My car broke down!

How to report a car breakdown or accident and ask for help


Un accident An accident
S'arrêter To stop
Tomber en panne To break down
Marcher To work/function
Le frein The brake
Le pneu The tyre
Crever To have a puncture
Crevé Burst (masc)
L'essence The petrol
Heurter To bump into
Déraper To skid
Dépanner To fix (car)
Une dépanneuse A breakdown lorry
Un bidon d'essence A can of petrol
Démarrer To start up (car)
Les phares The headlights
Une pièce de rechange A spare part
Caler To stall (motor)
Sur l'autoroute On the motorway

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