French Phrases

This page contains a table including the following: French phrases, expressions and words in French, conversation and idioms, French greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting in French!

Most of the sentences below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.

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French Phrases

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French Phrases

    

English Phrases French Phrases
 
English Greetings French Greetings:
Hi! Salut! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good morning! Bonjour! (also used in the afternoon) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good evening! Bonsoir! (After 06:00pm) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Welcome! (to greet someone) Bienvenue! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How are you? Comment vas-tu?/ Comment allez-vous? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm fine, thanks! Je vais bien, merci! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
And you? Et toi?/ Et vous? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good/ So-So. Bien / Comme-ci, comme-ça. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Thank you (very much)! Merci (beaucoup!) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You're welcome! (for "thank you") Il n'y a pas de quoi Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hey! Friend! Hé ! L'ami! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I missed you so much! Tu m'as tellement manqué! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's new? Quoi de neuf? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nothing much Pas grand chose. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night! Bonne nuit! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
See you later! A plus tard! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good bye! Au revoir! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Asking for Help and Directions
I'm lost Je suis perdu
Can I help you? Puis-je vous aider? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can you help me? Peux-tu m'aider? Pouvez-vous m'aider? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Où sont les toilettes? Où est la pharmacie? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Allez tout droit! Puis prennez à gauche/ droite! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm looking for john. Je cherche Jean Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
One moment please! Un moment s'il vous plaît. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hold on please! (phone) Un moment s'il vous plaît / Ne raccrocher pas! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How much is this? Combien cela coûte? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) Excusez-moi ... Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Pardon! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Come with me! Viens avec moi!/ Venez avec moi! (polite)

    

