If you are thinking of coming to study French with us, we are sure you do not want to arrive lost and confused, but instead you want to experience life as a local. This is why we have provided 15 basic expressions which will make you sound like a native, or at least, help you understand what people might be saying. You will hear these expressions quite often.
Yes, it is true, it may seem very basic. It is the typical good morning in English; however, keep in mind that for French people, it is very important to greet everyone, even if you do not know the other person. So, every time you encounter someone on the street, it is best to give a nice smile and put it together with a “bonjour”.
When you think about saying “oh my god!”, then just say “la vache!”, which is the expression that would replace it. The strange thing here is that “vache” is “cow”. Although we do not understand what one thing has to do with the other, once you are in France you will find many animals are protagonists in French phrases.