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 words and phrases in your pocket. Bon voyage !
On 16 March 2020, the French government announced strict measures to control the spread of COVID-19, including total confinement for 15 days. 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.
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.
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.
Whether you have a chronic illness or come down with a common cold, you might have to visit the doctor during your travels. Here's some essential vocabulary for talking to doctors and getting the help you need.
Thirsty? Learn French vocabulary related to drinking and drinks, everything from from water to wine.