French Method



Part III


This lesson is for people who work or want to learn the formal way of saying things in French.
Bonjour Pierre: hello Pierre.
Salut Robert: hi, Robert!
Bonjour Monsieur Durand: good morning Mr Durand.
Bonjour Madame Dupont: Hello, Mrs Dupont!
Rebonjour Pierre: Hello again Pierre.
Bonjour Mademoiselle Chatel: Hello, Miss Chatel.
Comment ça va ce matin?: How are you this morning?
Tu vas comment? How are you doing?
ça va? Is everything allright?
Comment allez-vous? How are you? (formal).
Je vais bien merci: I am fine thank you.
ça va, merci: I am allright, thank you.
Pas trop mal: Not too bad.
Et toi? And you? (with colleagues or you know the person).
Et vous? And you? (several people or just one but formal).

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Good morning, good afternoon
We just say "bonjour" in French.
If you translate these expressions, the meaning is different, as goog morning in French means 'have a good morning', so we use it to say good bye. The same thing for 'afternoon'.
Bonne matinée (have a good morning).
Bonne après-midi (have a good afternoon).reveil

It is very common to say "bonjour" a second time.
You can also say "resalut".
"Salut" means 'hi' but also 'bye-bye'.
Not too bad

Pas trop mal.
Many people use this expression even if everything is alright.


- Bonjour monsieur Poireau
- Bonjour madame Michel
- Alors, ça va ce matin?
- Très bien, merci et vous? ça va?
- Pas trop mal, allez je vous laisse, je suis en retard!
- Bonne journée monsieur Poireau!
- Vous aussi madame Michel, à ce soir!

Hello Mr Poireau
Hello Mrs Michel
So, everything's alright this morning?
Very well, thanl you and you? fine?
Not too bad, well, I am off, I am late!
Have a good day Mr Poireau
You too Mrs Michel, see you tonight!