❌ Don't use "AU REVOIR" (all the time) to SAY GOODBYE IN FRENCH : 12 alternatives

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❌ Don't use "AU REVOIR" (all the time) to SAY GOODBYE IN FRENCH : 12 alternatives

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In more colloquial language, you can simply say "to all". "At all."

I like to say "see you soon", because it lets you know that I enjoyed it so much that I might come back. I'm just going to the supermarket to buy some cakes, see you soon.

Hi everyone, welcome to this new French video, I hope you are motivated.

Today we're going to talk about the expression "goodbye". Or rather, we're going to put it aside a bit and look together at other expressions to use instead.

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Goodbye is a rather formal expression. Today we will see together other expressions that you can use to say "goodbye", but that will vary according to the time of the day or according to when you are going to see the person again, but also according to the relationship that you have with the person.

We'll see some more colloquial expressions.

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Now let's go back to our main topic : the synonyms of the expression "au revoir" in French.

The first one we are going to see is really my favorite. I use it all the time when I leave a business or when I want to say "goodbye" to friends.

It's a rather formal expression, but I like it a lot, I find it nice. It's "good day". Good day. I think it's a little nicer than goodbye because you're wishing the person happiness for their day. When I leave the bakery downstairs, I often don't say goodbye, but I leave saying good day.

In a less formal register. So you're going to use it with your friends, with your family, with your colleagues. You can say A+, A+.

Still in a fairly informal, colloquial language register, you can say "hi". Hi. Hi, you can use it to say hello as well. Hello. Or to say goodbye. Hi! I was telling you this is more in a friendly context.

So if you plan to see the person again soon, you can say "see you soon". See you soon. Sometimes I like to use this expression when I go to a restaurant or a business that I really liked because I think it shows that you liked the restaurant or the bar so much that you'll definitely plan to come back. Sometimes I don't come back, but I like to say "see you soon" because it suggests that I liked it so much that I might come back. But more generally, you really use it when you're going to see the person again soon. So, for example, if I saw a friend yesterday and I see her regularly, I'll say "see you soon".

You got it right, it replaces "goodbye". When I leave, instead of saying goodbye, I'll say see you soon. You can say both. There are many people who say for example nice day, goodbye, see you soon, goodbye. But you can also use them alone.

As a synonym for "see you soon" where you plan to see the person again fairly soon, you can say see you next, see you next. So it means that you still plan to see this person in not too long.

See you later. See you later. See you later is used in a specific case. You can only use it if you plan to see the person again in the same day. So, you can't say see you later just like you would say goodbye and you don't see the person again for two weeks.

See you later, you're going to see this person again in the same day. See you later is neutral language. You can use it with anyone. However, in more colloquial language, you can simply say "see you later". See you later.

We saw earlier, you know you're going to see the person again within the day. And if you know you're going to see them again even faster in a little less than an hour. You can say see you right away. I'll see you right away. For example, I'm at the office and I'm just going to go buy a pack of madeleines, for example, at the supermarket downstairs from the office.

So I'll tell my colleague "I'm just going to buy some cakes at the supermarket right now" because I know I'll be back in 10 to 15 minutes.

See you next week. So if you see someone for example, every week, let's say I'm doing a sports class every Monday at 5:30 and so I know I'm going to see my teacher again next week Monday at 5:30, instead of saying goodbye, I can leave the class and say "see you next week." See you next week.

A synonym of "goodbye", but used with a temporality is "see you tomorrow". See you tomorrow. So it's a bit like "see you next week". Except that you are sure that you will see the person the next day. So very often, we say this to our colleagues at work. See you tomorrow, have a good evening.

Again, an expression that is only used in a specific case. It's "see you tonight". See you tonight. So it means that it's morning, noon, or early afternoon and you're not going to see the person again until the evening. So that means after 6:00 or 7:00. So for example, if I'm at home in the morning and I want to say goodbye to my kids who are going to school, I say see you tonight, see you tonight.

And a last one which is not French by the way, but which is however often used especially in the colloquial language, rather among the young people, it is quite simply to leave while saying "ciao". Ciao!

And that's it for this video. I hope you will stop using all the time and only bye. I hope you liked this video. If you did, of course, put a "like" and I'll see you soon. Have a nice day.

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