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As a non-native English speaker, I have a question:

Can I write (and say) "Happy week everyone" to wish a good/happy week? Is there any more common English expression in everyday conversations?

  • Say it however you want to, but if you write it, it should be: "Happy week, everyone!" (The comma after "week" is necessary.) There are many ways of saying this, as the answers below indicate. Personal preference prevails. – user21497 Mar 11 '13 at 14:17
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    A question like this one would fit much better on the English Language Learners site. Have a great week! – J.R. Mar 11 '13 at 14:22
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There is nothing wrong saying "Happy week everyone", happy being an adjective and the week being a noun. But it will sound weird and out of the ordinary! something that the people are not used to hearing.

Being Native English speaker I would recommend saying "Have a good week(end) (ahead)" or just say "have a good one."

So, if you don't want to sound weird, don't use "happy week".

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    These salutations tend to become 'fossilised expressions', with illogical degrees of changes that might seem logically permissible actually employed. Thus 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year' is never swapped to 'Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year'; 'Merry Birthday' and 'Have a merry week!' are likewise no-noes (except for comic effect); and 'Have a happy week!' is distinctly non-standard. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 11 '13 at 14:08
  • exactly what I meant. non-standard. :) – camelbrush Mar 11 '13 at 19:39
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As a native English speaker, I have seen "have a good week" used commonly in both spoken and informal written communication. I have not seen the expression "...happy week" used by native English speakers.

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I am not a native English speaker myself but I have heard my native English speaking friends say, "Have a good week (ahead)."

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I know no English speakers who says Happy weekend the way one might say Happy birthday or Happy anniversary.

We just say

Have a {good/great/fun/nice/pleasant/relaxing} {day/week/weekend/vacation/life}.

instead.

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It is very simple, just add a "big" word before anything you have to say and make it look important even though everyone knows it's not. For example, "Have a fantastic week"

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