Learn to use these French words and phrases
Learn to use these French words and phrasesPhrase: A'la mode
Meaning: According to the custom; in fashion
Example: Mobile phones and games are a’la mode with children.
Phrase: Au revoir
Meaning: Adieu, until we meet again. Adieu means goodbye.
Example: The children were bursting crackers due to which au revoirs of her friends went unheard.
Meaning: A French country house
Example: Most bastides were built in the south of France between 1229 and 1373.
Phrase: Un bel homme
Meaning: A handsome man
Example: Kate is beautiful. She is married to un bel homme.
Phrase: Un beau garcon
Meaning: A handsome boy
Example: Dennis, un beau garcon, set the ramp on fire.
Phrase: Un Beau jour
Meaning: The phrase 'Un Beau jour' means A Fine day.
Example: It was un beau jour, when I saw her for the first time walking towards the beach.
Meaning: The person receiving benefits.
Example: Father is no more. His only son is the beneficiare.
Phrase: Bon homie
Meaning: Cheerful friendliness, cordiality
Example: The endorsement of Finance Manager’s new schemes by the CEO in a public meeting was the first sign of bon homie between the two.
Meaning: Good morning
Example: “Bonjour teacher”, shouted the students.
Phrase: Bon voyage
Meaning: A good journey to you
Example: We all shouted 'bon voyage' as dad left for his business trip.
Meaning: A shop, tradesman's stock
Example: My house is next to her boutique.
Meaning: Male - headcook
Example: His love for cooking made him pursue his hotel management degree. And today, he is the chef at Marriot’s kitchen!
Meaning: Hair dresser
Example: The bride was looking beautiful with a nice coiffeur adorned with flowers!
Phrase: Coup d'etat
Meaning: Sudden decisive blow in politics
Example: Last year, the country faced coup d'etat.
Phrase: De boone grace
Meaning: With good grace
Example: She accepted my invitation de boone grace.
Meaning: A prisoner
Example: On 15th August, detenu was released.
Phrase: Edition de luxe
Meaning: A splendid and expensive edition of a book.
Example: John might gift edition de luxe to his dad, on his birthday.
Phrase: En masse
Meaning: In a body, universally
Example: The students arrived en masse to support their leader.
Phrase: En rapport
Meaning: In direct relation ; in sympathy
Example: En rapport with the children in the orphanage is important to solve the case..
Phrase: En route
Meaning: On the road ; let us go ; march
Example: The zoo is en route to John's house.
Meaning: Contractor, builder
Example: A skilled entrepreneur motivates his employees.
Phrase: En ville
Meaning: In town, 'not at home'
Example: He was en ville. So we returned home without meeting him.
Meaning: Wife, bride
Example: His epouse is very bold and beautiful.
Example: Eoile of Hollywood movies came to grace the Bollywood award function
Meaning: Stranger, a foreigner
Example: Etranger made the dogs bark all night.
Phrase: Fait accompli
Meaning: A thing already done
Example: This is a fait accompli, shouted the manager looking at the team wasting time on a task already done.
Meaning: Woman, wife
Example: She is a fenome of substance.
Meaning: A deadlock
Example: He reached an impasse when he was trying to solve a puzzle.
Phrase: Marriage the convenance
Meaning: Marriage of convenience
Example: It was just a marriage the convenance, to fix a business deal with each other.
Phrase: Mon ami
Meaning: My friend
Example: Mon ami, I will be always with you in good and bad times.
Phrase: Par excellence
Meaning: By way of eminence
Example: This perfection is only possible by a chef of par excellence.
Meaning: Good evening
Example: Bonsoir. We welcome you to the evening fare.
Phrase: Bonne nuit
Meaning: Good night
Example: Bonne nuit, mommy. Kids kissed the mother and went to sleep.
Meaning: Excuse me
Example: Excusez-moi. I’m late for the appointment.
Phrase: S'il vous plait
Example: S'il vous plait. Can you get me the another dish?
Meaning: Thank you
Example: Merci. I could not have finished this without your help.
Example: Bienvenue ! Good to see you back.