|photo credit: KFLC/my daughter Audrey at the Louvre, her first trip to Paris. |
Can't you just hear her saying "Bonjour"?
Greetings are usually the first things one learns when learning a new language. It seems that even people who don't fluently or even conversationally speak a foreign language will know hi/bye, good morning and good night, (along with a yes/no and please/thank you).
Even if you do not speak French, greetings are important if you are traveling there. It is considered rude to enter a shop in France without greeting the shopkeeper.
If you are a new language learner, start with these greetings, listed below and commit them to memory (M of our MERCI method, "Master the Vocabulary") and then Practice the pronunciations with this great youtube video by the travellinguist.
You can find a free downloadable PDF file of these French greetings with their English translations on our FREE dowloadables Page here.