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Ways to say Good Morning in French


Different ways to say “Good Morning”  in French

There is a standard way to say good morning in French but there are also some few other things we could say to greet an individual in the morning with some French language. Here are some common phrases.

Some Basic Good Morning

For standard French “good morning” you might want to perform the usage of “bonjour” “for good day,” “good afternoon,” and “hello.” You can use this to greet any French-speaking individual. This term is a combination of the words in French (“bon” and “jour”) the first one means “good” and the second one means “day.” You may pronounce this phrase as bon-zhoor.

Greed specific People


To refer a specific individual add “madame,” “mademoiselle,” or “monsieur.” This will be a polite way to address after “bonjour”

Tell “bonjour” at the beginning before stating the individual’s title.

Madame will be the French equivalent of the English language “ma’am.” Use this term only for married women and you may pronounce it as mah-dahm. Mademoiselle would be the French equivalent of the English “miss.” Use this term only for unmarried women and you have to pronounce it as mah-dahm-wuh-zell. Monsieur will be the French equivalent of the English “sir.” Use this term for all man, married or that are notmarried, and pronounce it as mer-syer.


If you are within a crowded area, bunch of friends and events like that involves a group of individuals you may tell “bonjour à tous.”  

The translation of à tous is “to all” or “everyone.” This portion will translate hardly into “good morning everyone” or “good morning to everyone.”

You may usually use this ovation when addressing an audience. It is strongly considered more politely to greet each person in a friendly group instead of all at once. But if the event won’t let you to do so, however, “bonjour à tous.” becomes the best decision.

Pronounce bonjour à tous as bon-zhoor ah toos.

Here are more morning Ovations

You might want to use “bon matin” or “bonne matinée” in certain events. Both of them will translate literally into “good morning,” but none of them phrase are used so often as a greeting.

This greeting is rarely used in France, but it is used in French-speaking areas of Québec as an informal greeting between people who are family, friends, classmates, or close co-workers. Both Matin and matinée means “morning.” You can pronounce bon matin as bohn mah-than and bonne matinée as bohn mah-teen-ay.

Make someone to rise with “Réveille-toi!” It is an informal way to make someone to rise when he or she is still asleep in bed. Use the imperative command with children or loved ones you live with. It means “wake up!” The term comes from the reflexive verb “se réveiller,” which means, “to wake oneself.” More literally will be “wake yourself.” Its pronunciation is réveille-toi as rheh-vay-twa.

“Lève-toi!” An imperative command used to rise someone. Use this command with loved ones especially sons and daughters or grandsons and granddaughters. Its nature is casual and should not be used with anyone you are not on familiar terms with. This phrase comes from the French reflexive verb “se lever,” meaning “to get oneself up” or “to rise.” And you can pronounce it like lève-toi as layv-twa.


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