English: We expect to take off soon.
French: Nous prévoyons décoller bientôt.
Sometimes, your pilots will make an announcement after push back from the gate, but before you take off from the runway. If there’s a particularly long line-up of airplanes in front of the runway for take-off, for example, your pilots may make this announcement to inform everyone of the expected wait time for take-off.
While we used “partir” as a generic word for “to depart”, in this case, you can use the verb “décoller” to specify “to take off” (from the runway).
Décoller=To take off
Nous prévoyons=We expect
Nous prévoyons décoller bientôt.
Nous prévoyons décoller dans environ 10 minutes.
The verb “to take off” is “décoller”. You may remember from earlier posts that the noun “take-off” in French is “décollage” (m).
Pouvez-vous ranger votre sac pour le décollage? Can you stow your bag for (the) take-off?
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