When learning a language, you discover that the first thing or word you learn is a greeting. Why? that’s because it is the first step in a bonding process, it is also a common ground for people and what’s more it can be a conversation starter.

Keeping in mind that this blog is dedicated to bilingual things in both languages, you will find below common greetings that you can use when you come across an anglophone or a francophone person.

please note: it is not arranged in any special manner.

Let’s Start:

Bonjour – Good morning / Good day

Salut – Hi

Good bye – Au revoir

What’s new? – Quoi de neuf

How is it going? – Comment ça va

See you tomorrow – À demain

Good morning – Bonjour

Good night – Bonne nuit

Bonsoir – Good evening

Comment allez – vous?  -How are you?

À plus tard – see you later

À bientôt – see you soon

À la prochaine  – see you next time

Special Greetings

Merry Christmas – Joyeux Noël!

Happy New Year – Bonne Année!

Happy Birthday – Bonne Anniversaire!

Happy Marriage – Bon Mariage !

Happy Easter! – Joyeuses Pâques !

Safe Journey – Bon voyage!

Congratulations! – Félicitations ! 

Good job! – Bon travail !  Bien fait !

Good luck! – Bonne chance !  Bon courage !

Have a nice day! – Bonne journée !

Have a nice holiday! – Bonnes vacances !

Best wishes – Mes meilleurs vœux

Happy Saint’s Day! – Bonne fête!

Vive Le Nigéria – Long live Nigeria!

Do you have a form of greeting, you would like to add? please feel free and let us share!


4 thoughts on “Greetings!

    • villebilingue January 25, 2013 / 07:58

      checked your blog out, you’ve got fab series


      • glowingscenes January 25, 2013 / 21:50

        tanx….will be back to ur blog most def!!!..lool
        and do come back fr more..wink**


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