France trip dictionary – “Must Know Phrases”

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Travelling is considered a wonderful experience as it adds unforgettable good memories to your life. Planning a trip to France can be a great idea as it is one of the best vacation choice among the top of the other European destinations. It is a place famous for its cookery prominence, cultural peculiarity, or creative and imaginative business.

France has also gain popularity worldwide because of its 3 popular Cs including camembert, champagne, and casseroles. France is not only famous for its cooking, but there you can also enjoy several exciting places at France that you can enjoy during your trip. Remember, before planning a trip to France, you should be familiar about some common phrases and words spoken by the people out there so that you can make your trip a memorable one. This will help you in spending a perfect vacation in France.

Below are mentioned some important and helpful phrases that you must know as you go around France:

  1. Bonjour – If you are travelling to France for the first time, you should be familiar with some very common phrases, so that you do not encounter with any problem while having conversation with someone who is not familiar with English language. “Bonjour” is the most common and important phrase that you must keep in the top of your dictionary. It is the common way to say “Hello” and “Good Morning “in France. Whenever you visit any other city or country, you must know there way of greeting.

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.”Flora Lewis

Not using this phrase in France is thought extremely impolite by many and may merit a sneering look. The phrase get bit chanced after the sun set. “Bonsoir” meaning “Good evening”. You may find learning French difficult by yourself, thus an easier way to learn it at your place is taking online tutoring classes at

  1. Ça va? Ça va- This is the most common and frequently used phrase. It has several meanings. It can be used as a question and answer as well. It is only used when you are talking to your friends, more precisely it is an informal way of conversation, and hence you must avoid it when formal conversation is required. When Ça va? Ça va is said in a high pitch tone it means “How are you?” When it is said in a descending tone, it means “I’m Fine” or “Everything is Fine.” This phrase is also used to greet friends at Party where it means “Hello.” All your confusion will be cleared out if you learn basic French from

Le monde est un livre dont chaque pas nous ouvre une page.” -Alphonse de Lamartine

Translation-“The world is a book – with each step we open a page.”



  1. Salut! – If you are tripping to France, this word should also be in the top of your dictionary. It simply means “Hi”. This phrase can be used to greet everyone you meet. It leaves a good impression of you in front of the French people. It is also an informal way of greeting. Remember while uttering the word, “t” on the end of the word must not be pronounced as it is silent word. This will help you in speaking right word.


  1. Au revoir! – This phrase is used as a salutation in France, which generally means “Goodbye!” this phrase is also very useful when to travel to France as this should be spoken at the time of leaving the place. While leaving any place we generally say goodbye as a salutation in the very same way, Au revoir! Is a way to say goodbye to someone when you leave the place. Check this video on how to say good bye in French:

For instance, this phrase can be used when you take a leave from a hotel; you leave the ice-cream parlour or as you leave the public transport. You will be consider as a rude person if you will not use this word in public as well as over the phone after ending with the conversation.

5.     Parlez-vous Anglais?

You must also be familiar with this phrase which means “Do you Know English?” Learning this word or simply putting it in your dictionary will help you when you will be in France. In this way, you will come to know that who can speak English and then it will be quite easier to talk to them.

You can enjoy your trip without any interruption if you get yourself familiar with these common French Phrases.

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