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Learn a little foreign language – Part II

Posted by Royal Sundaram on 27 Dec 2010

In our previous blog post, we learned a few sentences in Spanish. In this post, we will learn to speak the same sentences, in French. Why French? Well, apart from France, French is spoken in 31 countries! Speakers of French can be found in Canada (especially in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick), Switzerland, Belgium and other European countries.The language is spoken in large parts of Africa as well, collectively called “francophone Africa”. In India, French is one of the official languages at Puducherry. Lu pour apprendre français!


1. Hello. How are you?

Bonjour. Comment allez-vous ?

2. My name is Suresh.

Mon nom est Suresh.

3. I am from India.

Je suis de l’Inde.

4. Excuse Me.


5. Thank You.


6. Sorry.


7. Please.

S’il vous plaît.

8. Yes.


9. No.


10. Where can I find a hotel?

Où puis-je trouver un hôtel? (Or “Où hôtel ?” for “where hotel?”)

11. Vegetarian or Non-vegetarian?

Végétarien ou non-végétarien ?

12. How much would it cost?

Combien cela coûte?  (Simply say “Combien?” for “how much?”)

13. Right. Left. Straight.

Droite. Gauche. Tout droit.

14. Can you help me?

Pouvez-vous m’aider ?

15. I want to go to…

Je veux aller à  (“Je veux aller à l’hôtel.” for “I want to go to hotel”)

16. Drive Fast.

Conduisez rapidement.

17. I don’t know French.

Je ne parle pas le français.

18. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Hundred. Thousand.

Un. Deux. Trois. Quatre. Cinq. Six. Sept. Huit. Neuf. Dix. Cent. Mille.

19. Airport. Railway Station. Hospital. Shop. Indian Embassy. Police Station.

Aéroport. Gare. Hôpital. Magasin. Ambassade indienne. Commissariat de police. Toilette

20. I want…

Je veux

21. Food. Water. Medicine.

Nourriture. Eau. Médicaments.

22. I am leaving.

Je pars

23. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

Hier. Aujourd’hui. Demain

24. Where. Why. How. When. What. Which.

Où. Pourquoi. Comment. Quand. Qui. Quel.

25. Goodbye.

Au revoir

In our final part of the series, we will learn to speak a little German. Till then, Au revoir!

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