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Phrases is the third skill of the French language tree and consists of four lessons. In this skill, you learn common phrases used in everyday situations such as "hello," "goodbye," and "thank you."

Tips and notesEdit

Bonjour!Edit

Bonjour is the quintessential French phrase, known the world over. French people often use it as a sort of general "hello!" to a group of people; they even go so far as to say it when they enter buses or crowded rooms. Bonsoir is the equivalent in the evening, and Bon après-midi during the afternoon. Salut is another possibility, but this is significantly more informal than bonjour.

LiasionEdit

It may have come to your attention that les hommes sounds like "leh-somme." This is called "liasion," and is very common in French. After an -s, -z, -x, -d, or -f ends the first word and a vowel or silent h- begins the next one, the "liasion" will be used. If the words are spoken slowly, the "liasion" is left out.

Il y aEdit

Il y a means "there is" or "there are." However, proceed with caution; it is not used with people or objects, but rather with gerunds and abstract objects.

LessonsEdit

Lesson 1Edit

  • non = no
  • oui = yes
  • merci = thanks
  • bonjour = hello
  • ça va = How are you?

Lesson 2Edit

  • salut = hi
  • pardon = sorry
  • au revoir = goodbye
  • s'il te/vous plaît = please
  • il y a = there is/are

Lesson 3Edit

  • bienvenue = welcome
  • d'accord = Agreed, sure
  • comment ça va = How are you?
  • ça va bien = I am well
  • à demain = Until tomorrow!
  • à plus tard = Until later!

Lesson 4Edit

  • désolé = sorry
  • bonsoir = good evening
  • bonne nuit = good night
  • de rien = you're welcome
  • merci beaucoup = thank you very much

ReferencesEdit

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/fr/Common-Phrases


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