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I'm a bit confused, if a want to say hi to someone at night, should I use "Bonne nuit" or "Bonjour"?

I'm a bit confused, if a want to say hi to someone at night, should I use "Bonne nuit" or "Bonjour"?

September 28, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/RedheadedRogue

Perhaps "Bonsoir"? I'm told that's approximately the same as our "Good evening". Also, I think "Salut" is appropriate no matter what the time of day.

September 28, 2017

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    I'd say if it is night you can use bonsoir, I think bonne nuit would be if you are leaving, or going to bed.

    September 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

    Très bonne réponse ☺

    September 29, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      Merci.

      September 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

      De rien...

      September 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/ouinicoleg

      If you want the appropriate equivalent of “bonjour” for use after ~5/6ish, that would be “bonsoir”. Ex: at a restaurant you would be greeted with bonsoir.

      If you want “hi”, such as for a friend, then “salut” works. This is more casual.

      If you want to say good night, then “bonne nuit” is appropriate. This might be applicable for when you are leaving a restaurant.

      September 30, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/marcnu1

      Bonjour, bonsoir: When you join someone

      Bonne matinée, bonne après midi, bonne nuit: When you leave someone

      99% of the time, bonne nuit is used when you leave someone and it's time to sleep.

      October 2, 2017
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