How to say how do you say…? in French: Comment dit-on

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How to say how do you say…? in French: Comment dit-on

Learning French for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say how do you say…? in French: Comment dit-on
Say it out loud: “kuh mahn dee thahn

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Some more helpful words in our French Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – La toilette  (leh twoi let)
come with me – Venez avec moi  (ven ay vek mwah)
do you speak english? – Parlez-vous anglais?  (pah lay voo ahn glay)
excuse me – Excusez moi  (excuse eh mwah)
excuse me (to get past) – Pardon  (pahr dohn)
good / bad – bon / mauvais  (boh / moo vay)
how do you say…? – Comment dit-on  (kuh mahn dee thahn)
how much is this? – Combien est-ce?  (comb bee in ess)
may I? (point at chair, door) – Puis je?  (peej)
maybe – Peut-être  (puh tet huh)
no problem – pas de problème  (pah deh prah blem)
please – S'il vous plaît  (see voo play)
sorry – pardon  (pahr doh)
thank you – Merci  (mehr see)
what is that? – Qu'est que c'est  (kehs kuh say)
where is… – Où est  (ooh est)
yes / no – Oui / non  (wee / no)
you are welcome – De rien  (deh ree anh)

And here’s how to say how do you say…? in other languages!

Arabic–Kayf Akool?  (kayf A kool?)
Chinese–...Zěnme Shuō?  (...Dze Me Shwo?)
Croatian–kako se kaže?  (kah koe say kah zhay?)
Czech–jak to říkáte?  (yahk to zhee KAH tay?)
Finnish–miten sanotaan…?  (mi ten son oh taan)
French–Comment dit-on  (kuh mahn dee thahn)
German–wie sagt man…  (vee zahgt mahn…)
Italian–come si dice?  (koh meh say dee chay)
Japanese–…Ha Dou Iimasuka?  (…Wah Dough Ee Mass Kah?)
Korean–…Ga Mwoyeyo?  (…Ga Mo Ae Yo?)
Polish–Jak mówisz  (Yahk moo' veesh?)
Portuguese–Como Se Diz...?  (ko mo see jeez…?)
Russian–kak skazat'...?  (kak skah zaht…?)
Spanish–¿cómo se dice?  (coe moe say dee say?)
Swahili–jinsi ya kusema?  (jeen see ya koo say muh?)
Thai–… Phut Yang Ngai  (… POOT yahng ngai?)
Turkish–nasil denilir?  (nah seal din uh leer?)
Vietnamese–Bạn Nói Như Thế Nào …  (Ban Noy New Te Now)

When you require to ask how to pronounce a word from your language to the natives language, you can use the phrase ""how do you say…?" (Comment dit-on)" to ask this question. This phrase plus the word in mind you want to have interpreted is a complete asking sentence, e.g you may ask a native, "excuse me, "how do you say…?" (Comment dit-on) Good morning in your language?" Get instant access to the French Language Set.

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