Expressing things which are forbidden in French

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Expressing things which are forbidden

Here are the main ways to notify what is forbidden in French.

•  Interdiction de (+ verb in the infinitive form) :
Interdiction de stationner No parking
Interdiction de parler No speaking
•  Défense de (+ verb in the infinitive form) :
Défense de stationner No parking
Défense de marcher sur la pelouse Keep off the grass
•  Interdit :
Stationnement interdit No parking
Téléphones portables interdits No cellphones
Il est formellement interdit de jouer au ballon It is strictly forbidden to play ball games (No ball games)
•  Ne pas (+ verb in the infinitive form) :
Ne pas se garer / stationner No parking
Prière de ne pas déranger Please do not disturb

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