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SALUTATIONS (greeting words)

August 15, 2012
When arriving… When leaving…
Bonjour !
Good morning, hello !
बोंजूर*

Salut !
Hi !
सालु

Au revoir !
Good bye !
ओ रवूआर

À bientôt !
See you soon !
आ बियंतो

À demain !
See you tomorrow !
आ दमं

*Salut !
Bye !
सालु

*Tchao (or Ciao!
Bye !
छाओ

Bonne journée !
Have a nice day !
बोन जूरने

Bonne après-midi !
Have a nice after-noon !
बोन आप्रै मिदी

Bonsoir !
Good evening !
बोंसूआर
Bonne soirée !
Have a nice evening !
बोन सूआरे

*Used only in informal situations.

Other expressions starting with “bon” or “bonne” :

**Bonne nuit Good night बोन नुई
Bon week end Have a nice week end बों ऊईकेंद
Bon voyage Have a nice trip बों वूआयाज
Bonnes vacances Have a nice holiday बोन वाकाँस
Bon anniversaire Happy birthday बोनानिवैर्सैर
Bonne chance Good luck बोन शाँस

**Only to someone going to bed.

***

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