Useful Vocabulary Les vagues – waves La houle – swell Une marée basse/haute – low/high tide Les moutons – white horses Le littoral – coastline Les algues – seaweed Une bouée – rubber ring Un seau — bucket Une pelle — shovel Un râteau — rake Un coup de soleil – sunburn…..

If you’re lucky, once you get to the airport, there isn’t really that much to say: but sometimes it doesn’t all run quite so smoothly, particularly in winter, and its useful to have a bit of local lingo to find out what’s going on.

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