Video:20 Useful French Words and Phrases To Learn Before You Travel To France

 Useful French Words and Phrases

You Know This Embarrassing Scenario!

It’s a hot summers day and you’re out sightseeing and drinking water by the gallon. Suddenly out of nowhere, you have this uncontrollable urge to go pee pee really bad.

You ask someone where the restroom is but you don’t know the word for restroom in Swahili, Japanese or whatever language they speak. Now you really have to go pee and you resort to showing them the dreaded “PEE PEE DANCE” to get your point across..

Too late! You’re about to pee your pants. How embarrassing.

Don’t be that person who didn’t bother to learn a few simple words and phrases before you left for your trip or sabbatical abroad.

Learn AT LEAST 20 words and phrases before you go.  You don’t need to be fluent. You just need to know enough to get by (in the beginning).

Watch And Learn as my daughter teaches you 20 Useful French Words and Phrases

Yes this is my daughter in the video below when she was 4 years old. In the video, she will say 20 really useful words and phrases you should learn when travelling to France and beyond.

In case you can’t watch the video or you want to print out the 20 words here they are.

If you need help pronouncing these or other words in another language on the fly then go to It claims to be the largest pronunciation guide In the world. Pretty cool if you ask me.

20 Phrases and words


1- HelloBonjour
2- Please s’il vous plaît
3- Thank You Merci
4- You’re Welcome De rien
5- Excuse Me excusez-moi
6- Where is the toilet?Où sont les toilettes?
7- Do you take credit cards? Acceptez-Vous Les cartes de crédit (ou cartes bancaires)
8- How much does this cost? ça coûte Combien ?
9- Where is … Où est …?
10-Where can I find a train/metro/bus/taxi où puis-je trouver un train / métro / bus / taxi
11- I need a doctor. J’ai besoin d’un médecin/ doctueur
12- Where can I get something to eat? Où puis-je trouver quelque chose à manger?
13- Do you speak English? Parlez-vous anglais?
14- I don’t understand Je ne comprends pas
15- I am lost. Can you help me? Je suis perdu. Pouvez-vous m’aider?
16- I would like to go to the airport. Je voudrais aller à l’aéroport
17- May I have a beer Puis-je avoir une bière
18- I would like a glass of red wine Je voudrais un verre de vin rouge
19- Learn to Count to 10 un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix
20- I Love You MommyJe t’aime maman



If you want to learn more than a few phrases than try the world famous pimsleur method and  Learn a language in only 10 Days! Perfect for beginners who are auditory learners. What about you? Do you have some words you think would be good to know before you travel? Like “you are beautiful” or “stop or i’ll scream!”.

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