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Welcome to FrenchPod101.com’s “Le français en 3 minutes”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn French.
Salut, je m'appelle Ingrid. Enchantée. Hi, I'm Ingrid. Nice to meet you.
In this series, we’re going to learn basic French expressions. It’s super easy and it only takes three minutes!
In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to introduce yourself in French. There are only two sentences you need to do it, but first it is important to clarify that in French there is a difference between the formal and the informal language.
Let’s first see how French people introduce themselves in an *informal* situation.
Salut, je m'appelle Ingrid. Enchantée de te rencontrer. Hi, I’m Ingrid. Nice to meet you.
[slowly] Salut je m'appelle Ingrid. Enchantée de te rencontrer.
Start by saying:
Salut, je m'appelle... then, say your name. name). Salut, je m'appelle Ingrid. Finally, say Enchantée de te rencontrer.
Salut, je m'appelle Ingrid. Enchantée de te rencontrer.
And now let’s see the same sentence in formal speech,
Bonjour, je m'appelle Ingrid Dubreuil. Je suis enchantée de vous rencontrer. Good morning, I’m Ingrid Dubreuil. Nice to meet you.
[slowly] Bonjour, je m'appelle Ingrid Dubreuil. Je suis enchantée de vous rencontrer.
So, what has changed from the previous introduction?
Let’s take a look at close look at these together.
Salut has been substituted with the formal greeting bonjour, French for "good day."
Je m'appelle Ingrid has not been changed; je m'appelle stands in both cases for "I am," however during a formal self introduction we also say our last name, so I said Ingrid Dubreuil. Here, you would say your full name.
Finally, pay attention to the ending: we went from TE rencontrer to VOUS rencontrer. What is changing is the French word for “you.” In a formal sentence, we use the more polite word “vous.”
One more time:
The informal way to introduce yourself in French is Salut je m'appelle Ingrid. Enchantée de te rencontrer.
The formal way to introduce yourself is
Bonjour, je m'appelle Ingrid Dubreuil. Je suis enchantée de vous rencontrer.
Now it’s time for Ingrid’s Insights.
When you introduce yourself, it's a good habit to shake hands in France and, if you are not sure whether to use enchantée de te rencontrer or enchantée de vous rencontrer just say simply enchantée, as I said at the beginning of this lesson.
If you use the correct sentence with French people, they’re definitely going to be impressed!
Do you know how we say “thank you” in French? You’ll learn how to say this and many other words in the next lesson. A bientôt pour la prochaine leçon! See you then!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Let’s introduce yourself in French!

Friday at 6:58 pm
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Bonjour Jina,

Nice to meet you!

Good job! Keep up practicing French and let us know if you have any questions😉

Cristiane
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Thursday at 6:28 pm
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Hello Nayeon,

Thank you for your question.
Have you checked the slow audio in the vocab section?
Also, check this series, which is about pronunciation:
https://www.frenchpod101.com/index.php?cat=60

We hope it helps.
Cheers,
Lena
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Nayeon
Thursday at 9:05 am
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Salut! Je m’apelle Nayeon. I am complicated on how to pronounce “recontrer”. Can you help me? Merci.

Jina
Tuesday at 9:50 pm
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Salut! Je m’apelle Jina. Enchantée de te recontrer.
Bonjour! Je m’apelle Jina Yoo. Enchantée te vous recontrer.

Monday at 8:37 pm
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Bonjour Jose Luis,

@Vahid,

Nice to meet you too!

Looking forward to seeing you often here.😉

Cristiane
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Jose Luis
Monday at 12:04 pm
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Salut, je m’appelle Jose. Enchantée de te rencontrer

Vahid
Sunday at 3:11 am
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Bonjour, je m’appelle Vahid M. Safarzadeh.
Je suis enchantée de vous rencontrer:

Thursday at 4:53 pm
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Hi Noah, Hello Ashlee,

Thank you for leaving a comment.
We hope you liked the lesson! ❤️️

If you have any questions, please let us know.
Cheers,
Lena
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Ashlee
Thursday at 4:40 pm
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Bonjour! Je m’appelle Ashlee Williams. Je suis enchantee de vous rencontrer!

Noah
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Salut! Je m’appelle Noah! Enchantée de vous rencontrer!