The French phrase "Je te souhaite un joyeux noël"

You are going to learn all the things you have to know about the basic phrase “Je te souhaite un joyeux noël”.

Including a detailed definition of what it mean and how you can use it in a dialogue with an audio example. And because learning a new language is a big deal, we also sprinkled useful stuff like slow pronunciation audio, synonyms, dialogue example and more!

In addition, you will also find our others phrases tutorials on this page plus the ultimate directory of all our French words content on this page. C’est parti ! (Let’s go!)

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French to English

How to pronounce it

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does it mean exactly?


The literal meaning is:

  • Je → I
  • te souhaite → wish you
  • un → a
  • joyeux Noël → merry Christmas


“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)


  • Je vous souhaite un joyeux Noël → I wish you a merry Christmas (Formal)
  • Joyeux Noël → Merry Christmas


Dialogue example

Audio dialogue from French people

Dialogue audio

Dialogue script

” 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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