How To Say in French…

In this How To Say In French page, see French’s 50 most common expressions, their pronunciation and their translation.

  1. Yes:  Oui /wEE/
  2. No: Non /nOHN/
  3. Pleases’il vous plaît /seal voo PLAY/
  4. Thank you: merci /maire SEE/
  5. Hello: Allô /al OH/
  6. Good: Bon /bohn/
  7. Bad: mauvais /movEH/
  8. That’s good: C’est bien /say BYEIN/
  9. Silly: fou /foo/
  10. Good morning: Bonjour /bohn XHOOR/
  11. Good day: Bonjour /bohn XHOOR/
  12. Good afternoon: Bon après-midi /bonn app ray me DEE/
  13. Good evening: Bonsoir /boh SWAR/
  14. How do you do?: Comment allez-vous? /come on talley VOO/
  15. Very well, thank you: Bien merci. /byehn, maire SEE/
  16. So-so: Comme-ci comme-ça /come see come SAH/
  17. It’s been a while: Ça fait un petit bout /safay ein ptee BOO/  or Ça fait longtemps /safay long TOHN/
  18. What’s up?: Quoi de neuf? /Quad’NUHRF/
  19. Nothing much: Pas grand chose /pah gron SHOWS/
  20. Enjoy (your food)! : Bon appétit /bonn app eh TEE/
  21. Cheers! (When drinking): Santé! /son TAY/
  22. Watch out!: Attention! /at on SYOHN/
  23. Excuse me: Excusez-moi /ex cü zay MWAH/
  24. Excuse me: Pardon /Par DOHN/
  25. Of course: Bien sûr /byein SÜÜR/
  26. Are you ok? : Ça va? /sah VAH/
  27. I’m ok: Ça va. /sah VAH/
  28. No problem: Pas de problème /pat prob LEM/
  29. There (showing something): Voilà /vwa LAH/ or  Voici /vwa SEE/
  30. (Over) there: là /LAH/
  31. Here: ici /ee SEE/
  32. Here (handing something): Tiens /tyEHN/ or Tenez /tuhNAY/
  33. There, there (comforting someone): Allons, allons /al OHN, al OHN/
  34. That’s it: C’est ça /say SAH/
  35. What’s going on?: Qu’est-ce qui se passe? /kess kiss PASS/
  36. That’s fine! (All the better!): Tant mieux! /tohn MYUHR/
  37. Too bad!: Tant pis! /tohn pee/
  38. What a shame!: Quel dommage! /kell dum AH XH/
  39. What was that? (Say this again?) : Comment? /cumOHN/
  40. Still! : Quand même! /com MEH MUH/
  41. What the hell? : Et merde /ay mAIRE DUH/ (FRANCE)   Ah ben câline /aw bein call IN/(Quebec)
  42. Cut it out! : Ça suffit! /sah sü FEE/
  43. I changed my mind. : J’ai changé d’idée. /xhay shohn xhAYdee DAY/
  44. Once in a while: de temps en temps /duh tOHN zon tOHN/
  45. Why? : Pourquoi? /poor KWA/
  46. Because: Parce que /par suh KUH/
  47. Then (next): Puis /püEE/(FRANCE) Pis /pee/ (QUEBEC)
  48. But: Mais /meh/
  49. Good bye: Au revoir /orv WAR/
  50. See you later: À bientôt /ah bee ein TOE/ or À plus /ah PLÜSS/

 

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