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Everything about the French phrase "Bonne nuit"

You are in the right place to learn all the things you need to know about the basic phrase "Bonne nuit". More precisely, this includes a detailed definition of what it is and how you can use it in everyday life with an audio example. But that's not all, we also added useful stuff like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonyms and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : Good night

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Audio pronunciation



  • IPA : / bɔn nɥi /

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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.


↓ Example in a story with translation ↓

Finally, let's see an example in a parallel story with slow audio.

Au régime

On a diet

Un jour, Angèle réalise qu'elle avait pris du poids.
One day, Angèle realizes that she had gained weight.
Alors, elle décide de faire un régime.
So she decides to go on a diet.
Quand elle en parle avec Joe, il lui dit qu'il avait aussi pris du poids.
When she talks with Joe, he says that he also had gained weight.
Alors Joe décide de faire un régime lui aussi.
So Joe decides to go on a diet too.
Pendant un mois, ils ont mangé sainement et ont évité le sucre autant que possible.
For a month, they ate healthy and avoided sugar as much as possible.
Mais un jour, Angèle a très envie de chocolat...
But one day, Angèle is craving for chocolate...


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