Mastering a couple of basic French phrases is what you need to do first when you learn a foreign language.
Many people try to a learn French as a second language, and it’s a good thing. The only problem is that they choose a method of learning that is too long, or that doesn’t suit with their personality.
At the end of the road, many will quit before knowing basic sentences. What I want you to understand is that you do not want to start with a complicated grammar or conjugation course. This is the surefire way for failure.
What if you could quickly learn some of the most common French phrases in a record time, and start speaking like a native in a record time?
I am a French native speaker and I speak English, Spanish, Arabic and Creole. Over the years, I developed a technique that can help any beginner to start talking with other French people in just a few short weeks.
In fact, you can learn the basic sentences and words pretty fast when you have the right method and you are focused on what you do.
For example, here are a couple of common phrases:
Hi = Bonjour!
Welcome = Bienveue
How are you? = Comment ca va?
What’s your name? Comment tu t’appelles?
Thank you = Merci
Thank you very much = Merci beaucoup
Do you speak French? = Parlez-vous Francais?
I don’t understand = Je ne comprends pas
Yes, I speak French = Oui, je parle Francais
Where do you live? = Tu habites ou? or Ou est ce que tu habites?
What’s new today? = Quoi de neuf aujourd’hui?
Nothing new = Rien de nouveaux. Note that French like to add (que du vieux = only old stuff)
See you soon = A bientot
Ok = D’accord
A little = Un petit peu
What do you do for a living? = Qu’est ce que tu fais pour vivre?
I’ll be right back = Je reviens dans quelques instants
No problem = Pas de problemes
You can find more of these sentences in French books and magazines, but you need to make sure that what you get is modern French that you will actually use to talk to real people. It would be sad to spend hours of your precious time trying to learn the language of romance, and finally, when you travel to a French speaking country, you realize that what you learned is not really the words that people use in real life.
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