French Phrases (Common Expressions)

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This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in French. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at French Classes.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in French

Phrases French Audio
How are you? (informal)Comment ca va?
How are you? (formal)Comment allez-vous?
What's up? (colloquial) Ça va?
I'm fine, thank you!Ca va, merci.
Good morning!Bonjour!
Good afternoon!Bon après-midi!
Good evening!Bonsoir!
And you? (informal)Et toi?
And you? (formal)Et vous?
We speak two languagesNous parlons deux langues
They speak four languagesIls parlent quatre langues
I visited one countryJe connais un pays
She visited three countriesElle connaît trois pays
She has one sisterElle a une soeur
He has two sistersIl a deux soeurs
Do you like it here?Tu l'aimes ici?
See you later!A tout à l'heure.
Thank you very much!Merci beaucoup.
I really like it!J'aime bien!
Thank you!Merci.
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")Je vous en prie.
Have a nice day!Bonne journée.
Good night!Bonne nuit.
Have a good trip!Bon voyage!
It was nice talking to you!C'était bien de te parler.
Am I right or wrong?J'ai raison ou tort?
Is he younger or older than you?Il est plus jeune ou plus âgé que toi?
Is the test easy or difficult?Ce test est-il facile ou difficile?
Is this book new or old?Ce livre est-il nouveau ou vieux?
This is so expensiveC'est très cher

More Sentences

English French Audio
I don't speak KoreanJe ne parle pas coréen
I love the Japanese languageJ'adore la langue japonaise
I speak ItalianJe parle italien
I want to learn SpanishJe voudrais apprendre l'espagnol
My mother tongue is GermanMa langue maternelle c'est l'allemand
Spanish is easy to learnApprendre l'espagnol est facile
He has a Moroccan rugIl a un tapis marocain
I have an American carJ'ai une voiture américaine
I love French cheeseJ'adore le fromage français
I'm ItalianJe suis italien(ne)
My father is GreekMon père est grec
My wife is KoreanMa femme est coréene
Have you ever been to India?Vous êtes allé(e) en Inde?
I came from SpainJe viens de l'Espagne
I live in AmericaJ'habite aux États-Unis
I want to go to GermanyJe voudrais aller en Allemagne
I was born in ItalyJe suis né(e) en Italie
Japan is a beautiful countryLe Japon est un beau pays
Long time no seeÇa fait longtemps
I missed youTu m'as manqué
What's new?Quoi de neuf?
Nothing newRien de nouveau
Make yourself at home!Faîtes comme chez vous!
Have a good tripBon voyage
Can I practice Italian with you?Puis-je pratiquer l'italien avec vous?
I speak French but with an accentJe parle français mais avec accent
I was born in MiamiJe suis né(e) à Miami
I'm from JapanJe suis du Japon
The letter is inside the bookLa carte est dans le livre
The pen is under the deskLe stylo est sous le bureau
Can I help you?Puis-je vous aider?
Can you help me?Pouvez-vous m'aider?
Can you show me?Pouvez-vous m'indiquer?
Come with me!Venez avec moi!
Downtown (city center)Le centre-ville
Excuse me! (to ask someone)Excusez-moi!
Go straightAllez tout droit
How can I get to the museum? Pour aller au musée?
How long does it take to get there?Ça prend combien de temps pour y aller?
I'm lostJe suis perdu(e)
I'm not from hereJe ne suis pas d'ici
It's far from hereIl est loin d'ici
It's near hereIl est près d'ici
One moment please!Un moment, s'il vous plaît!
Turn leftTournez à gauche
Turn rightTournez à droite


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Here are the rest of the French phrases: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.

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