Lesson 3 of French for beginners: greet and take leave with tu

French lesson 3 of communication: greet and take leave with tu in French

Greet and take leave in French
In addition to lesson 1 introduce yourself in French and lesson 2 introduce someone in French, you must learn to greet and take leave with “tu” in French. This will allow you to establish basic social contact using the most basic forms of politeness. You will use these expressions of greeting and taking leave daily with your French-speaking friends. The video below will teach you how to greet and take leave with “tu” in French:
Thanks to this video and this article, you will learn to greet and take leave with “tu” in French:

1) You will learn to greet and ask someone how he/she is doing. For example: “Salut, ça va ?” = “Hi, how are you?”.

2) You will learn to answer the question “Ça va ?” = “How are you?” and to ask it to your interlocutor. For example: “Ça va bien, et toi ?” = “I’m fine, and what about you?” or simply to respond “Ça va, merci.” “ I’m fine, thanks.”.

3) You will learn to take leave by saying for example “Tchao, à bientôt.” = “Bye, see you soon” or “À bientôt. Bonne journée.” = “See you soon. Have a nice day.” or “À bientôt. Bonne soirée.” = “See you soon. Have a nice evening.”.

To be able to greet and take leave with “tu” in French, watch this video several times, repeating after the teacher. When the teacher says: “Salut, ça va ?.”, say: “Salut, ça va ?”. When the teacher says: “Ça va bien, et toi ?”, say: “Ça va bien, et toi ?”, etc.

Thanks to this video and this article, you will be able to greet and take leave with “tu” in French. Taking the example expressed by the professor in the video, you will be able to say:

Salut, ça va ?
Ça va bien et toi ?
Ça va, merci.
Tchao, à bientôt.
A bientôt.
Bonne journée. (to say during the day)
Bonne soirée. (to say in the evening)

It’s very simple and very basic but these acts of communication are used every day by French speakers. Mastering these expressions will be very useful and will give you confidence for the next steps of your learning of French language.

Learn to greet and take leave with “tu” in this way, without thinking too much, in a natural way, without asking yourself questions about grammar, conjugation, etc.

This third French communication lesson is part of the French course 3: learn to greet and take leave in French which includes 3 additional videos and articles of communication, conjugation and grammar.

Once you have mastered this third French lesson for beginners “greet and take leave with tu”, you can move on to the next French communication lesson:

Lesson 4 of French for beginners: greet and take leave with vous in French

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