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Below you will find our list of the most common French words sorted by category.

This is a great starting point to discover the popular words used in French and getting familiar with the French pronunciation.

Most popular and common French words

Bonjour

Hello

Salut

Hi

Bonsoir

Good evening

Enchanté(e)

Nice to meet you

Ça va ?

How are you? (informal)

Comment allez-vous ?

How are you? (formal)

Ça va, merci

I'm fine, thanks

Bof

So-so (informal)

Comment vous appelez-vous ?

What is your name? (formal)

Comment tu t'appelles ?

What is your name? (informal)

Je m'appelle…

My name is…

D'où venez-vous ?

Where are you from? (formal)

D'où viens-tu ?

Where are you from? (informal)

Je viens de…

I am from…

Quel âge avez-vous ?

How old are you? (formal)

Quel âge as-tu ?

How old are you? (informal)

Parlez-vous anglais ?

Do you speak English?

Excusez-moi

Excuse me

Désolé(e)

Sorry

Pouvez-vous m'aider ?

Can you help me?

Bien sûr

Of course

A vos souhaits

Bless you (sneeze)

Il est quelle heure ?

What time is it?

Je ne comprends pas

I don't understand

Plus lentement s'il vous plaît

Slower please

Bon courage

Hang in there

Bonne chance

Good luck

Au revoir

Goodbye

À bientôt

See you soon

À plus tard

See you later

Je vais me coucher

I am going to bed

Bonne nuit

Good night

Merci

Thank you

Merci beaucoup

Thank you very much

Merci pour tout

Thanks for everything

J'adore

I love it

C'est pas grave

That doesn't matter

De rien

You are welcome

C'est gentil

That's sweet

Bon appétit

Enjoy your meal

Oui

Yes (neutral)

Ouais

Yes (informal)

Non

No

Chat

Cat

Chien

Dog

Combien ?

How much/many?

Combien ça coute ?

How much does it cost?

Où ?

Where?

Qui ?

Who?

Quand ?

When?

Comment ?

How?

Pourquoi ?

Why?

Qu'est-ce que c'est ?

What is it/that?

D'accord

Agreed/Alright

C'est bon

That's good/fine

C'est vrai

That's true

Je veux

I want

Je voudrais

I would like

Jour

Day

Temps

Time

Hier

Yesterday

Aujourd'hui

Today

Matin

Morning

Midi

Noon

Après-midi

Afternoon

Soirée

Evening

Nuit

Night

Minuit

Midnight

Bientôt

Soon

Il y a longtemps

A long time ago

Fille

Girl

Femme

Woman

Mademoiselle

Miss. (unmarried)

Madame

Mrs. (married)

Garçon

Boy

Homme

Man

Monsieur

Mister

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Funny French vocabulary and words

Putain

F*ck

Merde

Sh*t

Zut

Damn

Oh mince

Oh darn

Bordel !

Dammit

Waouh

Wow

Quoi de neuf ?

What's up?

Sans déconner

No kidding

C'est ouf !

It's crazy! (slang)

C'est chelou

It's weird (slang)

Comme-ci, comme-ça

So-so

J'ai la flemme

I feel lazy

Je suis vénère

I am angry (slang)

Cul sec !

Bottoms up!

More complete guides for funny French words and content here:

Romantic and cute French words for love

Amour

Love

Je t'aime

I love you

Je t'aime tellement

I love you so much

Je t'adore

I adore you

Tu me manques

I miss you

Cœur

Heart

Âme soeur

Soulmate

Je suis amoureux

I am in love (masculine)

Tu me rends heureux

You make me happy (masculine)

Tu es l'amour de ma vie

You are the love of my life

Veux-tu m'épouser ?

Will you marry me?

Tu es belle

You are beautiful (to a woman)

J'ai besoin de toi

I need you

Je pense à toi

I'm thinking about you

Je veux être avec toi

I want to be with you

Est-ce que tu m'aimes ?

Do you love me?

Chérie

Sweetheart

Tu es le soleil de ma vie

You are the sunshine of my life

Tu es tout pour moi

You are my everything

Mon bébé

My baby

Mon amour

My love

Tu vas me manquer

I'm going to miss you

J'ai hâte de te revoir

I can't wait to see you

Mon coeur t'appartient

My heart is yours

For more romantic French words explained check out other pages:

Pretty French words with beautiful meanings

Bonheur

Happiness

Âme

Soul

Vie

Life

Étoile

Star

Rêver

To dream

Fais de beaux rêves

Sweet dreams

Il n'est jamais trop tard

It's never too late

Rien n'est éternel

Nothing lasts for ever

Crois en toi

Believe in yourself

Le meilleur est à venir

The best is yet to come

N'abandonne jamais

Never give up

Sois toi-même

Be yourself

Tout se passera bien

Everything will be fine

Poursuis tes rêves

Follow you dreams

More explanations for inspirational French words and content below:

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Learn how to pronounce French words​

All the dedicated articles that we mentioned before contain the slow pronunciation of French words, but also the normal speed one.

Example with “Qu’est-ce que c’est ?” (What is it?) :

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

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But that’s not it! To make the learning more efficient, we also recorded an audio dialogue for all our articles! Again, here is an example with “Qu’est-ce que c’est ?” (What is it?):

Dialogue audio

For each post you will also find an image of the quote, with its translation and the corresponding dialogue script (see the example below).

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