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Friday, September 28, 2012

s’engager sur l’autoroute

to take the highway

Je m’engage sur l’autoroute vers Marseille.
I’m taking the highway (motorway) to Marseille.

This expression could be used with any road:

  • Je m’engage sur la 101. (I take the 101.)
  • Je m’engage sur la route N79. (I take the N79.)
  • Engagez-vous sur la route à péage. (Take the toll road.)

When you learn the word for car, la voiture, in French class, the vocabulary sometimes doesn’t go too far beyond that. But there is, of course, so much vocabulary related to cars and driving. Today, we’ll help you get past la voiture to a practical phrase that will keep you moving.

Vocabulary Section: Cars, Expressions, Word of the Day