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Comment parler d’un accident de la route?

How to talk about a traffic accident

A listener wondered if we could do a lesson on the basis of a traffic accident.

So that’s what we’ve done: we’ve simulated a discussion on the basis of a minor accident that did actually occur recently at our end.

Our lesson contains a whole range of interesting vocabulary. To discover how to use expressions such as the following, and more, let’s get started!

  • être secoué = (to be shaken)
  • se rendre à / en = (to go to)
  • percuter = (to run into)
  • rentrer dedans = (to run into)
  • essuyer un choc = (to sustain a shock)
  • mettre [du temps] pour = (to take [time] to)
  • ressentir une douleur = (to feel a pain)
  • faire le point = (to assess the situation)
  • gamin (m) = (kid)
  • siège-enfant (m) = (child seat)
  • constat (m) amiable = (accident report)
  • décliner son identité = (to provide one’s identity)
  • être amoché = (to be messed up)
  • faire remplacer [qqc] = (to have [s.t.] replaced)
  • être cabossé = (to be dented)
  • pare-chocs (m) = (bumper)
  • coup (m) du lapin = (whiplash)
  • assurance (f) = (insurance)

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