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Useful everyday words and phrases in French

Yes Oui. (WEE)
No Non. (NOHNG)
Please S'il vous plaît. (seell voo PLEH)
Thank you Merci. (mehr-SEE)
You're welcome De rien. (duh RYANG)
Excuse me (getting attention) S'il vous plaît (seell voo PLEH)
Excuse me (you're in my way) Pardon. (pahr-DOHNG)
Excuse me (begging pardon) Excusez-moi. (ehks-kuu-zay MWAH)
I'm sorry Désolé(e). (day-zoh-LAY)
I don't understand Je ne comprends pas. (ZHUH nuh kohm-PRAHNG pah)
I can't speak French [well]. Je ne parle pas [bien] français. (zhuh nuh PAHRL pah [byahng] frahng-SEH)
Do you speak English?  Parlez-vous anglais? (PAHR-lay VOOZ ahng-LEH?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?  Est-ce qu'il y a quelqu'un ici qui parle anglais? (ess keel-ee-AH kel-KUHNG ee-SEE kee PAHRL ahng-LEH?)
Where's the toilet? Où sont les toilettes ? (OOH sohng lay twa-LEHT?)
Help! Au secours ! (os-KOOR!)
Look out! Attention! (ah-TAHNG-see-ohng)

Saying Hello in French / Introducing Yourself / Saying Goodbye in French

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Saying hello in French and other common phrases

Hello Bonjour. (bohng-ZHOOR)
Hello (informal / to friends) Salut. (sah-LUU)
Good morning Bonjour. (bohng-ZHOOR)
Good evening Bonsoir. (bohng SWAHR)
How are you? Comment allez-vous? (kuh-mahng tah-lay VOO?)
Fine thank you. Bien, merci. (byahng, mehr-SEE)
What is your name? Comment vous appelez-vous? (kuh-MAWNG vooz ah-puhll-ay VOO?)
My name is... Je m'appelle ..... (zhuh mah-PEHLL......)
Nice to meet you Enchanté(e). (ahng-chahng-TAY)  (takes the extra 'e' at the end if you are female)
Goodbye Au revoir. (oh RVWAHR)
Goodbye (informal / to friends) Salut. (sah-LUU)  (yes, the same word as hello!)
Good night (to sleep) Bonne nuit. (buhn NWEE)

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