French translation of 'holiday'
1. (Britain) (= vacation) vacances fpl
I need a holiday. J’ai besoin de vacances.
Did you have a good holiday? Tu as passé de bonnes vacances ?
our holidays in France nos vacances en France
to go on holiday partir en vacances
to be on holiday être en vacances
We are on holiday. Nous sommes en vacances.
the school holidays les vacances scolaires
the Christmas holidays les vacances de Noël
happy holidays! (US) (= Merry Christmas!) joyeux Noël !
(= time off work) congé m
(= day off) jour m de congé
Every worker gets four weeks’ paid holiday a year. Chaque salarié a droit à quatre semaines de congés payés par an.
He took a day’s holiday. Il a pris un jour de congé.
to be on holiday être en congé
3. (public) jour m férié
Next Wednesday is a holiday. Mercredi prochain est un jour férié.
Tomorrow is a holiday. Demain c’est férié.see also bank holiday
1. [destination] de vacances ⧫ touristique
What are your holiday plans? Quels sont tes projets pour les vacances ?
a holiday romance un flirt de vacancessee also holiday village, holiday cottage
2. (US) (= Christmas)
the holiday season la période de Noël ⧫ la période des fêtes (de fin d’année)
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Example Sentences Including 'holiday'
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Demand for new video game releases was weaker than expected in the holiday period, it said.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Failure to agree could spark industrial action in the peak summer holiday period.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
We take frequent holidays nearer to home for some winter sunshine.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
DANCE fans holidaying with Island Cruises this month and next can enjoy daily dance classes.The Sun (2010)
It is to be enjoyed like a holiday trip.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It suddenly dawns on you that holiday time is just around the corner.The Sun (2015)
It was their first holiday abroad together.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
My holiday style is usually more colourful than my town style.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
People are booking their summer holiday for next year now.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Take time out to relax each day and have frequent holidays.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
There are discounts on flights and holidays to more than 100 destinations worldwide.The Sun (2016)
We must have spent about 8,000 a year on diving holidays.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Workers can bank holidays in advance so they get paid while they are away.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You should always particularly try to avoid the first two weeks of the summer school holidays too.The Sun (2011)
Funnily enough, my very first holidays were working ones.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Older people are tiring of predictable package holidays.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
To book flights and holidays, visit monarch.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You only get one summer holiday a year.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Fingers crossed the couple will enjoy many more holidays together after this.The Sun (2017)
He aims to buy properties and enjoy a holiday.The Sun (2014)
He spoke dreamily of his plans to whisk the beautiful blonde away on a holiday.The Sun (2008)
If it was not renewed, the company would be unable to continue selling package holidays.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It is your responsibility to leave your holiday home in the condition that you found it.The Sun (2008)
Many are taking advantage of the extra public holiday on offer.The Sun (2011)
My friend was away on holiday.The Sun (2016)
Stock up on creative crafts for rainy bank holidays.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The government should work with the holiday industry to find a way through.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The justices had effectively set the holidays to one side on the basis that they were in some way justified.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The school sets homework for holiday periods and says it is within its rights to do this.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
There were none when she was on holiday for four weeks.The Sun (2008)
They just look like any other school pupils out on their bikes during the school holidays.The Sun (2016)
They wash in and out so are perfect for festivals and sunny holidays.The Sun (2014)
We have not had a family holiday abroad since our youngest was born.The Sun (2014)
To be forced to spend your summer holiday in France is no terrible hardship.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Who would holiday in a place like this?Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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'holiday' in Other Languages
British English: holiday /ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ; -dɪ/ NOUN
A holiday is a period of time during which you relax and enjoy yourself away from home.
I've just come back from a holiday.
- American English: vacation
- Arabic: عُطْلَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: férias
- Chinese: 假日
- Croatian: odmor
- Czech: dovolená
- Danish: ferie
- Dutch: vakantie
- European Spanish: vacaciones
- Finnish: loma
- French: vacances
- German: Urlaub
- Greek: διακοπές
- Italian: vacanza
- Japanese: 休暇
- Korean: 휴일
- Norwegian: ferie
- Polish: urlop
- European Portuguese: férias
- Romanian: vacanță
- Russian: отдых
- Spanish: vacaciones
- Swedish: semester
- Thai: วันหยุด
- Turkish: tatil
- Ukrainian: канікули
- Vietnamese: ngày nghỉ
Translation of holiday from the Collins English to French Dictionary