Learn 50+ French sentences

Learn 50+ useful sentences in French

In this lesson, you can find a list of common French sentences in order to improve your basic conversation level in French.

Learning a new language is challenging and can be frustrating at first, but keep in mind that if you practice regularly, you will have result.

Unfortunately there is no magic recipe, you will have to be patient to improve step by step.

Once you start learning French, try to learn a few basic sentences or words each day to build up your vocabulary.

In the French sentences examples below, we used casual language, with the pronoun “tu” (you). If you want to use formal language, “tu” as to be replaced by “vous” (you).

Both of these words mean the same thing: “you”. But when you’re already familiar with the person you’re speaking to (such as family members, friends, teammates, colleagues…), you can drop the highly formal “vous” and use “tu” instead.

If you talk to a stranger, much younger than you, you can also drop “vous” and use “tu”.

But if you talk to a stranger, much older than you, like you are 25 and the person is 50, it is better to use “vous”, this also applies with your boss, employees in shops, etc.

For example:
Comment vas-tu ? (informal) – Comment allez-vous ? (formal) = How are you?
Quel âge as-tu ? (informal) – Quel âge avez-vous ?(formal) = How old are you?

Note: “vous” is also used when you are talking to a group of people.

For example:
You meet three friends in the street and you ask them: How is going? You will then say : Comment allez-vous ?

 

French  How to pronounce it  English
Bonjour, je m’appelle…
Hello my name is…
Bonjour, je m’appelle Martin.
Hello, my name is Martin.
Ravi de te rencontrer.

(spelling if you are a male)

Nice to meet you.
Ravie de te rencontrer.

(spelling if you are a female)

Nice to meet you.
Ravi de te rencontrer aussi.

(spelling if you are a male)

Nice to meet you too.
Ravie de te rencontrer aussi.

(spelling if you are a female)

Nice to meet you too.
Comment vas-tu ?
How are you?
Je vais bien et toi ?
I am fine and you?
Ça va bien merci.
I am fine, thank you.
Quel âge as-tu ?
How old are you?
J’ai 23 ans, et toi ?
I am 23, and you ?
J’ai 26 ans.
I’m 26 years old.
D’où viens-tu ?
Where are you from?
Je viens d’Angleterre.
I come from England.
De quelle ville ?
From which city?
Je viens de Londres.
I’m from London.
Et toi, d’où viens-tu ?
And you, where are you from?
Je suis français et je viens de Paris.
I am French and I come from Paris.
De quelle nationalité es-tu ?
What is your nationality?
Je suis anglais.

(male speaker)

I am English.
Je suis anglaise.

(female speaker)

I am English.
Quel est ton travail ?
What is your job?
Je suis professeur d’histoire.
I’m a history teacher.
Es-tu célibataire?
Are you single?
Veux-tu manger avec moi ? Do you want to eat with me?
Quelle est ta nourriture préférée ?
What is your favorite food?
J’aime manger japonais.
I like to eat Japanese food.
J’adore les sushis.
I love sushis.
Quel est ton fruit préféré ?
What’s your favorite fruit?
J’aime manger de la pastèque.
I like to eat watermelon.
Quel est ton film préféré ?
What is your favorite movie?
Quelle est ta série préférée?
What is your favorite series?
Quel genre de musique aimes-tu ?
What kind of music do you like?
J’aime la musique pop.
I like pop music.
Quel sport aimes-tu ?
What sports do you like?
J’aime jouer au basket.
I like playing basketball.
Combien de langues sais-tu parler ?
How many languages can you speak?
Je parle anglais et allemand.
I speak English and German.
Peux-tu traduire cela pour moi ?
Can you translate this for me?
Comment ce mot se prononce-t-il en français ?
How is this word pronounced in French?
Combien ça coûte ?
How much does it cost?
Ces chaussures coûtent 50 euros.
These shoes cost 50 euros.
Peux-tu baisser le prix ?
Can you lower the price?
Que recherches-tu ?
What are you looking for?
Je cherche un pantalon.
I’m looking for pants.
Puis-je essayer ?
Can I try?
Attends une minute.
Wait a minute.
Excuse-moi.
Excuse me.
Je suis désolé.

(spelling if you are a male)

I am sorry.
Je suis désolée.

(spelling if you are a female)

I am sorry.
Peux-tu m’aider ?
Can you help me?
Merci pour tout.
Thank you for everything.
Quels sont tes loisirs ?
What are your hobbies?
J’aime apprendre de nouvelles langues.
I like to learn new languages.
J’aime lire.
I like to read.
J’aime la photographie.
I like photography.
J’aime voyager.
I like to travel.
Bon voyage !
Have a nice trip!

We hope these French sentences with English translation help you to learn new words. Don’t forget to check out all our lessons.

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