(Baby) change table

English: Change table

French: Table à langer

Here’s another baby-related expression in French you’ll use often. Most airplanes are equipped with baby change tables, but not necessarily in every single lavatory of the plane. A passenger may ask you which lavatory the change table is in, or you could tell them during your baby safety briefing.

Table (f)=Table

Langer=To change (a diaper)

Une table à langer=A change table

‘’Langer’’ is a pretty specific word in French and only means “change” in the sense of “changing a baby’s diaper”, and its use beyond this context is very rare. It is, however, a fairly common word that flight attendants will come across when speaking to passengers travelling with babies. The general verb for “change” in French in most other contexts is “changer”.


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