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English: Band-aid

French: Pansement

Here’s another sneak peak at the French you can expect to learn in Module 5 of Canadian French for Flight Attendants. We flight attendants are responsible for the well-being of the passengers. We’re trained in first aid to handle small things like cuts and bruises, up to serious inflight issues like heart attacks, strokes, and allergic reactions. Aside from first aid kits, planes generally carry basic medication and band-aids as well. Once in a while, a passenger will come up to you and ask for a band-aid for a small cut. Flight attendants themselves are also prone to getting little nicks and bruises just by working on a plane in a confined space.

Here’s how a passenger may come up to you to ask for a band-aid.

Pansement (m)=Band-aid

Avez-vous un pansement?=Do you have a band-aid?

Though “pansement” is the dictionary translation of “band-aid”, French Canadians will use a handful of other expressions that are not used in European French (covered in Module 5). One of them is to simply use the anglicism “band-aid” (m).


Now available! Module 4 of Canadian French for Flight Attendants. Learn the French for:

-Less common food/drinks/special meals.

-Bag issues (bag won't fit/no more space).

-Announcements for mechanical problems, cancellations, airplane changes, diverting, etc.

-Delays because of fuel, catering, connection passengers, weather, etc.

-Tight/missed connections.

-And much, much more!


Flight Attendant Souvenirs. Souvenirs d’un agent de bord. United Arab Emirates, February 2020. Émirats Arabes Unis, février 2020. Hop on hop off bus tour, cityscapes part 1. Y’know, I’ve never done one of these bus tours before, preferring to explore whatever city I’m in by myself, on my own schedule. This is a nice way to drive by and see the sights if that’s all you care to do. However, unless you buy a multi-day bus pass, you’ll only have time to hop off and explore the major sites. It’s also a good way to see the interesting architecture in the city.

One stop we passed by is the iconic Burj Al Arab, the “seven-star hotel” shaped like a sail, located on an artificial island on the beach. Just a few facts to illustrate the sheer luxury of this hotel:

-The Royal Suite goes for a low low price of about $24,000 USD a night.

-The hotel offers Rolls-Royce and helicopter shuttle service to its own helipad.

-It broke the Guinness World Record for the most expensive cocktail at approximately $7500 USD.

-The interiors are lined with 24-carat gold and each guest gets their own 24-carat gold iPad during their stay.

-One of its restaurants has the world’s largest Swarovski diamond ceiling at 29,000 crystals, designed in the shape of the Milky Way.


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