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English French
Hello Bonjour
Hi! Salut !
Good evening Bonsoir
Goodbye Au revoir
See you later A plus tard
Yes Oui
No Non
Please! S'il vous plaît
Thanks Merci
Thanks a lot Merci beaucoup !
Thank you for your help Merci pour votre aide
Don't mention it Je vous en prie
Ok D'accord
How much is it? Quel est le prix s'il vous plaît ?
Sorry! Pardon !
I don't understand Je ne comprends pas
I get it J'ai compris
I don't know Je ne sais pas
Forbidden Interdit
Excuse me, where are the toilets? Où sont les toilettes s'il vous plaît ?
Happy New Year! Bonne année !
Happy birthday! Bon anniversaire !
Happy holiday! Joyeuses fêtes !
Congratulations! Félicitations !
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Here you will find all the words that your memory seems to have stored permanently. However, they will only stay there if you keep them in contact with them regularly, through conversations, reading, listening to radio programs or watching films, series or television programs. You can also consult this list from time to time and randomly test whether you remember the words offered to you. If not, you can remove the words you forgot from this list.

First contact

This course aims to give travelers the tools they need to quickly master essential expressions in French for everyday situations, such as greeting someone, asking for directions, or ordering a dish in a restaurant. By the end of the course, learners will be able to communicate with simple words on their next trip to France or any French-speaking country.
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How to Learn French by Yourself? Start with an Easy and Free Online Course!

We have adopted an efficient and structured approach to help you learn how to speak French easily and quickly. Start by memorizing words, phrases, and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and while traveling.

Getting used to pronouncing words out loud, such as numbers, is a simple exercise you can practice frequently and at any time throughout the day. This will help you get accustomed to the sounds of French, making it more familiar.

Once your vacation begins, whether in France, Canada, Switzerland, or one of the many African countries where French is spoken, you will be surprised at how familiar and easy to understand the language will seem.

Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

Why Speak French While Traveling?

A Rich and Diverse Cultural Experience

Do you want to immerse yourself in rich literature, discover the main ingredients of refined cuisine, and enjoy the dazzling cultural life of cities like Paris and Montreal? Start learning French now and dive into the wonderful French-speaking world!

A Language of Global Importance

French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with about 275 million speakers, including 77 million native speakers. Learning French not only strengthens your ties with France, the fifth largest economy in the world and the second largest in Europe, but also opens doors to countries on all continents. It is the official language in 29 countries and spoken in 8 others. Specialists project that by 2050, 8% of the world's population will be francophone! As one of the official and working languages of the United Nations and the European Union, French plays a crucial role in diplomacy and international affairs.

A Stunning Cultural Heritage

For centuries, French was the language of several European monarchies, making it the language of culture and communication between different countries and kingdoms. Its influence has been remarkable in philosophical, literary, and sociological movements for many centuries. France itself boasts 15 Nobel Prize winners in Literature, the highest number of laureates in this category worldwide.

Make the Most of Your Stay in a French-Speaking Country

Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends on a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful than being able to slip in a few words in the language of your interlocutors. They will appreciate your effort and be more willing to help.

How to Succeed in Having Good Pronunciation Within a Week to a Month?

Mastering French pronunciation involves correctly reproducing phonemes and intonation (the "melody"). Here are some tips to help you master the pronunciation of the 20 to 21 consonants and 11 to 16 vowels of the French language:

Key Pronunciation Tips

  • The H: This letter is not pronounced. However, in some cases, it can prevent the link (the French "liaison") between words.
  • Silent Letters: In general, C, D, G, P, R, S, T, X, and Z are not pronounced, except in the case of "liaison".
  • Vowel Sounds: AU is pronounced /o/ in open syllables and /ɔ/ in some cases, as in "Paul".
  • Other rules, especially those about the pronunciation of vowels, should be learned as you immerse yourself in the language.

Another feature of French phonetics is that the link ("liaison") between words is mandatory, except in some exceptions.

We invite you to listen to the pronunciation of the letters by clicking on the following link: French alphabet with audio.

Our "Read aloud" tool can also help you learn to speak like a French speaker (see link below).

Practical Tips for Learning French

1. Start with the Basics

Begin by learning the French alphabet and basic pronunciation rules. This foundation will help you read and speak French more accurately.

2. Build Your Vocabulary

Focus on everyday words and phrases that you are likely to use. A site like Loecsen can be very helpful in expanding your vocabulary.

3. Practice Speaking

Speak French as much as possible. Practice with native speakers or fellow learners. Use language exchange platforms to find conversation partners.

4. Immerse Yourself

Immerse yourself in the language through French media. Watch French movies, listen to French music, and follow French news. This will help improve your listening skills and familiarize you with the cultural context.

5. Use Official Online Resources

Here are some great resources for learning French:

  • France.fr: The official website of France, offering resources for learning about French culture and language.
  • TV5Monde: Offers French language learning programs and resources.

6. Take a Language Course

Consider enrolling in a language course with a qualified teacher. Personalized instruction can accelerate your learning and help you master difficult concepts.

7. Stay Consistent

Consistency is key. Practice French daily, even if only for a few minutes. Regular exposure and practice will lead to steady progress.

By following these steps and utilizing the available resources, you can start speaking and understanding French in no time. Happy learning!

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Jana :  s'il vous plait = please excusez-moi = excuse me You guys messed up on 'Excuse me!', I think. I don't speak French but that's what I learned. Loecsen : no, you can use both. Non, vous pouvez utiliser les deux. Il est très fréquent d'avoir plusieurs traductions pour une expression. Comme "Hi" ou "Hello" = "Salut" in French.
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henry west :  This a great site and a wonderful place learners to get their french diction right. I started here knowing nothing but now I can do french as if I was born in France and there's understanding to whatever that goes on here.
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