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French Introductions - Les Présentations

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When you meet French speakers, you need to know how to introduce yourself and what to say when you are introduced. Here are some useful expressions related to French introductions - click the links to listen to each expression in French.


Introducing yourself

   Je me présente.
   Let me introduce myself.

   Je m'appelle...
   My name is...

   Je suis...
   I am...

   Mon prénom est...
   My (first) name is...


Introducing others

   Je vous présente... (formal and/or plural)
   Je te présente... (informal)
   I'd like to introduce...

   Voici...
   This is...

   Il s'appelle...
   His name is...

   Elle s'appelle...
   Her name is...


Meeting people

   Comment vous appelez-vous ? (formal and/or plural)
   Comment t'appelles-tu ? (informal)
   What is your name?

   Enchanté / Enchantée.
   It's nice to meet you.


Practice!

   Quiz on introductions

   Listening exercise: Greetings and introductions


French words to watch out for

   prénom - first name, given name

   nom - last name, family name, surname

   surnom - nickname

   introduire - to insert. Don't use this French verb when talking about introducing one person to another - it's a false cognate. The correct verb when making introductions in French is présenter.


Helpful Lessons

   Formal, plural, informal - Vous vs Tu
   Enchanté vs enchantée - Grammatical gender
   Asking questions
   Reflexive verbs
   "To Meet" in French
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