Which counter do I go to to change money?

Pour changer l'argent, c'est à quel guichet?

I would like to change some travellers' cheques, please.

Je voudrais changer des chèques de voyage, s'il vous plaît.

Is there commission?

Y a-t-il un commission?

What's the exchange rate for Pounds Sterling?

Quel est le taux de change pour la livre sterling?

Where do I have to sign?

Où faut-il signer?

What is today's date?

Quelle est la date aujourd'hui?

What time does the bank open?

La banque ouvre à quelle heure?

What time does the bank close?

La banque ferme à quelle heure?


Is the post office open tomorrow?

Est-ce que le bureau de poste ouvert demain?

How much does it cost to send a letter to Germany, please?

C'est combien pour envoyer une lettre en Allemangne, s'il vous plaît?

Three stamps at 2F50 each, please.

Trois timbres à deux Francs cinquante, s'il vous plaît.

Where is the post box?

Où est la boîte aux lettres?

What time is the next collection?

La prochaine levée est à quelle heure?

Will you weigh this parcel for me, please.

Voulez-vous me peser ce colis, s'il vous plaît.


I need to telephone England.

Je dois téléphoner en Angleterre.

It's the first time I have used a telephone in France.

C'est le premier fois que je téléphone en France.

Where is the telephone directory?

Où est l'annuaire téléphonique?

I would like to reverse the charges.

Je voudrais téléphoner en P.C.V.

I have been cut off.

J'ai été coupé(e).

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Helpful phrases for Shopping in France; Shopping Vocabulary;
Numbers in French;
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Vocabulary Lists: French > Money & Banks > Vocabulary
Dealing with Money and Going to the Bank;
Posting Letters and Parcels and Going to the Post Office;
Using the Telephone;

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