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These French greetings and expressions will come in very handy when you travel to a French-speaking country. With these expressions, you can communicate politely when speaking to French natives.

English French Pronunciation
Hello/Good day! Bonjour! bohN-zhoohr!
Good evening! Bon soir! bohN-swahr!
Good-bye! Au revoir! ohr-vwahr!
Please. S’il vous plaît. seel vooh pleh.
You’re welcome. Je vous en prie./De rien. zhuh vooh-zahN pree./duh ryahN.
Thank you. Merci. mehr-see.
Excuse me. Pardon./Excusez-moi. pahr-dohN./eks-kew-zey-mwah.
My name is . . . . Je m’appelle. . . . zhuh mah-pehl. . . .
Pleased to meet you. Enchanté./Enchantée. ahN-shahN-tey.

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Berlitz has taught languages to millions of people for more than 130 years.

Dodi-Katrin Schmidt, Michelle M. Williams, and Dominique Wenzel are highly regarded French instructors and writers.

Zoe Erotopoulos, PhD, teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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