20 Useful Phrases When You Visit France

French Phrases

 

So, you’re planing a trip to France ?

But you do not speak French ?

Here are 20 useful french phrases and words you might want to know/need through your trip to make it a little easier ! Since sometimes not everyone does really speak English, but most of the time French knows at least basic English.

20 Useful French Phrases

First of all let’s start with the basic ➻

  • Bonjour | Bonsoir – Hello/Good Morning | Good Bye
  • Au revoir – Good Bye
  • S’il vous plait – Please
  • Pardon ~ Excusez moi – Excuse me
  • Merci (beaucoup) – Thank you (so much)
  • De rien – You’re Welcome
  • Oui / Non – Yes / No

Now that you have a bit of basic vocabularies that could  be useful during your trip in France let’s move onto phrases ➻

  • Parlez-vous anglais ? – Do you speak English ?
  • Je ne comprends pas – I don’t understand
  • Je ne parle pas français – I don’t speak French
  • Excusez moi, pouvez vous m’aider ? – Excuse me, can you help me.
  • Où est  la gare ? – Where is the train station?
  • Où est la rue x ? – Where is x street ?
  • Où est x ? – Where is -any monuments or place you’d like to go to-
  • Comment je fais pour aller à x ? – How do I do to go to x ?
  • A quelle heure le bus/train part-il ? – When does the bus/train leaves ?
  • Un/deux… tickets s’il vous plait – One/two tickets please
  • L’addition s’il vous plait – The bill please.
  • C’est combien ? – How much is it ?
  • Quelle heure est-il s’il vous plait ? – What time is it please ?

 

With this you have some basic phrases you can use day to day anywhere during your trip to France or in any French countries ! Hope this can help.

If you’d like to know anything else, leave me a comment below and I’d gladly help you out. 🙂

Enjoy,
Lyne

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20 Comments

  1. I recently got back from Corsica (a French Island off the coast of Italy) no-one spoke very good English so it was a bit of a struggle! Really wish I’d had some of these phases at hand haha

  2. I recently got back from Corsica (a French Island off the coast of Italy) no-one spoke very good English so it was a bit of a struggle! Really wish I’d had some of these phases at hand haha

  3. I could definitely use these next time I go to France. I was there this winter and I’ll hopefully be going back soon!

  4. I could definitely use these next time I go to France. I was there this winter and I’ll hopefully be going back soon!

    1. That is true, although I feel like the new generation is speaking English more and more ! 🙂

    1. That is true, although I feel like the new generation is speaking English more and more ! 🙂

  5. Perfect timing! I’m heading to France and Switzerland next week – although I took 6 years of French, not much of it is retained. I’m hoping it comes flooding back to me, but will save this post in case it doesn’t 🙂

  6. Perfect timing! I’m heading to France and Switzerland next week – although I took 6 years of French, not much of it is retained. I’m hoping it comes flooding back to me, but will save this post in case it doesn’t 🙂

  7. Very handy! I ordered lunch in a Patisserie once in French and the girl behind the counter got so excited I spoke French, as it was obvious I was a foreigner. She started to talk to me and I was totally lost lol. Encore fois, s’il vous plait (One more time, please!).

  8. Very handy! I ordered lunch in a Patisserie once in French and the girl behind the counter got so excited I spoke French, as it was obvious I was a foreigner. She started to talk to me and I was totally lost lol. Encore fois, s’il vous plait (One more time, please!).

  9. All really useful stuff. Last time we went it took us a while to cotton on to the fact that wifi is not “whyfie” but “weefee”. Which is, of course, what we now call it at home.

    1. Oh yeah right that’s something I tend to forgot a lot and find myself pretty silly when I say “weefee” instead of “whyfie” when abroad 😅

  10. All really useful stuff. Last time we went it took us a while to cotton on to the fact that wifi is not “whyfie” but “weefee”. Which is, of course, what we now call it at home.

    1. Oh yeah right that’s something I tend to forgot a lot and find myself pretty silly when I say “weefee” instead of “whyfie” when abroad 😅

  11. I’m planning a trip to Paris in September, I’ll have to learn some of these before then haha! Very useful 🙂

  12. I’m planning a trip to Paris in September, I’ll have to learn some of these before then haha! Very useful 🙂