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Let's hope you never have to face an emergency while traveling in a French speaking country, or any foreign country, but learn these expressions in case of emergency:

Emergency! Urgence !
Help! Au secours !
Fire! Au feu !
Thief! Au voleur !
Watch out! Attention !

I have had an accident. J'avais eu un accident.
There has been a crash. Il y avait une collision
There has been an explosion. Il y avait une explosion.
There is a fire in the ...... Il y a un feu dans le..
There is a flood in the ... Il y a une inondation dans le...
I heard a gunshot. J'ai entendu un coup de feu.
I need a police officer. J'ai besoin d'un policier
I need a fireman. J'ai besoin d'un pompier

To need ... avoir besoin...

I need help. J'ai besoin de l'assistance.
I need a doctor. J'ai d'un medecin.
I need an ambulance . J'ai besoin d'une ambulance

Where is the nearest police station? Ou est le commissariat le plus proche?

I have asthma. Je suis asthmatique.
I need an inhaler. J'ai besoin d'un inhalateur.
I have diabetes. Je suis diabetique.
I need sugar now. J'ai besoin de sucre immediatement.
I'm having a heart attack. J'ai une crise cardiaque.
I'm having a stroke. J'ai une attaque.
I am drowning. Je me noyer.
I am in labor. Je suis en travail.
I am lost. Je suis egare.

To break one's arm, leg se casser le bras, la jambe
I broke my arm. J'ai casse le bras.
I broke my leg. J'ai casse la jambe.

What Did We Learn?

Say the following in French:

  1. I have asthma.
  2. I have diabetes.
  3. I think (je crois) I am having a heart attack.
  4. I have chest pains.
  5. I need a doctor.
  6. Help, there is a fire!
  7. Call (appeller) the police.
  8. Help! Thief!
  9. Hello, front desk(concierge)? There is a flood in my room.
  10. Someone (Quelqu'un) is injured.


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