Which phrases are typically used when ending conversations? I know that au revoir and à bientôt are normally used, but surely that are many more phrases that can be used to end a conversation, so I would like to know which other such phrases can be used, as well as exactly in which context(s) can these phrases be used.

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    I was telling someone on the chat about à plus on the chat the other day. Very informal.
    – None
    Commented Jun 29, 2014 at 16:47
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    The differences between Au revoir and à bientôt have already been discussed here, maybe you'll want to rephrase question so that we can answer on the second part of it?
    – None
    Commented Jun 29, 2014 at 16:49
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    A+ definitely used frequently in electronic media (email or chat)
    – zeFrenchy
    Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 12:38

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There a few rather informal alternatives: à plus, à la prochaine, à la revoyure, tchao, tchuss… The first two are closer to à bientôt (i.e. suggest that you are likely to see the person again soon), whereas the other are closer to au revoir (which just means “bye” despite what a literal translation might suggest). If you have a specific plan it's also possible to end a conversation with something like à lundi.

Finally, bonne journée (ou bonne soirée, bon après-midi, bonne continuation, bonne route, etc.) is also common, often together with au revoir or à bientôt (and not necessarily as a replacement).


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