English: The captain welcomes you aboard flight 1234.
French: Le/La commandant(e) vous souhaite la bienvenue à bord du vol 1234.
The captain might start off his announcement by welcoming everyone aboard, especially when making greeting announcements before departure. This would be how you can start off your translation in this situation. French usually uses a different structure to say this. Literally “Wish the welcome”. “The captain you wishes the welcome aboard of the flight 1234”.
Le commandant vous souhaite=The captain welcomes you (Notice the word order in French)
À bord du vol=Aboard (of the) flight
Le commandant vous souhaite la bienvenue à bord du vol 1234.
“Souhaiter la bienvenue” is the formal way to translate this. You'll find that in our Canadian French for Flight Attendants audio course, we focus more on spoken French, rather than written French here. In Module 3 of our audio course, we will teach a much simpler, all-encompassing way to start off your translations, a way that is more acceptable in spoken French, and allows you to bypass altogether the need to use “souhaiter la bienvenue” and “annonce que…”
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