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Enjoy....?

Enjoy your meal! = Bon appétit !
Have fun at work! = Bon travail ! Have a good day! = Bonne journée !

How would we say "Enjoy your hike!" or "have fun hiking"? Can we say Bonne Randonnée ?

8/9/2017, 10:36:06 PM

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Can we say Bonne Randonnée ?

Yeah

8/10/2017, 7:59:19 AM

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So we can say bon/bonne with just about any noun to mean enjoy/have a great time doing something?

Bon écriture !
Bon rendez-vous !
Bonne cuisine !

How about if it involves a verb? Like "Have fun watching TV"? "Have fun writing that letter"? Maybe Amuse-toi regarder la télé? Merci.

8/10/2017, 11:57:42 AM

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Bon rendez-vous !

Yes

Bon écriture !

Une écriture, so bonne, but its a bit strange, personaly i never listened

Bonne cuisine !

As Bonne écriture, i never listened

Have fun watching TV

Amuse-toi à regarder la télé, once again its a bit weird this sentence. We will say : Bon film ! Bon feuilleton !

8/10/2017, 12:09:02 PM

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Merci.
BTW, we don't say "I never listened." We say "I've never heard of it."

If you don't listen, you don't learn, but if you haven't heard of it, it's ok. Hehe. That's the difference between listen and hear.

8/10/2017, 12:34:10 PM

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Thanks ^^

As "Have a nice meal" / "Enjoy your meal" we don't have a direct translation.

Because the translation of "appétit" is "appetite". And "Aie un bon repas" its really strange. So according to me, they are things to learn, not really to translate ^^

8/10/2017, 12:48:17 PM

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Yes, I understand they are things to learn, but I can't learn if I don't know them. You don't say "have a nice" something but you have equivalent expressions to wish people well, wish people a nice time/experience doing something. So I'm not looking for literal translations. I'm looking for things you would say in those circumstances.

8/10/2017, 1:09:46 PM

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Kangourex explained things well. In some cases, for fun, we invent words to be able to wish whatever. Ex: 'Bon regardage de télé !' 'Bon regardage' appears 950 times on Google. Most invented nouns will be made from a verb of the first group, with 'age' instead of 'er'. Sometimes, the invented word will actually replace a noun that exists. Ex: 'Bon discutage' (73 Google hits) instead of 'Bonne discussion'.

8/10/2017, 3:35:42 PM

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In another word, you guys don't really wish each other a nice time doing something? Just Bon journée, bonne soirée?

8/10/2017, 3:50:01 PM

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It is our way to wish that. Although you have a way to wish enjoyment for whatever situation: 'Amuse-toi bien !/Amusez-vous bien !' which corresponds to 'Enjoy!' or more exactly to 'Have fun!'

8/10/2017, 4:22:55 PM

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OK. So if I say amuse-toi avec ta randonnée, amuse-toi avec l'émission, it would sound natural? Merci.

8/10/2017, 4:34:18 PM

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You can combine them:

  • Bonne randonnée ! Amuse-toi/amusez-vous bien !

It does not sound good at all for a TV program, though. 'Bonne émission !' already sounds like a joke, and 'Amuse-toi bien' does not fit with it. We could say :

  • Bon, je te laisse regarder ton émission. À plus !

'À plus' (with the 's' pronounced) = 'À plus tard'

8/11/2017, 1:38:41 AM

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No, only 'Amuse-toi bien !' ('bien' is almost systematically present).

8/10/2017, 11:48:31 PM

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Oh, it's the catch-all phrase. Interesting. Merci.

8/11/2017, 12:49:02 AM
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