127 French Phrases. Common Greetings & Love Phrases for Beginners

Looking to learn easy French phrases for beginners?

This guide will load your brain up with 127 easy French phrases. People pay money for books with phrases like this. So, if you’re not serious, go away.

But, if you’re interested in learning, keep going. And yes, there are also English translations to make it easy. This guide is broken up into a few parts so you will learn 1) French Greetings, 2) Common French Phrases for Conversations, 3) French Phrases for Learners, and 4) French Phrases About Love.

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So, take this guide:

  • Read through it.
  • Read the pronunciations out loud.
  • Review it when you can.
  • Listen to the Free FrenchPod101 Audio lesson for some of these phrases.
  • And even print it if you want.

So, let’s get into it.

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You will hear some of these phrases and French greetings while you scroll through.

French Greetings

Do you know how to say hello in French? You will. This part contains basic French greetings and French parting greetings like “hi,” “bye” and “good evening.”


1. Bye. – Salut.
2. Bye bye! – Bye Bye!
3. Catch you later. – On se voit plus tard.
4. Farewell. – Adieu.
5. Good afternoon. – Bonjour.
6. Good evening. – Bonsoir.
7. Good luck! – Bonne chance!
8. Good morning. – Bonjour.
9. Good seeing you. – C’était sympa de se voir.
10. Goodbye. – Au revoir.
11. Have a good day. – Bonne journée.
12. Have a good one. – Passe une bonne journée.
13. Hello, it’s nice to meet you. – Bonjour, enchanté(e) de faire votre connaissance.
14. Hello! – Bonjour!
15. Hey! – Hey!
16. Hi. – Salut.
17. I gotta run. – Je dois partir.
18. I’m out. – Je m’en vais.
19. Later! – A pllus tard!
20. Long time no see. – Ça fait longtemps que nous nous sommes pas vus.
21. Peace! – Peace!
22. See you later. – À plus tard.
23. So long! – Cela faisait si longtemps!
24. Take care. – Prends soin de toi.
25. Yo! – Yo!
26. It’s nice to see you again. – C’est un plaisir de vous revoir.

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French Common Phrases for Conversations

This next section of French phrases contains basics you’d need for conversations. Like, how to say “yes,” “thank you,” “how are you,” or even introduce yourself in French.


27. Yes – Oui.
28. No. – Non.
29. I’m…(name). – Je m’appelle…..
30. Nice to meet you. – Enchanté de vous rencontrer.
31. How are you? – Comment allez-vous?
32. How have you been recently? – Comment alliez-vous ces derniers temps?
33. How have you been? – Comment allez-vous?
34. How’s everything? – Comment ça va?
35. How’s your day? – Comment se passe votre journée?
36. It’s nice to meet you. – Ravi(e) de vous rencontrer.
37. It’s nice to see you again. – C’est un plaisir de vous revoir.
38. How’s it going? – Comment ça va?
39. I’m fine. – Je vais bien.
40. And you? – Et vous?
41. I’m fine too. – Je vais bien aussi.
42. What’s up? – Quoi de neuf?
43. I’m great. – Je suis génial(e).
44. I’m not bad. – Ca va pas mal.
45. I’m sleepy. – J’ai sommeil.
46. I’m feeling bad. – Je me sens mal.
47. I’m okay. – Je vais bien.
48. Awesome! – Super!
49. Thank you for asking. – Merci d’avoir demandé.
50. Non merci. – No, thank you.
51. Thank you. – Merci!
52. I’m from ____. – Je viens de ____.
53. Excuse me. – Excusez-moi.
54. I’m sorry. – Je suis désolé.
55. How much is this? – Combien ça coûte?
56. How old are you? – Quel âge as-tu?
57. I like it. – J’aime.
58. I don’t like it. – Je n’aime pas.
59. I’d like this. – Je voudrais ceci.
60. I don’t like this. – Je n’aime pas cela.
61. I totally love it. – j’adore à fond.
62. I hate this. – Je déteste cela.
63. Do you like chocolate? – Tu aimes le chocolat?
64. Yes I like it. – Oui, j’aime ça.
65. I live in ___. – J’habite à ___.
66. I’m ___ years old. – J’ai ___ ans.
67. I’m a (job/occupation). – Je suis ___.
68. I’m learning French. – J’apprends le français.
69. Please. – S’il vous plaît.
70. Really? – Vraiment?
71. What did you say? – Qu’avez-vous dit?
72. What’s this? – Qu’est-ce que c’est?
73. What’s your name? – Comment t’appelles-tu?
74. What’s your phone number? – Quel est ton numéro de téléphone?
75. Where are you from? – D’où venez-vous?
76. Where are you? – Où êtes-vous?
77. Where did you learn French? – Où as-tu appris le français?
78. Where do you live? – Où habitez-vous?
79. Where do you work? – Où travaillez-vous?
80. Where is the bathroom? – Où sont les toilettes?
81. I don’t know. – Je ne sais pas.
82. I don’t understand. – Je ne comprends pas
83. You’re welcome. – De rien.
84. Thank you very much. – Merci beaucoup.
85. Who is it? – C’est qui?
86. It’s me. – C’est moi.
87. That is my friend. – C’est mon ami.

