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Best Wishes : Marriage

Congratulations. Wishing the both of you all the happiness in the world.
Félicitations. Nous vous souhaitons à tous les deux tout le bonheur du monde.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Congratulations and warm wishes to both of you on your wedding day.
Félicitations et meilleurs voeux à vous deux pour votre mariage.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Congratulations on tying the knot!
Félicitations à vous deux!
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Congratulations on saying your "I do's"!
Félicitations pour vous être dit "oui"!
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Congratulations to the bride and groom on their happy union.
Félicitations aux jeunes mariés pour leur union.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple

Best Wishes : Engagement

Congratulations on your engagement!
Félicitations pour tes fiançailles!
Standard phrase used to congratulate someone on their engagement
Wishing both of you all the best on your engagement and everything lies ahead.
Je vous souhaite le meilleur pour vos fiançailles et tout ce qui vous attend.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will both be very happy together.
Félicitations pour vos fiançailles. J'espère que vous serez très heureux ensemble.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will make each other extremely happy.
Félicitations pour vos fiançailles. J'espère que vous vous rendrez extrêmement heureux l'un l'autre.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. Have you decided upon big day yet?
Félicitations pour vos fiançailles. Avez-vous déjà fixer la date du gand jour?
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple who you know well, and to ask when the wedding will take place

Best Wishes : Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthday greetings!
Bon anniversaire!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Happy Birthday!
Joyeux anniversaire!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Many happy returns!
Que tu jouisses encore de nombreuses années!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Wishing you every happiness on your special day.
Je te souhaite plein de bonheur en cette journée spéciale.
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
May all your wishes come true. Happy Birthday!
Que tous tes désirs se réalisent. Joyeux anniversaire!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Wishing you every happiness this special day brings. Have a wonderful birthday!
Je te souhaite tout plein de bonheur en cette journée particulière. Passe une merveilleuse journée!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Happy Anniversary!
Joyeux anniversaire!
General anniversary wish, commonly found on anniversary cards
Happy…Anniversary!
Joyeux ...(ème) anniversaire de mariage!
Anniversary wish used when celebrating a specific anniversary (e.g. 25th silver anniversary, 40th ruby anniversary)
…years and still going strong. Have a great Anniversary!
...années et toujours ensemble. Bon anniversaire!
Used to emphasize the length of marriage and wish a happy anniversary
Congratulations on your Porcelain Wedding Anniversary!
Félicitations pour vos noces de Porcelaine!
Used to celebrate a 20th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary!
Félicitations pour vos noces d'Argent!
Used to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary!
Félicitations pour vos noces d'Émeraude!
Used to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Pearl Wedding Anniversary!
Félicitations pour vos noces de Perle!
Used to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Coral Wedding Anniversary!
Félicitations pour vos noces de Rubis!
Used to celebrate a 35th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Gold Wedding Anniversary!
Félicitations pour vos noces d'Or!
Used to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary!
Félicitations pour vos noces de Diamant!
Used to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary

Best Wishes : Get well Wishes

Get well soon.
Prompt rétablissement.
Standard get well wish, commonly found on cards
I hope you make a swift and speedy recovery.
Rétablis-toi vite.
Standard get well wish
We hope that you will be up and about in no time.
Nous espérons que tu seras rétabli en peu de temps.
Standard get well wish from more than one person
Thinking of you. May you feel better soon.
Je pense à toi et espère que tu te sentiras mieux bientôt.
Standard get well wish
From everybody at…, get well soon.
De la part de tout le monde à..., prompt rétablissement.
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work
Get well soon. Everybody here is thinking of you.
Rétablis-toi vite. Toute le monde à... t'envoit ses amitiés.
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work

Best Wishes : General Congratulations

Congratulations on…
Félicitations pour...
Standard congratulation sentence
I wish you the best of luck and every success in…
Je te souhaite bonne chance et tout le succès que tu mérites dans...
Used when wishing someone success in the future
I wish you every success in…
Je te souhaite tout le succès possible dans...
Used when wishing someone success in the future
We would like to send you our congratulations on…
Nous voudrions te féliciter pour...
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing
Well done on…
Bien joué pour...
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing, less congratulatory
Congratulations on passing your driving test!
Félicitations pour ton permis de conduire!
Used when congratulating someone on passing their driving test
Well done. We knew you could do it.
Bien joué. Nous savions que tu pouvais le faire.
Used when congratulating someone, usually a close friend or member of the family
Congrats!
Congrats! (Félicitations!)
Informal, relatively uncommon, shorthand for congratulations and used when congratulating someone

