Learn 35+ Basic French Travel Phrases for Tourists

Learn 35+ Basic French Travel Phrases for Tourists


-Bonjour, My name is Mario and I am a French teacher at TakeLessons. In this video, you’re going to learn a variety
of helpful French phrases for tourists. You can use these basic phrases
when you’re shopping eating in a restaurant
or even finding your way around Paris. So stay tuned
and don’t forget to click the link below to check out our free online French classes. We’re going to start with basic phrases or questions to ask
for help or information. The first one: Pouvez-vous m’aider ?
Can you help me ? Pouvez-vous m’aider ? Répétez s’il vous plait.
Repeat please. Répétez s’il vous plait. Je ne comprends pas.
I don’t understnad. Je ne comprends pas. Parlez-vous Anglais ?
Do you speak English ? If you speak other languages here
are some common languages in French. Espagnol.
Spanish Italien.
Italian Portugais.
Portuguese. Chinois.
Chinese Arabe.
Arabic. Another really helpful question is
Où sont les toilettes ? Where is the bathroom ? Où sont les toilettes ? Here are some words
to be respectful in French. You have: Merci.
Thank you. Merci. S’il vous plait.
Please S’il vous plait. Now the informal way
of saying please would be s’il te plait. Please in the informal: S’il te plait. Excusez-moi.
Excuse me. Excusez-moi. If you did something wrong
to someone you can say Je suis désolé. I am sorry. Je suis désolé. Now if you’re shopping in France here are some phrases
that you might want to use. Où est le centre commercial ?
Where is the shopping mall ? Où est le centre commercial ? Où sont les magasins ?
Where are the stores ? Où sont les magasins ? If you want to ask how much something is you would say, “Combien ça coûte ?” “Combien ça coûte ?” If it’s too expensive
you would say, “C’est trop cher.” “C’est trop cher.” But if it’s a good deal
you might say, “C’est bon marché.” “C’est bon marché.” Now if you don’t have any cash around and you’re going to pay with a credit card you’re going to say, “Est que je peux payer avec une carte de crédit ?” “Est que je peux payer avec une carte de crédit ?” Can I pay with a credit card ? “Est que je peux payer avec une carte de crédit ?” Here are some phrases that you want to use when you get into a restaurant in France “Une table pour deux s’il vous plait.” A table for two, please. If you want to order something to drink you can say, “Je voudrais un café.” I would like a coffee. Je voudrais un café. You can also say, “Je voudrais une bière.” I would like a beer. “Je voudrais une bière.” When you’re done eating to ask for the check “L’addition s’il vous plait.” “L’addition s’il vous plait.” And if you’re not sure to include a tip or not you can ask, “Le service y compris ?” Is the tip included ? “Le service y compris ?” Transportation in France can be tricky. So here are some phrases
that you can use when traveling in France “Où est le métro ?”
Where is the metro? “Où est le métro ?” Où est le guichet ?
Where is the ticket window? Où est le guichet ? Combien ça coûte le billet ?
How much is the ticket? Combien ça coûte le billet ? If you’re traveling a little bit more far you might want to buy a round trip ticket. To say this, you will say
“Je voudrais un billet aller-retour.” I would like a round trip ticket. “Je voudrais un billet aller-retour.” Now if it’s only one way you’re going to say “Je voudrais un billet aller simple.”
I would like a one way ticket. “Je voudrais un billet aller simple.” Now to give directions here are some common phrases
that you want to know “C’est à gauche.” It’s to the left. “C’est à gauche.” C’est à droite.
It’s to the right. C’est à droite. C’est tout droit.
It’s straight ahead. C’est tout droit. Another question that you might want to ask is “Est-ce que c’est loin ?”
Is it far ? “Est-ce que c’est loin ?” Or, Est-ce que c’est prés ?
Is it close by? Est-ce que c’est prés ? Which of these French travel phrases will you use the most during your trip? Leave a comment and let us know and if you enjoyed this video consider subscribing to stay updated
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