Getting started with French 1
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3 Saying hello and goodbye

Now you’re more familiar with expressions for greeting and taking your leave, have a go at Activity 3.

Activity 3

Look at the illustrations below. For each, choose the conversation that fits the picture.

a. 

‘Au revoir Annie.’//‘Salut, à bientôt.’


b. 

‘Bonsoir Éléonore, vous allez bien ?’//‘Bien, et vous ?’//‘Bien merci, bonne soirée.’


c. 

‘Salut Éric.’//‘Salut Henri, ça va ?’//‘Oui, ça va, et toi ?’//‘Oui, ça va bien.’


d. 

‘Au revoir, bonne journée.’//‘À ce soir !’


e. 

‘Bonjour Monsieur Thomas.’//‘Bonjour mademoiselle.’


The correct answer is c.

a. 

‘Au revoir Annie.’//‘Salut, à bientôt.’


b. 

‘Au revoir, bonne journée.’//‘À ce soir !’


c. 

‘Salut Éric.’//‘Salut Henri, ça va ?’//‘Oui, ça va, et toi ?’//‘Oui, ça va bien.’


d. 

‘Bonjour Monsieur Thomas.’//‘Bonjour mademoiselle.’


e. 

‘Bonsoir Éléonore, vous allez bien ?’//‘Bien, et vous ?’//‘Bien merci, bonne soirée.’


The correct answer is e.

a. 

‘Au revoir Annie.’//‘Salut, à bientôt.’


b. 

‘Bonsoir Éléonore, vous allez bien ?’//‘Bien, et vous ?’//‘Bien merci, bonne soirée.’


c. 

‘Au revoir, bonne journée.’//‘À ce soir !’


d. 

‘Salut Éric.’//‘Salut Henri, ça va ?’//‘Oui, ça va, et toi ?’//‘Oui, ça va bien.’


e. 

‘Bonjour Monsieur Thomas.’//‘Bonjour mademoiselle.’


The correct answer is a.

a. 

‘Au revoir Annie.’//‘Salut, à bientôt.’


b. 

‘Bonjour Monsieur Thomas.’//‘Bonjour mademoiselle.’


c. 

‘Bonsoir Éléonore, vous allez bien ?’//‘Bien, et vous ?’//‘Bien merci, bonne soirée.’


d. 

‘Au revoir, bonne journée.’//‘À ce soir !’


e. 

‘Salut Éric.’//‘Salut Henri, ça va ?’//‘Oui, ça va, et toi ?’//‘Oui, ça va bien.’


The correct answer is b.

a. 

‘Au revoir Annie.’//‘Salut, à bientôt.’


b. 

‘Bonsoir Éléonore, vous allez bien ?’//‘Bien, et vous ?’//‘Bien merci, bonne soirée.’


c. 

‘Salut Éric.’//‘Salut Henri, ça va ?’//‘Oui, ça va, et toi ?’//‘Oui, ça va bien.’


d. 

‘Au revoir, bonne journée.’//‘À ce soir !’


e. 

‘Bonjour Monsieur Thomas.’//‘Bonjour mademoiselle.’


The correct answer is d.

How did you get on? If you were not sure of any of these answers, the discussion below may help explain it for you.

Comment

Figure 1: Two friends, male, so using informal greetings.

Figure 2: You can see it is evening and the man is leaving work; remember ‘Bonne soirée’ means ‘have a good evening’.

Figure 3: Here, ‘salut’ means ‘goodbye’.

Figure 4: Note how the young woman is using the formal ‘Monsieur’.

Figure 5: Remember ‘bonne journée’ means ‘have a good day.’ The little boy is obviously going off to school.

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