Common French Phrases and How to Use Them

There are certain phrases in French that, when said, can mean the difference between sounding like you've swallowed a French textbook and really being able to express yourself and your personality.

In this collection of common French phrases, we first take a look at a few things the locals would say in casual conversation, followed by some helpful phrases to keep your conversation going, even when you're a little unsure. To help you on your way to French fluency, we've included what each phrase means, how to pronounce it, what it implies, and when to use it.