French (français)

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Why learn French?

International travel is made easier and more pleasant when you know French. Adding French language skills to your business skills make you a more valuable an employee in the marketplace. Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English. French expand one's world view and limit the barriers between people: barriers cause distrust and fear.

French is a Western European language originally spoken in France. Today, it is also an official language in 29 countries across five different continents. French has a long history as an international language of literature and scientific standards and is a primary or second language of many international organisations including the United Nations, the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the World Trade Organization, the International Olympic Committee, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. The majority of the world’s French speaking population speak French as a second language and live in Africa, in particular Gabon, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritius, Senegal and Ivory Coast.

How Long Does it Take to Learn French?

French is rated as a category 1 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered very easy for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 30 weeks (or 750 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

French Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
(a)
B b
(bé)
C c
(cé)
D d
(dé)
E e
(e)
F f
(effe)
G g
(gé)
H h
(ache)
I i
(i)
J j
(ji)
K k
(ka)
L l
(elle)
M m
(emme)
N n
(enne)
O o
(o)
P p
(pé)
Q q
(qu)
R r
(erre)
S s
(esse)
T t
(té)
U u
(u)
V v
(vé)
W w
(double vé)
X x
(ixe)
Y y
(i grec)
Z z
(zède)

Basic Phrases in French

HelloBonjour
GoodbyeAu revoir
YesOui
NoNon
Excuse meExcusez-moi
PleaseS'il vous plaît
Thank youMerci
You are welcomeDe rien
Do you speak englishParlez vous anglais?
Do you understandComprenez vous?
I understandJe comprends
I do not understandJe ne comprends pas
How are youComment vas-tu?
Fine thanksBien merci!
What is your nameQuel est votre nom?
My name isMon nom est
Pleased to meet youRavi de vous rencontrer

French Grammar

French Nouns

ManHomme
WomanFemme
BoyGarçon
GirlUne fille
CatChat
DogChien
FishPoisson
WaterL'eau
MilkLait
EggL'œuf
HouseMaison
FlowerFleur
TreeArbre
ShirtChemise
PantsUn pantalon ( )

French Adjectives

Colors in French

BlackNoire
WhiteBlanc
RedRouge
OrangeOrange
YellowJaune
GreenVerte
BlueBleu
PurpleViolet
PinkRose
GrayGris
BrownMarron

Numbers in French

ZeroZéro
OneUn
TwoDeux
ThreeTrois
FourQuatre
FiveCinq
SixSix
SevenSept
EightHuit
NineNeuf
TenDix
ElevenOnze
TwelveDouze
TwentyVingt
ThirtyTrente
FortyQuarante
FiftyCinquante
SixtySoixante
SeventySoixante-dix
EightyQuatre-vingts
NinetyQuatre vingt dix
HundredCent
ThousandMille

French Verbs

To beêtre
To haveAvoir
To wantVouloir
To needAvoir besoin
To helpAider
To goAller
To comeVenir
To eatManger
To drinkBoire
To speakParler

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex French Sentences

AndEt
OrOu
ButMais
BecauseCar
WithAvec
AlsoAussi
HoweverPourtant
NeitherNi
NorNi
IfSi
ThenPuis

Useful French Vocabulary

French Questions

WhoQui
WhatQuoi
WhenQuand
Where
WhyPourquoi
HowComment
How manyCombien
How muchCombien

Days of the Week in French

MondayLundi
TuesdayMardi
WednesdayMercredi
ThursdayJeudi
FridayVendredi
SaturdaySamedi
SundayDimanche
YesterdayHier
TodayAujourd'hui
TomorrowDemain

Months in French

JanuaryJanvier
FebruaryFévrier
MarchMars
AprilAvril
MayMai
JuneJuin
JulyJuillet
AugustAoût
SeptemberSeptembre
OctoberOctobre
NovemberNovembre
DecemberDécembre

Seasons in French

WinterHiver
SpringPrintemps
Summerété
AutumnL'automne

Telling Time in French

What time is itQuelle heure est-il?
HoursHeures
MinutesMinutes
SecondsSecondes
O clockHeure
HalfMoitié
Quarter pastEt quart
BeforeAvant
AfterAprès