Walking around campus, people often say à tout to each other - that’s short for à tout à l’heure (see you a few hours, literally). If you won’t see them later that day, you can instead use à plus - which is short for à plus tard. It’s confusing to non-natives French speakers like me - considering I finally picked up on this nuisance recently. At the end of a message, they often write “a+”. A friend here asked me if we did the same, and my response was “a+ is a grade.”

Originally posted on halfwayaroundtheworld.studentsgoneglobal.com.