French French Survival Phrases

This list of French survival phrases will help you to survive speaking French by learning yes in French and other important terms and phrases. Learn them with free audio flash cards and the Lingo Dingo review game!

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English French
Where is the restroom? Où sont les toilettes?
I am lost. Je suis perdu.
the hotel L'hôtel.
the restaurant Le restaurant.
the airport L'aéroport.
the American embassy L'ambassade américaine.
Excuse me. Excusez-moi.
Pardon me. Pardonnez-moi.
Please. S'il vous plaît.
Thank you. Merci.
I'm sorry. Je suis désolé.
Bless you (sneeze). A vos souhaits.
You are welcome (it was nothing). De rien.
How much does it cost? Combien ça coûte?
How many are there? Combien de personnes sont présentes?
There are many. Il y en a beaucoup.
Will you buy this? Allez-vous acheter cela?
How do you say it in French? Comment dites-vous cela en Français.
Yes. Oui.
No. Non.
I don't understand. Je ne comprends pas.
Slower please Plus lentement s'il vous plaît.
Who? Qui?
Why? Pourquoi?

Yes in French

Upon hearing a native speaker, you might wonder why they keep saying "wee". Do they think they are little kids on a joy ride? After viewing this page and using the audio flash cards, you should have learned that "Oui" is pronounced "wee" in English. So, "wee" means "yes in French". Another funny French word is "merci". You may have wondered why they keep talking about mercy, when in fact they are just being grateful and saying thanks.

This list of survival French phrases should help you feel comfortable because at least you will survive. Your journey to learn French could bring you many fun experiences so you need to be alive! In addition to this list of French survival phrases, there are lists of French verbs for you to learn for free as well. There are also many different topics of French words available for you. Have fun as you learn the French language!