Traveling to France? These Basic French Words and Phrases Will Help

Traveling to France? These Basic French Words and Phrases Will Help
Planning to soak in the fresh crisp air of the French Riviera, taking long strolls on the Champs-Élysées, or dining with an amazing view from the Eiffel Tower and tasting the exquisite French cuisine? Then this piece will help you converse in basic, easy phrases in French, to help you travel around in France with relative ease.
It's Never Adieu!
While in France, avoid using Adieu when saying goodbye even to strangers, because its literal translation means 'to God'. It is also considered rude and as a kind of insult.
The French are very particular about their language, and while in France, it's best to be polite and nice while speaking. Make a point to say 'hello' with the appropriate use of the title and with courtesy. While on the street, watch your tongue when you bump into someone and say 'pardon', 'Au revoir' is the best way to say goodbye to strangers. While pronouncing, the stress is always on the last syllable of the word. Be careful not to shout and speak while speaking English, and make sure you speak slowly, as the French know very little of it. Learn these basic French words and phrases, that will help you in navigating your way around France with ease.
The Basics
Yes
Oui
No
Non
Please
S'il vous plaît
Thank you/Thank you very much
Merci/ Merci Beaucoup
Excuse me/Excuse
Excusez-moi/Pardon
Of course!
Bien sûr
Sorry
Je suis désolé
You're welcome
Je vous en prie
What is your name?
Comment tu t'appelles?
My name is
Je m'appelle
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Basic and Seasonal Greetings
Hello! Good morning
Bonjour!
Hello! Good evening
Bonsoir!
Bye
Au revoir!
See you later
à plus tard
See you in a while
à tout à l'heure
See you soon
à bientôt!
See you tomorrow
à demain!
Laters
à plus!
Have a good day
Bonne journée!
Have a good evening
Bonne soirée!
Good luck
Bonne chance!
Have a good trip
Bon voyage!
Enjoy your meal
Bon appétit!
Cheers!
Santé!
Merry Christmas
Joyeux noël!
Happy New Year
Bonne année!
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Emergencies
Police
Police
Hospital
L'hôpital
Fire Department
Les pompiers
Embassy
Ambassade
Police Officer
Un policier
Fireman
Un pompier
Emergency!
Urgence!
Fire!
Au feu!
Thief!
Au voleur!
Watch out!
Attention!
Accident
Un accident
Crash
Une collision
Help
Aider
Call a doctor
Appeler un médecin
Call an ambulance
Appeler une ambulance
I'm lost
Je suis perdu
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At the Airport
Airport
Aéroport
Entrance
Entrée
Exit
Sortie
Departure hall
Hall d'arrivée
Customs
Douane
Gate
Porte
How long is the flight?
Combien de temps dure le vol?
How many pieces of luggage can I take?
Combien de valises est-ce que je peux prendre?
When do I have to be at the gate?
Quand est-ce que je dois être a la porte?
Is the flight very busy?
Est-ce que le vol est complet?
How long is the visa valid for?
Pour combien de temps le visa est-il valide?
Will you serve a hot meal?
Est-ce-que vous servirez un plat chaud?
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While Traveling by Cab/Car
How much do I own you?
Combien est-ce que je vous dois?
Can you take me to...
Est-ce que vous pouvez m'emmener à
I'm in a hurry
Je suis pressé
I'd like to go to...
Je voudrais aller à
Can you wait for me?
Pouvez-vous m'attendre?
Turn right/left
Tourner à gauche/droite
I'd like to rent a car please
Je voudrais louer un voiture s'il vous plaît
Where is the closest gas station?
Où est le station-service le plus proche?
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For Accommodation
I'll pay cash
Je vais payer en espèces
I'd like a room with two beds
Je voudrais une chambre à deux lits
I'd like a room that has a shower in it
Je voudrais une chambre avec une douche dans la chambre
When is the check-out?
Quelle est l'heure limite d'occupation?
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While Traveling by Train
Is this the right platform for the train to...
Est-ce que c'est le bon quai pour le train de
I'd like the schedule
Je voudrais l'horaire
I'd like a round trip ticket to
Je voudrais un billet en aller retour pour
I'd like a one way ticket to
Je voudrais un billet en aller simple pour
Where's the ticket counter?
Où est le guichet?
Where are we?
Où sommes-nous?
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While Dining Out
I am finished
J'ai terminé
I'll have
Je vais prendre
I would like
Je voudrais
The check please
L'addition, s'il vous plaît
Where can you find a good restaurant?
Où y-a-t-il un bon restaurant?
A table for two, please
Une table pour deux, s'il vous plaît
I would like something to drink
Je voudrais boire quelque chose
A glass of water, please
Un verre d'eau, s'il vous plaît
Do you have vegetarian dishes?
Avez-vous des plats végétariens?
Is the tip included?
Est-ce que le service est compris?
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Places
Supermarket
Un hypermarché
Bakery
La boulangerie
Diary
La crémerie
Cheese Shop
La fromagerie
Bank
La banque
Post Office
La poste
Museum
Musée
Library
Bibliothèque
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Some More Basic Phrases
I speak little French
Je parle (un peu de) français
Do you speak English?
Parlez-vous anglais?
What?
Comment?
I don't understand
Je ne comprends pas
Repeat, please
Répétez, s'il vous plaît
One more time
Encore une fois
I have a question
J'ai une question
I don't know
Je ne sais pas
I'm looking for...
Je cherche
Can you help me?
Pouvez-vous m'aider?
Learning a new language is always fun. With the help of these, you may not end up as a pro, but these basic phrases will allow you to make your trip easier, safe, and a happy one. Bon Voyage!