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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 ")
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")
Non( pronounced "non)
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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(this is our office address in Australia: our cottages are all based in France)
PHONE +613 8658 0799 Established 1997
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