Comme il faut

Comme il faut
If you want to learn how to use the French expression comme il faut properly, click to read this lesson.

   

   

De rien

De rien
If you think de rien is the best way to respond to merci, you should definitely read this lesson.

   

Expressing Regret and Sorrow

French expressions of regret and sorrow
When you make a mistake that you need to apologize for, or learn of a tragedy that has befallen another, these phrases will help you express your regret or sorrow.

   

   

   

   

Politeness

French politeness
After bonjour, polite phrases like "please" and "thank you" are the most important French vocabulary you'll ever learn. When you visit France, knowing just these few phrases will go a long way, even if the very next thing you say is Parlez-vous anglais ?

   

RSVP

RSVP
I invite you to read this lesson on the French acronym RSVP - please respond.

   

   

Social Niceties

French social niceties
Traveling can be fun and exciting, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. One of those is learning about and following local customs, such as knowing what to say in any given social situation. Here are some essential French phrases with links to detailed lessons.

   

Thank You in French

Gratitude in French
There are many different ways to express gratitude in French, from a simple thank you to ultra-polite expressions of appreciation. Learn how to thank everyone for everything with these French expressions related to gratitude.

   

Titles

French titles
While not as diverse as they used to be, a few titles are commonly used in French and are as important as any other polite vocabulary. Here are the French titles you need, along with their abbreviations.

   

Tu vs Vous – Subject Pronouns

Tu vs vousThe distinction between tu and vous is one of the most confounding aspects of French, and one of the most basic. The influence it has on verb conjugations, adjectives, and pronouns is considerable, but more than that, the choice of tu or vous is a matter of etiquette.