How to speak French: Directions
Welcome back to French Conversations for Beginners; Episode 2. Today we’ll learn how to speak in French about:
*find a place
*learn helpful language for finding your way
(01:11) “How to find the supermarket” dialogue.
(02:24) Breaking down the pieces of the dialogue. I’m sorry to bother you. Where is the supermarket?
(03:33) Beckson Street, Madam, I believe.
(03:58) Speaking the number of the street for the address.
(04:14) Yes, I know.
(04:25) Where is Rubergson, over there?
(04:45) To the right (or to the left). They also explain how to say “straight ahead.”
(05:07) How to say: “No, Madam.” As well as, “Next to” and “the square.”
(05:56) Do you know where the plaza is? Not really. Where is the plaza?
(06:38) Listen. You turn to the left. After 500 meters, you will find the supermarket (or you are at the supermarket).
(07:15) Yes, I understand. Thank you very much, sir.
(07:37) Cycling through different words and phrases. Disturb or bother, at a certain number of the street, I know, just, let’s go, alright then. Listen, street, turn, on the left, again/still, have, you will find, opposite, next to, the park, not really, I think.
(09:37) Other helpful (basic) things you need to know in French when asking for directions. Roundabout, pathway/sidewalk.
(11:05) Stop, traffic lights, thank you.
Some essential phrases to get started in French:
Est-ce proche ?
|Is it close?|
Est-ce loin ?
Is it far?
Tournez à gauche.
Tournez à droite.
Allez tout droit.
Pâté de maisons.
|Avez-vous une carte ?|
Do you have a map?
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