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toasting a glass of champagne to you

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by ChampagneBrut, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. ChampagneBrut Senior Member

    Paris
    American & Canadian English
    Bonjour,

    J'ai un ami qui prend possession de sa maison aujourd'hui. Pourrais-je dire :

    Félicitations ! Aujourd'hui, je porte un toast de champagne en ton honneur à ta nouvelle villa de rêve ...

    Thank you,

    Champagne
     
  2. Quaeitur

    Quaeitur Mod'elle

    Lille, France
    French
    Hello and welcome to the forum ChampagneBrut :)

    What would you say in English? What would be the sentence?
     
  3. ChampagneBrut Senior Member

    Paris
    American & Canadian English
    Hello Quaeitur!

    Thanks for your warm welcome :)

    I would like to say:

    Congratulations! I'm toasting a glass of champagne to you and your new dream home.

    Un grand merci d'avance,

    CB
     
  4. Ellam

    Ellam Junior Member

    Australia
    English - Australia
    I can't really see anything wrong with that sentence.
    Although: "I'm making a toast to you and your new dream home" sounds a little more concise.
     
  5. ChampagneBrut Senior Member

    Paris
    American & Canadian English
    Hi Ellam,

    Actually, I'm Anglophone! I'm trying to translate my English sentence into French:

    I'm toasting a glass of champagne to you and your new dream home

    = Félicitations ! Je porte un toast de champagne à toi et à ta nouvelle villa de rêve ...


     
  6. Ellam

    Ellam Junior Member

    Australia
    English - Australia
    Oops, sorry! I only joined this thing yesterday. I can't help you with that then.
    Sorry!
     
  7. Quaeitur

    Quaeitur Mod'elle

    Lille, France
    French

    Je porte un toast, à toi et à ta nouvelle villa.
    Je lève mon verre à toi et à ta nouvelle villa.


    It sounds way too strange in French to add the "a glass of champagne".
     

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