Useful Italian Phrases – Wishes and Special Occasions

Auguri – Best wishes (“well wishes”)

Tanti auguri – Best wishes (“many well wishes”)

Tanti auguri di buon compleanno – Happy birthay (“many well wishes of happy birthday”)

Buon compleanno – Happy birthday

Buona fortuna – Good luck

In bocca al lupo – Good luck ( “in the mouth of the wolf”)

Congratulazioni – Congratulations

Buone feste – Happy holidays

Auguri di pronta guarigione – Get well soon (“wishes of a speedy recovery”)

Felicitazioni – Congratulations (mainly used for weddings and births)

Buon San Valentino – Happy Valentine’s day

Buon anniversario – Happy anniversay

Buon Natale – Merry Christmas

Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo – Merry Christmas and happy new year

Auguri di buon Natale – Merry Christmas (“wishes of a merry Christmas”)

Buon anno – Happy new year

Buona Pasqua – Happy Easter

Biglietto d’ auguri – Greeting card

Fare gli auguri – To congratulate/ To wish well (“to make well wishes”)

Grazie per gli auguri – “Thank you for the wishes”

Condoglianze – Condolences

Complimenti – Well done / Compliments (mainly to express happiness for someone’s achievements, like an exam)

Grazie mille – Thank you very much (“a thousand thank you”)

Cento di questi giorni – Many happy returns (“100 of these days”)






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