Guest blog by Voulez-vous Parler
Summer’s arrived, isn’t this beautiful? We are all thinking about our summer holidays. But some of us are a bit more nervous than the others. Because more and more people have allergies, a foreign holiday can turn into a real nightmare.
How do you make sure you are completely safe when ordering and buying food abroad?
If you’re going to a francophone country, you’ll need to know these few sentences:
Je suis allergique aux noix/ au gluten/aux produits laitiers/au lactose/guêpes
I’m allergic to nuts/gluten/dairy products/lactose/wasps
Où est l’hôpital? Where is the hospital?
Sono allergico/a alle nocciole/al glutine/ai latticini/al veleno di vespa
In Spanish :
Tengo alergia a los frutos secos/al gluten/a los productos lácteos/a la lactose/a las avispas
I also recommend buying a book of pictures which is especially designed to help travellers asking for things in a language they don’t know…with pictures. The best is always having a few hours of 1 to 1 tuition before going away to prepare oneself and practise with a very patient and understanding teacher.
Sophie from Voulez-vous parler, which specializes in private tuition. All our teachers travel to you.
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