These Nice & Easy guides give you just enough language to get around and be understood, whether you're traveling or eating at your favorite restaurant. The compact overview of the country's history and relevant up-to-date facts will make your trip more informative and enjoyable, and photos of many sites are included. The books contain useful words and phrases, popular expressions, common greetings, and words for numbers, money and time with accompanying pr onunciations. These guides are based on the language courses developed by the U.S. Government for foreign service personnel assigned abroad often on short notice and requiring quick orientation. By keeping one of these handy and compact guides with you, you'll be well prepared to converse in any language.