French Lesson Asking Prices

French Lesson Asking Prices is Chapter 62 from the audiobook Hands Free Business French. It is reproduced below for you in full as a free French Lesson for Business, and we hope you will enjoy the learning experience. Please do have a listen to the audiobook HERE and learn even faster

Asking Prices with confidence in this French Lesson

Asking for prices and general support is essential to communicate in your work space. Here’s how to say it.

“Could you quote me a price to print a hundred business cards? ” 

“a quote”: « un devis » 

« Peux-tu me donner un devis pour l’impression de cent cartes de visites ? »

“a quote”: « un devis » 

“to quote” is « donner un devis ».

“a price”: « un prix »

But “price” is implicit in French here. 

You can never say « un devis de prix » like you do in English, e.g. “ quote me a price”.

“to print”: « imprimer » 

In this case the noun is preferable: “the printing”: « l’impression ».

We could say « pour imprimer ».

“a price to print”: « un devis pour imprimer » 

But the French, as usual, likes nouns better, « un devis pour l’impression ».

“a business card”: « une carte de visite, » literally means “a visiting card”.

At the time of brick and mortar businesses, you needed the address to visit back, hence, « une carte de visite ».

Let’s hear the full sentence again:

“Could you quote me a price to print a hundred business cards? ” 

« Peux-tu me donner un devis pour l’impression de cent cartes de visites ? »

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