Is salute a french word?


7 Answers

  • M.
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Salut.  French.

    Salud?  Spanish?

  • 1 month ago

    No, it's an English and Italian word derived from the Latin verb "salūtō" ('to greet'; 'to wish health to'), from the Latin noun "salūs" ('greeting', 'good health').

  • 1 month ago

    In France we say: Salut ! = Hi!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, it's Italian.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    forvo doesn't list it as french yet.

    for proper pronunciation of "salut", listen here

  • 1 month ago

    French speakers certainly use it.  At least they do  in Quebec.  It is also an English word though.

  • 1 month ago

    Salut ("saloo", sort of), but not salute.  The verb is saluer (say hello to, acknowledge, hail).  I am pretty sure there is no "salute" form.  But it is pretty obvious that the English word salute is from French.

    The u sound of French is not the oo sound of English, but we don't have the "u" sound in English, so bad anglo-french is saloo instead of salu(t).  And you announce yourself as English-speaking by doing it.  Oh well.

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