How To Say Hello In 5 Different Ways In French

How To Say Hello In 5 Different Ways In French

When learning a new language, it’s important to memorize the most common greetings. If you don’t, when people ask you how they can say hello back, it’ll be like a game of “telephone” where they attempt to guess what word you’re trying to say.

You’ll also want to learn synonyms for greetings like Bonjour or Bonsoir because they’re just as easy to use as their counterparts and are still respectful options when someone asks you how they can say hello back.

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When we first started using these synonyms for hello in French, we were so happy with the results that we decided to share them with you! Not only will this article help you learn how to respond when someone says “bonjour,” but it will do wonders for you. 

So let’s get started!


Bonjour is a French phrase meaning “hello.” It’s used to greet people in France, and it’s increasingly popular in the United States as a response to greetings as well.

In English, bonjour is often translated as “hello” or “good morning.”

Examples of bonjour:

  • Bonjour, je m’appelle Audrey. Je suis française et j’aime lire des livres dans mon lit.
  • Good morning! I’m Audrey. I’m French, and I like to read books in bed.


Bonsoir is a French phrase that means “good evening” and can be used to greet or end a conversation. It is most often used in the afternoon, when people are in the kitchen, having tea or coffee. It can also be used as an informal greeting when meeting someone for the first time.

Examples of bonsai:

  • Bonsoir! I’m here to pick up some groceries for dinner.
  • Bonsoir! Good evening! I’m here to pick up some groceries for dinner.


It is a French phrase that means “good morning.” It’s not used much in English, but it can be used to introduce someone or something.

Examples of Salut:

  • Salut, cher ami.
  • Good morning, dear friend.


In French, the phrase “Coucou” means “hello” or “good day”. It is also a greeting used between friends. In addition, the word can be used as a salutation or farewell before you leave someone’s house. 

Examples of Coucou:

  • You bump into your friend at the coffee shop and say: “Coucou!”
  • “Coucou!” – Hello! I haven’t seen you since we last met at the coffee shop.


This is the French phrase for “hello.” It’s used to acknowledge the person you’re speaking to, or more often, someone else who is speaking to you.

It can also be a greeting for those unable to speak French. 

For example: “Hello allô!”

You can also use it if you’re in a crowded place and want to get someone’s attention so they’ll move out of the way so you can get somewhere. 

For example: “Allô! The escalator is broken.”


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Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of this blog post.

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about what it means to say hello in French and how to do it properly.

Now that we’ve covered everything, it’s time for you to go out and try it yourself! Then, you’ll be able to impress your family and friends with your newfound skills. And if you’re like us, you’ll be so proud of yourself when they ask you how you know so much about saying hello in French.

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