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souhait

English translation of souhait

wish

The word 'souhait' is used in French in similar ways as 'wish' is used in English. It can denote a hope or desire for something to happen or be the case. 'Souhait' can be used in both formal and informal contexts. An example of its usage in sentence: 'Je souhaite visiter la France un jour' means 'I wish to visit France one day'.


Example sentences using: souhait

Je souhaite un joyeux anniversaire à ma mère.

English translation of Je souhaite un joyeux anniversaire à ma mère.

I wish my mother a happy birthday.

This is a simple sentence where the speaker is expressing their desire (souhait) for their mother to have a happy birthday. The verb 'souhaite', is in its first person singular present tense form.

Il souhaite partir en vacances en France.

English translation of Il souhaite partir en vacances en France.

He wishes to go on vacation to France.

In this sentence, the subject is expressing a desire (souhait) to take a vacation in France. The verb 'souhaite', is in its third person singular present tense form.

Nous souhaitons vous voir demain.

English translation of Nous souhaitons vous voir demain.

We wish to see you tomorrow.

In this example, the verb 'souhaitons' is in its first person plural form, expressing the speakers' shared desire or hope to meet the person they're addressing the next day.

Tu souhaites étudier à l'université.

English translation of Tu souhaites étudier à l'université.

You wish to study at the university.

This sentence conveys a person's wish or intention to study at a university. The verb 'souhaites' is used here in second person singular.

Elle souhaite avoir un chat.

English translation of Elle souhaite avoir un chat.

She wishes to have a cat.

This sentence communicates the subject's desire to own a cat. The verb 'souhaite', is in third person singular form.

Ils souhaitent venir à la fête ce soir.

English translation of Ils souhaitent venir à la fête ce soir.

They wish to come to the party tonight.

In this sentence, the verb 'souhaitent' is in its third person plural form, showing the group's collective wish to attend a party that evening.

Que tu souhaites une bonne année à tous tes amis.

English translation of Que tu souhaites une bonne année à tous tes amis.

That you wish all your friends a happy new year.

This sentence is a desire for the person being addressed to extend new year greetings to their friends. The verb 'souhaites' used here is in second person singular.

J'ai fait un souhait en voyant une étoile filante.

English translation of J'ai fait un souhait en voyant une étoile filante.

I made a wish upon seeing a shooting star.

In this context, 'souhait' is being used as a noun to express a desire or wish that somebody has when they see a shooting star.

Faites un souhait avant de souffler les bougies.

English translation of Faites un souhait avant de souffler les bougies.

Make a wish before you blow out the candles.

This sentence describes the traditional act of making a wish (un souhait) right before blowing out birthday candles.

Je peux réaliser ton souhait.

English translation of Je peux réaliser ton souhait.

I can fulfill your wish.

Here, 'souhait' is used as a noun to represent something that a person desires or hopes for, which the speaker claims they have the ability to fulfill.

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