Office conversation in French – Part 1

English French Pronunciation tips
(The) Office (Desk) (Le) Bureau Beau-Row
(The) Chair (La) Chaise Chase
(The) Table (La) Table Ta-ble
(The) Meeting room (La) Salle de reunion Cell-d-reunion
(The) Telephone (Le) Telephone Tili-pho-nne
(The) Letter (La) Lettre Let-re
(The)  Pen (Le) Stylo Sti-low
(The) Paper (Le) Papier (Le) Pa-pee-aey
(The) Invoice (La) Facture La-Facture
(The) Newspaper (Le) Journal Jour-naal
(The) Book (Le) Livre Leave-r
(The) Ruler (La) Regle La-Re-gle
(The) Eraser (La) Gomme La-Gomme
(The) folder (Le) Dossier La-Dow-sier
Internet Internet An-ter-net
Conversation Conversation Con-v-year-say-sion
My colleague Mon collegue Mon-ko-lay-g
Manager Directeur D-rec-tear
Meeting Meeting (Re-union) Re-union

 

 

English French Pronunciation tips
Where is my pen? Ou’est mon stylo? O-we-mon-stil-low
This is my pen C’est mon stylo Say-moe-stil-low
Let me write it down Permettez-moi de l’ecrere Permit-e-mua-di li-cri-r
Do you have a pen? Avez-vous un stylo? A-we-wu-an-still-low
Where is your pen? Ou’est votre stylo? U-a-vote-r-still-low
Can I borrow your pen? Puis-je emprunter votre stylo? Pwee-jem-prontre-vote-r-still-low

 

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French essentials Part 1

English French Pronunciation tips
Thank you Merci Mer-see
Thank you very much (Thanks a lot) Merci beaucoup Mer-see buku
Thank you very much Merci bien Mer-see-B-an
Thanks a million Merci mille fois

Mill fois merci

Merci infiniment

Mer-see-Mill-fua

Mill-fua-Mer-see

Mer-see-un-fini-mon

Thanks in advance Merci d’avance Mer-see-da-vance
No, thank you Non, merci No-mer-see
I thank you (Informal) Je te remercie Je-tu-re-mer-see
I thank you (Formal) Je vous remercie Je-wu-re-mer-see
Thanks for helping me Merci de m’voir aide Mer-see-du-ma-wa-ri-di
Thanks for dinner Merci pour le diner Mer-see-por-le-di-ney

 

You’re welcome (it’s okay) De rien De rien
Welcome (to my house or show) Bienvenue B  avenue
Please (informal) S’il te plait Sil tu play
Please (Formal or plural) S’il vous plait Sil wu play
Excuse me (formal) Excusez-moi Excuze mua
Excuse me (informal) Excuse-moi Excuse mua
Pardon Pardon Par-don
Pardon me(formal) Pardonnez-moi Pardon-a-mua
Pardon me(informal) Pardonne-moi Pardon-mua
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Days in French

English French Pronunciation tips
Sunday Dimanche Di-maunsh
Monday Lundi Lun-di
Tuesday Mardi Mar-di
Wednesday Mercredi May-qr-di
Thursday Jeudi Ju-di
Friday Vendredi Van-dr-di
Saturday Samedi Sum-di

 

English French Pronunciation tips
Yesterday Hier E-yea-r
Today Aujourd’hui Au-Jou-r-dwi
Tomorrow Demain D-ma
The day before yesterday Avant-hier A-want-yea-r
The day after tomorrow Le surlendemain L – sur-lan-du-ma

 

English French Pronunciation tips
Yesterday morning Hier matin Yea-r-mata
Today morning Ce matin S-mata
Tomorrow morning Demain matin D-ma-mata

 

English French Pronunciation tips
Yesterday afternoon Hier-apres-midi Yea-r-Ap-qr-midi
Today afternoon Cet après-midi Set-ap-qr-midi
Tomorrow afternoon Demain après-midi D-ma-ap-qr-midi

 

English French Pronunciation tips
Yesterday evening Hier soir Yea-r-swa
Today evening Ce soir Se swa
Tomorrow evening Demain soir D-ma-swa

 

English French Pronunciation tips
Yesterday night or Last night Hier soir (same as last evening) Yea-r-swa
Today night Aujourd’hui nuit Au-jor-dwi-new-e
Tomorrow night Demain soir (Same as tomorrow evening) D-ma-swa

 

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Greetings and goodbyes in French

Greetings in French

English French Pronunciation tips
Hello (Also ‘Good morning’ or ‘good afternoon’ as well.) Bonjour Bon-ju-r
Good evening (Good bye) Bonsoir Bon-Swa
Good night Bonne nuit Bon-un-nwi
Hi (Also ‘bye’) (Informal) Salut Sal U
Hey there! (Informal) Coucou Ku-Ku
Hello (Phone) Allo A-low
What’s up (casual way) Quoi de neuf Qua d nuff
Hi, everyone Salut tout le monde Salyu –tul-mond

 

Note: Bon Apres midi (Bone-a Pri-midi = Good afternoon): Is not a greeting for ‘good afternoon’ in French. It is used only as a form of ‘good bye’.

Good bye in French

English French Pronunciation tips
Goodbye (See you again) Au revoir O-r-wa
See you soon A bientot A-Bian-Tu
See you later A tout a l’heure A-tu-tal-er
See you later A plus tard A-Plu-Ta-r
See you (Informal) A plus A-Plu-ss
See you in a minute A tout de suite A-Tud-Sweet
See you tomorrow A demain A-du-ma
See you on Monday A lundi A-Lun-di
Until next time A la Prochaine A-la-Pro-chenn
See you next week A la semaine prochaine A-las-men Pro-chenn
Have a nice day (Say this as you leave…) Bonne journee Bon-Jo-r-nee
Have a nice evening Bonne soiree Bon-Swa-ree
Good luck Bonne chance Bone-Chance

 

 

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