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Useful French phrases for your Camino

By Jerome

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We have compiled a list of useful words and phrases to help you communicate on your walk along the Camino de Santiago routes in France.

Bon voyage!

English

Accommodation

French

Hébergement

 

I’m looking for…
Where is…?
How much is…?
Too expensive 
Je suis à la recherche de…
Ou se trouve…?
Combien coute…?
Trop chère
Conversation & Essentials
Does anyone here speak English?
Hello, Good morning, Good afternoon
Good evening
Bye/See you
Please
Thank you
Sorry/Excuse me
What’s your name?
My name is
Can I have a … beer please? a glass of wine
Yes/No 
Conversation
Quelqu’un parle Anglais?
Bonjour
Bonsoir
Au revoir
S’il vous plait
Merci
Désolé/Excusez-moi
Quel est votre prénom?
Je m’appelle
Je voudrais….une biere s’il vous plait?un verre de vin
Oui/non
Directions
How do I get to…?
Is it far? 
Go straight ahead
Turn left, Turn right 
Directions
Comment faire pour aller à…?
C’est loin?
Tout droit
Tourner a gauche, Tourner a droite
Signs
Open/Closed
Police Station
Entrance/Exit
Prohibited
Toilets
Men/Women 
Panneaux
Ouvert/Fermé
Gendarmerie, police nationale
Entrée/Sortie
Interdit
Toilettes
Hommes/Femmes
Emergency
I need help
Fire
Call…!
I’m sick
An ambulance, A doctor
The police/the fireman
I am lost
It’s an emergency 

Food & beverages
I’m allergic to:

  • Milk products
  • Peanuts
  • Shellfish
  • Tree nuts
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Soy
  • Wheat

I’m vegetarian
Meat, Beef, Chicken
Pork, Ham, Fish
Potatoes, Salad, Onion
Ice cream,Strawberry
Sparkling water, Natural water
Coffee

 

Urgences
J’ai besoin d’aide
Feu
Appel le…!
Je suis malade
Une ambulance, Un medecin
La police/ Les pompiers
Je suis perdu
C’est une urgence 

Nourritures
Je suis allergique à:

  • Produits laitiers
  • Cacahuete
  • Fruits de mer
  • Noix
  • Oeufs
  • Poisson
  • Soja
  • Blé

Je suis végétarien
Viande, Boeuf, Poulet
Porc, Jambon, Poisson
Pommes de terre, Salade, Onion
Glace, Fraise
Eau gazeuse, Eau plate
Café

Transport
What time does … leave/arrive?
The bus, The plane, The train, Airport
Time table 
Transport
A qu’elle heure le….part/arrive?
Le bus, l’avion, le train, Aéroport
Horaires
Services & Times
ATM/bank
Post office/ Tourist Office
What time is it?
Today,Tomorrow,Yesterday
Morning, afternoon, evening, night
Services
Distributeur/Banque
La poste/ Office du tourisme
Qu’elle heure est-il?
Aujourd’hui, Demain, Hier
Matin, Après-midi, Soir, Nuit

Roland
Writer at CaminoWays.com
Roland is the founder and director of CaminoWays.com. Originally from France, he has many years of experience organising adventure holidays and globe-trotting. He has hiked in Nepal, Asia, New Zealand, Japan, led mountaineering groups in South America; as well as walked the Camino and the Via Francigena to Rome.
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2 Responses to “Useful French phrases for your Camino”

Maria

Hi Tanya! I’ve just sent you an email.


Tanya Valdes

I am interested in doing the Arles Way in or around September 25 or 26th any
availability?


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