French Lesson 1: Crosswalks
I thought I would try to be helpful by providing some short lessons for people visiting France. This is a crosswalk sign. While it may be obvious, I just wanted to translate it!
Appuyez : to press (alternately, to lean. There is a sign on our radiator that says “Ne pas s’appuyer” → Do not lean.)
(le) Bouton : the button
Piétons : pedestrians. You will see this word a lot on the street, as part of signs directing when to cross, where to cross, and where to stay away.
So we have: Appuyez sur le bouton. Piétons appuyez.
Press the button. Pedestrians press.