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About Everyday French Phrases in English For Travellers

French is regarded as a Charming language. This originally came from France but spoken in lots of places internationally. Places and cities that speak French does include Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, New Brunswick, Louisiana in North America; former French colonies in North Africa and West Africa; Haiti and Martinique in the Caribbean; French Guiana in South America; Tahiti and numerous other islands in Oceania. Learn More

French is almost certainly employed as the language of worldwide diplomacy and interaction, and even though replaced largely by English since World War II, this stays socially de rigueur, required by etiquette, for educated persons world wide to receive some degree of basic French experience.

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Do you want to learn to have a discussion in French language, when just beginning? Or simply should recall the French sentences you had learnt long time ago? From getting around on public transport to purchasing lunch in a fabulous nearby bistro in France as well as virtually any region where they talk the French Language, understand essential French words here to make your holiday better.

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Hello. (formal)Bonjour. (bohn-ZHOOR)
Hello. (informal)Salut. (sah-LUU)
How are you? (formal)Comment allez-vous ? (kaw-mahng t-AH-lay VOO)
How are you? (informal)Comment vas-tu? (kaw-mahng vah TEW)
How are you? (informal)Comment ça va ? (kaw-mahng sah VAH)
Fine, thank you.Bien, merci. (byang, mair-SEE)
What is your name? (lit. "How do you call yourself?")Comment vous appelez vous ? (kaw-mahng vooz AP-lay VOO?)
What is your name? (informal)Comment t'appelles-tu? (kaw-mahng tah-pell TEW?)
My name is ______ .Je m'appelle ______ . (zhuh mah-PELL _____)
Nice to meet you.Enchanté(e). (ahn-shahn-TAY)/ Enchanté (said by a male)/ Enchantée (said by a female)
Please (formal)S'il vous plaît. (seel voo PLEH) or Je vous prie. (zhuh vous PREE)
Please (informal)S'il te plaît. (seel tuh PLEH)
Thank you.Merci. (merr-SEE)
You're welcome. (lit. "of nothing")De rien. (duh RYANG).
Yes.Oui. (WEE)
No.Non. (NOHN)
Excuse me.Pardon. (pahr-DOHN) or Excusez-moi. (ehk-SKEW-zay MWAH)
(I am) Sorry.(Je suis) Désolé(e). (zhuh swee DAY-zoh-LAY) or Excusez-moi. (eck-SKEW-zay MWAH)
What's the time?Quelle heure est-il ? (kel euhr et-EEL?);
GoodbyeAu revoir. (oh ruh-VWAHR)
Goodbye (informal)Salut. (sah-LUU)
I can't speak French [well].Je ne parle pas [bien] français. (zhuh nuh PAHRL pah [byang] frahn-SEH)
Do you speak English?Parlez-vous anglais ? (par-lay VOO ahng-LEH?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?Est-ce qu'il y a quelqu'un ici qui parle anglais ? (ess keel-ee-AH kel-KUHN ee-see kee PAHRL lahng-LEH) or Y a-t-il quelqu'un ici qui parle anglais ? (ee yah-TEEL kel-KUHN ee-see kee PAHRL lahng-LEH)
Help!Au secours! (oh suh-KOOR)
Look out!Attention ! (ah-tahn-see-OHN)
Have a nice dayBonne journee (bong zhoor-NAY)
Good DayBonjour (bong-zhoo(r))
Good morning.Bon matin. (bong mah-TANG)
Good evening.Bonsoir. (bong-SWAHR)
Good night.Bonne nuit. (bawn-NWEE)
Good night (to sleep)Bonne nuit. (bawn-NWEE)
Sweet dreamsFais de beaux reves (feh duh bo RAI-vuh)
I don't understand.Je ne comprends pas. (zhuh nuh KOHM-prahn pah)
Where is the toilet?Où sont les toilettes ? (OOH sohn lay twah-LET?)
How do you say _____?Comment dit-on _____ ? (koh-mahn dee-TONG _____ ?)
What is this/that called?Comment appelle-t-on ceci/ça ? (koh-mahn tah-pell-TONG suh-SEE/SAH?)

Click on the links below to check out a number of useful French holiday words and phrases which you’ll find arranged by category. For every holiday phrase in French, you will find the actual English interpretation.

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