bonne soirée

  • wildan1

    Moderando ma non troppo (French-English, CC Mod)
    Comment on dit ça en anglais, autrement que "have a nice evening" qui est un peu long?
    Well, that is indeed the usual way you say bonne soirée. In many cases, there is no direct, short translation of this concept of bon/bonne in English.

    good evening/night is used to say bonsoir, au revoir or bonne nuit, depending on how late in the evening it is.

    bonne route--have a nice/safe trip
    bonne journée--have a nice day
    bon appétit--enjoy your meal
    bon courage--good luck/hope everything works out OK/hang in there!
     

    hamlet

    Senior Member
    Français (FR)
    So when leaving the restaurant I can say either "Evening" or "Good night" or even "have a nice evening" right?
     
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