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All about the French phrase "À la prochaine"

On this page, we are going to explain you all the things you want to know about the basic French sentence "À la prochaine". To be more precise, this includes a detailed definition of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. But that's not all, we also added useful informations like synonym, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : See you next time

  • Register : Informal - Basic




  • IPA : / a la pʁɔʃɛn /

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What does à la prochaine mean?


"À la prochaine" is the French way to say "See you next time". It's useful when you don't know exactly when you will see the person again.

If it's not the case, other expressions are more appropriate. More on that in the next section...

How to use

Every time you are leaving someone, you have to think of when will be the next time you will see this person again. The answer to this question will affect how to say goodbye.

If the next time you will see the person is not defined, you can use:

And here are the ones you can use if you know when you will see the person again:

*The time frames aren't fixed, but being too far from it might cause some misunderstandings.


Reminder: most of them are not "full synonyms". Please check the "How to use" section above for more details.

↓ Example in a story with slow French audio ↓

Finally, let's see an example in a parallel story with slow audio.

Invité à un anniversaire

Invited to a birthday

Un matin, Joe est allé jeter les poubelles.
One morning, Joe went to throw the garbage.
Sur le chemin du retour, il a croisé Isabelle, sa voisine...
On the way back, he met Isabelle, his neighbor...
Elle lui fait un grand sourire...
She gives him a big smile...
IsabelleBonjour Joe !
Hello Joe!
JoeBonjour Isabelle ! Comment ça va ?
Hello Isabelle! How is it going?
IsabelleÇa va bien et toi ?
I'm fine and you?
JoeÇa va aussi, merci.
I'm fine too, thank you.
Joe remarque qu'elle était très bien habillée...
Joe notices that she was very well dressed...
JoeTu es très bien habillée aujourd'hui ! C'est pour une occasion spéciale ?
You are very well dressed today! Is it for a special occasion?


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À vos souhaits


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Bonne soirée

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