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Marie-ClaireIt’s easy to learn French phrases with these free French audio lessons. The Rocket French team has created online lists of common French phrases to help you survive in a French-speaking environment.

We’ve included the English translation, audio for French pronunciation, and helpful cultural tips along the way!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, check out our free audio lessons for learning French words and French grammar.

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Hello in French - Goodbye in French

How many ways can you say hello in French? After this free French lesson for beginners you’ll know more than just a simple bonjour! Listen to the audio and follow the French pronunciation. And don't be shy - go ahead and practice each French word aloud!
 
Once you’re feeling confident with French greetings we’ll cover several ways to say goodbye in French as well. Click here for your free French audio lesson

What is your name in French

How do you say what is your name in French? And how do you reply? Today’s free French lesson with audio will walk you through some basic introductions in French, and teach you how to say where you’re from.
 
You’ll hear a simple French conversation, and have a chance to practice speaking these common French phrases aloud. Let’s get started! Click here for your free French audio lesson

How are you in French

How do you say how are you in French – and how do you reply? This free French audio lesson gives you some useful French words and phrases to pack in your French language survival kit.
 
You’ll also learn the formal and informal French for asking people how they are – important stuff if you want to make the right first impression.
 
And just in case you need to apologize… you’ll learn how to say sorry in French as well! Click here for your free French audio lesson

Thank you in French

Knowing how to be polite in French is essential for any French language learner. After today’s free French audio lesson you’ll be able to say thank you in French, excuse me, sorry, and use other polite French expressions with confidence.
 
Listen carefully to the French pronunciation and practice saying the French phrases aloud – you’ll have these mastered in no time! Click here for your free French audio lesson

French expressions

This French audio lesson is full of useful French expressions that will help you blend in with the locals! After this lesson you'll have a range of common French phrases to use when socializing with French people.
 
Whether you want to wish someone well or apologize for standing on their toes, this French language lesson is the one for you. Listen carefully to the French pronunciation and practice speaking aloud until you feel confident. Click here for your free French audio lesson

Talking about learning French

When someone asks you if you speak French – in French - how do you explain that you’re learning? After this free French lesson you’ll be able to say how much French you know, and manage a French conversation that is going too fast for you.
 
Most people are happy to speak more slowly in French when they know that you are learning – all you have to do is ask! Click here for your free French audio lesson

Days in French - Months in French

After this free French audio lesson you'll know the days in French, months in French, and even the seasons of the year. This is essential French for your language survival kit!

Here's a tip: Try using a French calendar, which will help you remember these words more easily. Listen carefully to the French pronunciation and practice saying the French words aloud. Practice makes perfect...Click here for your free French audio lesson

Questions in French

Want to learn how to ask questions in French? This free French lesson with audio will get you started. Listen to the native French pronunciation and practice saying some common questions in French.
 
Of course, asking questions in French is only half the challenge! I’ll also teach you some common French words and phrases that you might use to reply. Click here for your free French audio lesson

Time in French

Want to tell the time in French? After this free French audio lesson you'll know how to talk about different times of day and you'll get some French pronunciation practice as well.
 
Knowing these essential French phrases will ensure you never miss an important meeting or social event! Click here for your free French audio lesson

I like in French

How do you tell people what you like to do in French? In this free audio lesson you’ll learn how to say I like in French. Whether it’s football, cooking or traveling, you’ll learn how to speak in French about the things you enjoy.
 
In French conversation, talking about shared interests is a great way to establish common ground. Being able to talk about yourself to French people in the French language will help you make friends and ensure you enjoy your time in France.
 
So tell me about yourself… Click here for your free French audio lesson

Describe people in French

This online audio lesson will teach you how to describe people in French. You’ll learn some French adjectives and learn to talk about a person’s appearance in French. Being able to share descriptions in French will really help with your French conversation skills.
 
What’s their hair like? How tall are they? What color are their eyes? What else can you tell me about them? You’ll be able to describe a person in French so that you can find just who you are looking for.Click here for your free French audio lesson

Emotions in French

After this online audio lesson you will be able talk about your feelings in French. Being able to talk about your emotions in French will help you get to know people better and take your new friendships to the next level.
 
How would you like to be able to say how you really feel in a French conversation? Let's get started...Click here for your free French audio lesson

I love you in French

Are you ready for the ultimate dating in French lesson? Listen to the audio and learn how to say ‘I love you’ in French, along with other very important French phrases – after all, French is world renowned as the language of love and romance!
 
Whether you’re dating in France or just making some friendly French conversation, you never know when you might need to use these… Click here for your free French audio lesson

Talking about music in French

This free online French lesson will teach you some of the French music words you need to know – just listen to the audio for the French pronunciation and practice saying the French words and phrases aloud.
 
Being able to talk about music in French is a great way to start a conversation with a native French speaker – after all, music is a universal language!
 
Perhaps you’re traveling in a French-speaking country and you want to buy some French music – how would you ask for what you want in French? Click here for your free French audio lesson

Going out in French

Going out in a French-speaking country? Learn these French words first! Just listen to the audio and follow the  French pronunciation.
 
When it comes to entertainment in France, many French words are the same or very similar to those in English. CD, DVD, iPod, film and cinéma, are just a few examples.
 
However, if you’re planning to catch a French film or a show, or a quiet night in with French tv, knowing these common words and phrases will help you join in the conversation with your French-speaking friends. Click here for your free French audio lesson

Sports in French

If you want to talk about sports in French, this free lesson with audio is for you! Listen carefully to the French pronunciation and practice saying the French words and phrases aloud.
 
Perhaps you want to play sport in France or join a conversation with French-speaking people. Either way, learning these sports words in French will get you started! Click here for your free French audio lesson

Forms in French

When you travel in France you’ll sometimes be asked to complete forms giving your personal details. This free French audio lesson will help you know how to give your contact details and how to fill out forms in French.
 
Whether you are registering at a hotel or getting a new passport, it is likely that the form will be asking questions in French. This lesson will help you provide your contact details in French so that filling out French forms is easy. Click here for your free French audio lesson

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I hope you find these free French language lessons helpful. Don’t forget to sign up for our Free French course before you go! Happy learning!

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