Not a lick, but I am still headed to Paris!
It’s crunch time for my Paris voyage and I am trying to learn a few basic phrases beforehand. Preparing for a trip is already frustrating and nothing adds to that emotion than facing a language barrier. When I went to Honduras, I assumed that everyone would of course speak Spanish, but hey, they should know English, right? Wrong! I met some bilingual citizens, but I encountered plenty who did not know any English. Thankfully, those 2 years of Spanish classes kicked in, but it was still a challenge.
To help me get by with some common phrases in Paris, I have been utilizing www.livemocha.com. It’s free unless you decide to upgrade and is very interactive. In some lessons, they provide you what the words/phrases sound like, ie, ‘comment allez-vous?’ is pronounced ‘komahn-tah-leh-voo.’ Helpful, huh? Oui, oui!