The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #27 May / June 2017
Culture
Basic Guide to French
by Erik Zidowecki, Kendal Knetemann
May / June 2017 | 
Basic Guide to
 French
French is the second most commonly-taught second language in the world, and considered by many to be the "language of love". It is the most prominent Romance language and a component of most creoles.

Here are some beginner words and phrases in French for you to gain a simple introduction to it.

HelloBonjour
How are you?Comment allez-vous?
Fine, thank youBien, merci
And you?Et vous?
WelcomeBienvenue
It is a beautiful dayIl fait beau aujourd’hui
Have a nice dayBonne journée
GoodbyeAu revoir
See you laterÀ la prochaine
See you tomorrowÀ demain
Excuse me
(when bumping into someone)
Pardon
May I help you?Puis-je vous aider?
YesOui
NoNon
Speak slowlyParlez lentement
Nice to meet youEnchanté
Mr.Monsieur
Mrs.Madame
PleaseS’il vous plaît
Thank youMerci
You’re welcomeJe vous en prie
CongratulationsFélicitations

For further materials like this, plus a whole lot more, be sure to visit

www.lingohut.com

 
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Basic Guide to French
Writer: Erik Zidowecki, Kendal Knetemann
Images:
Petey: Flag; View of city

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