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    Basic French Phrases

    When you begin to learn to speak French you will start with hello and goodbye. Even though these are both one word sayings in English, they are true multiple word phrases in French.

    Basic French Phrases
    By Sami
    26 October 2012
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    Basic French French for Beginners French Lessons

    Basic French Phrases

Hello and Goodbye phrases

  • Bonjour (bohn-jor): hello or good day
  • Bonne journée (bunn-jor-nay): have a good day
  • Au revoir (o-re-vwahr): goodbye
  • À bientôt (a-bee-yen-toe): see you later
  • À la prochaine fois (a-la-pro-shen fwah): see you next time

 

Other basic phrases are polite questions and answers about who you are and how you are doing.

  • Ça va? (sa-va): How it going?
  • Comment vous appelez vous? (co-mohn-voos-ap-lay-voo): What is your name?
  • Je m’appelle Marie. (jeh-ma-pel-ma-ree): My name is Marie
  • Je suis américain(e). (jeh-sweez-a-mayr-ee-kahnn): I am American.
  • J’ai faim. (jay-fah): I am hungry.
  • Où est le restaurant? (oo-ay-la-rest-o-rahn-te) Where is the restaurant?
  • Merci beaucoup (mer-see-bo-koo) Thank you very much
  • S’il vous plaît? (seel-voo-play) Please?
Original Content: http://french.lovetoknow.com/How_to_Say_French_Phrases
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