How to Say 'hello' in French ('bojour' or 'salut')
One of the most basic things you should know in French is a nice greeting. Saying "hello" to someone in French is easy, and is comprised of either "bonjour" or "salut". To say "hello" or "hi" to a friend who is either your age or younger, you say, "salut". To ask "how are you" to someone older than you, you say "bonjour, allez-vous bien" or "bonjour, comment allez-vous?" To a friend, you ask, "Salut, Ca va bin?"