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French Travel Vocabulary and Phrases

Here you will learn French common words and phrases useful for travelers that will improve your basic French vocabulary. In this free French lesson 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 list 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 list below you will be able to improve your French vocabulary with some common words used frequently by travelers, this list 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 list below you will learn how to say in the French language: cardinal points, directions and shapes. This list 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 list 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 list 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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