All about the French phrase "Amuse-toi bien"

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It includes a complete definition of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. And that’s not all, we also added useful informations like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

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Pronunciation guide

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does amuse-toi bien mean?


It literally means:

  • Amuse → Enjoy / Have fun
  • Toi → Yourself
  • Bien → Good

This is the classic way French people are wishing each other to have a great time and to have some fun. 

Another famous way to express such things is “Profite bien“.

How to use it

You have a friend going to Canada, you can wish him/her: “Amuse-toi bien au Canada !” (Have fun in Canada!)

Now if you have several friends going to Brazil, you might use instead: “Amusez-vous bien au Brésil !” (Have fun in Brazil!)

If you want to use this sentence in a formal situation, you have to use the same version as the plural one. So if your boss is going to India, you might say “Amusez-vous bien en Inde.” (Have fun in India). Even if he is going alone.

Synonyms and similarities

  • Amusez-vous bien. (“Have fun“)(Formal & plural)
  • Profite. (“Enjoy“)
  • Profite bien. (“Enjoy“)
  • Profites-en. (“Enjoy it“)
  • Profites-en bien. (“Enjoy it“)

Example in a story with translation

Now, let’s see a complete example of this idiom in a story with slow French audio and the English translation below.
Une nouvelle amie
A new friend
Olivia:   Théo, aujourd’hui je vais voir une copine.
Théo, today I’m going to see a friend.
Théo:   Je la connais ?
Do I know her?
Olivia:   Non, on s’est rencontré il y a une semaine. Elle prend les mêmes cours de français que moi.
No, we met a week ago. She takes the same French lessons as me.
Théo:   Oh sympa. Comment elle s’appelle ?
Oh nice. What’s her name?
Olivia:   Emma. Elle vient des États-Unis aussi. Et elle a le même âge que moi !
Emma. She’s from the United States too. And she’s the same age as me!
Théo:   C’est super !
That’s great!
Olivia:   Ouais, et j’ai hâte de pouvoir enfin reparler en Anglais…
Yeah, and I can’t wait to finally be able to speak English again…
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