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Ten expressions to accept or decline in French

In this episode, you will learn ten French expressions to accept or decline in French! What is someone invites you in french? Be ready to accept or to decline in French!

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Ten expressions to accept or decline in French

#1 How to accept in French

Oui, volontiers = yes, I’d love to/ yes, gladly

Oui, avec plaisir, c’est très gentil = yes, with pleasure, it’s very nice

Oui, je veux bien = Yes, I’d like to

Oui ça me dit bien = I like that!

Oui, je suis chaud = I’m all in!

#2 How to decline in French

Non, merci / Non merci, ça va bien = No thank you/ No thank you, I am fine.

Je regrette mais je ne pourrai pas venir = I am sorry but I won’t be able to come

Je suis désolé / je suis vraiment désolé mais je ne serai pas là = I’m (really) sorry but I won’t be there

Je ne suis pas disponible/je ne suis pas libre = I am not available/I am not free

C’est dommage je ne peux pas = too bad, I can’t/ it’s a shame I can’t

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