This week we’re going to provide several more phrases that are useful for entry-level French language learners. These are common expressions that can you use frequently and in a wide variety of situations. For convenience, we’ve grouped the phrases by the situations in which they are used: emergencies, seasonal greetings, and special occasions. We’ve also include a few additional useful phrases that aren’t easily categorized.
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Au secours! – Help!
À l’aide! – Help!
Arrêtez! – Stop!
Au feu! – Fire!
Appelle la police! – Call the police! (informal)
Appelez la police! – Call the police! (formal)
Joyeux Noël! – Merry Christmas!
Bonne Année! – Happy New Year!
Joyeux Noël et bonne année – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Bonne fête de Hanoukka! – Happy Hanukkah!
Joyeuses fêtes! – Happy holidays!
Joyeuses Pâques – Happy Easter
Bonne fête! – Happy Bastille Day!
Joyeux anniversaire – Happy birthday, happy anniversary
Bon anniversaire – Happy birthday
Bonne fête – Happy birthday (Quebec only)
Heureux anniversaire de marriage – Happy wedding anniversary
Santé!, À votre santé! – Cheers!
Bon rétablissement – Get well soon (lit. a wish for a “good recovery)
Bonne journée! – Have a good day!
Bon appétit! – Enjoy your meal!
Bon voyage! – Have a Nice trip!
Où sont les toilettes – Where is the toilet (bathroom)?
Je voudrais… – I would like…
Avez-vous… – Do you have…
Ça coûte combien? – How much does this cost?
Je t’aime – I love you (informal)
Tu me manques – I miss you (informal)
Vous me manquez – I miss you (formal or plural)
Je veux être avec toi – I want to be with you
Allons-y! – Let’s go!
Bonne chance! — Good luck!
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