• Colloquial French Vocabulary: Learn How to Speak French Like a Native

  • By: Frederic Bibard
  • Narrated by: Frederic Bibard
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-08-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Talk in French
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.2 (6 ratings)

Regular price: $14.95

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Publisher's Summary

Thousands of the most essential French slang and idioms
Understand "real" French
If you simply stick to the formal vocabulary you are taught in your French course, you will have a hard time understanding native speakers. This audiobook will help you to progress in everyday French - the kind you can hear on the street, in movies, and on the radio.
Impress your French-speaking friends
Get a more intensive conversational level that rises above the banal by using some well-chosen slang. Your friends will be impressed by your level of French and will consequently speak to you in a more natural way.
A fun book in itself
This book contains some curse words and interesting expressions used by the French. I am sure you will have a good laugh while learning some of them.
Continually up-to-date slang
Slang is ever-evolving, and terms can grow outdated quickly. The main book has selected the most consistent terms you can hear throughout the years, but, as a bonus, I have created a list of contemporary French terms. This short audiobook (around 200 slang expressions) gets regularly updated with new expressions that appear in media (for example,on YouTube).
New! Never misuse slang again
I also annotate slang words when they are offensive and/or very common. So you will know when you should use them or not.
The most complete French slang audiobook available
Most books available contain only around 400-500 French slang expressions. This audiobook offers more than 1,400.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Frederic Bibard (P)2016 Frederic Bibard
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3 out of 5 stars
By Anne in State College on 05-22-16

useful but needs more context

I like the range of topics covered in these lessons. It could be improved with 1) a few seconds of silence between terms to practice, 2) more repetition, 3) more context. For example, sex vocabulary is something one would want to get right and the terms taught could be interpreted in wildly different ways. Could lead to super awkward if not criminal situations.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Allison Pell on 05-15-16

Incomprehensible English translations

Complete hodge-podge of phrases you can't imagine ever needing or wanting presented in no order or context. Speaker can't pronounce anything in English so sometimes you can't tell if he's speaking French or English. I was hoping to brush up on my French (close to fluent 20 years ago) but this was not the answer.

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1 out of 5 stars
By justin minns on 07-16-17


Any additional comments?

The subtitle 'Learn how to speak French like a native' is misleading, this is just somebody mumbling through a list of random vocabulary as if they were in a hurry to get finished. There is no structure, no explanation of usage, the vocabulary isn't grouped into related words or phrases to aid learning and there isn't even a pause to allow the listener to repeat the phrase.

I'm trying to think of a positive to end on but all I can come up with is, perhaps it gets better further on. I wouldn't know because I didn't make it to the end.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 04-16-18

Fills a gap other books leave out

This books gives words and phrases I've not found elsewhere. It made me love the French language more as their slang is so colourful and visual. The reading voice is pleasant and friendly and the phrases can be so funny, I had to share many with friends. It feels like this was the missing piece of my French learning.

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