French | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Può aiutarmi?
Vous pouvez m'aider, s'il vous plaît ?
Asking for help
Parla inglese?
Parlez-vous anglais ?
Asking if a person speaks English
Parla _[lingua]_?
Parlez-vous _[langue]_ ?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
Non parlo _[lingua]_.
Je ne parle pas _[langue]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
Non capisco.
Je ne comprends pas.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Bonjour !
Standard greeting
Salut !
Informal greeting
Buon giorno!
Bonjour !
Greeting used in the morning
Buona sera!
Bonsoir !
Greeting used in the evening
Buona notte!
Bonne nuit !
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
Come va?
Comment vas-tu ?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Bene, grazie.
Bien, merci.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
Come ti chiami?
Comment t'appelles-tu ?
Asking the other person's name
Mi chiamo _____.
Je m'appelle ___.
Telling someone your name
Da dove vieni?
D'où viens-tu ?
Asking about someone's origin
Vengo da ____.
Je viens de ___.
Answering about your origin
Quanti anni hai?
Quel âge as-tu ?
Asking about someone's age
Ho ____ anni.
J'ai __ ans.
Answering about your age
Positive reply
Negative reply
Per favore
S'il vous plaît
Filler word to add polite touch
Ecco qui!
Et voilà !
Used when giving something to someone
Thanking someone
Grazie mille.
Merci beaucoup.
Thanking someone very warmly
Je t'en prie.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
Mi dispiace.
Je suis désolé(e).
Apologizing for something
Mi scusi.
Getting the attention of someone
Cela ne fait rien.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Nessun problema.
Il n'y a pas de mal.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Attention !
Making someone aware of a danger
Ho fame.
J'ai faim.
Used when feeling hungry
Ho sete.
J'ai soif.
Used when feeling thirsty
Sono stanco.
Je suis fatigué(e).
Used when feeling tired
Mi sento poco bene.
Je suis malade.
Used when feeling sick
Non lo so.
Je ne sais pas.
You don't know the answer to a question
E' stato un piacere conoscerti.
Ravi(e) de vous avoir rencontré.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Au revoir !
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

Vorrei fare un reclamo.
Je voudrais faire une réclamation.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Chi è il responsabile qui?
Qui est le responsable ici ?
Finding out who is responsible
E' davvero inammissibile!
C'est absolument inacceptable !
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
Rivoglio indietro i miei soldi!
J'exige un remboursement !
Asking for a refund
Stiamo aspettando da più di un'ora.
Cela fait plus d'une heure que nous attendons.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

Questo cibo è una merda!
La nourriture est infecte !
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
Questa bibita sa di piscia!
Cette boisson est imbuvable !
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
Questo posto è un cesso!
C'est pourri ici !
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
Questa macchina è un rottame!
Cette voiture est une épave !
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
Il servizio fa cagare!
Le service est inadmissible !
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
Ci hanno pelato per bene!
C'est une grosse arnaque !
Rudely complaining about a high price
C'est des conneries !
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
Sei un cretino!
Crétin fini !
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
Non sai un cazzo!
Vous ne savez pas de quoi de vous parlez !
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Levati dalle palle!
Allez vous faire voir !
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Vediamocela fuori!
On va régler ça dehors !
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment