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The French phrase "À plus tard" explained

Ready to find out everything you ever wanted to know about the basic phrase "À plus tard"? This include a detailed explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a conversation with an audio example.In addition, we also added some useful informations like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonyms and more!

French to English

  • Translation : See you later

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Audio pronunciation



  • IPA : / a ply taʁ /

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À plus tard meaning


"À plus tard" is the French way to say "See you later",  it's often shortened as "À plus" or even "A+" for texting.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 it

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.

Synonyms / Related

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

Example in a dialogue with French audio


Allez, on y va !

Come on, let's go!

Ça marche ! Bon voyage !

All right! Have a nice trip

Merci ! À plus tard !

Thanks! See you later!

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