Are you ready to find out all the things you need to know about the basic phrase "Au revoir"? It includes a detailed definition of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. As well as the cool informations we sprinkled like dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio, synonyms and more!
Translation : Goodbye
Register : Neutral - Basic
IPA : / o ʁəvwaʁ /
"Au revoir" is the most common way to say "Goodbye" in French. "Salut" is also very common but more informal.
Use it exactly like "Goodbye" in English. It's fine in most situations. So if you just want to learn the basics for now, no need for more. But if you want to sound like a native, here is a guide about how to say goodbye in French:
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 impact what you have to say.
If the next time you will see the person is undefined, you can use:
And here are the ones you can use if you know when you will see the person again:
*The given time frames are guidelines, but being too far from it might cause some misunderstandings.
"Salut" is handy because it means "Bye" but it can also mean "Hi" depending on the context. So if you have a doubt, it can be useful! (But remember: it's informal.)
↓ Example in a story with French audio ↓
À la recherche du livre...
In search of the book...