Salut is like aloha or ciao: an informal word for BOTH "hello" and "goodbye". Bonjour is a more dedicated "hello" (and literally means "good morning") while "au revoir" is a more formal "goodbye".
bonjour = hello
au revoir = goodbye
salut = hello OR goodbye
it can be translated as such, but it can be used at any time during the day. At dusk one would switch to "bonsoir"
Get that. I understand bonjour is like bon journo/guten tag/dobry den. They can be used anytime before dusk, but the literal meaning is good day. Jour = day, not morning, is what I was confused about.
Exactly same thing, I wrote 'bye' for 'salut' and i was marked correct...how can that be?:/
"bonjour" is more formal than "salut". "Salut" is more casual and mostly used to salute friends, "bonjour" would be used to address an elder or a stranger.
After all the abuse i witnessed luis take in the spanish course (eating spiders and soap) he deserves some love.
Hello Luis (the person who broke the news to us that they were getting rid of immersion)
I thought "salut" also meant "cheers" ? It certainly does in the region of France where I am living, Les Alpes.
yes, it is informal, you can just drag your clicker thing and put it over the word, it will tell you
If the previous exercise definrs Salut as "goos morning" why is good morning Luis not accepted as a right answer?
This is my fist time coming back to duolingo after 2 years when I did not HAVE to learn French, now I do have to learn french because I have classes, I just keep forgetting about this app. It helps a lot on exams though.