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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.

How to pronounce French expressions

Here are some of the most basic French expressions to get you started. Further on in this lesson we will look at the pronunciation of these and more French expressions.

  • Tout le meilleur ! - All the best!
  • Bonne chance ! - Good luck!
  • Amuse-toi ! - Have fun!
  • Avec beaucoup d’amour ! - Lots of love!
  • Bon voyage ! - Have a good trip!
  • Bon Appétit ! - Enjoy your meal!
  • A votre santé ! - Cheers!
  • Bonne santé ! - Good health!
  • Soyez chanceux ! - Be lucky!
  • Bien joué ! - Well done!

Let's start!

Let’s review how to apologize again. The easiest way to apologize in French is to say…

A polite way of apologizing in French is to say…

You could also say…

If someone stepped on your toes and apologized you might want to say…

That’s it for today’s lesson. If you want more on French phrases then check out our popular lesson on how to say "I love you" in French! Or even funny French phrases if you are after something more lighthearted :)

À bientôt!
Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team


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