English | Phrases - Personal | Best Wishes

Best Wishes - Marriage

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

Best Wishes - Engagement

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

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

Best Wishes - Get well Wishes

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

Best Wishes - General Congratulations

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

Best Wishes - Academic Achievements

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

Best Wishes - Condolences

Nous sommes sous le choc d'apprendre le décès si soudain de... et nous souhaitons vous offrir tous nos vœux de condoléances.
We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of…and we would like to offer our deepest sympathy.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them. The death could have been expected or unexpected
Nous sommes sincèrement désolés d'apprendre la disparition de...
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Je vous envoie mes condoléances les plus sincères en ce moment de deuil.
I offer you my deepest condolences on this dark day.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Nous avons été bouleversés par le décès prématuré de votre fils / fille / époux / épouse, ...
We were disturbed and saddened by the untimely death of your son/daughter/husband/wife, … .
Used when consoling someone on the death of their son/daughter/husband/wife (includes the name of the deceased)
En ces moments difficiles nous tenions à vous faire part de nos sincères condoléances.
Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Nos pensées sont avec vous et votre famille en ce moment difficile que représente la disparition d'un être cher.
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time of loss.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them

Best Wishes - Career Achievements

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

Best Wishes - Birth

Nous sommes ravis d'apprendre la naissance de votre petit garçon / petite fille. Félicitations.
We were delighted to hear of the birth of your new baby boy/girl. Congratulations.
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
Félicitations pour la nouvelle arrivée dans votre famille !
Congratulations on your new arrival!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
À la jeune maman, meilleurs vœux à ton fils / ta fille et à toi-même.
For the new mother. Best wishes for you and your son/daughter.
Used to congratulate a woman on the birth of her child
Félicitations pour la naissance de votre petit garçon / petite fille !
Congratulations on the arrival of your new beautiful baby boy/girl!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
Aux très fiers parents de..., félicitations à l'occasion de cet heureux événement. Savourez ces moments de bonheur.
To the very proud parents of… . Congratulations on your new arrival. I'm sure you will make wonderful parents.
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child

Best Wishes - Thanks

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

Best Wishes - Season's Greetings

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