Paris, France

In this lesson you'll learn some very common French phrases that are used for greeting people and saying goodbye. You'll also get some tips on how to pronounce French.

The French numbers from 1 - 10 are also included.

A short conversation in French is included to help you learn how to speak conversational French.

Flashcards are included at the end of the lesson to help you learn the French phrases and the words for the numbers introduced in this lesson.

French Pronunciation

Pronunciation of the French language is fairly difficult. Listening to the pronunciation of the phrases in the lessons is the best way to learn. Here are a few things to remember.

The letter j is pronounced like the s in leisure.

The letters d, p, s, t, x, and z are usually not pronounced when they are at the end of a word unless the following word in a sentence begins with a vowel. There are exceptions though. They are also not pronounced if they are followed by a consonant.

The letter n is nasalized when it's at the end of a word or followed by a consonant other than n.

The letter e is usually silent at the end of a word. The letters ê are pronounced like the e in bed.

The letter combination ou is pronounced like the oo in boot.

French Phrases

Here are some very common French phrases that you can use when greeting people and meeting new people. Along with the French phrase, the English equivalent is shown. Press the audio icon to hear how the phrase is pronounced.

French English
Listen Bonjour. Hello.
Listen Adieu. Goodbye
Listen Au revoir. Goodbye.
Listen À plus tard. See you later.
Listen À bientôt! See you soon.
Listen Bonne nuit. Good night.
Listen Comment vous appelez-vous? What's your name?
Listen Je m'appelle ___. My name is ___.
Listen Enchanté de faire votre connaissance. Nice to meet you.
Listen D'où êtes-vous? Where are you from?
Listen je viens de ___. I'm from ___.




Charles: Bonjour, je m'appelle Charles. Comment vous appelez-vous ?

Sylvie: Je m'appelle Sylvie.

Charles: D'où venez-vous ?

Sylvie: Je suis de Lyon.

Charles: Enchanté d'avoir fait votre connaissance. Au revoir.

Sylvie: Au revoir.


Charles: Hi! My name is Charles. What's your name?

Sylvie: My name is Sylvie.

Charles: Where are you from?

Sylvie: I'm from Lyon.

Charles: Nice to meet you. Goodbye.

Sylvie: Bye.

Numbers 1 - 10

Here are the numbers from one to ten in French.

Listen 1 un
Listen 2 deux
Listen 3 trois
Listen 4 quatre
Listen 5 cinq
Listen 6 six
Listen 7 sept
Listen 8 huit
Listen 9 neuf
Listen 10 dix


Here are some flashcards to help you learn the French phrases for greetings and the numbers from one to ten.