The French phrase "Merci du fond du coeur" explained

Are you ready to learn everything you need to know about the basic sentence “Merci du fond du coeur”?

To be more precise, it includes a complete explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. But wait, we also sprinkled useful things like synonym, slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

Oh and if you want, you will find more sentences tutorials like this one on this page and the ultimate directory of all our French words pages on this page. C’est parti ! (Let’s go!)

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Translation in English

How to pronounce

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does it mean?


The literal meaning is:

  • Merci → Thanks
  • Du fond → From the bottom
  • Du coeur→ Of the heart

We will dedicate this article to “Merci du fond du coeur” and the other ways to express powerful gratitude when a simple “Merci” (Thanks) is not enough.

Typically, when you received a huge gift or someone did something amazing for you. So much that a simple “Thank you” would sound almost insulting!

We will see in another article a complete guide of the more classic ways to say “thank you” in French don’t worry!

How to use

Imagine someone offers you an amazing gift and your heart is full of gratitude, then instead of a classic “Merci.” you can use “Merci du fond du coeur !” (Thanks from the bottom of my heart!) or any other variations you will find in the next section.

All of them are fine with formal contexts, so you can use them in a professional environment too.

Synonyms and similarities

Powerful gratitude:

  • Merci beaucoup ! (“Thanks a lot“)
  • Merci pour tout ! (“Thanks for everything!“)
  • Merci bien! (“Thanks a lot!“)
  • Un grand merci ! (“A big thanks!“)
  • Mille mercis ! (“Thousand thanks!“)
  • Merci mille fois ! (“Thanks a thousand times!“)
  • Merci infiniment ! (“Infinite thanks!“)

Normal gratitude:

  • Merci. (“Thanks“)
  • Je vous remercie. (“Thank you“)(Formal and/or plural)
  • Cimer. (“Thanks“)(Slang)

Dialogue example with audio

Audio dialogue from French people

Dialogue audio

Dialogue script

” Pouvez-vous m’aider s’il vous plaît ? “
” Can you help me, please? “
Avec plaisir
” With pleasure “
” Merci du fond du coeur ! “
” Thanks from the bottom of my heart! “
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