Directions / Les directions (v)

Useful French vocabulary to ask and understand directions

Vocab

Pour aller à ... s'il-vous-plaît? How do you get to ... please?
Tourner To turn
À droite (on the) right
À gauche (on the) left
Continuer To continue
Tout droit Straight on
Le carrefour Intersection
Le croisement Intersection
Les feux / les feux de signalisation The traffic lights
Le rond-point The roundabout
Traverser To cross
La route The road
Prendre To take
La rue The street
Le trottoir The pavement / sidewalk
Le passage clouté The pedestrian crossing
Le passage piéton The pedestrian crossing

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AzariyaA0Kwiziq community member

The duplicates

Isn't there a commonly used or a popular option from the 2 duplicates? Maybe a little asterisk could go a long way for newbies like me :)

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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Do you mean for les feux (de signalisation) ? In most cases, in French as in English, the shorter version will be used in everyday speech if the meaning is clear from the context, but as “les feux” has multiple possible meanings, if specificity is required, the full name will be used.  https://www.wordreference.com/fren/feux%20de%20détresse

 

 

 

 

 

The duplicates

Isn't there a commonly used or a popular option from the 2 duplicates? Maybe a little asterisk could go a long way for newbies like me :)

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