Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

Welcome to FrenchPod101.com’s “Le français en 3 minutes”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn French.
Salut, je m'appelle Isabelle. Enchantée. Hi, I'm Isabelle. 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 Isabelle. Enchantée de te rencontrer. Hi, I’m Isabelle. Nice to meet you.
[slowly] Salut je m'appelle Isabelle. Enchantée de te rencontrer.
Start by saying:
Salut, je m'appelle... then, say your name. name). Salut, je m'appelle Isabelle. Finally, say Enchantée de te rencontrer.
Salut, je m'appelle Isabelle. Enchantée de te rencontrer.
And now let’s see the same sentence in formal speech,
Bonjour, je m'appelle Isabelle Durand. Je suis enchantée de vous rencontrer. Good morning, I’m Isabelle Durand. Nice to meet you.
[slowly] Bonjour, je m'appelle Isabelle Durand. 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 Isabelle 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 Isabelle Durand. 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 Isabelle. Enchantée de te rencontrer.
The formal way to introduce yourself is
Bonjour, je m'appelle Isabelle Durand. Je suis enchantée de vous rencontrer.
Now it’s time for Isabelle’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!

271 Comments

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍

FrenchPod101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Let's introduce yourself in French!

Friday at 3:51 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Bonjour Muhammed et Juan !


Enchantée de vous rencontrer !

Vous allez bien ?


Bonne semaine !

Marie Alice

Team FrenchPod101.com

Juan
Thursday at 1:07 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Salut je m'appele Juan.

muhammed
Monday at 3:33 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

salut je m'appele muhammed je viens du soudan et maintenant je vis en france et j'aimerais amélorer mon français

Sunday at 6:03 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Tina,


Thank you for studying with us!


Should you have any questions, please contact us.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

Team FrenchPod101.com



Tina
Sunday at 5:37 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Bonjour! Je m'appelle Tina, j'habite à Taïwan. Enchantée de te rencontrer. :D

Thursday at 8:44 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Temmy,


Nice to meet you!


We hope to see you often at FrenchPod101.com!


Sincerely,

Cristiane

Team FrenchPod101.com

Temmy
Thursday at 8:04 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Leave a comment...Salut! je m'appelle Temmy. Enchantée!

Sunday at 7:06 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Bonjour James !


Enchantée de vous rencontrer également !

Comment allez-vous ? 😄

D'où venez-vous ?


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

Team FrenchPod101.com

Friday at 12:42 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Salut, je m'appelle James. Enchanté de te rencontrer.

Sunday at 9:01 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Krystal,


Thank you for posting.


Practice makes perfect! Please also use the [voice recorder] feature in the [Vocabulary] section to practice your pronunciation.

It pops out when you click on the microphone icon.


PS: The voice recording tool is developed by Flash, and you need access to the site on your PC or Mac to enjoy the feature.


You can also check out our special series Ultimate French Pronunciation Guide:

https://www.frenchpod101.com/lesson-library/ultimate-french-pronunciation-guide/


In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Best Regards,

Cristiane

Team FrenchPod101.com