Directions in French

Indiquer le chemin en français

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Do you know where you're going and how to get there? This French vocabulary will help you give and understand directions.

Où se trouve... / Où est... ?   Where is the...?
 la banquebank 
 le W.C.bathroom 
 l'église (f)church 
 l'épicerie (f)grocery store 
 l'hôpital (m)hospital 
 l'hôtelhotel 
 le muséemuseum 
 le bureau de changemoney exchange 
 le cinémamovie theater 
 le parcpark 
 le commissariatpolice station 
 la postepost office 
 le restaurantrestaurant 
 l'école (f)school 
 le théâtretheater 
     
C'est... / Il est...It's...
 à gaucheto/on the left 
 à droiteto/on the right 
 tout droitstraight (ahead) 
 à côté denext to 
 devantin front of 
 derrièrein back of, behind 
 en hautup 
 en basdown 
 près (de)near (to) 
 loin (de)far (from) 
 au nordto the north 
 au sudto the south 
 à l'estto the east 
 à l'ouestto the west 
    
 
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