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Having lived in France for a few years, I myself spoke well enough to live there happily, play for a local football team, run a business and have French friends. My partner at the time however did not. She only had a very limited French vocabulary and had no idea how to string a sentence together. You say me where bakery. Bakery where? Where is the bakery? ...
This is maybe not a tool to begin with, but it helps a lot when it comes the time to write a sentence with maybe, some medium skills. When I'm writing a text in french, I usually use this online tool: http://bonpatron.com/en/. It is easy to use and gives you reason of why you made a mistake somewhere. Although I speak French all day long, this tool always ...
For a native English speaker with no previous French experience and limited time, I would recommend dividing one's efforts between reading a phrasebook, for vocabulary, and using Duolingo, for general familiarity with the language, its grammar and its constructs.
I just found a study on the internet saying that by knowing the 1000 most frequent words in English, you are able to understand 84.3% of a conversation. It might be a little bit less for french, but anyway, with your first 1000 words you will known already a lot! I've seen on the internet some videos and pages with lists of the most frequent words, which ...
Well if your friend have extra time on the way to work or whatever I suggest using Rosetta Stones French series, he can have it on his cellphone too, and basically its not so much about grammar since its quite hard for beginners to learn.
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