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In most of France you can get by with English, however, locals usually appreciate your efforts to use the French you do know, or your attempts at them!

When it comes to signage in the Airport the large majority is translated into English, but particularly on the road signs approaching Nice Airport and in some of the shops and restaurants within the Airport there are phrases that will really help you out.  So worth a quick look at these simple phrases which could come in handy!

English                                                   French

airline                                          une compagnie aérienne

aeroplane                                                    un avion

airport                                                      un aéroport

Arrivals                                                     les arrivées

baggage                                                    les bagages

baggage claim                             la livraison des bagages

boarding pass                            la carte d’embarquement

carry-on luggage                            les bagages à main

baggage cart                                           un chariot

checked luggage                         les bagages enregistrés

check-in                                            l’enregistrement

Departures                                            les départs

duty-free                                      une boutique hors taxes

flight                                                          un vol

gate                                                          une porte

late                                                           en retard

passport                                              un passeport

security check                            le contrôle de sécurité

steward                                                un steward

stewardess                                   une hôtesse de l’air

terminal                                             une aérogare

ticket                                                        le billet




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