Chienne vs Chien
What is the difference between those two?
I'm not sure that we (the french) know exactly what mean Hello and Good Morning . We want to simplify things by translating to salut and bonjour , but it's not really the same . I can try to explain the french words for you anyway :
Salut : for the people you already know , friends and family of course, co-workers that you like , people you already know and get along with....it's means also goodbye.
Bonjour: it's more formal and polite but you won't be wrong with it : with all the people you don't know , older people, employees in shops/stores/boulangeries, someone in the street if you need to ask your way, hotels/restaurant ....
Say salut at the wrong moment can be a little awkward , but people will understand if you're a foreigner (don't worry :)) ) Bonjour is more practical for a foreigner/tourist , it will always be the right word , people will tell you if you can say Salut , or they will say it to you , so you can say it too .
We often live that situation: 2 people saying at the same time "Salut" "bonjour" ;))