Thursday, April 14, 2011

Handy French Phrases

We get this a lot. Visitors always ask us to write down a few 'key' French phrases that can help them get by during their brief visit to the City of Lights. The following is my personal list of the six essential ones:

1) “Faites attention à la crotte de chien sur le trottoir!” –Watch out for that dog crap on the sidewalk !

2) « Où est-ce que tu a appris à conduire ? » - Where did you learn to drive ?

3) « Il n’y a plus de papier dans les toilettes » -There’s no more toilet paper in the bathroom.

4) « Ça fait une heure que j’attends mon entrée » I’ve been waiting for my appetizer for an hour.

5) “Est-ce que c’est de la viande de cheval?” – Is that horse meat ?

6) « Si vous croyez que vous allez recevoir un pourboire, vous allez être déçu » -If you think you’re getting a tip, you’re mistaken.

Although if any of these phrases don’t seem to be working, you should simply start to shout and wave your arms around. It’s what the Parisians do.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a nice post ! I like french language very much. French language is very comfortable to conversation

    .I like French culture, tradition, French food etc . Last summer I have visited France as well as I have visited French restaurant. I have enjoyed French food very much.