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I took this photo in a pharmacy in Montréal. The reason I took it is for the vocabulary on the sign hanging from above.

The French word location doesn’t mean the same thing as the English word location.

The French word location means rental, for hire. Une voiture de location, for example, is a rental car.

You can use the French word emplacement in the sense of the English word location. Le nouvel emplacement de la pharmacie, for example, means the new location of the pharmacy.

Back to the sign, it’s a list of things we can rent in the pharmacy.

Une béquille is a crutch. Une marchette is a walker. Une chaise roulante is a wheelchair.

Chaise roulante is a Québécois usage. It exists alongside the masculine term fauteuil roulant, which means the same thing.

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