Travellers' Survival French

The Importance of Speaking (just a little) French! ("juste un peu").
Learn some simple French expressions before you go and be assured of a warm reception! CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON ON THIS VIDEO TO SAMPLE IT OR START AT ONCE (TOUT DE SUITE !)

Practise some basic French

It's easy and fun on this website and you will be amazed how much the people will respect your for it! 
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ENGLISH

FRENCH                                                                                                                                                    

Yes

Oui

No

Non

Hullo, Good morning, Good-day, Good afternoon (on first meeting)

Bonjour

Good evening (on first meeting)

Bonsoir

Please

S'il vous plaît

Thank you,

Merci

Where are the toilets? Or Where is THE toilet.

Ou sont les toilettes?

How much?

C'est combien?

Do you speak English?

Parlez-vous anglais?

I don't speak French (really at all)

Je ne parle pas français.

I am Australian

Je suis Australien(ne)

A (glass of) white wine please

Un vin blanc SVP

A (glass of) red wine please

Un vin rouge SVP

Where is the Office of Tourism please?

Ou est l'office du tourisme SVP?

Unleaded petrol

(Essence) sans plomb (SP)

Diesel fuel

Gazole

Excuse me (in the sense of "sorry" or "pardon me")

Pardon

Excuse me (in the sense of "can I get past you please")

Excusez-moi.

It is good

C'est bon

Good

Bon(ne)

Rue du Stade, please (to a driver of a taxi or bus)

Rue du Stade S'il Vous Plaît

One

Un

Two

Deux

Three

Trois

Four

Quatre

Five

Cinq

Six

Six

Seven

Sept

Eight

Huit

Nine

Neuf

Ten

Dix

Twenty

Vingt

Thirty

Trente

Forty

Quarante

Fifty

Cinquante

Sixty

Soixante

Seventy

Soixante-dix

Eighty

Quatre Vingts

Ninety

Quatre Vingt Dix

Six euros

Six euros

Eight euros

Huit euros

Ten euros

Dix euros

One hundred

Cent

One thousand

Mille

Some cash on my VISA card please

De l'espèce sur ma carte bleue SVP.

One thousand five hundred euros

Mille cinq cent euros

How are you? (a familiar way of talking)

Ça va?

How are you? (polite and formal)

Comment allez-vous?

I am well, fine, etc. (in answer to "Ça va?")

Ça va.

I am well, fine, etc. (in answer to "Comment allez-vous")

Très bien, merci.

Please (only to family or close friends, never to strangers)

S'il te plaît.

A coffee please

Un café, s'il vous plaît.

That one please (when pointing to something in a shop)

Ça, s'il vous plaît

Do you have a menu in English?

Vous-avez un menu en anglais?

Where is…….?

Ou est….?

I don't speak much French.

Je parle un tout petit peu de français

I am lost

Je suis perdu.

I don't know

Je ne sais pas

I would like a cold drink please

Je voudrais une boisson fraîche SVP

I would like a mineral water please

Je voudrais de l 'eau minérale SVP

I'd like a beer please (from the tap)

Je voudrais une bière SVP (pression)

Where is the railway station please?

Ou est la gare SVP?

I am looking for…

Je cherche.

(I am) sorry

(Je suis) désolé.

Is there someone here who speaks English (here)?

Il y a quelqu'un qui parle anglais (ici)?

Bad

Mauvais(e)

Terrible

Terrible

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