Does "au revoir" mean any religious like how in English goodbye was "god be with you"?
No, god in french is Dieu and as you can see, it isn't part of the word "au revoir". Revoir means "see again" so the closest translation I can give to Au Revoir is "until I see you again"
What a great question! I know that "adios" in Spanish is "a dios" (to/toward God). I'm looking forward to seeing what answers you get :)
"Adios," "adieu" and their cognates are short for "I commend your soul to God." Since the speaker won't be around to be of help to the listener, the speaker wishes the listener to be in God's hands for protection.
thanks! I also asked my sister who knows spanish and she said the same thing, that "a dios" is referencing god
Literally au revoir translates "to see again." À dieu or adieu translates "to god" and it is used as another formal goodbye.
But to specify here, Adieu is not as casual as Adios in spanish, Adieu has more of a final goodbye meaning. So you'll say Adieu when you most likely won't ever see the person again.
yes, I know, but it comes from 'to God' (see comment next to me of robin.fli)
Chez nous, on utilise aussi le mot "adieu" pour dire bonjour et au revoir. http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/adieu/1077
I thought "adieu" was more of a final farewell, when you will no longer see the person (which is why it is often said at funerals).
If it is more casual good bye I'd like to know because it is a great word!
Well, it takes a certain amount of faith to be able to expect that you will see someone again. So I say yes!
Personally, I don't think so. Maybe it means farewell or see you later?