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  1. Mme Machin Senior Member

    Midwest USA
    USA English
    What is the most common way to wish someone a happy Mardi Gras in French? A Google search gave me the following number of hits, but I'm not convinced . . . Merci d'avance!

    "bon mardi gras" = 2040
    "joyeux mardi gras" = 864
    "heureux mardi gras" = 49
     
  2. mysterio626 Junior Member

    United States
    English, Japanese
    As a New Orleans native, I have always used and have always heard, "Bon Mardi Gras!" So, Google is correct on this one ;)
     
  3. Mme Machin Senior Member

    Midwest USA
    USA English
    Thank you, mysterio626. What I'm wondering is how actual French people say it. For example, I think in New Orleans people say, "Laissez le bon temps rouler!" (for "Let the good times roll!") but I don't think real French people say that (or do they?)
     
  4. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    I would have said "bon mardi gras" too.
    And "joyeux" second :D
    "heureux" sounds weird to me though.

    But I must say I don't remember ever saying that in my whole life! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Mme Machin Senior Member

    Midwest USA
    USA English
    Thank you, DearPrudence. That's what I'm wondering. Do French people even wish each other a happy Mardi Gras?
     
  6. juliettecherie

    juliettecherie Senior Member

    Montréal
    Québec, français
    i would say both bon and joyeux mardi gras. Heureux not so much.

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    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010
  7. BEEKEEPER Senior Member

    France French
     

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