French Slanguage

Author: Michael Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423622451
Release Date: 2012-05-01
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 French! Ask how someone is doing: “Comet Haley View” or say thank you very much: “Mare See Bow Cool.” 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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

What They Didn t Teach You in French Class

Author: Adrien Clautrier
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 9781612437309
Release Date: 2017-10-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Sipping a café au lait at a sidewalk bistro... Getting down at Paris’s hottest club... Cheering on Les Bleus at the stadium... Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in France’s everyday language. • What’s up? Ça va? • She’s totally hot. Elle est bandante. • This party is lit! Cette bringue est enflammée! • That brie smells funky. Ce brie sent putain de drôle. • Wanna French kiss? On se roule une pelle? • That ref is a moron. L’arbitre est un abruti.

French fun

Author: Steve Timmins
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471641383
Release Date: 1995-10-17
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Provides common idioms of the spoken French of Quebec, with literal translations of phrases and the linguistic or cultural stories behind them

French English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465465979
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Now comes with a free companion audio app that allows readers to scan the pages to hear words spoken in both French and English. Newly revised and updated, the French-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a quick and intuitive way to learn and recall everyday words in French. Introducing a range of useful current vocabulary in thematic order, this dictionary uses full-color photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life-from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world-with panel features on key nouns, verbs, and useful phrases. The French-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary features: + A quick and intuitive way to learn and remember thousands of words. + A complete range of illustrated objects and scenes from everyday life. + Fast and effective learning for any situation, from home and office to shopping and dining out. + Detailed index for instant reference. The illustrations provide a quick and intuitive route to learning a language, defining the words visually so it is easier to remember them and creating a colorful and stimulating learning resource for the foreign-language and EFL/ESL student.

HarperCollins Language Survival Guide France

Author: HarperCollins Publishers
Publisher: Collins Reference
ISBN: 0060536926
Release Date: 2003-05-27
Genre: Travel

A phrase book ... a dictionary ... a travel guide ... all in one! The HarperCollins Language Survival Guide: France covers every aspect of travel in France from traffic signs to menu items and bank machines, plus practical know-how like choosing the best wines at a winery or restaurant, or ordering the perfect crepe. Totally different from every other language or phrase book. You'll find: Clear, to-the-point photographs illustrating vocabulary and social customs for quick and easy reference Practical tourist information Concise bilingual dictionary and grammar section

English As She Is Spoke

Author: Jose de Fonseca & Carolino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781625580313
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

In 1855, when Jose da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino wrote an English phrasebook for Portuguese students, they faced just one problem: they didn't know any English. Even worse, they didn't own an English-to-Portuguese dictionary. What they did have, though, was a Portuguese-to-French dictionary, and a French-to-English dictionary. The linguistic train wreck that ensued is a classic of unintentional humor, now revived in the first newly selected edition in a century. Armed with Fonseca and Carolino's guide, a Portuguese traveler can insult a barber ("What news tell me? All hairs dresser are newsmonger"), complain about the orchestra ("It is a noise which to cleve the head"), go hunting ("let aim it! let make fire him"), and consult a handy selection of truly mystifying "Idiotisms and Proverbs."

Talk to the Snail

Author: Stephen Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1596917431
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Genre: Travel

Have you ever walked into a half-empty Parisian restaurant, only to be told that it's "complet"? Attempted to say "merci beaucoup" and accidentally complimented someone's physique? Been overlooked at the boulangerie due to your adherence to the bizarre foreign custom of waiting in line? Well, you're not alone. The internationally bestselling author of A Year in the Merde and In the Merde for Love has been there too, and he is here to help. In Talk to the Snail, Stephen Clarke distills the fruits of years spent in the French trenches into a truly handy (and hilarious) book of advice. Read this book, and find out how to get good service from the grumpiest waiter; be exquisitely polite and brutally rude at the same time; and employ the language of l'amour and le sexe. Everything you need is here in this funny, informative, and seriously useful guide to getting what you really want from the French.

My First Book of French Words

Author: Katy R. Kudela
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 9781429643696
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Simple text paired with themed photos invite the reader to learn to speak French"--Provided by publisher.

Fluent Forever

Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780385348102
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

Yiddish Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 142364462X
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Yiddish language

Feeling like a language klutz? Stop your kvetching. With "Yiddish Slanguage" there's no need to schlep around a heavy textbook; with a little chutzpah and a copy of this book, you'll be a Yiddish-speaking mensch in no time! The best-selling series is at it again. Mike Ellis, the man who has taught a quarter of a million people the Slanguage way to speak French, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, and more, is giving Slanguage fans a fun and easy way to take on Yiddish. This pocket-sized guide couldn't be easier to use; just read the English prompt words paired with helpful illustrations. Soon you'll be speaking basic Yiddish phrases, like please and thank you to make a bubele proud, and ordering bagels, borscht, and blintzes with the best of 'em. 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.