View Full Version : Rue/Street - (French) - Paris Q

09-07-2015, 06:40 PM
Hi. Just wondering re French conversation, do locals in Paris actually say "rue" when referring to their street names? For example if they wanted to refer to 'Rue de babylone', how would they actually say this in conversation? Exactly like that?


Layla Nahar
09-07-2015, 07:10 PM
yes. Also 'in the rue' - I mean, 'in the street' is 'dans la rue'.

09-07-2015, 10:04 PM
Absolutely. Same as is done in English. And, like in English, there are avenues and boulevards; in fact both words are French in origin.


09-08-2015, 02:19 AM
Thanks very much!

Layla Nahar
09-08-2015, 02:49 AM
In Geneva there is a 'rue Ta Connerie' - which means 'Your Bullshit St.' There are a number of other such delightful street names but Ta Connerie is the only one I can remember now.

09-08-2015, 04:00 AM
As in the US/English, the French word "rue" has a specific meaning - street. And it is a designation, as in Elm Street, Rue Elm. But you could have Elm Ave, Elm Court, Elm Boulevard and so on. So, if you left off the designation "street", or rue, you may not get the correct location.


09-08-2015, 05:10 AM
Got it. Cheers everyone. PS - 'Your Bullshit St' is probably what I might have ended up with had I not asked this question ;)