Useful French Phrases For Visiting France

Useful French Phrases For Visiting France

Are you planning a trip or holiday to France? Or thinking about going to work or study or volunteer? When visiting France, or French speaking countries it is recommend you learn some basic words and phrases before arriving. 

If you can speak or understand even the basics of the language this will really help make the whole experience easier and more enjoyable. We have put together some essential French words and phrases for tourists which will hopefully be helpful to you...

 

Greetings

  • Hello - Bonjour
  • Good bye - Au revoir
  • Good evening - Bon soir

 

Basics

  • How are you? - Sava / Comment allez-vous?
  • Do you speak English? - Parlez-vous anglais?
  • Excuse me - Excusez-moi
  • Fine thanks and you? - Merci et vous?
  • No - Non
  • Yes - Oui
  • Pardon me - Pardon
  • Please speak slowly - Parlez lentement
  • I don't understand - Je ne comprends pas
  • Could you speak more slowly, please - Pouvez vous parler plus lentement, s’il vous plait
  • Could you repeat that please - Pouvez-vous répéter, s’il vous plaît
  • I'm sorry - Pardon
  • My name is - Je m'appelle
  • Thank you - Merci

 

Accommodation

  • Do you have...? - Avez-vous...?
  • Do you have a room for two people? - Avez-vous une chambre pour deux personnes? 
  • How much is it? - Combien ça coûte?

 

Shopping

  • Where can I find a restaurant, please? - Ou est-ce qu’on peut trouver des restaurants, s’il vous plaît?
  • Where is the toilet, please - Ou sont les toilettes, s’il vous plaît ? 
  • Could I have the bill please - L’addition, s’il vous plaît

 

Transport / Directions

  • Where is...? - Où est...?
  • I am looking for - Je cherche le 
  • We want to go to... - Nous voulons aller à...
  • Where is the nearest stop? - Où est l’arrêt le plus près? 
  • Bus - Bus
  • Train - Train
  • Subway - Métro 
  • Could you please call me a cab - Pouvez-vous m’appeler un taxi, s’il vous plaît
  • Airport, please - A l’aeroport, s’il vous plaît
  • We’re lost - Nous sommes perdus
  • What’s the weather going to be like today? - Quel temps va-t-il faire aujourd’hui?

 

Days of the Week

  • Lundi - Monday
  • Tuesday - Mardi 
  • Wednesday - Mercredi
  • Thursday - Jeudi
  • Friday - Vendredi
  • Saturday - Samedi
  • Sunday - Dimanche

 

Numbers

  • 0 - zéro
  • 1 - un
  • 2 - deux
  • 3 - trois
  • 4 - quatre
  • 5 - cinq
  • 6 - six
  • 7 - sept
  • 8 - huit
  • 9 - neuf
  • 10 - dix
  • 11 - onze
  • 12 - douze
  • 13 - treize
  • 14 - quatorze
  • 15 - quinze
  • 16 - seize
  • 17 - dix-sept
  • 18 - dix-huit
  • 19 - dix-neuf
  • 20 - vingt
  • 21 - vingt et un
  • 22 - vingt-deux
  • 23 - vingt-trois
  • 24 - vingt-quatre
  • 25 - vingt-cinq
  • 30 - trente
  • 40 - quarante
  • 50 - cinquante
  • 60 - soixante
  • 70 - soixante-dix
  • 80 - quatre-vingts
  • 90 - quatre-vingt-dix
  • 100 - cent

 

 

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