How To Compliment Someone 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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