"What is your name?" in French

How do you ask "What is your name?" in French? And how do you reply? Today’s free 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 conversation, and have a chance to practice speaking these common French phrases aloud. Let’s get started!

A simple French conversation

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And here is the conversation broken down!
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Bonjour !
Hello! (formal)
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Salut !
Hello! (informal)
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Comment vous appelez-vous ?
What's your name?
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Je m’appelle Paul.
I'm called Paul.
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D’où venez vous ?
Where do you come from?
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Je viens des Etats-Unis.
I come from the United States.
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Vous parlez bien français.
You speak French well.
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Juste un petit peu.
Just a little bit.

So there you have some basic building blocks of entering into a French conversation. Sound easy? Good! That's the confidence we like to hear... 

À la prochaine (See you next time)!

Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team

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