Could You Carry On a Conversation in French?

By: Annette

When answering in the affirmative, you say, _______.

We're starting this off easy. When you want to reply "yes," you say "oui." To say "no," you say "non."

How do you informally say please?

To informally say "please," you say, "s’il te plaît." To formally say please, you say, "s’il vous plaît."

How do you thank someone profusely?

"Merci boucoup" is how you say "thank you very much." When you just want to thank someone, you say "merci."

How do you formally say "you're welcome"?

"Je vous en prie" is how you say "you're welcome" in a formal way. "Je t'en prie" is how you say this in an informal way.

What does "Il n'y a pas de quoi" mean?

"Il n'y a pas de quoi" is another way of saying "you're welcome." It basically means, "it's nothing."

When you accidentally bump into someone, you say ______.

When you accidentally bump into someone, you say "excuses-moi." But if someone else bumps into you, you simply glare at them.

"Je ne parle qu'un peu le français" means ______.

"Je ne parle qu'un peu le français" means, "I only speak a little French. After passing this quiz, you will not need to use this phrase.

When you're new to French, you say, "J'apprends le français mais je ne suis qu'un _______."

"J'apprends le français mais je ne suis qu'un débutant." This translates to "I am learning French, but I am only a beginner."

"I have been learning French for 2 months."

"J'apprends le français depuis deux mois" means "I have been learning French for 2 months." If it were two years, it would be "deux ans."

"Peux-tu me corriger, s'il te plaît?" means _______.

"Peux-tu me corriger, s'il te plaît?" means "will you please correct me?" This is a good phrase to use when you want others to teach you.

Que veut dire "avion"?

First off, "Que veut dire ___?" is "what does ______ mean?" "Avion" is an airplane!

When would you say "Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire?"

"Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire?" translates to "what does that mean?" This is another good phrase to use when someone is speaking too fast or you don't understand.

When greeting someone in the evening, you say, _______.

When greeting someone in the evening, you say "Bonsoir." "Bonjour" is used for the morning and afternoon.

When introducing yourself, it's best to say _______.

When introducing yourself, you can either say "Je m'appelle" or "Je suis." The first means "My name is" and the second means "I am."

When someone says "Je vous présente Fabienne, ma femme," you have been introduced to their ______.

When someone greets you with this statement, you're being introduced to the speaker's wife, Fabienne. She can also be introduced as "mon épouse."

"Peux-tu m'expliquer en français?"

"Peux-tu m'expliquer en français?" translates to "Can you explain in French?" You can also ask them to explain in English.

Quel est le mot francais pour "fruit"?

"Quel est le mot francais pour ______?" means "What is the French word for ______?" The French word for fruit is fruit.

When asking, "Is this correct?" you say, "C'est ______?"

"C'est correct?" means "Is this correct?" This is a good way to make sure that you said something properly.

"Joyeux anniversaire!" means ______.

"Joyeux anniversaire" means "Happy Birthday." You can also say "Bon anniversaire!"

"D’où venez-vous?" means ______.

"D’où venez-vous?" means "Where are you from?" You would answer with "Je viens de _______" which means "I'm from ________."

"Que faites-vous dans la vie?" means ______.

"Que faites-vous dans la vie?" means "What do you do (for a living)?" Your reply could be "j'étudie le français!"

When someone says, "Voulez-vous un verre?" you reply, "Oui, ______."

When someone says, "Voulez-vous un verre?" they're asking you if you want a drink. Go ahead and order a stiff one, if you like.

"Je reviens toute suite!" means _______.

"Je reviens toute suite!" means "I'll be right back!" You say this before you go smoke a cigarette, or when you need to have an impassioned kiss with your French lover out on the veranda.

How do you say, "Am I wrong?"

Both of these phrases are ways of asking, "Am I wrong?" These are good to use when you fear you have misspoken.

"Est-ce que tu me comprends?" means _______.

"Est-ce que tu me comprends?" means "Do you understand me?" You might reply with "Je ne comprends pas."

If you want to improve your French, you say, "Je veux _______ mon niveau de français."

"Je veux améliorer mon niveau de français." This translates to, "I want to improve my level in French."

When saying, "I need to practice French," you say, "J'ai besoin de ______ le français."

"J'ai besoin de pratiquer le français" means, "I need to practice French." Hopefully, you'll never need to use this statement.

"Je n'ai jamais entendu ça" means _______.

"Je n'ai jamais entendu ça" means "I never heard of that." You can use this phrase when someone reminds you that a bowl of French fries has a lot of calories.

"Bon appétit" is often shortened to ______.

"Bon appétit" is often shortened to "Bon app!" This is not what you say when you purchase a new app for your phone that you love.

"Bonne journée" means ______.

"Bonne journée" is how you say "Have a nice day." For "see you later," you say "à plus tard."

Which of these is how you say "How are you?"

These are the three ways in which you can say, "How are you?" The one you use will depend upon whom you are speaking to.

When introduced to someone, you reply _______.

When being introduced to someone, you reply, "Enchanté." "Laisse-moi tranquille" means "Leave me alone."

Which of these is an appropriate answer to "Voulez-vous aller manger?"

When someone asks you if you'd like to eat something, you always say yes. However, it's better to say that you'd like sausage, rather than grass or trees.

"Aidez-moi s’il vous plaît!" is asking for ______.

When you seriously need help, you say "Aidez-moi s’il vous plaît!" You could also say, "Est-ce que vous pourriez m’aider?"

"Où est-ce que je peux trouver la gare, s’il vous plaît?" is asking for ________.

"Où est-ce que je peux trouver la gare, s’il vous plaît?" translates to, "Where can I find the train station, please?" "Je suis perdu" means "I'm lost."

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