French Greetings & PolitenessEvery Conversation Starts With the Right Greeting!

French Greetings and Politeness Audio Lesson
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Audio/PDF: 50 Minutes / 24 Pages
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4.70 out of 5 based on customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

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Perfect mastery of politeness is expected of you when you interact with French people. You cannot hesitate, and need to know the everyday modern pronunciation of this very precise vocabulary.

This 50 minute audio lesson will create the right and essential politeness reflexes, and give you the confidence you need to properly greet people in French.

You will also learn how to position your body to kiss “hi” and “goodbye”, really understand the difference between tu ≠ vous, and I will point out embarrassing faux-pas (like hugging, or saying “bonne nuit” (sleep well) when what you meant to say was “bonne soirée” (have a good evening)…

  • Master the modern pronunciation of greetings and expressions of politeness in today’s French.
  • Make a good first impression and avoid faux-pas
  • Really understand the differences between “tu” and “vous” (it’s much, MUCH more subtle than just friend versus stranger)
  • Learn when it is appropriate to kiss someone on the cheeks or when you should shake hands – the French never hug!


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10 reviews for French Greetings & Politeness

  1. 5 out of 5


    The BEST is the insight one gets about the culture and its history.
    Merci beaucoup!

  2. 5 out of 5


    My French-speaking husband is delighted that Camille has managed to break me of some bad habits that I had carried around for years!

  3. 5 out of 5


    I have been purchasing the French Today audios for nearly 2 years. As I utilise them more, I enjoy adding to my collection. I keep them on my phone as I stay long term blocks of 3 months in France. In this time to add to the immersion experience of conversations with locals, I listen to the audios because I find in the day to day, you keep saying the same phrases whether they are right or wrong. This way I can add phrases and correct any errors also. So it is invaluable to have such a brilliant tool to step up my vocabulary and grammar with “Mastering French Adjectives or Verbs”, my listening ear with “A Moi Paris 1 & 2” and I fine tune my conversation skills with “French greetings, pronunciation & Secrets of French Conversation”. I can play these high quality, well written, spoken and
    explained guides; anywhere I go. I love them and they have helped enrich my language experience in France.

    Thank you Camille and Olivier for providing such a great product and service (both before and after purchase).

  4. 5 out of 5


    I give this program the highest marks. The story format makes learning fun and I am learning a lot about French culture.

  5. 4 out of 5


    The audio is so useful: I put it on my iPod and listen/repeat at the gym. I feel confident now that when I speak French, at least, I am polite!

  6. 3 out of 5


    This is a fairly simple audio but it helps to reinforce the necessity that politeness in the spoken language is very important in France. I find the most benefit from the audios is the repetition and pronunciation practice that they provide.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Camille has a beautiful voice that makes listening to her speak French a pleasure. She provides useful tips about French culture and correct usage of french language that I have not encountered from previous French instructors.

  8. 5 out of 5


    When people asked me “comment allez-vous ?” I used to freeze. Not any longer thanks to French Today’s sublime masterclass!

  9. 5 out of 5


    Tu versus Vous is so much more complex than what it seems. Camille’s explanation is brilliant!

  10. 5 out of 5


    Gosh, I said “bonne nuit” instead of “bonne soirée” so many times in the past… Thank you Camille for making this clear for me

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