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Basic French Phrases

Basic French Phrases

Basic French Phrases – Useful and Common Phrases in French

French is considered as one of the most important languages in the world. There are more than 250 million French speakers worldwide. French is an official language in 29 countries, such as France, Belgium, Canada, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Congo, Mali, Senegal, and it is spoken on every continent. Whatever your French learning goals may be, we have created a list of basic and useful French phrases to help you on your journey.

Cactus offers outstanding French language courses for adults and juniors. If you have any questions about any of our courses please call us on +44 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our team of multilingual experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Basic French Phrases:

• Hello = Bonjour 
• Goodbye = Au revoir
• Please = S’il vous plaît
• Thank you = Merci
• Yes = Oui
• No = Non
• Excuse me/sorry = Excusez-moi/désolé(e)
• My name is… = Je m’appelle
• What is your name? = Comment vous vous appelez?
• Nice to meet you = Enchanté(e)
• Where do you come from? = Vous venez d’où?
• How are you? = Ça va?
• Where is…? = Où est…?
• I would like  = Je voudrais 
• How much is that? = C’est combien?
• How do I get to…? = Comment aller à…?
• I don’t understand = Je ne comprends pas
• I’m sorry, I don’t speak French = Je suis désolé(e), je ne parle pas français…
• Do you speak English? = Parlez-vous anglais? 


Are you looking to start learning French? Would you like to go explore Côte d’Azur or to the French Caribbean Islands? Do you think about sending your child or teen to a French language camp? Cactus offers a variety of great French language courses for adults and French language camps for juniors, for those looking to start an immersive language experience.

Learning French is a great opportunity to explore off the beaten track places! Going away soon? These Basic French Phrases will help you on your way and you can also Download our free French Language Kit.

Free French Language Kit


How to Book a French Course?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process. Check the destination page to find more information on our French courses for adults and French language camps for juniors.

For information on any of our French courses, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have.

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