Archive for Frequently Asked Questions

It’s all very well you giving me the words to say, but how is anyone going to decipher my mutterings when I don’t know how to pronounce any of the words?

Ah, but you will know. You see not only do we suggest what to say and what you’re likely to hear, but we also write everything phonetically.
That means that instead of trying to read out “où est la banque?” and it coming out as “ow est la bank?”, you simply need to read “oo […]

It might look pretty, but is there any practical benefit to using pictures instead of just words?

To use a convenient cliché, remember that a picture speaks a thousand words. Having lots of drawings has many benefits, that’s why they’re our unique selling point. We think opening a rival phrase book and being confronted with hundreds of pages of closely-spaced text is quite forbidding and a bit of a turn-off. […]

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