French Pronouns


THERE are many French pronouns and they are more complicated than pronouns in English. Their forms change based on their function in the sentence. In this article, we’ll look at subject pronouns.

French Pronouns (Les Pronoms Français)

A pronoun is a word that is used to substitute a noun or even another pronoun. In French, the subject pronouns – also called nominative pronouns – are as follows:

1st person (singular) – je ; (plural) – nous

2nd person (singular) – tu (informal), vous (formal) ; plural – vous

3rd person (singular masculine) – il ; (plural masc.) – ils

(singular feminine) elle ; (plural fem) elles

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Here are the English equivalents:

je – I

nous – we

tu/vous – you

il – he

elle – she

ils – they (masc.)

elles – they (fem.) Elles is only used if the group is all female or feminine nouns; mixed groups take ils.

These are the subject French pronouns.

Please in French


THE way to say please in French is s’il vous plaît.

S’il vous plait is pronounced seel vooh play and is the polite expression. If you are saying please to a friend or family member or child, you can say s’il te plait, which is the familiar form.

Serving Coffee on Outside Tables Adjacent to the Louvre, Paris, Ile-De-France, France

Now you know two ways to say please in French.



How to Say Thank You in Different Languages ~ (Audio)

Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Other, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

These may not be a million thanks, but it is a list of how to say thank you in different languages.

Edited: Now with audio. Scroll down!

Chinese – 谢谢 (xièxiè) shee-shee-eh

Czech – děkuji jeh-koi-yeh

Danish – tak tahk

Dutch – dank u dahnk oo; bedankt bi-dahnkt

French – merci mare-see

German – danke dahn-kuh; vielen dank fee-lehn dahnk

Greek – σας ευχαριστώ (sas efcharistó) sahs eff-hah-rih-stoh

Italiangrazie grah-tzee-eh

Japanese – ありがとう (arigatō) ah-ree-gah-toh

Norwegian – takk tah-k

Portuguese – obrigado oh-bree-gah-doh

Russian – спасибо (spasibo) spah-see-buh

Spanish – gracias grah-syas

Swedish – tack tahk

I Miss You in French ~ (Audio)


TO say I miss you in French, say Tu me manques.

Tu me manques is pronounced approximately too me mahngk.

Scroll down to hear I miss you pronounced in French. (The short video includes a few grammar points about the phrase and will also teach you how to say I miss her in French, too.)

Woman In A Paris Cafe

This is the familiar phrase, said to someone you’re close to, a relative or friend. To use the polite term, say Vous me manquez – voo me mahng-kay.

Now you know how to say I miss you in French!

Click here for other common French phrases.