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7. Local area, holiday and travel


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à l’étranger
abroad
logement (m)
accommodation
adulte
adult
agricole
agricultural
climatisation (f)
air conditioning/air-con
aéroport (m)
airport
quartier (m)
area (in town)
arrivée (f)
arrival
galerie d’art (f)
art gallery
boulangerie (f)
bakery; baker’s shop
balcon (m)
balcony
banque (f)
bank
bar (m)
bar
sous-sol (m)
basement
bain (m)
bath
salle de bains (f)
bathroom
plage (f)
beach
lit (m)
bed
chambre d’hôte (f)
bed and breakfast accommodation
linge de lit (m)
bed linen
vélo (m); bicyclette (f)
bicycle/bike
bateau (m)
boat
carnet (m)
book of tickets
frontière (f)
border
bowling (m)
bowling alley
marque (f)
brand/make
pont (m)
bridge
brochure (f)
brochure/leaflet
bâtiment (m)
building
(auto)bus (m) (en bus)
bus (by bus)
gare routière (f)
bus/coach station
arrêt de bus (m)
bus stop
commerce (m)
business/trade
boucherie (f)
butcher’s shop
café (m)
café
calme; tranquille
calm/peaceful
camping (m)
campsite
faire du camping
to camp
voiture (f); auto (f)
car
caravane (f)
caravan
parking (m)
car park
château (m)
castle
cathédrale (f)
cathedral
église (f)
church
cinéma (m)
cinema
fermé
closed
fermeture (f)
closing
car (m)
coach
côte (f)
coast
confortable
comfortable
commercial
commercial
compartiment (m)
compartment
concert (m)
concert
correspondance (f)
connection
coin (m)
corner
pays (m)
country (i.e. nation)
campagne (f)
countryside
traversée (f)
crossing (ferry)
carrefour (m)
crossroads
piste cyclable (f)
cycle path
degré (m)
degree
retard (m)
delay
rayon (m)
department (in a shop)
grand magasin (m)
department store
départ (m)
departure
destination (f)
destination
gasoil (m)
diesel (fuel)
direct
direct
direction (f)
direction
discothèque/disco (f)
disco
chambre pour deux personnes (f)
double room
conducteur (m)/ conductrice (f)
driver
permis de conduire (m)
driving licence
(magasin d’)électroménager (m)
electrical goods (retailer)
urgence (f)
emergency
bon séjour!
enjoy your stay!
distractions (f/pl)
entertainment, things to do
entrée (f)
entrance
exposition (f)
exhibition
sortie (f)
exit
usine (f)
factory
tarif (m)
fare
ferme (f)
farm
ferry (m)
ferry
libre
free (available, vacant)
vol (m)
flight
étage (m)
floor (1st, 2nd)
défense de; interdit de
(it is) forbidden to...
étranger/étrangère (m/f)
foreigner
fiche (f)
form
complet
full (hotel etc)
pension complète (f)
full board (all meals included)
salle de jeux (f)
games room
station service (f)
garage, service station, petrol station
épicerie (f)
grocery; grocer’s shop
rez-de-chaussée (m)
ground floor
client (m)
guest (in a hotel); customer
visite guidée (f)
guided tour
demi-pension (f)
half board (B and B and evening meal)
colline (f)
hill
location (f)
hire of/hiring/renting (e.g. bike; house)
louer
to hire
historique
historic
fête (f); festival (m)
holiday, fair, festival
hôpital (m)
hospital
hôtel (m)
hotel
droguerie (f)
household goods shop (cleaning materials etc)
hypermarché (m)
hypermarket
patinoire (f)
ice rink
pièce d’identité (f)
identification; ID
en avance
in advance
inclus
included
piscine couverte (f)
indoor swimming pool
industrie (f)
industry
industriel/le
industrial
bureau d’accueil/de renseignements (m)
information office
à l’intérieur
inside
voyage (m)
journey
trajet (m)
journey (short)
clef/clé (f)
key
lac (m)
lake
consigne (f)
left luggage office/locker
centre de loisirs (m)
leisure centre
bibliothèque (f)
library
ascenseur (m)
lift
ligne (f)
line/route
poubelle (f)
litter/rubbish bin
animé
lively (place, event, discussion)
habitant/e (m/f)
local inhabitant
camion (m)
lorry
bureau des objets trouvés (m)
lost property office
bagages (m/pl)
luggage
de luxe
luxurious
carte (f)
map (of a country, road map)
plan (de la ville) (m)
map (of the town)
marché (m)
market
monument (m)
monument
mobylette (f)
moped
moto (f)
motorbike
autoroute (f)
motorway
montagne (f)
mountain
mosquée (f)
mosque
musée (m)
museum
kiosque à journaux (m)
newspaper stall
boîte de nuit (f)
night club
occupé
occupied/taken
bureau (m)
office
ouvert
open
à pied
on foot
à gauche
on the left
à droite
on the right
sens interdit/unique (m)
one way street
excursion (f)
outing; trip
à l’extérieur
outside
en plein air
outside/in the open air
faire/défaire la valise
to pack/unpack (cases)
palais (m)
palace
jardin public (m); parc (m)
park
passager/passagère (m/f)
passenger
passeport (m)
passport
contrôle des passeports (m)
passport control
piéton (m)
pedestrian
zone piétonne (f)
pedestrian area
passage piéton (m)
pedestrian crossing
essence (f)
petrol
pittoresque
picturesque
oreiller (m)
pillow
emplacement (m)
pitch (for tent)
endroit (m); lieu (m)
place
terrain de jeux (m)/aire de jeux (f)
playground
avion (m)
plane
quai (m)
platform
policier (m); agent de police (m/f)
policeman
commissariat (m)
