Useful Phrases

Language Challenge #5 – Thoughts

Salut ! Welcome back to the end of another fun week of a language challenge. This week’s challenge was quite a straightforward one so instead of reeling off 15 new terms to do with film & TV I wanted to share with you 3 things I found out from the challenge. When you’re learning a […]

How to say “makes sense” in French

This week on French Friday I want to tell you all something very useful and something you’ll want to say very often when speaking French. Are you ready? It’s “that makes sense” and “does that make sense?”. Even after 18 months I’m still using this one regularly. It’s one of those where you can’t just use […]

“You’re welcome” in French

Saying You’re Welcome in French Depending on the situation, just like in English, you can say “you’re welcome” in response to a “merci” or any of it’s derivatives (merci beaucoup, merci bien, cimer in Verlan) in a number of ways. Here’s a summary: De rien Literally: Of nothing. Translation: You’re welcome. Think nothing of it. It’s […]

Different ways to say “I don’t care” in French

Sometimes you want to show that you’re fine with whatever options are on the table, sometimes you want to say you couldn’t give a toss. In English “I don’t mind” or “I don’t care” can be used in different contexts. In French it’s no different. You just need to be careful that what you’re saying […]

3 Ways to Say “A lot of” in French – Quantity Phrases in French

Today I want tell you three ways of expressing that there are “a lot of…” something in French. To do this we use certain unknown quantity phrases in French because “a lot of” is an unspecified quantity. Note: The following 3 quantity phrases in French preposition “de”. This is never contracted with a definite article to form a […]