I Miss You in French ~ (Audio)

French

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.)

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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!

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How Do You Say I Love You in French? ~ (Audio)

French

FRENCH is a romance language, and what is more romantic than those three little words: I love you? So how do you say I love you in French? The short answer is: Je t’aime.

Je (pronounced zhe, like the letter ‘s’ in the word ‘pleasure’ put together with the vowel sound in the word ‘wood’) stands for the first person pronoun I.

T’aime (pronounced tem) is actually two words. Te (pronounced on its own as tuh) means you. Aime (pronounced em) means I love.

Aime is the first person indicative of the infinitive verb aimer, which is a regular -er verb in the French language. It means to love but it also means to like. Therefore it is used much the way English speakers use the word love to reflect affection towards all sorts of things — I love ice cream, I love skiing, I love the Twilight movies, I love my little sister, I love my husband.

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Now that you have learned how to say I love you in French, there is a little more to it. While you can say J’aime Londres, which translates into I love London, and also j’aime mon frere, meaning I love my brother, to use aimer to mean that you like someone, have affection for, are fond of, and other such less-than-romantic feelings, you have to tack on another word that will lessen the love, so to speak, of the verb on its own.Au Parfait du Present

The word assez (pronounced ah-say) literally means enough and rather. But in J’aime assez Antoine, it makes the phrase mean I kind of like Antoine, or I like Antoine well enough. Another word you can use is bien (pronounced byan), which means good. J’aime bien Monique simply says that you like Monique.

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Common French Phrases

French

WHEN you are learning how to speak French, it is helpful to know some basic words and sentences or questions to use right off the bat. Here are some common French phrases to add to your repertoire.

I don’t know.

Je ne sais pas.

I would like . . .

Je voudrais . . .

I need . . .

J’ai besoin de . . .

What does ______ mean?

Que veut dire _____ ?

Do you speak English?

Parlez- vous anglais?

I don’t understand.

Je ne comprends pas.

Excuse me

Excusez-moi

I’m sorry

Pardon

My name is . . .

Je m’appelle . . .

Pleased to meet you.

Enchanté.

How are you?

Comment allez vous?

Fine, thanks. And you?

Bien, merci. Et vous?

Please

S’il vous plaît

Thank you.

Merci.

You’re welcome.

De rien.

Goodbye.

Au revoir.

French Goodbye

French

IN French, goodbye is easy to say. You probably have heard the phrase many times before. But as we have many ways of saying farewell in English, so do the French.

French Goodbye

There are several ways to say goodbye in French. Which one you choose, depends on the person, the situation and even when you expect to meet again.

French goodbye

Au revoir (pronounced oh re vwah) is the standard way to say goodbye in French. It works with all people, in all situations. It’s literal translation is “to the (au) next time we see each other (revoir)”.

If you’re in a French shop, it would be polite to say goodbye to the owner/employees with the bit more formal Bonne journée. Pronounced bun zhor nay, it basically means Have a good day.

Bon soir (pronounced bohn swah) means Good evening. This phrase can also be used as a greeting.

To a coworker or anyone you know you will see again the next day, you could depart by saying A demain. Pronounced ah duh man, it means until tomorrow.

Lastly, when you don’t know when you will see the person again, you can bid that person Adieu (pronunced ah dyer). Like its Spanish counterpart, adiós, adieu means to go with God.

 

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