Best phrase books?

Old May 5th, 2002, 05:47 PM
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Best phrase books?

What is the best small phrase book for French and Italian (for a short trip)? Has anyone used the Rick Steve's one?
 
Old May 5th, 2002, 06:19 PM
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The Barrons Educational Series phrase books are far superior to Rick Steves. I have both of them and there is just no comparison. The Barrons Italian book is titled "Italian at a Glance" and has at least 50% more for the same price.
An alternate to Barrons is the Berlitz "Italian for Travellers," also far better than Steves.
 
Old May 5th, 2002, 06:50 PM
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Cindy--I have the Barron's "At a Glance" for French, and also the Italian version. I have found both to be pretty useful. In addition to the bilingual dictionary, they list common words and phrases by subject, ie: hotel, transportation, banking, shopping, eating out and others.
 
Old May 5th, 2002, 07:04 PM
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I have the Berlitz pocket-sized phrase books and find them pretty well organized and easy to use.
 
Old May 5th, 2002, 07:15 PM
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are good-very compact to carry along with you-www.dk.com
 
Old May 5th, 2002, 08:25 PM
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Thank you so much! I'll look into these suggestions!
 
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