Trying to flaunt a little French in front of your friends or colleagues? Here is the list of few most common french expressions that you can use in your daily life an look cool.
Try to practice the words several times before saying them out loud in public. Easy English pronunciation is provided in brackets.
Here is the list of 15 most common french expressions:-
1. Bonjour! – Hello!
It is the most casual word in French. It actually means Hello, Good day. Use
‘Bon soir!’ (bon swaa) for Good evening.
‘Bonne nuit!’ (bonn nuii) for Good night!
2. Merci! – Thank you!
The most polite word that you can use whenever you want to express gratitude. Polity say, ‘Merci’
3. Salut! – Hi!
It is also the way of saying hi but in a form informal way than Bonjour.
4. Enchanté(e)! – Nice to meet you!
(on shon tey)
If you are meeting someone for the
Remember, If you a Male, say Enchanté (on shon tey) and if you are a female use, Enchantée (on shon tee)
5. Ça va? – How are you?
Say ‘Ça va’ when you want to ask how someone is. This can be used in both formal and informal conversation.
6. Oui. – Yes.
Simple say oui for yes.
7. Non. – No.
8. Bon voyage! – Have a great trip!
When someone is leaving for a journey, wish him or her as ‘Bon voyage’.
9. Excusez-moi/pardon – Excuse me, sorry
(ex kyoo ze mwah/pah don)
This expression can have multiple meaning:-
- to apologize for something,
- when someone is trying to make a way to get past
- or when you want someone to repeat something that he or she just said but you couldn’t listen.