Having these simple phrases to hand on your next trip to France or Belgium may help you – and your children – get by. Sure, the locals will probably reply in English, but they’ll be thrilled you made the effort…

Hello Bonjour
Goodbye  Au revoir
Please S’il vous plait
Thank you Merci
Sorry! Pardon!
Where is the toilet? Où sont les toilettes?
Where is the pharmacy? Où est la pharmacie?
What does this cost? C’est combien?
Do you speak English? Parlez-vous Anglais?

In an emergency…
Where is the hospital? Où est l’hôpital?
I need a doctor J’ai besoin d’un docteur
I am ill/He is ill Je suis malade/Il est malade
Call an ambulance Appelez une ambulance