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The French phrase "Je te souhaite un joyeux noël"

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French to English

  • Translation : I wish you a merry Christmas

  • Register : Neutral - Basic - Christmas & New Year's Eve

How to pronounce it



  • IPA : / ʒə tə swɛt ɛ̃ ʒwajø nɔɛl /

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What does it mean exactly?


The literal meaning is:


"Je te souhaite un joyeux Noël" is a common way to say "I wish you a merry Christmas" in French.

How to use it

For a simple and casual way to say "Merry Christmas" in French, use "Joyeux Noël".

For a more complete sentence, you can use "Je te souhaite un joyeux Noël" the same way you would use "I wish you a merry Christmas".

And for something formal, you can use instead: "Je vous souhaite un joyeux Noël". (It can also be plural)



Example in a dialogue with audio


Je te souhaite un joyeux Noël !

I wish you a merry Christmas!

Merci ! Joyeux Noël à toi aussi !

Thanks! Merry Christmas to you too!

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