I thought I might learn a new set of vocabulary on this trip. Having my kids with me, I figured I might need to learn phrases like "cough syrup" or "gummy bears" or even "I'm so sorry for the loud noises; my kids are used to living in a house. I will try to teach them better. They aren't actually animals."
I didn't foresee sentences like "The dishwasher won't drain," and "The electricity seems to be out in the entire apartment; I think a fuse blew, but I'm not sure where."
So today, I'm waiting for the electrician. (The dishwasher was last week and is now fixed.) The washing-machine is tripping a breaker, so it's off...but that means that the refrigerator and the dishwasher are off, too. (Dishwasher being of substantially less importance than the refrigerator and the washing machine!)
But I learned that you might say that someone who gets really angry "blows a fuse" in French, too.