How to say THANK YOU in French?

Updated: Jul 17, 2021

Thank you in French is simply MERCI

Of course, we have a lot of different ways to say thank you in French, just like in English and other languages. But the simple THANK YOU or THANKS is MERCI.

Pronunciation of MERCI

MERCI follows 2 simple rules of French pronunciation.

  • Merci = E is pronounced as a È because it's followed by 2 consonants

  • Merci = C is pronounced as an S because it's followed by the letter I.

If we look at the pronunciation with the International Phonetic Alphabet: /mɛrsi/.

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