https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchWarriorCat

Chienne vs Chien

What is the difference between those two?

February 13, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Heike333145

"La chienne" is the female dog, and "le chien" is the male dog (or a dog in general, if you don't know whether it's male or female, of if it is not important).

February 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchWarriorCat

ohhhh. That makes more sense.

Merci beaucoup. I got another question, though. What is the difference between Salut and Bonjour?

Salut is hi and Bonjour is hello, right?

February 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cleanthe3

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" ;))

February 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/USA-Germany_23

Salut is hi/bye but bonjour is only hello

February 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

chienne=bitch
chien=dog

February 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/k.ait

salut is hi or hello and bonjour is good morning

February 13, 2018
Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.