Best French phrase book?

Old Jul 13th, 2009, 10:43 AM
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Best French phrase book?

I've done a search for a recommended French phrase book for our upcoming trip to France but most of the discussions are very old.
What is the most useful French phrase book currently?
We'll be in both Paris and Normandy. I'm sure they'll be many English speaking people but would like to make an attempt to communicate with non-English speakers and to understand signs, menus, etc.
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Old Jul 13th, 2009, 11:31 AM
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I like the Berlitz one and have used it on several trips. I have a couple others but this is the best, IMO.
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Old Jul 13th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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I use Lonely Planet's "French phrasebook".
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Old Jul 13th, 2009, 11:57 AM
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I just looked to see what my other's are. I have the Lonely Plants, Rick Steve's, Just Enough French, and a small pocket sized Instand French flip book. The flip book is great for the basics, but not for more indepth stuff. I use the flip one first, always, and then the Berlitz when I need more (like when I was sick and needed to speak with the pharmacist).
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I used Rick Steve's phrase book
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Old Jul 14th, 2009, 03:43 AM
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Thanks. Perhaps more than 1 book would be the answer.
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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 02:11 PM
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I loved this flip book for France. Instant French at Barnes & Noble ISBN 0760769516 I'm going to try to get another one just to have an extra on hand.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...=9780760769515
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Old Jul 15th, 2009, 02:20 PM
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Lauricelli--That's the one that I have that I mentioned We have used these for Portugal and Italy as well. Cheap and tiny!
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Oh, yea. I see it now. I really love that one. small but mighty
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Old Jul 16th, 2009, 04:00 AM
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Lauricelli,
The Instant French book must have been popular with many people. It's out of stock.
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