10th June 2016

French Phrases to Get You Through The Games

So, you’re off to France for the games… a bit of travelling, lots of cheering and maybe a couple of pints while you’re there, yeah? Well, France is one of those places where it’s particularly helpful to have a few local phrases on-hand. There are plenty of people there who speak English, but there are also many who don’t – and besides that, it’s simple good manners to learn a little of the local language before you hit up a new country.

Since we’re feeling helpful, we thought we’d help you out with a few phrases that might be relevant over the next few weeks… Don’t worry, we’ve kept it pretty simple…. Here’s Ryanair’s little French Footy Phrasebook.


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What’s the craic? Quoi de neuf ?

Where is the pub? Où est le pub?

I would like a beer/wine/tequila/ambulance:  Je voudrais une bière/un verre de vin/un shot de tequila/une ambulance

What do you have on tap? Quelle bière pression avez-vous?

A pint, please: Une pinte, s’il vous plait.


Bus Travolta

Taxi!  Taxi! 

Where is the train station?  Où est la gare?

Is there a bus to the airport? Est-ce qu’il y a un bus pour l’aéroport?

How much is a ticket to…? Combien coûte le billet pour…? 

Where does this train/bus go?  Où va ce train/bus? 

Does this train/bus stop in…? Ce train/bus s’arrête-t-il à…?


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Green Army : Armée verte

Come on You Boys in Green: Allez les garçons en vert

The referee’s a wanker: Well.. the French are too polite to say this. Try ‘Avale ton sifflet’ (swallow your whistle) instead!

How do I get to the stadium? Où est le stade?

Who are ya?!  Qui es-tu?!

You’re not singing any more! Vous ne chantez plus !

And finally, most importantly…

Get up, Ronaldo. Nobody touched you Lève-toi, Ronaldo . Personne ne t’a touché


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Bon Voyage! And COYBIG!



Dee Murray

Dee Murray

Dee Murray has a very simple travel MO... Go to great places; do awesome stuff; eat delicious food; then come home and write about it all.

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