Some very basic French vocab to get you started


English French Pronunciation (stress placed on bold)
Excuse me/sorry Excusez-moi ex-koo-zay mwah
Fine thanks and you? Bien merci et vous? bee-ehn mer-see ay voo?
Glad to meet you Enchanté on-shohn-tay
Good-bye Au revoir oh ruh-vwar
Good evening Bon soir bon-swar
Good morning/good day Bonjour bon-zhoor
I don’t understand Je ne comprends pas jhuhn kom-prohn pah
I’m sorry Desolé/Pardon day-zoh-lay/pahr-dohn
My name is Je m’appelle juh mah-pell
OK (agreed) d’accord dah-core
Please S’il vous plaît seel voo play
Please speak slowly Parlez lentement par-lay lehn-ta-mohn
Not bad Pas mal/comme çi, comme ça Pah mall
Thank you Merci mare-see
That’s ok/you’re welcome De rien dah ree-ehn
There lah
Here Ici Ee see
Very well Très bien treh bee-ehn
What? (pardon) Comment? kom-mohn
What’s your name? Comment vous appelez-vous? kom-mohn voo-za-peh-lay voo
When Quand kohn
Where oo
How are you? Comment allez-vous? kom-mohn tah-lay voo
Do you speak English? Parlez-vous anglais? par-lay voo on-glay


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