Monaco’s official language is French but Italian is mixed in and English is widely spoken as the most international language. The local language, Monegasque, and southern French dialect Occitan are also traditionally spoken within the principality, though they are becoming rarer as Monaco’s local population sinks lower.

If you don’t speak French, communication shouldn’t be too great a problem, but it’s definitely worth reminding yourself of a few basic phrases.

Meeting People

English
French
yes
oui
no
non
thank you
merci
you are welcome
de rien
please
s’il vous pla�t
excuse me
pardon
hello
bonjour
goodbye
au revoir
good morning
bonjour
good night
bonne nuit
I do not understand
Je ne comprends pas
Do you speak…?
Parlez-vous…?
English
anglais
French
fran�ais
What is you name
Comment vous appelez-vous?
Nice to meet you
Enchant� de faire votre connaissance
How are you
Comment allez-vous?
Good
bon
bad
mauvais

Directions

English
French
map
carte
left
� gauche
right
� droite
straight on
tout droit
far
loin
near
pr�s

Methods of Transport

English
French
Where is…?
O� est…?
How much is the fare?
Quel est le prix du billet?
Ticket
billet
A ticket to…, please
Un billet pour…, s’il vous pla�t
Where are you going?
O� est-ce que vous allez?
Where do you live?
O� habitez-vous?
Train
le train
bus
un autobus
underground
le m�tro
airport
un a�roport
train station
la gare
bus station
la gare routi�re
underground station
la station de m�tro
departure
le d�part
arrival
une arriv�e
parking
le parking

Time

English
French
What time is it?
Quelle heure est-il?
Today
aujourd’hui
yesterday
hier
tomorrow
demain

Accommodation

English
French
hotel
un h�tel
room
une chambre
reservation
la r�servation
Are there any vacancies?
Avez-vous des chambres disponibles?
No vacancies
Complet
Passport
le passeport

Places

English
French
post office
la poste
bank
la banque
police station
le poste de police
hospital
l’h�pital
chemist
la pharmacie
shop
le magasin
restaurant
le restaurant
museum
le mus�e
church
une �glise
square
la place
street
la rue

Shopping

English
French
How much does this cost?
Combien �a coute?
I will buy it
Je le prends
I would like to buy…
Je voudrais acheter…
Do you have…?
Avez-vous…?
open
ouvert
closed
ferm�
postcard
la carte postale
stamps
des timbres
little
un peu
lot
beaucoup
all
tout

Meals

English
French
breakfast
le petit d�jeuner
lunch
le d�jeuner
dinner
le d�ner
vegetarian
v�g�tarien
cheers!
� votre sant�
the bill please
l’addition, s’il vous pla�t

Drinks

English
French
drink
la boisson
coffee
le caf�
tea
le th�
juice
le jus
water
l’eau
beer
la bi�re
wine
le vin

Food

English
French
meat
la viande
fish
le poisson
vegetable
le l�gume
fruit
le fruit
potato
la pomme de terre
salad
la salade
dessert
la dessert