Now let’s learn some basic English conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in English.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning English“.

Basic English words & phrases: conversations

Video: How to Introduce Yourself in English

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Basic conversation

you’re welcome

you’re very welcome
thank you
thank you very much
Excuse me!


I understand.
I don’t understand
Hello (on the phone)
I beg your pardon?

What does that mean?
I don’t know.
I don’t speak Polish.
I speak a little Polish.
Do you speak english? (informal)
Do you speak english? (formal)
Yes, I do speak english.
No, I don’t speak english.

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!
Nice to meet you!
How are you?
Good, thank you
I’m well, thanks!
Not bad, thanks!
very bad
What’s your name?
My name is [...].
What’s your first name?
My first name is [...]
How old are you?
I’m [...] years old.
What are your hobbies?
What do you like doing?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
Where do you live?
I live in [...]
I’m from England
I’m English

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