Best Wishes : Academic Achievements

Congratulations on your graduation!
Félicitations pour ton diplôme!
Used when congratulating someone for graduating from university
Congratulations on passing your exams!
Félicitations pour tes examens!
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams
Who's a clever bunny then? Well done on acing your exam!
Dis donc tu es une vraie lumière! Bien joué pour les examens!
Informal colloquial phrase, used when someone you know well does exceedingly well on an exam
Congratulations on getting your Masters and good luck in the world of work.
Félicitations pour l'obtention de ton Master et bonne chance dans le monde du travail.
Used when congratulating someone for completing their master's degree and wishing them luck in the future
Well done on your great exam results and all the best for the future.
Bien joué pour les examens et bonne chance pour le futur.
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams, but when unsure whether they plan to go to university or get a job
Congratulations on your exam results. Wishing you all the best for your future career.
Félicitations pour tes examens et bonne chance dans ta future carrière professionnelle.
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams, and who you know is looking to get a job
Well done on getting into University. Have a great time!
Bien joué pour ta place à l'université. Profites-en bien!
Used when congratulating someone on getting a place at university

Best Wishes : Condolences

We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of…and we would like to offer our deepest sympathy.
Nous sommes sous le choc de la nouvelle de la mort soudaine de...et nous voudrions vous offrir toute notre compassion.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them. The death could have been expected or unexpected
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss.
Nous sommes vraiment désolé d'apprendre la disparition de...
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
I offer you my deepest condolences on this dark day.
Je t'envoie mes condoléances les plus sincères en ce jour noir.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
We were disturbed and saddened by the untimely death of your son/daughter/husband/wife, … .
Nous avons été boulversés par le décès prématuré de votre fils / fille / époux/ épouse, ...
Used when consoling someone on the death of their son/daughter/husband/wife (includes the name of the deceased)
Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time.
Veuillez accepter nos condoléances les plus attristées en ce moment des plus difficiles.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time of loss.
Nos pensées sont avec vous et votre famille en ce moment difficile que représent la disparition d'un être cher.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them

Best Wishes : Career Achievements

We wish you the best of luck in your new job at…
Nous te souhaitons bonne chance dans ton nouveau travail chez...
Used when wishing someone success in a new job
From all at…, we wish you the best of luck in your new job.
De notre part à touche chez..., nous te souhaitons bonne chance dans ton nouveau travail.
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
We wish you the best of luck in your new position of…
Nous te souhaitons bonne chance dans ton nouveaau poste en tant que...
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job position
We wish you every success for your latest career move.
Nous te souhaitons beaucoup de succès dans ton nouveau défi professionnel
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
Congratulations on getting the job!
Félicitations pour le nouveau job!
Used when congratulating someone on getting a new, usually lucrative, job
Good luck on your first day at…
Bonne chance pour ta première journée chez...
Used when wishing someone a good first day at a new job

Best Wishes : Birth

We were delighted to hear of the birth of your new baby boy/girl. Congratulations.
Nous sommes ravis d'apprendre la naissance de votre petit garçon / petite fille.
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
Congratulations on your new arrival!
Félicitations pour la nouvelle arrivée dans votre famille!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
For the new mother. Best wishes for you and your son/daughter.
Pour la nouvelle maman. Meilleurs voeux à toi et ton fils / ta fille.
Used to congratulate a woman on the birth of her child
Congratulations on the arrival of your new beautiful baby boy/girl!
Félicitations pour l'arrivée de votre petit garçon /petite fille!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
To the very proud parents of… . Congratulations on your new arrival. I'm sure you will make wonderful parents.
Aux très fiers parents de... Félicitations pour le nouveau venu / la nouvelle venue. Je suis sûr que vous ferez de très bons parents.
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child

Best Wishes : Thanks

Many thanks for…
Merci beaucoup pour...
Used as a general thank you message
I would like to thank you on behalf of my husband/wife and myself…
Je voudrais te remercier de la part de mon époux / épouse et moi-même...
Used when thanking someone on behalf of yourself and someone else
I really don't know how to thank you for…
Je ne sais pas vraiment comment te remercier pour...
Used when you are very grateful to someone for doing something for you
As a small token of our gratitude…
Une petite preuve de notre gratitude...
Used when giving a gift to someone as a thank you
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to…for…
Nous voudrions vraiment remercier... du fond du coeur pour...
Used when you are grateful to someone for doing something for you
We are very grateful to you for…
Nous te sommes très reconnaissants pour...
Used when you want to thank someone sincerely for doing something for you
Don't mention it. On the contrary: we should be thanking you!
N'en parlons pas. Au contraire, nous devrions te remercier toi!
Used when someone thanks you for something, but what he / she did benefited you as well

Best Wishes : Season's Greetings

Season's greetings from…
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année de la part de...
Used in the US to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!
Used in the UK to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Happy Easter!
Joyeuses Pâques!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Easter Sunday
Happy Thanksgiving!
Joyeux Thanksgiving!
Used in the US to celebrate Thanksgiving
Happy New Year!
Bonne Année!
Used to celebrate the New Year
Happy Holidays!
Bonnes vacances!
Used in the US and Canada to celebrate holidays (especially used around Christmas/Hanukkah time)
Happy Hanukkah!
Joyeux Hanukkah!
Used to celebrate Hanukkah
Happy Diwali to you. May this Diwali be as bright as ever.
Joyeux Diwali. Que la lumière soit dans vos cœurs pour une année entière.
Used to celebrate Diwali
Merry Christmas! / Happy Christmas!
Joyeux Noël!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas and New Year

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