Discover the French phrase "Toutes mes félicitations"

We are going to teach you all the things you need to know about the basic French phrase “Toutes mes félicitations”.

Including a complete guide of what it is and how you can use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. Along with the useful informations we sprinkled like synonyms, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!

Oh and if you are interested, you will find more of these phrases pages on this page and all our tutorials about French words on this page. Wish you a good learning!

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English translation

Audio pronunciation

Slow pronunciation

Normal pronunciation

What does it mean?

Definition

This is a way to say to someone “Congratulations” in French.

Use it when you want to congratulate someone about an achievement, a success or an important step of their life. This typically includes: having a kid, wedding, promotion, business success, buying a house, etc. 

How to use it

When someone around you is achieving something and you want to congratulate this person, you can use: “Félicitations !“. For example, your bother passed an important exam, so you might say: “Félicitations !” (Congratulations).

In case you want to be more precise about what you are congratulating him, you can use “Félicitations pour + topic“. In the example above it would be: “Félicitations pour ton examen !” (Congratulations for your exam!)

This is the neutral way, but in case you need something more formal you can use instead: “Mes sincères félicitations” (My sincere congratulations) or “Toutes mes félicitations” (All my congratulations). This is particularly useful for work emails and formal situations.

And in case you want something more familiar, you have variations such as “Bien joué !” (Well done) or “Chapeau !” (Hats off) or “Bravo !” (Bravo!)

Finally, if you want a slang version, you have “Bien ouej” which is the reversed version of “Bien joué” and which means “Lit / Well done“.

If you want more variations, check the next section! But with that you will have enough for 99% of situations.

Synonyms

  • Félicitations ! (“Congratulations!“)
  • Je te/vous félicite ! (“I congratulate you!“)
  • Mes félicitations ! (“My congratulations!“)
  • Mes sincères félicitations ! (“My sincere congratulations!“)(Formal)
  • Nos sincères félicitations ! (“Our sincere congratulations!“)(Formal)
  • Mes vives félicitations ! (“My wholehearted congratulations!“)(Formal)
  • Nos vives félicitations ! (“Our wholehearted congratulations!“)(Formal)
  • Toutes nos félicitations ! (“All our congratulations!“)
  • Bravo ! (“Bravo!“)
  • Hourra ! (“Hurray!“)
  • Bien joué ! (“Well played!“)
  • Bien ouej ! (“Lit! / Well played!“)
  • Chapeau ! (“Hats off!“)
  • Je suis content(e) pour toi/vous ! (“I’m happy for you!“)

Example in a story with English translation

Now, let’s see a complete example of this phrase in a story with slow French audio and the English translation below.
Le livre est fini
The book is finished
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Joe annonça à Angèle qu’il avait fini d’écrire son livre…
Joe announced to Angèle that he had finally finished writing his book…
Elle l’applaudit.
She applauded him.
Angèle:   Bravo, c’est génial !
Congratulations, that’s great!
Joe la remercia, mais ajouta que maintenant il fallait trouver comment le publier…
Joe thanked her, but said that now he had to find how to publish it…
Angèle:   J’ai quelques amis qui travaillent dans ce domaine. Je peux te donner leurs contacts !
I have some friends working in this field. I can give you their contacts!
Joe:   Ça serait génial, merci !
That would be great, thank you!
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