1. Manorama U Senior Member

    India Marathi
    Moderator Note: Several threads have been merged to create this one.

    does one use bon voyage only for a long vacation or also if one is traveling a short distance..? and how does one say in French, like one does in English." have a good flight"..?

    thanks
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 8, 2009
  2. scarmanus Member

    Nicosia
    Romania
    Bon voyage, plain and simple. :)
     
  3. Manorama U Senior Member

    India Marathi
    Merci beaucoup !
     
  4. valerie Senior Member

    France, French & Spanish
    You can say ''bonne route" for a car trip, it is somehow colloquial but you can use it almost with anybody I would say.
     
  5. chickenteriyakiluver New Member

    Canada, english
    How would I translate that into english without repeating it. Could I say something like happy vacation?
     
  6. Broff Senior Member

    Maryland
    French
    Have a good trip!
     
  7. david314

    david314 Senior Member

    Clayton, Missouri
    American English
    Also: Have a great vacation!
     
  8. johntheclark New Member

    Reims, France
    France English
    "have a good" is just translated by "bon" or "bonne"
    flight = Bon vol
    Bon voyage = bon voyage (long)
    Have a nice drive = Bonne route (car)
    Have a nice ride = Bonne route (anything with 2 wheels, train)
    Have a nice trip/journey = for anything
    careful "journée" in French means "day", "Bonne journée" = "Have a nice day"
     
  9. johntheclark New Member

    Reims, France
    France English
    "Bonne route" is perfectly good everyday French. When does normal speech become 'colloquial'? One certainly wouldn't say "Bon voyage" for a car ride, unless it's an extremely long one.
     
  10. Manorama U Senior Member

    India Marathi
    Merci!
    et quand est ce qu'on utilise Bon Retour??
     
  11. johntheclark New Member

    Reims, France
    France English
    You say "Bon retour" to people who are leaving you to return from whence they came. It's like saying "Drive carefully" (if they're driving), or "have a nice trip/drive/flight back" in general.
    Why do you need these terms anyway? (Just being curious)
    John
     
  12. missoscar Member

    français
    salut!
    comment on dit"bon voyage!"en anglais?
    merci de me répondre!;)
     
  13. Tresley

    Tresley Senior Member

    Yorkshire / United Kingdom
    British English
    Hello Missoscar,

    I usually say "Have a good journey"

    I hope this helps.
     
  14. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Actually, it's quite common to hear "Bon voyage". ;)
     

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