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!


Yes Oui

No Non

Hello (during the day) Bonjour

Good evening (at night) Bonsoir

Hullo (answering phone) Allo

Please S’il vous plaît

Thank you, Merci

Where are the toilets? Ou sont les toilettes?

How much? C’est combien?

Do you speak English? Parlez-vous anglais?

I don’t speak French Je ne parle pas français.

I am Australian Je suis Australien(ne)

A white wine please Un vin blanc SVP

A red wine please Un vin rouge SVP

Where is the Office of

Tourism please?

Ou est l’office du tourisme


Unleaded petrol (Essence) sans plomb (SP)

Diesel fuel Gazole

Excuse me Pardon

It is good C’est bon

Good Bon(ne)

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

How are you? (a familiar

way of talking)

Ça va?

How are you? (polite and


Comment allez-vous?

I ‘m fine. (in answer to “Ça


Ça va.

I am well, fine, etc. (polite)Très bien, merci.

A coffee please Un café, s’il vous plaît.

That one please (when


Ça, s’il vous plaît

Where is…….? Ou est….?

I am lost Je suis perdu.

I don’t know Je ne sais pas

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


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 who

speaks English here?

Il y a quelqu’un qui parle

anglais ici?

Bad Mauvais(e)

Terrible Terrible

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