French for hi is salut.
It comes from the word salute. Imagine firing a salute every time you say hi.
French for that is ça.
It’s actually a shortened form of cela but that doesn’t really matter because you usually simply say ça.
French for goes is va.
How would you say:
1 translation: That goes.
How would you ask in the cool way:
2 translation: Does that go?
That’s how the French say how are you doing. Except they say that so much that they skip that est-ce que and they simply ask ça va ?. This ça va ? means how are you doing, what’s up or something like that. Literally it means that goes, though.
You would answer that goes well to mean I am fine. How do you say that goes well:
3 translation: I am fine.
As we have some more time left, let’s learn a few more things.
French for he wants is je veut.
It does not end with an e so the forms for you and I must be the same.
French for I want is je veux.
4 translation: I want that.
5 translation: Not that.
6 translation: What do you want?
Whenever you have words that end with e in the he form, you can do a trick:
To make a "he form" word (he does) into a "to form" word (to do; i.e. the infinitive) when the word ends with e, you simply add r to the end.
How would you say:
7 translation: To speak
8 translation: I don’t want to speak English.
French for I can is je peux.
This word is absolutely completely the same as veux except it starts with a p instead of a v. Say:
9 translation: I can speak French.
French for now is maintenant.
It is spelled exactly like main tenant. Imagine that you are a landlord and you have a lot of tenants and you have to find your main tenant now.
The word for now goes at the end of the sentence.
10 translation: I can speak French now.
This means that it’s time to wrap up this short course.
Before that, though, let’s have a short conversation to show off what you have learnt:
11 translation: Hi.
12 translation: Hi. How are you doing?
13 translation: I am fine. And ya?
14 translation: Me too, I’m doing good. Where are you from?
15 translation: I am from France. And ya?
16 translation: I am from England, me.
17 translation: Do you speak French?
18 translation: I speak French but I do not understand well. I can speak English.
19 translation: I want to speak French now. I can’t speak English.
This should do it.