Discover the French phrase "Amusez-vous bien"

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This include a full definition of what it is and how you can use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. Together with the cool informations we added like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonyms and more!

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French to English translation

How to pronounce?

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does amusez-vous bien mean?

Definition

It literally means:

  • Amusez → Enjoy / Have fun
  • Vous → 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 “Profitez 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

  • Amuse-toi bien. (“Have fun“)
  • Profite. (“Enjoy“)
  • Profite bien. (“Enjoy“)
  • Profites-en. (“Enjoy it“)
  • Profites-en bien. (“Enjoy it“)

Example in a story with French audio

Now, let’s see a complete example of this phrase in a story with slow French audio and the English translation below.
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Surprise ratée
Failed surprise
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Il y a quelque temps, Nicolas et Brigitte avaient découvert le chanteur “The Weeknd”.
Some time ago, Nicolas and Brigitte discovered the singer “The Weeknd”.
Et ils étaient tous les deux devenus des grands fans.
And they both became huge fans.
Un jour, Nicolas découvrit qu’il serait bientôt en concert à Paris.
One day, Nicolas discovered that he was soon going to make a concert in Paris.
Alors il appela Brigitte.
He called Brigitte.
Elle répondit.
She answered.
Et Nicolas lui dit directement :
And Nicolas told him directly:
Nicolas:   “The Weeknd” va faire un concert à Paris !
“The Weeknd” is going to make a concert in Paris!
Brigitte était silencieuse… Nicolas ne s’attendait pas à cette réaction…
Brigitte was quiet… Nicolas didn’t expect this reaction…
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