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!

Saying "Thank you" in French

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Excusez-moi s’il vous plaît.
Excuse me please. (formal)
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Excuse-moi s’il te plaît.
Excuse me please. (casual)
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Désolé(e)
Sorry.
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Je suis désolé(e).
I’m sorry about that.
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Merci pour votre aide.
Thanks for your help. (formal)
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Merci pour ton aide.
Thanks for your help. (casual)
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Merci beaucoup.
Thanks a lot.
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Mille Mercis.
Many thanks.
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De rien.
You’re welcome
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C’est très gentil.
That is very kind
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C’est très gentil de votre part.
How kind of you. (formal)
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C’est très gentil de ta part.
How kind of you. (casual)

Whether you are travelling to a French speaking country or simply interacting with French people, acting in a courteous way will win you friends and gain you respect. French people tend to be more formal and place more emphasis on courtesy than you might be used to.

Use all of the phrases above liberally, and you’ll find that people will treat you better.

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Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team

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