Speak with French locals using more than 200 phrases in their correct context (and avoiding embarrassment) As you plan your trip to France, remember to pack this phrasebook! It is the only one that not only has the words and phrases you need to communicate clearly but also explains how to use them. With this knowledge, you will enjoy your journey and make a good impression on the French as you visit their country. Useful French phrases and their correct usage: Bonjour. (boh-zhoor) Hello. This everyday greeting should always be followed by a title such as monsieur, madam, or mademoiselle when you address an adult who is not your acquaintance. Je prefere mon steak bien cuit. (zheuh pray-fer moh stek byeh bwee) I prefer my steak well done. At a restaurant in France, your steak will most likely arrive cooked rare or very rare, unless you specify otherwise. Je voudrais louer un portable. (zheuh voo-dray loo-ay uh por-ta-bl) I would like to rent a cell phone. Cell phones are available for rental at airports and phone stores. Rental fees in France are approximately $25 to $50 per week. Zut! (zUt) Darn! A harmless exclamation that you can use without offending anybody.