French Dialogue Practice: Greetings and Introductions

Read this dialogue with a partner to practice your pronunciation

Introducing Yourself in French
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The best way to learn a language is by speaking it. Try practicing this dialogue with a friend, and consider recording yourselves and listening in order to improve your accent.

Tip: Note the way the adjective ending differ depending on whether a man or a woman is speaking. 

  Discussion entre Dominique et Pat Conversation between Dominique and Pat
Dominique Bonjour. Hello.
Pat Bonjour. Hello.
Dominique Comment ça va ? How's it going?
Pat Ça va très bien, merci. Et vous ? It's going very well, thank you. And you?
Dominique Ça va, merci. Comment vous appelez-vous ? Yes, it's going ok, thank you. What's your name?
Pat Je m'appelle Pat, et vous ? Comment vous appelez-vous ? My name is Pat, and you? What is your name?
Dominique Je m'appelle Dominique. My name is Dominique.
Pat Enchanté(e), Dominique. Nice to meet you, Dominique.
Dominique Enchanté(e), Pat. Nice to meet you, Pat.
Pat Et vous venez d'où, Dominique? And where are you from, Dominique?
Dominique Je viens de France. Je suis français(e). I am from France. I am French.
Pat Ah, vous êtes français(e). Je viens des États-Unis. Je suis américain(e). Oh, you're French. I am from the United States. I am American.
Dominique Ah, vous êtes américain(e). Vous venez d'où exactement ? Oh, you're American. Where are you from exactly?
Pat Je viens de Boston. Je suis étudiant(e). I'm from Boston. I am a student.
Dominique Ah, vous êtes étudiant(e). Moi, je suis professeur, professeur d'anglais. Oh, you're a student. Me, I'm a teacher, an English teacher.
Pat Ah, vous êtes professeur d'anglais ? Vous parlez anglais ? Oh, you're an English teacher? You speak English?
Dominique Oui. Et vous parlez français ? Yes. And you speak French?
Pat Oui. Un petit peu. Yes. a little bit.
Dominique OK. Je vais chez moi maintenant. OK. I am going home now.
Pat OK. Moi aussi. Au revoir. Bonne journée. OK. Me too. Good-bye. Have a nice day.
Dominique Au revoir. Bonne journée. Good-bye. Have a nice day.

Dialogue authors: Allen Kalik and Camille Chevalier
Used with permission of Camille Chevalier Karfis
Audiobook & podcast author at French Today

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