police station
port (m)
port
carte postale (f)
postcard
affiche (f)
poster/notice
poste (f)
post office
liste des prix (f)/tarif (m)
price list
priorité (f)
priority
problème (m)
problem
jour férié (m); jour de fête (m)
public holiday
transports en commun (m/pl)
public transport
publique; municipal
public/municipal
chemin de fer (m)
railway
réception (f); accueil (m)
reception
réceptionniste (m/f)
receptionist
réduction (f)
reduction
région (f)
region
loyer (m)
rent; rental
gîte (m)
rented holiday cottage
réservation (f)
reservation
(billet) aller-retour (m)
return ticket
rivière (f); fleuve (m)
river
route (f)
road
carte routière (f)
road map
rue (f)
road/street
chambre (f)
(bed)room (in a hotel)
au bord de la mer
(at the) seaside
saison (f)
season
drap (m)
sheet
navire (m)
ship
magasin (m)
shop
centre commercial (m)
shopping centre
spectacle (m)
show
douche (f)
shower
bloc sanitaire (m)
shower block (e.g.on campsite)
panneau (m)
sign
aller simple (m)
single ticket
chambre pour une personne (f)
single room
situé
situated
station de ski (f)
ski resort
sac de couchage (m)
sleeping bag
wagon-lit (m)
sleeping car (in a train)
buffet (m)
snack bar, buffet (on a train)
snack (m)
snack bar
savon (m)
soap
souvenir (m)
souvenir
centre sportif (m)
sports centre
spacieux/spacieuse
spacious
place (f)
square (in town)
stade (m)
stadium
étoile (f)
star
escalier (m)
stairs; staircase
gare (f)
station (railway)
arrêt (m)
stop (bus, tram etc)
banlieue (f)
suburb; outskirts of town
potable
suitable for drinking
valise (f)
suitcase
colonie de vacances (f)
summer camp
supplément (m)
supplement
supermarché (m)
supermarket
piscine (f)
swimming pool
taxi (m)
taxi
téléviseur (m)/poste de télévision (m)
television set
tente (f)
tent
court de tennis (m)
tennis court
théâtre (m)
theatre
billet (m); ticket (m)
ticket; tram, bus or metro ticket
contrôleur (m)
ticket inspector
guichet (m)
ticket office
caisse (f)
till; cash desk
horaire (m)
timetable
(bureau de) tabac (m)
tobacconist’s shop
toilettes (f/pl)
toilets
papier hygiénique (m)
toilet paper
brosse à dents (f)
toothbrush
dentifrice (m)
toothpaste
tour (m)
tour
touriste (m)
tourist
touristique
tourist (adjective)
site touristique (m), attraction (f)
tourist attraction
office de tourisme (m)
tourist information office
tour (f)
tower
ville (f)
town
centre-ville (m)
town centre
mairie (f); hôtel de ville (m)
town hall
circulation (f)
traffic
embouteillage (m)
traffic jam
feux (m/pl)
traffic lights
train (m)
train
tramway (m)
tram
agence de voyage (f)
travel agency
voyageur (m)
traveller
allumer
(to) turn/switch on
éteindre; arrêter
(to) turn/switch off
chambre à deux lits (f)
twin-bedded room
métro (m)
underground railway
station de métro (f)
underground station
essence sans plomb (f)
unleaded petrol
vue (f) (sur)
view (over)
village (m)
village
délai (m)
waiting period/time limit
salle d’attente (f)
waiting room
lavabo (m)
wash basin
sortie (f)
way out/exit
accueil (m)
welcome
fenêtre (f)
window
vitrine (f)
(shop) window
vacances d’hiver (f/pl)
winter holidays
auberge de jeunesse (f)
youth hostel
distributeur d’argent (m)
ATM/ cash point
linge de lit (m)
bedlinen
location de vélos (f)
(bike) hire
embarquer
(to) board (plane, ship)
freiner
(to) brake
freins (m/pl)
brakes
canal (m)
canal
en provenance de
coming/arriving from (planes, trains)
douane (f)
Customs
portière (f)
door (of train etc)
pressing (m); nettoyage à sec (m)
dry cleaner’s; dry cleaning
sortie de secours (f)
emergency exit
événement (m)
event
(train) express (m)
fast train
feux d’artifice (m/pl)
fireworks
fontaine (f)
fountain
hélicoptère (m)
helicopter
hospitalité (f)
hospitality
grande surface (f); hypermarché (m)
hypermarket
quincaillerie (f)
ironmonger’s/hardware shop
laverie automatique (f)
launderette
passage à niveau (m)
level crossing
intersection (f)
motorway junction
aire (de repos) (f)
motorway services
sens interdit (m)
no entry (when driving)
stationnement interdit (m)
no parking
bruit (m)
noise
doubler
(to) overtake
voyage organisé (m)
package holiday
espace vert (m)
park; green space
gendarme; policier (m)
policeman
gendarmerie (f)
police station
défilé (m)
procession
enregistrement (m)
registration/booking in
rond-point (m)
roundabout (in road)
écraser
run over (traffic accident)
heure de pointe (f)
rush hour
caisse d’épargne (f)
savings bank
station balnéaire (f)
seaside resort
ceinture de sécurité (f)
seat belt
spectacle son et lumière (m)
sound and light (show)
vitesse (f)
speed
limitation de vitesse (f)
speed limit
environs (m/pl)
surrounding area, vicinity
loger
to put someone up; accommodate
avoir lieu
to take place
séjourner
to stay (for a holiday)
péage (m)
toll
composter
(to) validate a ticket (e.g. train, tram)
vacances de neige (f/pl)
winter/skiing holiday
véhicule (m)
vehicle
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