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hello

bonjour

hello - bonjour. Note that bonjour literally translates to "good day." You can use it to say "good morning" or "good afternoon" as well.

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Good evening!

Bonsoir!

Good evening - Bonsoir. Note that bonsoir is a compound word formed from the words for "good" and "evening." It is used instead of bonjour to greet people in the evening.

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My name is Marc

Je m'appelle Marc

my name is - je m'appelle. This literally translates to "I call myself..."

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hi/bye

salut

hi/bye - salut. To informally greet or say goodbye to someone at any time of day, you can say salut.

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Hello (on the phone)

Allo

Hello - Allo. Note that allo is only said when picking up the phone.

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goodbye

au revoir

goodbye - au revoir

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yes

oui

yes - oui

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no

non

no - non

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What is your name?

Comment vous appelez-vous?

What is your name? - Comment vous appelez-vous? Note that this literally translates to "How/What do you call yourself?"

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please

s'il vous plaît

please - s'il vous plaît. This expression literally means, "if it pleases you." Note that with a close friend, you could say s'il te plaît.

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Thank you

Merci

thank you - merci. Note that "no, thank you" would be non, merci.

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You're welcome

De rien

you're welcome - de rien. Note that a formal alternative is je vous en prie.

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Excuse me

Excusez-moi

excuse me - excusez-moi. Note that you could also say pardon, which translates more directly as "pardon me."

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Welcome!

Bienvenue!

Welcome - Bienvenue

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How are you?

Comment ça va?

How are you? - Comment ça va? This is sometimes shortened to Ça va?

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(in a formal setting) How are you?

Comment allez-vous?

How are you? (formal) - Comment allez-vous?

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I'm fine

Ça va bien

I'm fine, I'm OK - Ça va bien. This translates directly to "It goes well." Note also that bien is a common adverb -- "well."

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I (would like to) introduce Jean to you

Je vous présente Jean

I (would like to) introduce ___ to you - Je vous présente ___

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Can you help me?

Pouvez-vous m'aider?

Can you help me? - Pouvez-vous m'aider?

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Of course

Bien sûr

of course - bien sûr

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a boy

un garçon

a boy - un garçon. Note that singular masculine nouns use the indefinite article un.

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a girl

une fille

a girl - une fille. Note that singular feminine nouns use the indefinite article une.

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the boy

le garçon

the (masculine) - le. Note that singular masculine nouns use the definite article le.

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the girl

la fille

the (feminine) - la. Note that singular feminine nouns use the definite article la.

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a woman

une femme

a woman - une femme

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a man

un homme

a man - un homme

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a person

une personne

a person - une personne

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the man

l'homme

For any singular (masculine or feminine) noun starting with a vowel or a mute "h," the correct definite article is l' instead of le/la. This is called a contraction, and it also happens with words like de and ne.

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an American boy

un garçon américain

American (masculine adj.) - américain. Unless otherwise noted, adjectives are presented by default in their singular, masculine forms. Adjectives usually come after the nouns they modify. Note also that for the noun "an American," the translation would be capitalized: un Américain.

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an American girl

une fille américaine

American (feminine adj.) - américaine. Adjectives agree in gender and number with the nouns they modify. Here, the adjective's gender is feminine to match the gender of the noun. This is normally done by adding an "e" at the end, which causes the final consonant to be pronounced audibly.