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How To Ask “How Much?” In French (Audio Examples Included)

How To Ask “How Much?” In French (Audio Examples Included)

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?

How much in French

How much in French

To ask a price, say “Excusez-moi, combien ça coûte?“. Here’s the audio breakdown:


Excuse me

Combien coûte…?

How much does _ cost?

Another way of asking the price of something is to use “C’est combien?”, which means “How much is it?”

C’est combien?

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?

How much in French - example.

The seller’s answers can start with ça coûte, ça fait or c‘est.

Ça coûte

It costs…

Ça fait…

It costs…




Ça coûte trente-neuf euros

It costs 39 Euros.

How much – video lesson

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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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