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.
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.
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!