On your trip to France, you will most likely be buying things and it would be a good idea to know how much items cost. The word for “how much” in French is combien. This post will explore various ways of asking how much things cost in detail.
How much in French
To ask a price, say “Excusez-moi, combien ça coûte?“. Here’s the audio breakdown:
How much does _ cost?
Another way of asking the price of something is to use “C’est combien?”, which means “How much is it?”
How much is it?
Now, let’s learn how to ask how much a specific item costs.
Excusez-moi, combien coûte ce chapeau?
Excuse me, how much is this hat?
Excusez-moi, combien coûte cette jupe?
Excuse me, how much is this skirt?
The seller’s answers can start with ça coûte, ça fait or c‘est.
Ça coûte trente-neuf euros
It costs 39 Euros.
How much – video lesson
Félicitations! Congratulations! You now know how to ask how much in French. Next, to learn how to say how much an items costs, check out our lesson covering French numbers 1-100.
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