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French Travel Vocabulary and Phrases

If you travel to France and you want to learn some common words and phrases that will help you communicate with the hotel personnel, cab drivers, locals, etc., you are in the right place, because, here you will find a list of useful French travel phrases that will improve your basic French vocabulary. In this free French lesson about travel, provided by Edvog.com, you will find pronunciation tips, common words and phrases, examples and other useful resources that will make the learning process fun and easy.

French Travel Phrases

We have put together a list with over 20 French travel phrases, this list is useful for almost any common traveling situation. In the table below you will learn how to say Good day, Thank you, Please, Help and more...

English French
Hello / Hi Bonjour / Salut
Good day Bonne journée
Excuse me Excusez-moi
Thank you Merci
Please / You’re welcome De rien! / Pas de quoi!
Do you speak English? Parlez-vous anglais?
Does anyone here speak English? Y-a-t-il quelqu'un qui parle anglais ici?
yes ; no oui ; non
I do not speak French Je ne parle français
I do not understand Je ne comprends
Could you speak more slowly, please? Pouvez vous parler plus lentement s'il vous plaît?
Could you repeat (that), please? Pouvez vous répéter s'il vous plait?
Can you help me? Pouvez-vous m'aider?
Help! (emergency) Aider! / Aide! / Aidez-moi!
Please help me! (emergency) Aidez-moi, s'il vous plaît!
What is your name? Quel est ton nom?
How much does that cost? Combien ça coûte?
How much? Combien?
Do you have? As-tu? / Avez-vous?
I have ; I don’t have J'ai ; Je n'ai pas
I would like... Je voudrais
I want ; I don’t want Je veux ; Je ne veux pas
I am looking for... Je cherche...
Where is ...? Où se trouve ...?
Where is the bathroom? Où se trouvent les toilettes?
What time is it? Quelle heure est-il?
Goodbye Au revoir / Adieu / À bientôt
French Travel Vocabulary

In the table below you will be able to improve your French vocabulary with some common words used frequently by travelers, this table is useful in different types of situations.

English French Pronunciation
airline office bureau de compagnie aérienne ah-ehree oof-fee-chee-oh
airplane l'avion lah-weeohn
airport l'aéroport lah-ayroport
arrival arrivée ahree-vay
arrivals terminal terminal arrivées termeenal ahree-vay
automobile l'automobile lotoh-mobeel
bag le bagage luh bagahzh
baggage les bagages leh bagahzh
bike le vélo luh vaylo
boat le bateau luh batoo
bus le bus luh beews
car la voiture lah voo-ateew
check-in enregistrement an-registre-man
customs office bureau de douane beewroh day doo-an
departure départ daypah
departures terminal terminal des départs termeenal day daypah
destination la destination lah dehs-tee-na-see-on
flight tickets billets de vol bee-lee-eh day vohl
hotel hôtel o-tel
information office bureau d'informations beewroh deen-forma-see-on
journey le voyage luh voeeazh
main road route principale root preen-see-pahl
motorcycle la moto lah moto
on foot à pied ah pyeh
passport le passeport luh pass-por
passenger le passager luh passa-zhay
plane l'avion lah-weeohn
purpose le but luh beew
railway station la gare lah gar
road la route lah root
route la route lah root
ship le navire luh nay-veer
subway le métro luh maytroh
suitcase la valise lah vahleez
take off (airplane) décoller day-koleh
train le train luh trahn
train station la gare lah gar
travel agency agence de voyage azhans day voeeazh
Cardinal points, directions and shapes

In the table below you will learn how to say in the French language: cardinal points, directions and shapes. This table can come in handy when you give or receive instructions in French to reach a destination.

English French Pronunciation
north nord nor
south sud see-ood
west ouest oo-est
east est eh
right droit droo-ah
left gauche gohsh
straight directement dee-rayk-ta-ma
circle cercle sayr-klay
cone cône kona
cube cube cube
cylinder cylindre see-landra
octagon octogone oktoh-gohn
oval ovale oval
rectangle rectangle rayk-tan-gla
sphere sphère sfayr
square carré kah-ray
triangle triangle tree-ahn-gla
French Vocabulary: At Home

In the table below you will learn common words in French used mostly at home. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to tell something about a real estate in French then this part of the lesson can be what you need.

