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Getting started with French 1
Getting started with French 1

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2 Say goodbye: ‘Au revoir !’

You’ll now listen to different ways of taking leave of someone.

Activity 2

You have just learnt that ‘salut !’ is informal and can mean either ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’. Can you hear it in this recording? As you listen, try and spot each phrase in the box below, and try copying what you hear as you did before.

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Expressions used when leaving

When parting from people, you say:

Au revoir ! Goodbye!

À bientôt ! See you soon!

À tout à l’heure ! See you later!

Bonsoir ! Goodnight!

Bonne journée ! Have a good day!

Bonne soirée ! Have a good evening!

Bon voyage ! Have a good trip/journey!