When in French

How do you ask when in French? After this free French audio lesson you'll know how to get the answers you need! Listen to the French pronunciation and practice saying these French questions aloud. You'll never have an excuse to be late again!
  • When in French

How to pronounce "when" in French

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Quand est-ce que le musée est ouvert ?
When is the museum open?
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Quand est-ce que le musée est fermé ?
When is the museum closed?
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Quand est-ce que le supermarché est ouvert  ?
When is the supermarket open?
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Quand est-ce que la pharmacie est ouverte ?
When is the pharmacy open?
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Quand est-ce que le bus part ?
When does the bus leave?
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Quand est-ce que le train part du quai ?
When does the train leave?
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A quelle heure l’avion décolle  ?
When does the flight leave?
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Quand est-ce que le bus arrive  ?
When does the bus arrive?
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Quand est-ce que le train arrive  ?
When does the train arrive?
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A quelle heure le vol arrive  ?
When does the flight arrive?
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Quand est-ce que l’on s’arrête  ?
When do we stop?
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Quand est-ce que l’on prend une pause  ?
When do we have a break?
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A quelle heure commence le film  ?
When does the movie start?
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A quelle heure commence le théâtre  ?
When does the theatre start?
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Quand est-ce que le match commence  ?
When does the game start?

One of the first questions you might want to ask when arriving in an unfamiliar city could be…

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Où est-ce que je peux trouver le centre d’information ?
Where can I find the tourist information center?

Some smaller cities in French-speaking countries don’t have tourist information centers. You might have to rely on asking the locals. Here are some useful questions you might need:

Where can I find…

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Où est-ce que je peux trouver le musée ?
…the museum?
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Où est-ce que je peux trouver une exposition d’art ?
… the art exhibition?
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Où est-ce que je peux trouver le bureau des objets perdus ?
… the lost property office?
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Où est-ce que je peux trouver la gare ?
…the train station?
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Où est-ce que je peux trouver l’arrêt de bus ?
…the bus stop?
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Où est-ce que je peux trouver l’hôpital ?
… the hospital?
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Où est-ce que je peux trouver un docteur  ?
… a doctor?
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Où est-ce que je peux trouver les toilettes publiques  ?
…public restrooms?
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Où est-ce que je peux trouver une banque  ?
… a bank?

Credit cards are widely accepted in France as they are in England or America for example, but you might still need to exchange some money for smaller purchases

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Où est-ce que je peux changer de l’argent ?
Where can I exchange money?
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Où est-ce que je peux trouver un bureau de change ?
Where can I find a money exchange counter?

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed the lesson!

À bientôt!
Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team

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