Everything about the French phrase "Bonne nuit"

You are going to discover all the things you want to know about the basic French sentence “Bonne nuit”.

This include a detailed explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. Together with the useful things we added like synonym, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!

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Translation in English

Audio pronunciation

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does bonne nuit mean?


“Bonne nuit” is the common way to say “Good night” in French.

How to use it

Use it exactly like “Good night” in English, when you want to wish someone a good night.

But if you are more advanced and want to learn some synonyms (Formal, Plural, etc.) check the “Synonyms” section below.


  • Passe une bonne nuit → Have a good night
  • Passez une bonne nuit → Have a good night (Formal &/or Plural)
  • Je te souhaite une bonne nuit → I wish you a good night
  • Je vous souhaite une bonne nuit → I wish you a good night (Formal &/or Plural)
  • Dors bien → Sleep well
  • Dormez bien → Sleep well (Formal &/or Plural)
  • Repose toi bien → Rest well
  • Reposez vous bien → Rest well (Formal &/or Plural)
  • Fais de beaux rêves → Sweet dreams
  • Faites de beaux rêves → Sweet dreams (Formal &/or Plural)

Example in a story with translation

Now, let’s see a complete example of this phrase in a story with slow French audio and the English translation below.
Au régime
On a diet
Un jour, Angèle réalisa qu’elle avait pris du poids.
One day, Angèle realized that she had gained weight.
Alors, elle décida de faire un régime.
So she decided to go on a diet.
Quand elle en parla avec Joe, il lui dit qu’il avait aussi pris du poids.
When she spoke with Joe, he said that he also had gained weight.
Alors Joe décida de faire un régime lui aussi.
So Joe decided to go on a diet too.
Pendant un mois, ils mangèrent sainement et évitèrent le sucre autant que possible.
For a month, they ate healthy and avoided sugar as much as possible.
Mais un jour, Angèle eut très envie de chocolat…
But one day, Angèle was craving for chocolate…
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