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Yeah, whenever you are ready.
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Hi, hello, woo, hey, how are you doing? Today, we are going to see 10 Ways to Say Hello in French. Here we go.
1. Bonjour. "Good morning."
We say it in the morning. It’s literally good day but you can use it, usually, in the morning because then you can say bonsoir for the night or goodnight for the night.
2. Salut. "Hello."
That’s a more friendly way to say hi. Don’t use it with your boss or at work or the first time you meet someone in kind of a professional setting. In that case, you use bonjour, and this one is more informal so with friends or with people you are acquainted with a lot or friendly with.
3. Comment allez-vous? "How have you been?"
This one is, again, pretty formal. So if you want to say it with your friend, it would be Comment vas-tu?
So Comment allez-vous? is the formal way to use it, again, with your boss or with people you don’t really know.
Bonjour, comment allez-vous? “Hi, hello, how have you been?”
4. Comment vas-tu ? "How are you?"
And now for the informal way, it’s Comment vas-tu ? “how are you?” “How are you doing?” So informal one for friends and family and people you know.
Salut, comment vas-tu ? “Hi, how are you doing?”
5. Comment ça va? "How's it going?"
Which means the same as the previous two but it’s another way of saying it. So, how are you doing? Tell me in the comments.
6. Comment se passe votre journée? "How's your day?"
Leave it in the comment again, how is your day. I hope you are having a good one. My day is fine.
7. Quoi de neuf? "What's up?"
Literally “what is new?” So this one is also familiar so use it with friends. Yeah, this one is informal so you should use it with friends.
8. Bonsoir. "Good evening."
This one you can use to greet people with or say goodbye as well. So if you say bonsoir when leaving, it also works. Use it when it’s night or evening.
9. Ravi(e) de vous rencontrer. "It's nice to meet you."
This one is a bit formal. So yeah, since you are meeting someone for the first time, I think it’s appropriate to use in almost every case. Or if you want to be a bit less formal because, for example, your friend introduced you to another friend, you can say - ravi(e) de tu rencontrer or ravi(e) de vous rencontrer “Nice to meet you.”
10. Comment ça va? "How's everything?"
So you can use it instead of “how are you doing?”
Comment ça va? “How’s everything?”
The end. So how are you doing people? Leave it in the comment.
Bonsoir, if it’s night. Bye-bye.

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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Which word or phrase do you like the most?

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Thursday at 6:32 pm
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Bonjour Careyotani,


Indeed, you can say "je suis à la ramasse, je me traîne". 😄


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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careyotani
Monday at 4:59 am
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Si quelqu'un me demande "Comment vas-tu" est-ce que je peut repondre "Je suis à la ramasse" ou peut-etre "Je me traine"?