In my textbook, a girl seems to say goodbye by saying “On continue?”, to which her friend replies "Bien sûr!". What does this mean?

Dans mon livre de cours, un fille semble dire au revoir avec l’expression « On continue? » Que signifie cette formulation?

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    I have never seen "On continue?" in this context; maybe you could add a bit more of the text so we have a better idea of the contex?
    – user757
    Jan 30, 2014 at 17:00

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It seems unlikely that the girl from your textbook want to express goodbye by saying “On continue ?”. Literally, it means « Shall we continue? » although in a quite familiar way.

Il est peu probable la demoiselle en question veuille signifier au revoir par les mots « On continue ? » L’expression signifie littéralement « Shall we continue? » dans un registre plutôt familier.

  • I see. I wasn't sure it was a goodbye, but it was just at the end of the conversation, so I assumed there would be some sort of a goodbye. Reading your answer, though, I see how "On continue?" in the meaning "Shall we continue?" fits. Thanks.
    – citizen
    Jan 30, 2014 at 19:24

It is possible to mean "goodbye" by saying "on continue?".

The English equivalent would be "to be continued?"

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    Definitely not true in Europe (France, Switzerland, Belgium), maybe in North America?
    – Relaxed
    Jan 31, 2014 at 18:27
  • In this context, I would translate “To be continued?” by “On continue la prochaine fois ?”. And I wouldn’t consider it a proper goodbye.
    – Édouard
    Feb 1, 2014 at 4:01
  • @Annoyed It is also not used in North America as a good bye.
    – Bun
    Feb 3, 2014 at 0:44

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