How To Compliment Someone In French

For when someone has that certain je ne sais quoi.
two women holding coffees on the street and smiling at each other compliments in french

You might have more fun learning how to insult someone in French, but realistically, you’ll be in a lot more situations where you’d like to charm someone and offer them the verbal equivalent of a nice bouquet of flowers. Learning a language is often about opening yourself up to new connections. That’s why learning a few choice compliments in French is a fundamental step on your journey to conversational fluency.

Whether you’re just trying to be polite, trying to make a good impression on your new acquaintance or hoping to eventually shoot your shot with a cute person you’ve got your eye on, learning how to shower someone with compliments in French is more or less a required skill. Here are a few fairly universal sweet nothings you can practice, together with an audio pronunciation voiced by a native speaker.

Compliments In French

You are cute! — Tu es mignonne !

You have beautiful eyes. — Tu as de beaux yeux.

You are very nice. — Tu es très sympa.

I love your smile, it’s so charming. — J’adore ton sourire, il est tellement charmant.

I like your new haircut. — J’aime beaucoup ta nouvelle coupe de cheveux.

I like this color, it really suits you! — J’aime bien cette couleur, elle te va vraiment bien !

That’s what I call smart! — Ça, c’est vraiment intelligent !

You are a great cook! — Tu fais vraiment bien la cuisine !

The meal was delicious. The roast was excellent. — Le repas était très bon. Le rôti était excellent.

You outdid yourself. — Tu t’es surpassée.

You did a great job. — Tu as fait un très bon travail.

I love your sense of humor! — J’adore ton sens de l’humour !

I appreciate your honesty. — J’apprécie ta sincérité.

You are so considerate! — Tu es tellement attentionné !

You dance well! — Tu danses bien !

People can always count on you! You are reliable. — On peut toujours compter sur toi ! Tu es fiable.

You look fantastic! — Tu es superbe !

I mean it as a compliment! — C’était un compliment !

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