Common French Phrases

Essential French Phrases to Keep the Conversation Going

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Whether you're planning your first trip to a French-speaking country or you just want to improve your speaking skills, these common phrases are essential to keep the conversation going. 

Affirmatives and Agreements

Courtesies and Salutations

Causality, Comparison, and Condition

Debate and Discussion

Duration and Time

Exclamations and Expressions

Negatives and Disagreements