French 101

French is the official language of France as well as 22 other countries all over the world. Learning this language would really be helpful especially if you’re planning to visit European cities such as Nice. It’s not exactly an easy language to learn so most people might find it difficult to speak. French is a very nasal language and it takes a lot of practice to master. So before visiting a French speaking city, you may want to learn some basic French phrases that you could use when you get there.

Bonjour – Hello / Good day / Good morning

Bonsoir – Good evening

Bonne nuit – Good night (used only before going to bed)

Salut – Hi / Bye

Au revoir – Goodbye

Merci – Thank you

De rien – You’re welcome

Bienvenu(e)  – Welcome

Allons-y! – Let’s go!

A plus tard – See you later

A bientôt – See you soon

A demain – See you tomorrow

Je suis désolé(e) – I’m sorry

Excusez-moi! – Excuse me!

Comment allez-vous? – How are you?

Je vais bien – I’m fine.

très bien – very good

mal -bad

pas mal – not bad

oui – yes

non – no

Comment vous appelez-vous?  – What’s your name?

Je m’appelle… – My name is….

Enchanté(e) – Nice to meet you.

Vous êtes d’où? – Where are you from?

Je suis de… – I am from…

Où habitez-vous? – Where do you live?

J’habite à… – I live in….

Pouvez-vous m’aider? – Can you help me?

Bien sûr. – Of course.

Comment? – What? Pardon?

Félicitations! – Congratulations

Bonne chance! – Good luck

Tu me manques. – I miss you

Je t’aime – I love you

French is one of the most beautiful spoken languages in the world. It may be hard to learn at first but with enough exposure and practice, you’ll be able to speak the language fluently in no time. Bonne chance!

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