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Learning How to Speak French before traveling to Paris can be a rewarding, not to mention useful enterprise.

A little time devoted to learning a few basic phrases can go a long way in helping you enjoy your vacation even more. As tempted as you may be, try not to let your first words be "Do you speak English?".

As an absolute minimum, learning the simple things such as "hello, excuse me, please, thank you," should help ease your way into a new culture wherever you travel.

Start your conversation in French. The French will appreciate your efforts and show a willingness to help you. They will also know right away that French is not your first language and will most likely respond in English themselves.

Smile. Be polite. You will win them over by your efforts.

And don't be offended, if after long efforts in learning your French phrases, you are answered in English. The French are very particular and can tell when a speaker is native or not.

Take the time to sign up for this Free French Course. The beauty of the Free How To Speak French Lifetime Course is it's audio function.

You can listen to many of the basic words and phrases in French, by a native French speaker and repeat them over and over until you are satisfied. Try it. It costs nothing and is a great little tool.

Here are a few key words and phrases.

Yes/No Oui/Non wee/nong
Yes, please/No, thank you Oui, s'il vous plaît/Non, merci wee, seel voo play/nong, mair-see
Please S'il vous plaît seel voo play
Thank you Merci (madame/monsieur) mair-see (mah-dahm/mer-syer)
You're welcome Il n'y a pas de quoi eel nyah pah der kwah
Here is/are Voici... vwah-see
Good morning/afternoon Bonjour, (madame/monsieur) bong-zhoor, (mah-dahm/mer-syer)
Good evening Bonsoir (madame/monsieur) bong-swahr, (mah-dahm/mer-syer)
Goodbye Au revoir oh rer-vwahr
Good night Bonne nuit bonn nwee
How are you? Comment allez-vous? kommahng tahlay voo
Very well, thanks Très bien, merci tray byang mair-see
Excuse me Excusez-moi ex-kewzay mwah
Can you help me? Est-ce que vous pouvez m'aider? essker voo poovay may-day
I don't understand. Je ne comprends pas. zher ner kong-prahng pah
I don't know. Je ne sais pas. zher ner say pah
Could you please write it down Est-ce que vous pouvez l'écrire? essker voo poovay lay-kreer
Sorry Désolé(e) day-zo-lay
Leave me alone! Laissez-moi tranquille. lay-say mwah trahng-keel
Where? Où? oo
When? Quand? kahng
How? Comment? kommahng
Why? Pourquoi? poor-kwah
Who? Qui? kee
Which? Lequel?/Laquelle? ler-kell/lah-kell
Where is...? Où est...? oo ay
How much? Combien? kong-byang
How many? Combien? kong-byang
What's that? Qu'est-ce que c'est? kessker say
I'd like... Je voudrais... zher voodray
I want... Je veux... zher ver
OK/Agreed. Ça va/d'accord. sah vah/dah-korr
That's fine. C'est bien. say byang
Do you speak English? Est-ce que vous parlez anglais? essker voo pahrlay ahng-glay

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