Listen to this short dialog between a hotel receptionist and a customer checking in.
If there's anything worse than having to spend time at the airport, it's having to spend time at the airport when you don't speak the local language. Sure, most airport employees speak another language or two, but you'll still be better off if you have these key French words and phrases in your pocket. Bon voyage !
From 30 October to 1st December 2020, France is once again on lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19. Anyone leaving their home must show a signed copy of this document upon request. I've turned it into a reading comprehension exercise with side-by-side translation. Updated 2 April 2020
Listen to a short, easy conversation between a waiter and two diners.
Have a good trip with the French expression bon voyage
Whether local or long-haul, French buses are a great way to get around, so here's the French vocabulary you need to navigate the station, buy tickets, and arrive safely at your destination.
Knowing the days of the week, months of the year, and seasons will come in handy when traveling, making plans with friends, talking about history, and lots more.
Canada is officially a bilingual country, though outside of the province of Québec, French is considerably less common than English. Nonetheless, Canada's 13 provinces and territories have official names in both languages.
Driving comes with a whole mess of rules (that I can't help you with) as well as some specialized French vocabulary (which I can). Learn how to drive in French with this vocab list.
This lesson on the French expression cordon sanitaire
doesn't cross the line.
Some countries have the same name in French and English, many have slightly variations, and a few are completely different. This page has countries listed alphabetically by the English name; you can also see them listed alphabetically by the French name
If you ever write letters, make plans, or request appointments, this lesson will be invaluable. There are a few little formulas to memorize in French, but otherwise, dates are very easy to talk about.
Broken tooth? Jaw pain? If you need any dental work done while traveling, you'll be glad you sank your teeth into this French vocabulary.
Short listening exercise between a waiter and a couple ordering dinner.
Learn how to ask for directions and understand the answers with this list of French vocabulary.