Question by  Anita27 (656)

What is the French word for "hello"?

I am meeting a French person soon.


Answer by  sonicfoundation (2597)

The French word for hello is "bonjour. " The literal translation of this is "good day. " This is the standard greeting in French and can be used at basically any time.


Answer by  Anonymous

You can say "hi" or "hallo" if you like, nobody will mind. Holá is used if you want to indicate astonishment, of if you want to call out (like you came in an unlocked door because there was no answer).


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

When French people meet, they generally say "bonjour. " But when a French person answers the phone, he will generally say: "allô. " So the word for "hello" depends on the circumstances.


Answer by  puella22 (160)

There isn't only one way to say "hello" in French. You could say "salut" (sal-oo), which is like "hi". You can say "bonjour" (literally "good day" but used as a hello-type greeting). When meeting a French person for the first time, you might want to say "enchante" (on-shon-tay), which is a more formal greeting meaning "I'm delighted to meet you. "


Answer by  Sting1 (686)

Usually "Salut" but it depends on the situation: Hello as in good morning = Bonjour (formal) or Salut (informal) Hello as in Good evening = Bonsoir

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