Posted by learnitalianfortravel  |  February 2, 2024

Wishing someone well


Buon/ Buono/ Buona/ Buon’..  = Good *an adjective that agrees with the noun it modifies

    Buon appetito = Have a good appetite

    Buona giornata = Have a good day

    Buona serata = Have a good evening

    Buon divertimento = Have fun *can also use the reflexive verb, ‘divertirsi’ (to enjoy onelself)

                 Divertiti! = have fun (to one person)

                 Divertitevi! = have fun (to a group of people)

    Buon compleanno = Happy birthday

    Buon Natale = Merry Christmas

    Buona Pasqua = Happy Easter

    Buon anno = Happy new year


In bocca al lupo = Good luck *literally in the mouth of the wolf

    Crepi il lupo = May the wolf die

    Grazie = thank you


Bravo/a/i/e = Good job *an adjective that agrees with the noun it modifies


Congratulazioni = Congratulations *used when someone has achieved a goal and/or when an event deserving recognition has occurred


Complimenti = Compliments *used to express admiration for someone for any reason


Auguri = Blessings/ Best wishes/ Happy… *used in many happy situations to express well wishes

Tanti auguri = Many blessings *also the ‘happy birthday’ song

Auguroni = Lots of blessings/ best wishes


Stammi bene = Take care *singular/informal

Statemi bene = Take care *plural

Baci = kisses

Abbracci = hugs


Andrá tutto bene = Everything will be alright

Spero che tutto vada bene = I hope that everything goes well

Forza! = Have strength!