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10 Inquiries to Debunk New Yr in France + Vocab + Audio

10 Inquiries to Debunk New Yr in France + Vocab + Audio


How do you have fun New Yr In France? What do the French do, put on, eat on New Yr’s Eve? What’s on TV? When and the way do you say Comfortable New Yr in French?

New Yr’s Eve is well known in lots of international locations all over the world. Every has its personal traditions, and naturally, France has many particular traditions for celebrating the New Yr.

Let’s see what French individuals normally do on New Yr’s Eve. First, I’ve listed and recorded for you the French vocabulary we use round New Yr’s Eve.

4 Typical New Yr Greetings In French

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The Typical New Yr greetings are:

  1. Je te/vous souhaite une joyeuse année
  2. Bonne année 2023! 
  3. Que tous tes/vos voeux se réalisent en 2023
  4. Bonne année et bonne santé pour 2023

What’s the French New Yr Vocabulary?

Listed here are some French phrases and expressions you’ll hear across the New Yr in France:

  1. Joyeuse année ! – Comfortable new yr
  2. Tous nos voeux pour la nouvelle année – all our needs for the brand new yr
  3. 2023 – deux mille-vingt-trois
  4. Le Réveillon – used each for Christmas’ Eve and New Yr’s Eve
  5. Une soirée déguisée – costume occasion
  6. Une soirée dansante – dancing occasion
  7. Faire la fête – to occasion
  8. Le gui (onerous G + ee) – mistletoe
  9. Les huitres (zwee tr) – oysters
  10. Le saumon fumé – smoked salmon
  11. Le foie-gras – Fancy liver paté
  12. Le champagne – champagne (sh sound, no tch!)
  13. Un bêtisier – bloopers
  14. Une émission de variétés – selection present
  15. Un feu d’artifice – firework
  16. Un bal populaire – road dance

Click on right here to learn my article about making New Yr’s Resolutions in French.

Right here is our New Yr’s needs – from Olivier, Leyla and me.

Now let’s see how the New Yr is usually celebrated in France.

How Do You Have fun New Yr’s Eve In France?

New Yr’s eve in France is a giant deal, and French individuals typically have large events, generally costumed events. French cities organise fireworks, with stay music and dancing.

So let’s see how the French actually have fun New Yr.

What To Count on At A New Yr’s Eve Celebration in France?

French individuals like to prepare costume events (des soirées déguisées) with a theme, others like to decorate to the Nines (se mettre sur son 31), and dancing shall be doubtless at these events (French individuals like to bounce… so much!)

New Yr’s eve has extra of a celebration vibe in France, and it’s typically spent with pals relatively than household.


At these events, individuals could also be discussing their new yr’s resolutions “les résolutions de la nouvelle année”…

What’s The Largest NY Custom in France?

An enormous New Yr custom to kiss on the stroke of midnight below le gui (pronounced onerous G + ee = mistletoe).

Besides from this, we don’t have particular traditions in France about New Yr’s Eve, besides counting right down to midnight sharp, when everyone kisses everyone else, cheers, aplaudes, throws confettis and different occasion streamers (des confettis, des cotillons), blows on whistles (des sifflets) and whistles with a streamer connected (des serpentins)…

What’s The Typical French Meals For The New Yr in France?

One factor is for certain, in case you are invited for un dîner de la Saint Sylvestre / Le Réveillon du Nouvel An  (New yr’s eve dinner), there shall be some Champagne, and probably oysters (les huitres – thoughts your liaison “lay zueetr”), foie gras (fwa gra) and smoked salmon (du saumon fumé)…

It’s additionally conventional to serve a turkey, or a goose, or cornish hen. Scallops and lobsters are additionally fashionable, so is recreation meat like venison.

In different phrases, French cooks will bend over backwards to entertain their friends and serve solely the most effective of the most effective of French produce and delicacies.

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Do Folks Go Out For Diner for the New Yr in France?

Sure, the French typically exit to eating places for his or her New Yr meal.

Our New Yr’s meal is just about the identical than the French Christmas meal.

Eating places will supply a particular (and dear) set number of festive dishes (the set choice is named “un menu“, to not be mistaken with the menu which is “la carte“)

New year in France

How do French Villages And Cities Celebrates The New Yr?

It’s not unlikely for cities to prepare fireworks (des feux d’artifice) or a danse (un bal populaire), or perhaps a parade of some type.

Nonetheless, if New Yr’s Eve tends to be a giant factor in France, some individuals will simply have an off-the-cuff gathering… or snuggle up at dwelling, perhaps watch TV… Which brings us to my subsequent query.

Is There A Particular TV Program in France For New Yr’s Eve?

We don’t actually have a particular TV program for New Yr’s Eve.

There’ll most probably be “un bêtisier” (bloopers) and a stay pop songs present, musical or a spread present… or only a actually good film: perhaps even an American blockbuster!

Now, let’s see when the French sometimes want Comfortable New Yr.

When Do You Want Comfortable New Yr in France?

Unusually sufficient, French individuals don’t want one another Comfortable Holidays or Comfortable New Yr manner prematurely like I’ve seen it completed within the US – over there, come December you greet everybody with a “Comfortable Holidays”, with your pals but additionally in shops and so on…

It’s not like that in France.

Folks will say “Joyeux Noël” on Christmas Eve and day, and “Bonne année” the week after the New Yr, however that’s about it.

It’s not a faux-pas to do it, individuals will settle for and normally politely return your needs, nevertheless it’s simply not completed as a lot.

Wishing you all glad holidays and an exquisite new yr 2021!

Wait !

Do you know that in France the Vacation enjoyable shouldn’t be over till January sixth – the official finish of the Vacation season in France? On January sixth, we have fun l’Epiphanie with a particular pastry: la galette des rois. Learn extra about it and be taught a simple recipe right here – bake it and tell us the way it was!

And when you missed it earlier than, right here is all About Christmas (Noël) in France, and Hanukkah.

Bonne année à tous, could your 2021 progress in French be superb 🙂