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There is a way to teach yourself French. It takes some practice, but it is certainly an action to do if you are visiting Paris or in another country francophone. Here are a few basic phrases and explanations of when and in what situations would be used. Practice saying it aloud and try to match with pronunciation.

(Guide: Below is the French word or phrase. Then, next to it is the pronunciation. Then, the synonym English or definition. Then there is an explanation of when and under what circumstances should I use these phrases. Then there are example sentences. Finally, if there any notes the use of these come later. )

TEACH YOURSELF BASIC FRENCH QUOTES | "Bonjour" – "Bonsoir" – "Bonne nuit":

Bonjour (Bohn-zhoor)

Hello / Good morning

Say "Bonjour" when you are first meeting someone that day. Traditionally, one might say "Bonjour" only if it is still light, but sometimes is used only if it is strictly before 6:00 pm. You can simply say "Bonjour" or you can add a title or customizing others later.

For example, "Bonjour" is totally acceptable and can be expected for someone to answer back with a mutual "Bonjour". You could also say, "Bonjour mon ami." That means "Hello my friend. "Or you can say," Bonjour Monsieur / Madame / Mademoiselle ", which means," Hello Mr., Mrs. or Miss "

Note: Remember that additional customization comes after the word "Bonjour", not before. Say, "Bonjour Monsieur" would be incorrect. Add the Mr, Mrs or Miss to anyone you do not know. That bears repeating. It is part of French culture to add the Mr., Mrs. or Miss after the "Bonjour" if you do not know the person. Being the exception of an older person to a much younger generation. However, if an older person is speaking to a member of the distinguished person even when they are younger, then add Mr, Mrs, or Miss is considered appropriate and rude not to.

Bonsoir / Bonne nuit (bohn-swahr/bun nwee)

Good evening / Good night (only said when he to bed)

Say "Bonsoir" when you are someone that the first meeting, the day but at night or evening hours. Traditionally, it could say "Bonsoir" only if it is in the afternoon or evening, but sometimes is used only when strictly after 6:00 pm. You can simply say "Bonsoir" or you can add a title or customizing others later.

For example, "Bonsoir" is totally acceptable and can be expected for someone to answer back with a reciprocal "Bonsoir". You could also say, "Bonsoir mon ami." That means "Good evening my friend." Or you can say, "Bonsoir Mr / Mrs / Miss" which means "Good evening sir, madam or Miss"

Say "Bonne nuit" in the same way that "Bonsoir" but only if he goes to sleep or is not going to do for the rest of the night and it's late at night.

Note: Remember that additional customization comes after the word "Bonsoir" not before. Say, "Bonsoir Monsieur" is incorrect. Add Mr., Mrs. or Miss to anyone you do not know. That bears repeating. It is part of French culture to add the Mr., Mrs. or Miss after the "Bonsoir" if you do not know the person. Being the exception of an older person to a much younger generation. However, if an elderly person is talking to a member of the distinguished person even when they are younger, then add Mr, Mrs or Miss is considered appropriate and rude not to.

Abstract:

"Bonjour" and "Bonsoir" are two important first words that anyone should do now before someone in French. Correctly using the terms instantly sets the tone for the rest of the conversation. Show respect and attention to standards and customs of its use ingratiate your audience and pay dividends with social interactivity. These are great words to learn when you want to teach himself French.

David Kartuzinski has been traveling to France and learning french for the past several years. He hopes that more people learn french and prior to going to France acquire a working knowledge of the language. His purpose is to broaden the experience of everyone visiting; knowing fundamental french is definitely a key to that end. His website is Teach Yourself French.

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