bonjour

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Clothing with bonjour text

Etymology[edit]

From French bonjour(good day).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bonjour

  1. (in French contexts) good morning
    • 2009 March 13, Alexandra Jacobs, “Blame the Messager”, in New York Times[1]:
      Say bonjour to the botched R.S.V.P. The practice of replying to invitations, let alone actually showing up to parties as promised, has become as antiquated as the chimney sweep, and much messier.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

bonjour ‎(third-person singular simple present bonjours, present participle bonjouring, simple past and past participle bonjoured)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To greet in French with "bonjour".
    • 1938, Donald Barr Chidsey, Each one was alone:
      He went on down the boulevard, bonjouring right and left, lifting his hat, bowing. He moved very slowly.
    • 1988, Gary Hart, The Strategies of Zeus:
      Connaughton entered the simple but cheery restaurant, checked his coat, bonjoured the maître d'...
    • 2005, James H Irwin, Mokanshan: A Tale of Wallis Simpson's Naughty Shanghai Postcards:
      They bonjoured back and stood there awkwardly. Finally, Flood broke the silence.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bon(good) +‎ jour(day).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (France) IPA(key): /bɔ̃.ˈʒuʁ/, [bõ.ˈʒuə̯ʁ]
    • (file)
  • (Québec) IPA(key): /bɔ̃.ˈʒuʁ/, [bɒ̃ʊ̯̃.ˈʒʊu̯ʁ]
  • (Louisiana) IPA(key): /bɔ̃.ˈʒur/, [bɔ̃.ʒo(ɾ)]

Noun[edit]

bonjour m ‎(plural bonjours)

  1. Salutation; hello.
    Tu passeras le bonjour à ta mère.

Interjection[edit]

bonjour

  1. Good day; good morning, good afternoon.
    Bonjour, mon ami !
    Greetings, friend!
    Bonjour, monsieur le Président !
    Hello, Mr. President!
    Bonjour, professeur !
    Hello, Teacher!
  2. (Quebec) goodbye

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

External links[edit]