Franzözisch lernen

10:51:29 AM

So I finally found a french language partner!!! Yea!. The task /topic of our first call is: Self Introduction, so I have to prepare all the verbs and nouns I need.

Note: Translations were collected from the Context Online Dictionary  and  the list is incomplete at the moment…


Good Morning

Good Afternoon

Good Evening

Good Day


Basic Phrases for Introduction

It is nice to meet you

I am pleased to meet  you



How was your day ?

What is your name ?

Where do you come from ?

Where do you live ? (Maybe this is TMI and creepy… but an option)

How long have you been studying _ ? (*insert language)

Why do you study _ ? (*insert language)

What did you study ?

How old are you ? (another TMI but  an option)

Which other language are you learning ?

How do you learn _ ? (*insert language)


It was good ..

My name is _

I come from _

I live in _

I have been studying _ for _ years/hours/days/months

I like studying _ because _

I studied _

I do not want to answer that, sorry.

I am currently learning _ and _ ….

I study it at home by watching youtube videos and reading books (for example)


Let’s break it down

Good Morning = bonjour

Le journal de 8h, bonjour. = The 8 o’clock news, good morning.

Le journal: The newspaper 

Good Morning =  bonne journée

Une très bonne journée à vous, Sergent Korsak. = Well, a very good morning to you, sergeant korsak.

très bonne : very good; journée : day; 

Good  Afternoon = bon après-midi 

 Je vous remercie beaucoup Dr Paradis, et bon après-midi à tous. = Thank you very much Dr. Paradis, and good afternoon everyone.

 Je vous remercie: thank you for~; beaucoup:  a lot; tous: everyone/all

Good Evening =  bonsoir

Ça va. On peut se dire bonjour, bonsoir. = We can say hello, good evening.

to can (to be able) = pouvoir

Hello = Allô

Allô, c’est Allison Dubois. Je ne suis pas disponible. = Hello, this is Allison Dubois.

Hello = Bonjour.

Bonjour. Je suis Tommy Tuberville, Université d’Auburn. = Hello, I’m Tommy Tuberville.


How was your day ? =  Comment était ta journée ?

Je dois demander – Comment était ta journée ? = I need to ask – How was your day?

How was your day ? =   comment a été ta journée ?

Lisa comment a été ta journée ? = Lisa, how was your day?

How was your day ? =    Et ta journée?

Parce que “Et ta journée?” représente une conversation de 45 min. =’Cause “How was your day

to must (have to, need to): devoir

How: comment

Because: Parce que

What is your name ? =  votre nom ?

S’il vous plaît, votre nom ? = Please, what is your name?

What is your name ? =  comment tu t’appelles ?

Désolé, comment tu t’appelles ? = I’m sorry, what is your name?

What is your name ? = Comment vous appelez-vous ?

Au fait, comment vous appelez-vous? = Good. By the way, what is your name?

What is your name ? = Quel est votre nom ?

Puis-je ? Quel est votre nom ? Gwen.  = Can I? Would you? What is your name? Gwen.

What is your name ? = C’est quoi ton nom ?

C’est quoi ton nom ? – Chayenne = What is your name? – Cheyanne


Where do you come from ? = D’où venez-vous ?

Et si « D’où venez-vous ?  = And if “Where do you come from?”

Where do you come from ? = D’où es-tu?

Et David dit au jeune homme qui lui avait rapporté ces choses: D’où es-tu? Et il dit: Je suis fils d’un homme étranger, d’un Amalékite. = And David said to the young man who had given him the news, Where do you come from? And he said, I am the son of a man from a strange land; I am an Amalekite.

Where do you come from ? = vous arrivez d’où ?

Monsieur, vous arrivez d’où ? = Where do you come from?

Where do you come from ? = tu viens d’où?

alors, tu viens d’où?= So, where do you come from?

say; tell; mean: dire


to live

Where do you live ? = Où habitez-vous ?

“Où habitez-vous ?” “J’habite à Tokyo.” = “Where do you live?” “I live in Tokyo.”

Where do you live ? = où habites-tu ?

On nous demande, “où habites-tu ?” = People ask us, “Where do you live?”

Where do you live ? =  où vis-tu ?

Ginger, ma chère, où vis-tu ? = Ginger, dear, where do you live?


to study

How long have you been studying _ ? = Combien de temps avez-vous étudié  _ ? 

Combien de temps avez-vous étudié l’anglais ?  = How long have you been studying English?

How long:combien de temps

past tense

Why do you study _ ? = Pourquoi tu étudies _ ?

Kim Pourquoi tu étudies l’agriculture? = Kim why do you study agriculture?

Why do you study _ ? =Pourquoi étudiez-vous_ ?

Pourquoi étudiez-vous le français ? = Why do you study French?


What did you study ? = Vous avez étudié quoi ? 

 Vous avez étudié quoi à l’Université? = What did you study at university?


How old are you ? = Quel âge as-tu ? 

Quel âge avez-vous ? – 21 ans. = How old are you? Twenty-one.

How old are you ? =Quel âge avez-vous ?

Quel âge avez-vous ? – 30. = How old are you? – Thirty.

If you have any suggestions, leave them in the comment section below!

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