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Basic Phrases

Bonsoir Good evening
Bonne nuit Good night
Salut Hi/ Bye
Au revoir Goodbye
S'il vous plaît Please
Merci (beaucoup) Thank you (very much)
De rien./ Je vous en prie. You' re welcome
Bienvenu(e). Welcome.
A tout à l' heure/ A plus tard. See you later.
A bientôt. See you soon.
A demain. See you tomorrow.
Désolé (e)! Sorry!
Pardonnez-moi! Excuse me!
Allons-y! Let's go!
Comment allez-vous? How are you? (fml)
Ça va? How are you? (infml)/ I'm fine. (infml)
Très bien/ mal/ pas mal. Very good/ bad/ not bad.
Je vais bien. I'm fine.
Comment vous appelez- vous? What's your name? (fml)
Tu t'appeles comment? What's your name? (infml)
Je m' appelle... My name is ...
Enchanté(e). Nice to meet you.
Vous êtes d'où? Where are you from? (fml)
Tu et d'où? Where are you from? (infml)
Je suis de... I am from...
Où habitez- vous? Where do you live? (fml)
Tu habites où? Where do you live? (infml)
J' habite à ... I live in ...
Quel âge avez- vous? How old are you? (fml)
Tu as quel âge? How old are you? (infml)
A vos souhaits! / A tes souhaits! Bless you! (formal / informal)
C'est à vous! / C'est à toi! It's your turn! (formal / informal)
Félicitations! Congratulations!
Ce n'est pas grave. It's no problem. / It's alright.
J'ai oublié. I forgot.
Bonne chance! Good luck!
Je dois y aller. I must go.
Je m'ennuie. I'm bored.
Ça m'est égal. I don't care.
Ne vous en faites pas. / Ne t'en fais pas. Don't worry (formal / informal)
J'ai faim / soif. I'm hungry / thirsty.
Je suis fatigué(e) / malade. I'm tired / sick.
J'ai chaud / froid. I'm hot / cold.
Je n'ai aucune idée. I have no idea.
Qu'est-ce qui se passe? What's happening?
Ça ne fait rien. It doesn't matter.
Comment dit-on ____ en français? How do you say ____ in French?
Qu'est-ce que c'est que ça? What is that?
Qu'est-ce qu'il y a? What's the matter?
Où est ... / Où sont ... ? Where is ... / Where are ... ?
Voici / Voilà Here is... / Here it is.
Il y a .../ Il y avait... There is / are... / There was / were...
Pouvez-vous m'aider? / Tu peux m'aider? Can you help me? (formal / informal)
Comment? What? Pardon?
Comprenez-vous? / Tu comprends? Do you understand? (formal / informal)
Bien sûr. Of course.
Je (ne) comprends (pas). I (don't) understand.
Je (ne) sais (pas). I (don't) know.
Je (ne) parle (pas)... I (don't) speak...
Tu parles anglais ? Do you speak English? (informal)
Parlez-vous français ? Do you speak French? (formal)
un garcon boy
une fille girl
un home man
une femme woman
une amie/ un ami friend (fem)/ friend (masc)
presque almost
en retard late
aussi also, too
d'habitude usually
quelquefois sometimes
souvent often
toujours always
il y a There is/are
le chat cat
le chien dog
le papier paper
le stylo pen
le crayon pencil
le livre book
pas mal not bad
encore again
comme ci, comme ça so so
sauf except
surtout especially
maintenant now
mais but
et and
c'est It's / That's
Created by: bittersweety
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