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"Salut" can mean either "hello" or "hi" as well as "goodbye" or "bye". It is an informal word used with friends. The standard way of saying "hello" or "good morning" is bonjour. The standard way of saying "goodbye" is au revoir. There are many other expressions such as:
- à bientôt = see you soon
- à plus tard = see you later
- à demain = see you tomorrow
When you walk into a shop in Paris, you may greet and be greeted with "bonjour" which means "hello" (or depending on the time of day: "good morning" or "good afternoon"). The expression "bonne journée" basically means "have a nice day". You will hear it every time you are leaving a shop in Paris.