Learn How To Say
Thank You in French!

Learn how to say thank you in French

Learning how to say Thank You in French before landing anywhere in France is essential!

Watch the Video Lesson to express thanks in French :

Then complete the final Quiz to test your knowledge!

Manners are very important in French culture. So at least learn the basic politeness words... the French thank you! There are so many ways to say thanks in French. Don't get confused!

Thank you means MERCI in French.

But there are many other ways to say merci.

Add more emphasis with:

  • merci bien (Thank you very much)
  • merci beaucoup (Thanks a lot)
  • mille fois merci (Thanks a million)

To express thanks to a person you know you can say:

  • Je te remercie (I thank you)
  • C'est vraiment gentil de ta part (It's very kind of you)

If you don't know much the person, better to say:

  • Je vous remercie (I thank you)
  • Je vous remercie de tout cœur (I thank you from the bottom of my heart)
  • Je ne sais pas comment vous remercier ('I don't know how to thank you)

When writing letters of administration you always need to express thanks in a very formal way. So you can write:

  • Avec tous mes remerciements (With all my thanks)
  • Je vous adresse mes plus vifs remerciements (I send you my most sincere thanks)

If you manage to learn all of these ways to say thank you in French, you're a winner! Now you can answer the four questions below to make sure you remember what you've just learned.


Answer the question asked and click on the question mark next to the right answer. Then click on the arrow to see the next question or click on "show all questions"

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Could you manage to answer the questions in the quiz? Do you remember how to say thanks in French? With more emphasis, to a peer or your director and when wrinting letters of administration?

If you can't remember all of these, never forget that in French thank you means merci. That's it. The pronounciation is not that difficult compared to thank you in English!

I'm not saying that people will applaude if you do say merci.
Nope. They won't.

But if you're even not able to say thank you in French while in France...
... People will be rude to you. It's sad but so true.

France is the most visited country on earth. There are sooo many tourists everywhere and all year long!
But French people are everything but polyglots...

... And anyway, proud of French language, there is no way they try to speak English to non-French speaking tourists.

You're in France. Speak French. If you don't, don't talk to me. Just be polite and I'll ignore you. That's it.

Apart from that, France is an amazing country and French people are great fun! They're just a bit ticklish about basic politeness words that everyone should know - in any language as soon as you decide to travel to a foreign country.

Also it's quite important to know how to pronounce merci in French. If you're not sure, watch the video another time and repeat until you get it right!

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