bon voyage

Manorama U

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India Marathi
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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"..?

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  • 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.
     

    johntheclark

    New Member
    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"
     

    johntheclark

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

    johntheclark

    New Member
    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
     
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