French Lesson 1: Crosswalks

by Céleste

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.

Et voilà!

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