French 1

FRENCH ENGLISH
ça va
et toi?
ça va très bien, merci
je suis en forme -I’m feeling good; I’m on form
je suis fatigué -I’m tired (masculine)
é (“ e acute”) results in a sound something like the “ay” in “hay”, and è (“ e grave”) normally sounds like the “e” in “egg”.
comment ça va? -how are things?
génial -great. You’re more likely to say this as a one-word answer, rather than say ça va génial which sounds a little strange.
comme ci, comme ça -so so. In between ça va bien and ça ne va pas.
bof -almost untranslatable! This is a very French expression and virtually always is accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders and/ or raised eyebrows. If you ask someone ça va and they reply bof then basically it means things aren’t great but they’ve accepted that things are never that great anyway…
bonjour, bonsoir, bonne nuit Hello/good day, good evening, good night
bonne journée -have a nice day (a good trip?)
bonne soirée -have a nice evening Again, soirée refers to the period of the evening from the end of the afternoon through to night time. To wish someone “have a nice evening” you use bonne soirée.
salut -hi, hello
au revoir, adieu, à demain goodby, goodby, until tomorrow
à bientôt -see you soon
enchanté( e) -pleased to meet you
à la prochaine -until the next time
à la semaine prochaine -see you next week
à plus -see you later This is quite informal.
à toute à l’heure -see you later (at another hour?)
à plus tard -see you later
comment t’appelles-tu? -what is your name? (informal form)
comment vous appelez-vous? -what is your name? (formal form)
d’où viens-tu? -where do you come from? Informal form. Note the the word d’où is a combination of de (from) and où (where). Also note that you don’t normally pronounce the -s on the end of the word viens
d’où venez-vous? -where do you come from?
je viens de … -I come from …
je suis américain, je suis américaine I am an American