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English to French Greetings

Greetings are some of the most commonly used parts of any language. If you are in need of learning some French greetings, you've come to the right place.

On this page you'll find the English to French translations for several types of greetings, including hellos, goodbyes, and timely greetings. There's also the translation for pleased to meet you if you are greeting someone for the first time.

Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of greetings from French to English.

English to French Hellos:

Hello ➔ Allô (used on the phone)

Hello ➔ Bonjour

Hi ➔ Salut (informal)

Hi there ➔ Coucou (mostly child speak)

Welcome ➔ Bienvenue

Timely Greetings:

Good afternoon ➔ Bonne après-midi

Good evening ➔ Bonsoir (after 19h00)

Have a good evening ➔ Bonne soirée (said when leaving)

Good night ➔ Bonne nuit

Pleased to Meet You:

Pleased to meet you ➔ Enchanté (m) / Enchantée (f)

English to French Goodbyes:

Bye ➔ Salut (informal)

Goodbye ➔ Au revoir

Farewell ➔ Adieu

Have a nice day ➔ Passez une bonne journée

See you soon ➔ À bientôt

See you later ➔ À plus tard

See you later ➔ À tout à l'heure

See you tomorrow ➔ À demain

See you next week ➔ À la semaine prochaine

See you next year ➔ À l'année prochaine

*Greetings last updated: April 6, 2018.

English to French Comprehension:

Can you answer these questions about French greetings?

1. What is see you next week in French?
2. How do you say see you tomorrow in French?
3. How do you say see you later in French?
4. What is farewell in French?
5. What is the French word for goodbye?
6. What is the French translation of see you soon?

French to English Comprehension:

What about these greetings questions when you are given the French? Can you translate them back into English?

1. What is the English translation of bonne soirée?
2. What is the English translation of bonne nuit?
3. What is the meaning of bonne après-midi in English?
4. Translate from French to English: À demain.


As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak French and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak French myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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