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10 Phrases to Interrupt Someone in French

May 20, 2023

Effective communication is vital for any successful conversation, and interrupting someone is sometimes necessary. Interrupting someone in French can be tricky, especially if you're not familiar with the right phrases to use. In this article, we'll provide you with 10 common phrases to use when interrupting someone politely in French.


  1. Excusez-moi de vous interrompre. (Excuse me for interrupting you.)
  2. Je suis désolé(e) de vous interrompre, mais je pense que... (I'm sorry for interrupting you, but I think that...)
  3. Pardon de vous interrompre, mais je crois que... (Sorry for interrupting you, but I believe that...)
  4. Une seconde, s'il vous plaît. J'aimerais ajouter quelque chose à ce sujet. (One second, please. I'd like to add something to this topic/)
  5. Je voulais juste dire que... (I just wanted to say that...)
  6. Désolé(e) de vous couper la parole. (Sorry to cut you off.)
  7. Permettez-moi d'ajouter quelque chose. (Allow me to add something.)
  8. Si je peux me permettre... (If I may...)
  9. Attendez un instant, s'il vous plaît. J'aimerais réfléchir à ma réponse. (Wait a moment, please. I'd like to think about my response.)
  10. Excusez-moi de vous contredire. (Excuse me for disagreeing with you.) 


 By using these common phrases, you can interrupt someone politely and assertively.

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