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Definition of bon voyage

  • congee
  • good-by

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French, literally, good journey!

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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French, literally, "good journey"

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  • acciaccatura
  • pas de deux
  • the Internationale
  • vivacissimo

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

  • Flora's voice wished me " bon voyage " in a most friendly but tremulous tone.  
  • He wished us bon voyage, removed his hand, and we were off.  
  • It's best to say 'good-bye' and 'bon voyage' right here.  
  • Numerous devoted friends were on hand to say good bye and "bon voyage", but they were permitted only on the dock.  
  • There was a short drive to the river amid polite calls of "good-bye" and " bon voyage," and there lay the Mayflower, like a great white bird with comfortably folded wings.  

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Synonyms for bon voyage fr. bɔ̃ vwaˈyaʒ bon voy·age, this thesaurus page includes all potential synonyms, words with the same meaning and similar terms for the word bon voyage ., princeton's wordnet rate these synonyms: 5.0 / 1 vote.

bon voyage, send-off noun

an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venture

Synonyms: send-off , kickoff , start-off

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You are in the right place to find out all the things you need to know about the basic sentence "Bon voyage". To be more specific, this includes a detailed explanation of what it is and how to use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. Along with the useful things we sprinkled like dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio, synonyms and more!

French to English translation

Translation : Have a nice trip

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IPA : / bɔ̃ vwajaʒ /

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What does bon voyage mean?

It literally means:

  • Voyage → Trip

It means "Have a good trip " or "Have a nice trip ". We use it when saying goodbye to someone (or a group of people) leaving for a trip, to wish a safe and nice time during the trip.

Cool thing: "bon voyage " is also used in English with the exact same meaning.

When you want to wish a safe and good trip to someone or a group of people, you can simply add "Bon voyage ". 

If you want to make a sentence out of it, you can say: "Fais bon voyage " (Have a nice/good trip). And for a formal version, use instead: "Je vous souhaite un bon voyage → I wish you a good/nice trip "

If the trip involves driving on the road, you can use "Bonne route → Have a nice (trip on the) road ". And if it's a flight: "Bon vol → Have a good/nice flight ".

Finally, if the trip is about going home, you can also use "Bon retour → Have a good/nice journey home ".

A little trick, if you add "bon(ne) " before a noun, it will mean: "enjoy *noun* " or "have a nice/good *noun* ".

Few examples:

  • Bonne journée → Have a nice day
  • Bon week-end → Have a nice weekend
  • Bon appétit → Enjoy your meal
  • Bonne visite → Enjoy your visit
  • Bon match → Enjoy the game
  • Je vous souhaite un bon voyage → I wish you a good/nice trip
  • Fais bon voyage → Have a good/nice trip
  • Bonne route → Have a nice (trip on the) road / Be safe on the road
  • Bon vol → Have a good/nice flight
  • Bon retour → Have a good/nice journey home

Example in a dialogue with French audio

Allez, on y va !

Come on, let's go!

Ça marche ! Bon voyage !

All right! Have a nice trip

Merci ! À plus tard !

Thanks! See you later!

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  • send-off have a nice trip
  • farewell exclamation, have a nice trip
  • adieu exclamation, have a nice trip
  • goodbye exclamation, have a nice trip
  • bye-bye exclamation, have a nice trip
  • adios exclamation
  • gluckliche Reise
  • happy landing
  • pleasant journey
  • tsetchem leshalom
  • see you later
  • hasta la vista

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noun as in journey, often by water

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The preserve is such hardy stuff, in fact, that Christopher Columbus packed it alongside salt cod and hardtack on his transatlantic voyages.

Other data do suggest that ancient humans could have deliberately made the voyage to the Ryukyu Islands.

It is unlikely that ancient mariners would have set out on an ocean voyage with a major storm on the horizon, say paleoanthropologist Yousuke Kaifu of the University of Tokyo and colleagues.

Days after the Diamond Princess evacuation, a ship from the same company, the Grand Princess, set sail from San Francisco on another ill-fated voyage.

A statue of its namesake explorer stands in the lobby, near a chart of Cook’s voyages.

It used to carry livestock but sailed its final voyage with a hold full of Syrian men, women, and children.

People might be surprised that during that period “Maiden Voyage,” one of your most well-loved standards, began as a TV jingle.

It has now been revealed that Princess Beatrice will not be among those who will ultimately voyage with Virgin Galactic.

The turbulent waters caused one of his oars to crack, which—without a motor or a sail—can be severely detrimental to his voyage.

The voyage is a new one, certainly for Tambor, but also for Hollywood, in many ways.

Roman Pane who accompanied Columbus on his second voyage alludes to another method of using the herb.

Henry Hudson sailed from Gravesend on his first voyage for the discovery of a northwest passage to India.

I shipped for a voyage to Japan and China, and spent several more years trying to penetrate the forbidden fastnesses of Tibet.

The Swedish boatswain consoled him, and he modified his opinions as the voyage went on.

Capt. Ross sailed from Shetland, on his first voyage for the discovery of the north-west passage.

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Words related to voyage are not direct synonyms, but are associated with the word voyage . Browse related words to learn more about word associations.

verb as in traverse an area

  • criss-cross
  • extend over
  • move across

verb as in sail

  • keep steady pace
  • push off/push on
  • wander about

noun as in sailing expedition

noun as in migration

  • colonization
  • displacement
  • expatriation
  • homesteading
  • peregrination
  • reestablishment
  • resettlement
  • transplanting

noun as in journey; people on a journey

  • exploration
  • undertaking

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