How to Introduce Yourself
 
Do you speak (English/ French)? Parlez-vous (Anglais/ Français)? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Just a little. Juste un petit peu! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What's your name? Comment t'appelles-tu?/ Comment vous appelez-vous (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
My name is ... Je m'appelle …
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Monsieur.../ Madame.../ Mademoiselle… Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nice to meet you! C'est un plaisir de vous rencontrer!/ Enchanté! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You're very kind! Tu es très gentil!/ Vous êtes très gentil! (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where are you from? D'où viens-tu?/ D'où venez-vous? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm from (the U.S/ France) Je viens (des USA or Etats-Unis / de France) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm (American) Je suis américain/ américaine (female) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Where do you live? Où vis-tu?/ Où vivez-vous? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I live in (the U.S/ France) Je vis (aux Etats-Unis / en France) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Did you like it here? T'es-tu plu ici?/ Vous êtes-vous plu ici? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
France is a wonderful country La France est un pays merveilleux Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What do you do for a living? Que fais-tu dans la vie?/ Que faites-vous dans la vie? (polite)
I work as a (translator/ businessman) Je suis (traducteur/ homme d'affaires)
I like French J'aime le français Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I've been learning French for 1 month J'apprends le français depuis un mois. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Oh! That's good! Oh! C'est bien! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How old are you? Quel âge as-tu? Quel âge avez-vous? (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. J'ai (vingt, trente ...) ans. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I have to go il faut que je parte. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I will be right back! Je reviens tout de suite! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Wish Someone Something
Good luck! Bonne chance! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Happy birthday! Joyeux anniversaire! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Happy new year! Bonne année! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Congratulations! Félicitations!
Enjoy! (for meals...) Bon appétit! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'd like to visit France one day J'aimerai bien visiter la France un jour. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Say hi to John for me Passe le bonjour à Jean de ma part. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Bless you (when sneezing) A vos souhaits! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Good night and sweet dreams! Bonne nuit et fais de beaux rêves! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Solving a Misunderstanding Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) Pardon? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Sorry (for a mistake) Je suis désolé Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
No Problem! Ça n'est pas grave! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can You Say It Again? Pourriez-vous répéter? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can You Speak Slowly? Pourriez-vous parler un peu moins vite ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Write It Down Please! Est-ce que vous pourriez l'écrire? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Don't Understand! Je ne comprends pas! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Don't Know! Je ne sais pas! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I Have No Idea. Je n'en sais rien.
What's That Called In French? Comment dit-on cela en français? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What Does "gato" Mean In English? Comment dit-on "gâteau" en anglais? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
How Do You Say "Please" In French? Comment dit-on "Please" en français? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What Is This? Qu'est-ce que c'est? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
My France is bad. Mon français est mauvais. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I need to practice my France J'ai besoin de pratiquer mon français. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Don't worry! Ne t'inquiètes pas! Ne vous inquiétez pas! (polite) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
France Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Bien or Bon/ Mal or Mauvais/ Moyennment Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Big/ Small Grand/ Petit Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Today/ Now Aujourd'hui / Maintenant Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Tomorrow/ Yesterday Demain / Hier Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Yes/ No Oui / Non Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Here you go! (when giving something) Tiens Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Do you like it? Est-ce que tu aimes? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I really like it! J'aime beaucoup! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I'm hungry/ thirsty. J'ai faim /soif Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Le matin/ Le soir/ La nuit Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
This/ That. Here/There Ceci / cela. Ici / Là-bas. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Me/ You. Him/ Her. Moi /Toi. Lui/ Elle Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Really! Vraiment Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Look! Regarde! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hurry up! Dépêche-toi! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What? Where? Quoi? Où? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What time is it? Quelle heure est-il? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. Il est 10 heures. Il est 19h30. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Give me this! Donne-moi ça! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I love you! Je t'aime! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I feel sick. Je me sens malade Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I need a doctor J'ai besoin d'un docteur Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
One, Two, Three Un, deux, trois Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Four, Five, Six quatre, cinq, six Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten sept, huit, neuf, dix. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Survival Phrases
Emergency! Urgence Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
We need a doctor! Il nous faut un médecin ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Distress signal Signal de détresse Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Help! A l’aide!/Au secours ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Evacuate the area! évacuez les lieux ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Antibiotics Des antibiotiques Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Bandage Un pansement Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Blood Du sang Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Burn Brûler (une brûlure) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Clean Propre/nettoyer Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Dead Mort Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Doctor Docteur Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Fever Fièvre Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Hospital Hôpital Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Infection Infection
Injured Blessé Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Malnutrition sous-alimenté t Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Medic Médecin Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Medicine médicament Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Nurse Infirmière Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Poison Poison (pronunced : powazon) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Sick Malade Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Vitamins Vitamines Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Wound blessure (open wound : plaie) Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I am a doctor. Je suis docteur. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I am not a doctor. Je ne suis pas docteur. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I am going to help Je vais vous aider Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can you walk? Vous pouvez vous marcher ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can you sit? Vous pouvez vous assoir ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can you stand? Vous pouvez vous lever ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Are you in pain? Avez-vous mal ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You will get a shot. Nous allons vous faire une piqûre. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I will take you to the hospital. Je vais vous emmener à l’hôpital. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
What is wrong? Qu’est ce qui ne va pas ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Are you injured? Êtes-vous blessé ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Can you feed yourself? Vous pouvez manger tout seul ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Open your mouth. Ouvrez la bouche. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Are you pregnant? Êtes-vous enceinte ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It hurts !/It’s painful ! J'ai mal ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Take care ! Faites attention ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It’s dangerous. C’est dangereux Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It’s cold. C’est froid. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It’s hot. C’est chaud. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Don’t go this way ! N’allez pas par là ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Did you felt ? Vous êtes tombé ? Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It's poisonous food. C’est un aliment toxique. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
The water is drinkable. L’eau est potable. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It’s an infectious disease. C’est une maladie contagieuse. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
You will have to undergo surgery. Vous allez devoir être opéré/Vous allez devoir subir une opération chirurgicale.
Stop that ! Arrêtez ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Give me a break !/Leave me alone ! Laissez-moi tranquille ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Go away! Partez ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
Call the police. Appelez la police/appelez la gendarmerie. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I’ve just been robbed. Je viens d’être victime de vol. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It’s him who attacked me. C’est lui l’agresseur. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
It’s no me ! Ce n’est pas moi ! Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
I didn’t did it on purpose. Je ne l'ai pas fait intentionnellement. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example
This is not my fault. Ce n’est pas ma faute. Download Adobe Flash to hear audio example

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