"Bonjour" means "hello" whenever you say it. It may also be interpreted as "good morning" (when you say it in the morning). It is the standard way of saying "hello" in France.
Hello is formal, so it must be bonjour. Salut is informal, so it should be Hi.
Is there some reason that it translated "salut" as "hello" when I first encountered the word, but it will not accept "salut" as the translation for "hello?"
It should work, but if it doesn't, it's because salut would translate closer to hey or hi. It's more informal, and hello is more formal.
If you were to start learning french, most teachers would start by teaching Bonjour, instead of Salut. Bonjour is more formal, then Salut.
How the hell was I supposed to know salut when I have never seen the word before
You guys taught us that hello means ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ salut .. why is it now bonjour
If Salut is Hi and not Hello, why would it mark me wrong when i only picked Bonjour as the translation?
bonjour is more for saying good morning but it also means hello when you are talking to a mom or dad or adult and salut if more for friends
Bonjour may be the formal form of the two, yet salut is used more often in France. Salut actually can mean hi OR bye, whereas bonjour means hello, and au revoir means goodbye. It's sort of like ciao in Italian: it could mean hi or bye, depending on the context.
Salut is informal and bonjour is farmal. Salut is used for friend and family where bonjour is used for the person you dont know. It is also used for good morning godd day.