English to Français cycling phrase guide

English to Français cycling phrase guide

Inspired by our sponsorship of Cure Leukaemia’s London 2 Paris: Inspiring the Revolution' ride, we have been practising our French!

London to Paris is a popular charity challenge and of course France is a country obsessed with cycling, so as a cyclist, the chances are you will find yourself riding on French soil at some point. And if you are, this guide is for you!

To help you get by, below we have put together the French translations to some of those all important cycling words and phrases you might need whilst riding your bike on the other side of the Channel.

When you are feeling determined…

English:

Come on!

Français:

Allez!

English:

That climb was easy!

Français:

Cette ascension était facile!

English:

I could still ride 50 km!

Français:

Je pouvais encore rouler 50 km!

 

When you think you may be lost…

English:

Which way to Paris?

Français:

Quel chemin à Paris?

 

English:

Where is my bike?

Français:

Où est mon vélo?

 

English:

Where are we?

Français:

Où sommes-nous?

 

When you’ve had enough…

English:

Slow down!

Français:

Ralentir!

 

English:

Where is the coffee shop?

Français:

Où est le café ?

 

If you run into trouble…

English:

My chain has come off

Français:

J'ai déraillé

 

English:

I have a flat tyre!

Français:

J'ai un pneu à plat!

 

English:

Can you help me fix my tyre?!

Français:

Vous pouvez m'aider à réparer mon pneu, s'il vous plait?!

 

English:

Do you have any bike repair tools?

Français:

Vous avez des outils pour réparer les vélos?

 

English:

Do you have any inner tubes?

Français:

Vous avez des chambres à air?

 

English:

Where is the support team?

Français:

Où est l'équipe de soutien ?

 

English:

Where is the nearest bike shop?

Français:

Où est le magasin de vélos?

 

English:

Would you call a taxi for me, please?

French:

Pouvez-vous m’appeler un taxi, s’il vous plaît

 

English:

To the airport, please

Français:

A l’aeroport, s’il vous plaît.

 

When you’ve reached the finish…

English:

Yes!

Français:

Oui!

 

English:

I finished!

Français:

J'ai terminé!

 

English:

I need a seat!

Français:

J'ai besoin d'une chaise

 

English:

I need a drink!

Français:

J'ai besoin d'un verre!

 

English:

Finally!

Français:

Enfin!

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