English French Pronunciation
1st floor 1er étage luh premee-er eh-tahzh
air conditioner le climatiseur luh klee-ma-tee-zuhr
alarm clock le réveil luh ray-veh-ee
appliances les appareils leh ah-pah-ray-ee
armchair le fauteuil luh foh-tuh-ee
balcony le balcon luh bal-kon
basement le sous-sol luh soo-sol
bathroom la salle de bain la sal duh ban
bathroom sink le lavabo luh la-va-bo
bathtub la baignoire la bay-noo-ar
bed le lit luh lee
bedroom la chambre à coucher la shambre ah koo-sheh
blanket la couverture la koo-vehr-tee-oor
blender le mélangeur luh may-lan-zhoor
bookcase la bibliothèque la bee-bleeo-tayk
can opener l'ouvre-boîte loov-bwaht
chair la chaise la shayz
clock l'horloge lor-lozh
closet le placard luh plah-kar
curtain le rideau luh ree-doh
desk le bureau luh boo-roh
dishes les plats leh plat
dishwasher le lave-vaisselle luh lav-vay-sayl
door la porte la port
doorknob la poignée de porte la pwah-nay duh port
drawer le tiroir luh tee-roor
dresser la commode la komod
faucet le robinet luh roh-bee-nay
floor l'étage laytahzh
freezer le congélateur luh kon-zheh-lah-tuhr
furniture le mobilier luh mo-bee-lee-eh
garage le garage luh gah-rahzh
garden le jardin luh zhar-dan
ground floor rez-de-chaussée red-shosay
hair dryer le sèche-cheveux luh saysh-shay-vuh
hallway le couloir luh koo-loo-ar
iron le fer luh fayr
kitchen la cuisine la koo-zeen
kitchen sink l'évier de cuisine lay-veer duh koo-zeen
lamp la lampe la lamp
lawn la pelouse la puh-looz
living room le salon luh salon
microwave le four micro-ondes luh foor mee-kroh-ond
mirror le miroir luh mee-rwah
oven le four luh foor
picture l'image lee-mahzh
pillow l'oreiller loh-ray-eh
refrigerator le réfrigérateur luh ray-free-zhay-rah-tuhr
remote control la télécommande la tay-lay-komand
room la chambre la shambre
rug le tapis luh tahpee
shower la douche la doosh
sofa le canapé luh kah-na-pay
stairs l'escalier lays-kah-lee-eh
table la table la tahble
telephone le téléphone luh tay-lay-fon
television la télévision la tay-lay-vee-zee-on
toilet la toilette la twah-leht
towel la serviette la ser-vee-eht
vacuum cleaner l'aspirateur laspee-rah-tuhr
wall la paroi la parwah
washing machine la machine à laver la ma-sheen ah lah-vay
window la fenêtre la feh-naytr
French Vocabulary: Nature and Environment

In the table below you will learn common words in French about nature and environment.

English French Pronunciation
air l'air lair
barn la grange lah gran-jeu
beach la plage lah plah-jeu
bridge le pont luh pon
bush buisson bueeson
cave la grotte lah grot
city la ville lah veel
cloud le nuage luh nuazh
coast la côte lah kot
country les pays / la campagne leh pahee / lah kam-pah-nee
desert le désert luh deh-zer
farm la ferme lah fayrm
field le champ luh sham
flower la fleur lah fleh-ohr
forest la forêt lah foray
full moon la pleine lune lah plehn luen
grass l'herbe lehrb
hill la colline lah koh-leen
island l'île eel
jungle la jungle lah jeu-angl
lake le lac luh lak
leaf la feuille lah foh-ew-ee
lightning la foudre lah foodr
moon la lune lah lun
mountain la montagne lah mon-tah-nee
mountain range la chaîne de montagnes lah shehn de mon-tah-nee-eh
mud la boue lah boo
ocean l'océan lohsehen
plant la plante lah plant
pond le bassin luh basan
rainbow le arc en ciel luh ark-en-see-el
river le fleuve luh fleh-oh-vay
rock le rocher luh roh-shay
root la racine lah raseen
rose la rose lah roz
sand le sable luh sabl
sea la mer lah mayrr
sky le ciel luh see-ayl
snow la neige lah nayzh
stone la pierre lah pier
street la rue lah roow
sun le soleil luh solay
sunflower le tournesol luh tourneh-sol
sunrise le lever du soleil luh leh-vay duh soleh-ee
sunset le coucher du soleil luh koo-sher duh soleh-ee
thunder le tonnerre luh toonayr
tree l'arbre larbr
valley la vallée lah val-leh
water l'eau low
waterfall la cascade lah kass-kad
wave la vague lah vag
weather le temps luh tam
wind le vent luh van

Important! Because some French sounds are not found in English we have tried to come up with something that sounds similar, for this reason the pronunciation tips from above are simply informational and does not offer any guarantee.

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