How to say “I'm looking forward to summer vacation” in French? I want to tell my French friend that I’ve learned so much for university and now I’m looking forward to vacation.


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  • "J'ai hâte d'être en vacances"


  • "Je suis impatient d'être en vacances"

or their informal equivalent:

  • "Vivement les vacances!"

I personally would not specify "Summer" in the french translation

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    the last one is clearly the most commonly used Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 12:56

I'd say:

Ah, comme j'ai hâte d'être en vacances !

Les grandes vacances me tardent ! == Vacation cannot come/arrive soon enough!

Des vacances relaxantes, voilà ce qu'il me faut !

Not the same phrasing, but essentially the same idea:

How do I say in French 'I can't wait to see them!' ?

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    Nobody would speak your second sentence in real life. (And in your third sentence you introduce the extra meaning of "relaxing" that is absent from OP's sentence – maybe OP's idea of a vacation is hiking through Siberia.)
    – N.I.
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 19:11
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    Les grandes vacances me tardent is unlikely to be heard but "nobody would say it" is exaggerated ( gaby.cw.cowblog.fr/les-grandes-vacances-me-tardent-3105099.html , twitter.com/enzotaistoi/status/739172221692870656, ...) Rearranging the sentence would make it more common : Il me tarde d'être en vacances.
    – jlliagre
    Commented Jul 20, 2018 at 8:43

"Vivement les vacances!" is clearly the most common. If you really want to precise which vacation you mean, I would say that "Vivement les grandes vacances!" is adequate, as the summer holidays are the longest of the year.

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