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Question about using Mes compliments!

jeremypalmer

jeremypalmer

Would you ever use "Mes compliments" to greet anybody? Is it too formal? Thanks! Jeremy
Marie-Claire-Riviere

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Hi Jeremy, thank you for your post. Mes compliments is not too formal, it actually isn't a greeting but giving a compliment. For example: a friend introduces me to her very smart and good looking boyfriend. To congratulate her, I'll say "mes compliments", a bit as a joke. If you want to greet someone in a VERY formal way, you could say "salutations". Most people just say "bonjour" or "bonsoir". All the best Claire

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