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fervin



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:47 am    Post subject: Fervin Reply with quote

Few months later my friend will have a birthday.She is a girl.
How do I say "Happy birthday" in France?
and how to speak it? Smile Wink
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CrystalKick



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Bon anniversaire"

Very Happy
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sibylline



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Joyeux anniversaire" is better!!
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levraiMOUTON



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Bonne fête" is simpler and easier to pronounce since there's no nasals.

It's pronounced like bonn-fêt

The ê is open like in Indonesian or Tagalog.
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Julien



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bonne fête does not mean Happy Birthday
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mad



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doesn't it?
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Julien



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mad wrote:
doesn't it?


You can tell me "bonne fête" on August 2nd since it's Julien's day

Or "bonnes fêtes" in December for Christmas

But none of these days are my birthday


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mad



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I know for sure that it means happy Birthday here. maybe it's just one of those differences between Canadian and European French?
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Julien



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mad wrote:
Well I know for sure that it means happy Birthday here. maybe it's just one of those differences between Canadian and European French?


Could be.

I speak only French French
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Vick



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, there's no difference for this. Joyeux anniversaire AND Bonne fête are for Happy Birthday. Joyeux Noel seems Merry Christmas. Joyeuses Fetes is correct too but it exact meening is Happy Holidays. Hope you're less confuse!

Have a nice day!!!

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FangFang



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, really, (at least in France, but maybe not in Canada), you'll never say "bonne fête" for "happy birthday"...

remember "bon anniversaire".
The pronunciation of " bon" is the same as "bonne", since it is before a voyel (the "a" of anniversaire").

and anniversaire could be pronunced "aah nee vay r say r" (ok my attempt to explain how to pronunce "anniversaire" looks ridiculus, but o think it's close to how we pronunce it in french)
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