-03-26
Genre: Travel

It is a unique triumph for us to present a travel book that helps you communicate without words! All you need to do is point at the icons contained in this inventive little book, and you'll be able to speak a foreign language and be understood. Encased in a sturdy clear plastic jacket for easy travel. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dictionary of Louisiana French

Author: Albert Valdman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604734041
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Electronic books

The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes the current usage of French-speaking peoples in the five broad regions of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River, the central area, the north, and the western prairie. Data were collected during interviews from at least five persons in each of twenty-four areas in these regions. In addition to the data collected from fieldwork, the dictionary contains material compiled from existing lexical inventories, from texts published after 1930, and from archival recordings. The new authoritative resource, the DLF not only contains the largest number of words and expressions but also provides the most complete information available for each entry. Entries include the word in the conventional French spelling, the pronunciation (including attested variants), the part of speech classification, the English equivalent, and the word's use in common phrases. The DLF features a wealth of illustrative examples derived from fieldwork and textual sources and identification of the parish where the entry was collected or the source from which it was compiled. An English-to-Louisiana French index enables readers to find out how particular notions would be expressed in la Louisiane .

Japanese Street Slang

Author: Peter Constantine
Publisher: Weatherhill
ISBN: 0834802503
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Japanese Street Slangis the first and only exposé of the rough and ready, raw and down-dirty street language as it is used in Japan today. Here's how they really speak: The hustlers and high rollers, the teens and Tokyo yuppies, the gangsters and their ladies of the night. Witty mini-essays trace the fascinating origins of many expressions and the rollicking example sentences reveal just how and where they may be heard. WARNING: Many of the expressions featured in this book are extremely potent. Beware of using them inadvertently—mass panic might ensue.

Learning French from Spanish and Spanish from French

Author: Anita Alkhas
Publisher:
ISBN: 1626164258
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre:

All human languages have some things in common, but certain languages--because of their shared history--have a great deal in common. Those commonalities can help a learner proficient in one of a pair of related languages learn the second language more quickly. This book will serve as a catalyst for adult English speakers who have learned either Spanish or French as an L2 and wish to learn the other language as an L3. The manual takes advantage of the fact that learners with intermediate proficiency in an L2 are used to thinking consciously about language, know themselves as language learners, and can capitalize on what they know about one language to understand the other. The manual contains seven chapters that present concise and linguistically accurate descriptions of the paired languages, provide targeted exercises with answer keys, and give many examples of each principle. Audio files help with pronunciation. Parallel texts are short readings that help illustrate contrasts and similarities. The book aims to accelerate the work of third-language learning for students, travelers, and budding multilinguals.