Monday, June 20, 2016

Useful French phrases/expressions

Français (English)

Every expression is said twice: slow version and then the natural way.

Bonjour. (Hello. / Good morning!)


Bonsoir.(Good evening! (Evening greeting))


Salut ! (informal) (Hi!)


Enchanté(e). (Pleased to meet you.)


Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez ? (What's your name?)


Comment vous appelez-vous ? (formal) (What's your name?)


Comment allez-vous ? (formal) (How are you?)


Comment ça va ? (informal) (How are you?)


Au revoir. (Goodbye!)


A bientôt. (See you soon!)


Bonne nuit ! (Good night!)


Bonne journée ! (Have a nice day!)


S'il vous plaît. (formal) (Please.)


S'il te plaît. (informal) (Please.)


Merci. (Thank you! / Thanks!)


Merci beaucoup. (Thank you very much!)


De rien. (Your welcome.)


Je vous en prie. (Your welcome./Please.)


Excusez-moi ! (Excuse me! / Sorry.)


Pardon. (Excuse me! / Sorry.)


Je suis désolé(e). (I'm sorry. / Sorry.)


Répétez s'il vous plaît. (Please say that again. / Please, repeat!)


Je ne comprends pas. (I don't understand.)


Ça s'écrit comment ? (How do you spell it?)


Comment dit-on "..." en français ? (How do you say ... in French?)


Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire ? (What does it mean?)


C'est combien ? (How much is this?)


Ça coûte combien ? (How much is this?)


Parlez vous anglais? (formal) (Do you speak English?)


Santé ! (Cheers!)


Bon appétit ! (Have a nice meal!)


Bonne chance ! (Good luck!)


Bon courage ! (Good luck! / Be well!)


Bon voyage ! (Have a nice trip!)


Bon anniversaire ! (Happy birthday!)


Joyeux Noël ! (Merry christmas!)


Bonne année ! (Happy new year!)


Bon rétablissement. (Get well soon.)

Monday, June 6, 2016

Days of the Week in French / Les jours de la semaine

Les jours de la semaine



lundi            Monday
mardi           Tuesday
mercredi      Wednesday
jeudi             Thursday
vendredi       Friday
samedi         Saturday
dimanche     Sunday


recording with slow and normal pronunciation.  The days of the week are not capitalized in French.







1/ If you use the construction le + day, it means every week on that day.

Le dimanche, je fais toujours du jogging. (every Sunday)

recording with slow and normal pronunciation.
Je travaille le samedi. (on Saturdays)

recording with slow and normal pronunciation.

2/ If you use the construction without le, it means on that day only.

Le concert est vendredi. (The concert is on Friday.)

recording with slow and normal pronunciation.