Goodbye in French

How many ways can you say goodbye in French? Most people know of Au Revoir but there are a lot more ways to say goodbye!

Listen to the audio and follow the French pronunciation. And don't be shy - go ahead and practice the French expressions for goodbye aloud! Before you know it you will be feeling confident pronouncing French goodbyes in a variety of situations!

Goodbye in French

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There are two ways of addressing someone in French: a polite or formal way using “Vous” and a more casual way using “Tu”. The same concept applies to greetings and goodbyes.

Remember to always use the formal Au revoir when leaving a French store or cafe. This level of politeness is expected and something as small as this can change your whole experience of French people!

Listen to the audio below to hear formal French greetings…

Saying goodbye in French

Here is a formal way of saying good-bye.

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Au revoir


You can also use the following French goodbyes during the evening.

Bonsoir !

Good evening!

Bonne nuit !

Good night!

Informal ways to say goodbye in French

Let’s listen to some casual farewells…

Au revoir


A bientôt

See you soon

A plus tard

See you later

Passez une bonne journée

Have a good day (formal)

Bonne journée

Have a good day

On se voit plus tard !

See you then

Prenez soin de vous

Take care (formal)

Prends soin de toi

Take care

That’s it for today’s lesson. Using different French salutations will make you sound more fluent, so try to remember as many as you can.

Check this lesson out if you want to know how to say Hello in French!

À bientôt!

Marie-Claire Rivière and the Rocket French Team

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