Common Phrases for French Learners

Now, on top of common French phrases and French greetings, you also need to be able to talk about French.

You need to be able to say “I don’t understand” in French, or “I speak English” in French. That way, whoever you’re interacting with knows to go easy on you. Either way, these are valuable phrases to know.


88. I speak a little French. – Je parle un peu français.
89. I don’t speak French very well. – Je ne parle pas bien le français.
90. I don’t speak French. – Je ne parle pas français.
91. Excuse me, I don’t understand. – Excusez moi, je ne comprend pas.
92 Do you understand French? – Tu comprends le français? (Informal)
93. You understand french. – Tu comprends le français. (informal)
94. Can you repeat more slowly, please? – Vous pouvez répétez plus lentement, s’il vous plaît?
95. Slowly please. – Lentement, s’il te plaît
96 Can you say it once again? – Pourriez vous répéter s’il vous plaît.
97. Please say it again. – Pouvez-vous le répétez?
98. Do you speak English? (informal) – Tu parles anglais?
99. Yes, I speak English. – Oui, je parle anglais.
100. No, I don’t speak English. – Non, je ne parle pas anglais
101. Can you say it in English? – Pouvez-vous le dire en anglais?

French Phrases About Love

Want to learn French love phrases? Who doesn’t?

This last section is all about saying “I love you” in French, “you’re so beautiful” and so on. Why? Because some people want to these phrases. And if you have even just an ounce of emotion in your body, you should learn some too.


102. I like him/her a lot. – Je l’aime bien.
103. I like you. – Vous me plaisez.
104. I love you. – Je vous aime.
105. I love your cooking. – J’adore votre cuisine.
106. I think of you as more than a friend. – Je vois en toi plus qu’un(e) ami(e).
107. I’ve got a crush on you. – J’ai le béguin pour toi.
108. When can I see you again? – Quand est-ce qu’on se revoit?
109. Will you be my Valentine? – Veux-tu sortir avec moi?
110. Would you like to go out to dinner with me? – Tu veux aller dîner avec moi?
111. You are pretty. – Tu es joli(e).
112. You are so cute. – Tu es trop chou.
113. You have a way with words. – Vous êtes doué avec les mots.
114. You have good taste. – Vous avez de bons goûts.
115. You look gorgeous. – Vous êtes magnifique.
116. You look great. – Tu es superbe.
117. You make me want to be a better man. – Tu me donnes envie d’être un homme meilleur.
118. You mean so much to me. – Tu comptes tant pour moi.
119. You were right! – Vous aviez raison!
120. You’re beautiful. – Tu es belle.
121. You’re handsome. – Vous êtes beau.
122. You’re so beautiful. – Tu es si belle.
123. You’re so handsome. – Tu es si beau/belle.
124. Your inside is even more beautiful than your outside. – Vous êtes encore plus beau de l’intérieur que de l’extérieur.
125. Your smile is beautiful. – Votre sourire est magnifique.
126. I want to be with you forever. – Je veux être avec toi pour toujours.
127. I want to grow old with you. – Je veux vieillir avec toi.


Conclusion & Free Audio Lesson.

You may realize that it takes more than 1 day to get 127 French phrases into your head. Well, no problem.

If you want to remember these French greetings, French love phrase and more, go ahead and print this page out.

Or, you can also download this Phrase Lesson as a PDF so you can keep it for yourself.

But, if you want to learn more than just phrases… If you want to learn actual French conversations, then I recommend you try out FrenchPod101.com — a French learning program. You’ll get lessons like this where you can master easy conversations in just a few minutes.

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