Ilkin
How to instroduce yourself in french in a formal and informal way?
Oct 7, 2016 10:43 AM
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Informally these could go (where I'm from anyway):

- Salut.

- Comment ça va?

- Moi c'est ___.

- Heureux de faire ta connaissance.

It's the same thing but using "tu", and shorter and "less correct" words.

October 7, 2016

I am sure certain domains or settings have more formal rules, but in general, French does not have a very codified way of presenting oneself that I can think of.

One thing that is important in a formal setting is to use "vous" to address people directly. It's the polite (or plural) version of you.

A common formal introduction would consist of:

- a greeting ("Bonjour" works as long as the sun is not setting or it's not dark outside)

- optionally asking the other person how they are doing ("Comment allez-vous?")

- telling your full name ("Je m'appelle ___.")

- telling the other person you are glad to meet them ("Enchanté de faire votre connaissance.")

Of course, the other person will respond and ask you similar questions in between those.

October 7, 2016
Ilkin
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