"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)!

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Salut, my name’s Marie-Claire Rivière, I’m the host of Rocket French.

I'm from Versailles, near Paris, which means my native language is French. Like you, I know how hard it can be to learn a new language, because I remember trying to learn English.

Together with my English speaking colleague, Paul, I want to help you to speak and understand French, and cut your learning time in half, with my Rocket French online course.

I've travelled all over the world, and I’ve found that speaking the language is a great way to meet new people and discover new things. I really want to make your French learning a rewarding and fun experience!

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