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April 8, 2003

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Lonely Planet helps you get to grips with the language of love with these extracts from their popular phrasebook series. Try these on for starters…

French

He’s a babe!

C’est une nana! (Pronounced: sayt ewn na-na)

Would you like a drink?

Si on buvait quelque chose? (Pronounced: see on bew-vay kel-ker shoz)

What star sign are you?

Tu es de quel signe? (Pronounced: tew ay der kel see-nyer)

You’re a fantastic dancer.

Tu danses vraiment bien. (Pronounced: tew dons vray-mom byun)

Do you come here often? 

Tu viens ici souvent? (Pronounced: tew vyun ee-see soo-von)

Will you take me home?

Tu veux bien me ramener ? la maison? (Pronounced: tew ver byun mer ram-nay a la may-zon)

Can I kiss you?

Je peux t’embrasser? (Pronounced: zher per tom’bra-say)

I want to make love to you.

Je veux faire l’amour avec toi. (Pronounced: zher ver fair la-moor a’vek twa)

Let’s go to bed!

On va se coucher. (Pronounced: on va ser koo-shay)

Oh yeah!

Chouette alors! (Pronounced: shwet a-lor)

That’s great.

C’est sensationnel. (Pronounced: say son-sa-syo-nel)

I love you.

Je t’aime. (Pronounced: zher tem)

From French Phrasebook, Lonely Planet Publications