Basic Expressions

Bonjour (bohn-joor)Good morning/Good afternoon till 5p.m.
Bonsoir (bohn-swahr)Good evening
Bonne nuit (bohn nwee)Good night
Comment ça va ? (kohr-mohn sah-vah)How are you?
Ça va bien (sah-vah byehn)I am fine
Salut (sah-loo)Hi/Hello
Au revoir (oh vwahr)Good bye
À plus tard (ah plyoo tahr)See you later
Où habites-tu ? (oo ah-beet too)Where do you live? (Informal)
Où habitez-vous ? (oo ah-bee-tay voo)Where do you live? (Formal)
J’habite (jah-beet)I live at
Merci (mehr-see)Thank you
De rien (duh ryehn)You’re welcome
Comment t’appelles-tu ? (kohr-mohn tah-pehl-too)What is your name? (Informal)
Comment vous appelez-vous ? (kohr-mohn voo zah-pay-lay voo) What is your name? (Formal)
Je m’appelle (Juh mah-pehl)My name is
Monsieur/madame (moh-syoh/mah-dahm)Mister,sir /Misses,ma’am
Mademoiselle (mahd-mwah-zehl)Miss
Mesdames et messieurs (may-dahm ay may-syohr)Ladies and gentlemen
Enchanté(e) (ohn-shon-tay)Nice to meet you
Oui/Non (wee/nohn)Yes/no
Bienvenue (byehn-vnyoo)Welcome
Bonne chance (bohn shons)Good luck
Bonne année (bohn ah-nay)Happy new year
Désolé(e) (day-zoh-lay)Sorry
J’ai faim (jay fehn)I am hungry
J’ai soif (jay swahf)I am thirsty
Je suis malade(juh swee mah-lahd)I am sick
Je suis fatigué(e) (juh swee fah-tee-gay)I am tired
À demain (ah-duh-mehn)See you tomorrow
Félicitations (fay-lee see-tah-syohn)Congratulations
Pardon/Excusez-moi (pahr-dohn/ ay-skoo-zay mwahr)Excuse me
Applaudissez (ah-plohr-dee-zay)Clap
Levez-vous (lay-vay voo)Stand up (Formal)
Lève-toi (lehv-twah)stand up( Informal)
Asseyez-vous (ah-say-yay voo)sit down (Formal)
Assieds-toi (ah-see twah)sit down(Informal)
Viens ici (vyen ee-see)Come here (Informal)
Venez ici (vay-nay ee-see)Come here (Formal)
Je t’aime (juh tehm)I love you
Tu me manques (tuh muh mohnk)I miss you
Où vas-tu ? (oo vah too)Where are you going? (Informal)
Où allez-vous ? (oo ah-lay voo)Where are you going ? (Formal)
Je vais chez moi (juh vay shay mwah)I am going home
Voici/Voilà (vwah-see / vwah-lah)Here is/are…/there it is
Tu comprends ? (too kohn-pron)Do you understand? (Informal)
Vous comprenez ? (voo kohn-pruh-nay)Do you understand? (Formal)
Je ne comprends pas (juh nay kohn-prohn pah)I don’t understand
Parlez-vous français ? (pahr-lay voo frohn-seh)Do you speak French? (Informal)
Tu parles français ? (too pahrl frohn-seh)Do you speak French? (Formal)
Je parle français (juh pahrl frohn-seh)I speak French
Je ne parle pas anglais (juh nay pahrl pah ong-leh)I don’t speak English
J’ai oublié (jay oo-blyay)I forgot
C’est à vous ! C’est à toi ! (say tah voo / (say tah twah)It is your turn! (Formal/Informal)
Il y a/Il y avait (eel yah/eel yah-veh)There is../There was/were
Vous êtes d’où ? /tu es d’où ? (voo eht doo/too eh doo)Where are you from?(Formal/Informal)
Je suis de (juh swee duh)I am from…
Et (ay) , aussi (oh-see) And, also/too
Maintenant (ment-nohn) , toujours (too-joor)now, always
Mais (meh) ,encore (ohn-kohr)But , again
Comme çi, comme ça (kohm see, kohm sah)So so
Parfois (pahr-fwah)Sometimes
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