Hi every one,
I am going to be in Paris in 4 weeks. I mostly intend to eat in mid range restaurants and while I can speak a little French, I am not fluent enough to explain my allergy to shellfish.
I am worried that if I try to explain in English that something will be lost in translation and I might get sick. I have used google translate to say that I am allergic to prawns, scallops, mussels, crabs, lobster and oysters, but I am not sure if this will be the right translation.
I don't intend to learn to say it- an old French boyfriend told me my accent is awful- but have it written on a small piece of laminated paper. I feel this would make the waiter/ waitresses more comfortable to see it written in their native tongue than me garbling a translation.
If someone who speaks French could help me figure out what the translation should say that would be very nice.
Thanks in advance :)