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EngFre Misc

English-French Miscellaneous Words & Phrases

please [formal or plural / familiar] s'il vous plaît / s’il te plaît
Excuse me. [as when bumping into someone] Pardon.
Excuse me. [as when needing to get by or to get attention] Excusez-moi (,madame/monsieur)
(I am) sorry. (Je suis) désolé
To your wishes. [said after a sneeze, as bless you] À tes souhaits.
Like this. [in context] Comme ça
So-so. [understood, but not used frequently in France] Comme ci, comme ça
staircase wit [a great response after it’s too late] l'esprit de l'escalier
Less quickly (,please). [easy way to ask to repeat slower] Moins vite (, svp)
Slowly (,please). [an alternative to ask to repeat slower] Lentement (, svp)
family name, surname [nom also means this, unmodified] nom de famille
maiden name nom de jeune fille
married name nom d'épouse
little by little petit à petit
today aujourd'hui
tonight ce soir / ce nuit
yesterday hier
the day before yesterday avant-hier
I don’t understand. Je ne comprends pas.
I don’t know. Je ne sais pas
Good year and good health! [Happy New Year] Bonne année et bonne santé!
everybody tout le monde
I was born… Je suis né…
city/town hall Hotel de ville
ground floor rez-de-chaussée
ATM machine guichet automatique de banque (GAB)
ATM machine [also vending machine] distributeur
every day tous les jours
always, still [i.e. continuing now] toujours
many of, lots of beaucoup de…
cheap bon marché
opening hours horaires d'ouverture
bathroom salle de bain
exercising, working out faire du sport
…right? [after an affirmative statement] …n'est-ce pas?
a stroke of luck un coup de chance
in the course of… / over the course of… [i.e. time] au fil de…
One of the… Un des <plural noun>…
What a shame! C’est dommage!
I would like to introduce to you <name etc> Je vous présente <name etc> Je te présente <name etc>
This is <name> Voici <name>
Created by: cberteau