Some very basic French vocab to get you started


EnglishFrenchPronunciation (stress placed on bold)
Excuse me/sorryExcusez-moiex-koo-zay mwah
Fine thanks and you?Bien merci et vous?bee-ehn mer-see ay voo?
Glad to meet youEnchantéon-shohn-tay
Good-byeAu revoiroh ruh-vwar
Good eveningBon soirbon-swar
Good morning/good dayBonjourbon-zhoor
I don’t understandJe ne comprends pasjhuhn kom-prohn pah
I’m sorryDesolé/Pardonday-zoh-lay/pahr-dohn
My name isJe m’appellejuh mah-pell
OK (agreed)d’accorddah-core
PleaseS’il vous plaîtseel voo play
Please speak slowlyParlez lentementpar-lay lehn-ta-mohn
Not badPas mal/comme çi, comme çaPah mall
Thank youMercimare-see
That’s ok/you’re welcomeDe riendah ree-ehn
HereIciEe see
Very wellTrès bientreh bee-ehn
What? (pardon)Comment?kom-mohn
What’s your name?Comment vous appelez-vous?kom-mohn voo-za-peh-lay voo
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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