Vendredi Française (French Friday); Essential Phrases


Hello.   Bonjour/Salut. pol/inf   bon-zhoor/sa-lew
Goodbye.   Au revoir.   o-rer-vwar (literally “To see again.”)
Please.   S’il vous plaît. seel voo play (literally “If you please.”)
Thank you.   Merci.   mair-see
You’re welcome.   Je vous en prie.   zher voo zom pree
Yes.   Oui.   wee
No.   Non.   non
Excuse me.   Excusez-moi.   ek-skew-zay-mwa
Sorry.   Pardon.   par-don
I understand.   Je comprends.   zher kom-pron
I don’t understand.   Je ne comprends pas.   zher ner kom-pron pa
One moment, please.   Un moment, s’il vous plaît.   um mo-mon seel voo play
Help!   Au secours!   o-skoor

From Lonely Planet’s French Phrasebook (which I highly recommend) available at

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