Useful French Phrases: In An Emergency
Knowing who to call in an emergency in France is essential – here’s some useful vocabulary to practice just in case.
Calling an Ambulance
I need an ambulance: J’ai besoin d’une ambulance OR Il me faut une ambulance..
I’ve had a heart attack: J’ai eu une crise cardiaque.
My husband/my wife has had a heart attack: Mon mari/ma femme a eu une crise cardiaque.
My son/my daughter is no longer breathing (has stopped breathing): Mon fils/Ma fille ne respire plus.
My husband/my wife is no longer breathing: Mon mari/ma femme ne respire plus.
Contacting the Police
There’s been a break-in at my house: Il y a eu un cambriolage chez moi
I need help: J’ai besoin de l’assistance
Calling the Fire Brigade
My house is on fire: Ma maison est en feu.
My land is on fire: Mon terrain est en feu..
There’s a fire at my house: Il y a le feu chez moi.
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