How to speak French fluently in no time

Discover how to speak French fluently

Most high school or regular French courses start by teaching you dull grammar rules and complex language notions. There has to be a better way!
We, at Mondly - the language app loved by millions of people worldwide, take a different approach. Our language experts care deeply about your ability to have real conversations in French as fast as possible. That's why, rather than bombarding you with complex notions at the beginning of your course, we start by involving you in a real conversation. Through this approach, you will be able to have your first French conversation after only 5 minutes of using our app. Encouraging, right?

Our linguists have also identified one of the major secrets of how to speak French:
  • • listening to fluent speakers in a natural setting
  • • our brain is wired to absorb the information we hear, our experts made listening an essential part of learning French
  • • during all our lessons you will hear natives speak in French clearly, correctly and in context
  • • this way, you will pick up the natural French pronunciation of core words effortlessly

Speaking French

French speaking exercises

The best way to learn a language is by speaking it. Try practicing dialogue with a friend or by yourself. Can you pronounce these sentences?

Speak French fluently from day 1

Did you know that learning by doing is the most effective learning method? Practice French a little bit every day and you’ll speak like a native forever! Start right now with these top 10 most common French words and phrases pronounced by fluent French speakers.

  1. 1. Salut. = Hello.

    First impressions matter. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Learning as little as “hello” in French can work wonders in your interactions with the natives. So here’s exactly how to pronounce it:


  2. 2. Comment ça va ? = How are you?

    The next polite thing to do is ask “how are you?”. Sometimes, you can even skip the hello and directly ask how things are going. Here’s how to pronounce it in French:

    Comment ça va ?

  3. 3. Comment t'appelles-tu ? = What is your name?

    When you travel abroad, you usually make a lot of new friends. Whether we are talking about the nice stranger on the plane, your host or the driver, here’s how to ask them what their name is:

    Comment t'appelles-tu ?

  4. 4. Enchantée. = Nice to meet you.

    The natives will always regard your attempt to speak their language as a sign of respect towards their culture. Another basic phrase you can use when making new friends is “nice to meet you”. Click and listen to how is it pronounced:


  5. 5. S'il vous plaît. = Please.

    Manners are a must everywhere you go. And France makes no exception. Saying “please” the right way and at the right time will open many doors in your path. To pronounce it in French, you simply say:

    S'il vous plaît.

  6. 6. Merci. = Thank you.

    Mothers are the best thing that ever happened to us. Not only did they raise us, but they also taught us basic manners like saying “thank you” in the proper contexts. Following their example, here’s how to say “thank you” in French:


  7. 7. Je vous en prie. = You're welcome.

    It doesn't matter where you are in the world. Common sense translates the same in all languages. Here's how a person from Paris would say “you’re welcome”:

    Je vous en prie.

  8. 8. Excusez-moi ! = Excuse me!

    We only need 7 seconds to make an impression that may last a lifetime. And sometimes, the only difference between a good impression and a bad one is just a simple “excuse me”. Listen to how it's pronounced in French:

    Excusez-moi !

  9. 9. Ça coûte combien ? = How much does it cost?

    Shopping sprees are an essential part of every city break. The vacation isn’t over until you buy souvenirs for each member of your family. So here’s how to ask “how much does it cost?” in French:

    Ça coûte combien ?

  10. 10. Au revoir. = Goodbye.

    If you want to maintain the good first impression you managed to make with your flawless French greetings and introductions, end the conversation by saying “goodbye” exactly like a native:

    Au revoir.

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French conversations for perfect pronunciations

The most important part of learning French is getting a chance to practice what you learned by speaking the language. Otherwise, it’s all lost, like most of what we’ve learned in school. That’s exactly why our language experts have included French-speaking exercises in every lesson. No need to find a French friend to help you rehearse. No need to go to a French-speaking country. How can this be possible? We have created a high-tech computer program you can use to have a smart conversation with (really!). We call it the Mondly Chatbot. Sit back and it engages in a conversation with you using a friendly, native French voice. Don’t be shy: respond to its questions or even ask it one. Like magic, it will understand what you are saying and respond like a regular person would. No wonder millions of people around the world have already tried our Chatbot to learn how to speak French.
French conversation

Learning to speak French in Virtual Reality

The great minds of our time consider Virtual Reality (VR) to be the future of technology. Acknowledging the tremendous potential of this technology, we worked with our world-class linguists to shape the future of language learning through Virtual Reality.
Meet Mondly VR, the first virtual reality application that helps you learn to speak French. Put your VR headset on and feel immersed in a world of languages. Order some macarons in a restaurant in Paris, have an exciting French conversation on a train going to Lyon or check into a hotel in Quebec. It’s the closest thing to being there and that’s exactly what makes it so effective in learning French.
Remember that deer in the headlights feeling when someone asks you a question and you desperately dig through your memory trying to figure out what to say in response? In VR, you learn how to speak French by practicing the same situations in the comfort of your own home. Practice as many times as you like in a safe environment and get instant feedback until you get it right. As a result, you’ll gain the confidence to apply what you have learned in the real world. Ultimately, Mondly is all about teaching you how to speak French so you can have real-life conversations with natives. No doubt about it, Mondly VR supercharges your learning and makes learning to speak French extremely effective.
French in VR

Did you know?

French landmark

An important number of people around the world speak French. For example, you might have never guessed that around 50% of Algeria, 15% of Israel and around 10 million Americans speak French. You’ll also find a large number of the population speaking French in Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania or Monaco. Moreover, French is a working language of the European Union, the United Nations and a lot of international organizations such as Amnesty International or the International Red Cross Committee.
The French language has risen in popularity fairly quickly considering that 75% of French citizens did not speak French as a mother tongue at the time of the French Revolution. Surprisingly, French was more popular in Germany and the Netherlands than in most parts of France until the 19th century.
If you’re planning to learn how to speak French, you might be on the verge of becoming popular. Why? A lot of celebrities speak French including Madonna, John Travolta, Serena Williams or Mick Jagger.

French landmark

Speaking French has major benefits

Being able to speak with over 220 million French speakers

French is the 7th most spoken language worldwide, so you'll definitely have a lot to gain by learning conversational French. For example, you'll be able to interact with people anytime you visit France, Belgium or Canada.

Traveling to French speaking countries gets way better

Wherever you plan to travel to Paris, Quebec or Brusels, speaking French will enhance your experience significantly. You will be able to experience French-speaking countries like a native and have an authentic experience in the process.

Speaking French can save your career

Being able to speak French increases your employability significantly and makes you stand out from the crowd. This means that you will have better chances of getting a well-paid job in the first place, better chances of getting promoted or getting a better job in a French speaking country.

Speaking French makes you smarter

Studies indicate that being bilingual or a polyglot increases the grey matter in your brain. This means that speaking French makes you smarter than you currently are. So, what are you waiting for?

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