Useful French Terms

Useful French terms © New Caledonia TourismFrench is the official language of New Caledonia. Many people speak English, but mainly on the mainland. Here are some useful French phrases to help you.

Hello. How are you? = Bonjour. Comment ça va?
I’m fine, thanks = Ça va bien, merci
Good evening = Bonsoir
Goodbye = Au revoir
Please = S’il vous plaît
Yes = Oui
No = Non
Excuse me, where is the…? = Pardon, ou se trouve…?
What time is it? = Quelle heure est-il?
How much is it? = Combien ça coute?
I’m hungry = J’ai faim
I’m thirsty = J’ai soif
I would like… = Je voudrais…
Bread = Le pain
Coffee (with milk) = Un café (crème)
Tea = Un thé
Beer = Une bière
White wine = Le vin blanc
Red wine = Le vin rouge
Cold drink = Une boisson fraîche
The bill, please = L’addition, s’il vous plaît
Doctor = Le médecin
Police = La police
Bank = La banque
Airport = L’aèroport
Car (rental) = Voiture (de location)
A taxi please = Un taxi, s’il vous plaît
Bus = L’autobus
What is it? = Qu’est-ce que c’est?
Petrol station = La station d’essence
Fill it up (with petrol) = Le plein de sans plomb, s'il vous plait
This one/ that one = celui-ci/celui-ca