The Importance of Speaking (just a little) French! ("juste un peu")

The French are a friendly and polite people, but it is important to observe a simple precept:

 

Open your conversation with them in French, even if you must revert to English after only a few words.

The response will be warmer!

 

Here is how to do it… (click the little PLAY button to hear the pronunciation)

 

On meeting them or entering a shop always say :

Bonjour (pronounced "bon-zhoor")

"Good-day or Hello"

 

 

On leaving the shop or person always say:

Au Revoir (pronounced "or-re-varr ")

"Goodbye "

 

Always say Thank you when it is due:

Merci (pronounced "mare- sea")

 

Always say Please when it is due:

S'il vous plâit (pronounced "sill-voo-play ")

 

Oui ( pronounced "wee")

"Yes"

 

Non( pronounced "non)

"No"

 

C’est ça!…(That’s it!)

 

To learn these words and some more useful ones as well as their pronunciations
by a native French speaker, watch the following short video.

 

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