A cool fact! French is the national language of the United Nations and is the second most commonly taught foreign language, after English.
When studying to be fluent in French, master these common greetings in French to shape your conversational proficiencies. Your greeting in French can make or break your first impression. Almost everybody who speaks French uses the subsequent list of vocabularies: These jargons are so very French.
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|ben (= bien)||well|
|bise: faire la bise||to kiss (on both cheeks)|
|bof||expression meaning “not too well,” “so-so”|
|avoir du bol||to be in luck|
|la bouffe||grub/ nosh|
|être à la bourre||to be late|
|un bout de temps||quite a while|
|Ça va?||How are things? How are you doing?|
|dis donc||tell me, say|
|Filer un rencard||to make a date|
|Ça marche||It's OK. It’s fine.|
|que dalle||nothing at all (sod all)|
|se faire une bouffe||to prepare a meal|
|se ramener||to arrive unexpectedly|
|se sauver||to leave in a hurry|
|se taper une sale tronche||to look dreadful|
|sympa (= sympathique)||nice, cool|
|une tache||spot, blot, jerk, idiot (git, berk)|
|tomber sur quelqu'un||to bump into someone|
|être de trop||to be a third wheel (to play gooseberry)|
|tutoyer||to say tu to somebody|
|le tuyau||piece of advice|
|mon vieux||my old pal (my old mate)|
|vouvoyer||to say vous to somebody|
Here is a guide on when and how to use vous and tu. You should check it out as well.
Make sure to practice your greetings in French! For a complete course on French vocabulary, slang, and idiomatic expressions, check out our French Vocabulary Mastery Course below.