Monday, 26 January 2009

Il faut etc

It is nice to do what you are told, so recognising signs is fairly important. Défense de, il est défendu du, il est interdit de, and interdiction de all mean you can’t do something. Il est interdit de cracher sur la pelouse is one of my memories of a trip to Versailles as a teenager. I wasn’t even thinking of spitting on the lawn, and it is not a sign that I have seen in England.

You can also be told that you have to do something. The easiest way of telling someone is just saying the sentence. Vous tournez à droite. You can also say vous devez tourner à droite if you have to do it or il faut tourner à droite.

A bientôt

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