Saying good morning is one of the sacred parts of daily interactions. If you want to function in a Spanish-speaking society, you should definitely learn to say good morning in Spanish.
Nowadays, everyone’s got a million things going on. And with our smartphones offering a refuge 24/7, it’s easy for everyone to live in our own bubbles. However, saying good morning to our friends, coworkers, classmates, and even strangers on the street is a great way to break out of that bubble and interact with those around us.
Whether you want to order coffee in Spanish or simply greet your coworkers, knowing how to say good morning will help you have more pleasant and natural interactions with those around you.
That’s why we’ve compiled 33 ways to say good morning. So, no matter the context or the situation, we’ll provide you with the best way to wish someone a good morning or a good day in Spanish.
Keep reading to learn some fun Spanish phrases to brighten people’s day!
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How to say good morning in Spanish
Now, what you came here for: how to actually say good morning in Spanish. You may already be familiar with this phrase if you read our article on how to say hi in Spanish, but don’t worry if you’re completely unfamiliar, as it’s pretty simple.
Good morningis buenos días. This directly translates to “good days.” If you’re wondering why you would use plurals, it’s kind of a long story. The most accepted version is that it used to stand for “buenos días os dé Dios,” which translates to “may God bless you with good days.” Eventually, the phrase was shortened to simply “good days,” or buenos días.
|Good morning!||¡Buenos días!||ˈbwenoz ˈðias ‖||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs|
|Good day!||¡Buen día!||ˈbwen ˈdia ‖||Boo-ehn dee-ah|
|Good morning to everyone||Buenos días a todos||ˈbwenoz ˈðias a ˈtoðos||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs ah-toe-dos|
|Good morning, nice to meet you.||Buenos días, un placer conocerte.||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | um plaˈseɾ konoˈseɾte ‖||boo-eh-nohs dee-ahs, oon plah-ser co-no-sehr-teh|
|Good morning, teacher||Buenos días, maestra||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | maˈestɾa||boo-eh-nohs dee-ahs, mah-ehs-trah|
|Good morning, doctor||Buenos días, doctor||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | dokˈtoɾ||boo-eh-nohs dee-ahs, doc-tore|
Good morning in Spanish using titles for a man or woman
If you want to be even more specific, you can follow your good morning greeting with a title for a man or a woman. If you’ve already learned how to say how are you in Spanish, you surely already know that adding señor or señorita at the end of a greeting isn’t uncommon.
And if you’ve been learning Spanish for any amount of time, you already know that this is a highly gendered language. So, knowing a few ways to say good morning to a woman or a man will come in quite handy.
|Good morning, madam.||Buenos días, madam||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | maˈðam||Boo-eh-nohs dee-ahs, ma-dam|
|Good morning, miss.||Buenos días, señorita||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | seɲoˈɾita||boo-eh-nohs dee-ahs, seh-nyoh-ree-tah|
|Good morning, sir.||Buenos días, señor||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | seˈɲoɾ||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs, seh-nyor|
|Good morning, young lady||Buenos días, jovencita||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | xoβenˈsita||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs, ho-vehn-see-tah|
|Good morning, young man||Buenos días, jovencito||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | xoβenˈsito||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs, ho-vehn-see-toe|
|Good morning, ladies and gentlemen||Buenos días, señoras y señores||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | seˈɲoɾas i seˈɲoɾes||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs seh-nyor-ahs e seh-nyor-ehs|
Romantic good morning in Spanish
French gets all the hype for being the language of love, but Spanish can be quite romantic, too! If you have a special someone, you can make sure they don’t wake up on the right side of the bed by greeting them with a romantic good morning in Spanish.
If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out our article on how to say I love you in Spanish for some romantic phrases that you can tack on to your morning greeting. And if you’re not ready for full-blown declarations of love before you’ve had your first cup of coffee, you can also get some inspiration from our articles on Spanish terms of endearment and royalty vocab in Spanish.
|Good morning, my love.||Buenos días, mi amor.||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | mj aˈmoɾ ‖||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs me ah-more|
|Good morning, beautiful.||Buenos días, hermosa.||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | eɾˈmosa ‖||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs, air-mo-sa|
|Good morning, handsome.||Buenos días, guapo.||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | ˈɡwapo ‖||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs, goo-ah-poh|
|Good morning, princess||Buenos días, princesa.||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | pɾinˈsesa ‖||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs, preen-seh-sa|
|Good morning, heart.||Buenos días, corazón.||ˈbwenoz ˈðias | koɾaˈson ‖||boo-eh-nos dee-ahs, core-ah-zon|
Other morning greetings in Spanish
Besides the typical good morning greetings, there are a few more ways to get creative and express your creativity. Particularly in Latin America, where people tend to be very warm and casual, you’ll more than likely hear many of the expressions below instead of the rather formal buenos días.
|Rise and shine||Levántate y brilla||leˈβantate j ˈβɾiʝa||leh-vahn-tah-teh e bree-yah|
|Have a nice day!||¡Qué tengas un buen día!||ˈke ˈtenɡas um ˈbwen ˈdia ‖||keh ten-gas oon boo-ehn dee-ah|
|Time to rise||Hora de levantarse||ˈoɾa ðe leβanˈtaɾse||oh-rah deh leh-van-tar-seh|
|Wake up, sleeping beauty||Despierta, bella durmiente||desˈpjeɾta | ˈbeʝa ðuɾˈmjente||des-pee-air-tah, beh-yah door-me-ehn-teh|
|Time to get up!||¡Arriba!||aˈriβa ‖||ah-ree-bah|
|Wake up!||¡Despierta!||desˈpjeɾta ‖||des-pee-air-tah|
|It’s daytime already!||¡Ya amaneció!||ʝa amaneˈsjo ‖||ya ah-mah-neh-see-oh|
|How did you wake up?||¿Cómo amaneciste?||ˈkomo amaneˈsiste ‖||koh-mo ah-mah-neh-sees-teh|
|How did you sleep?||¿Cómo dormiste?||ˈkomo ðoɾˈmiste ‖||koh-mo door-mees-teh|
|Did you sleep well?||¿Dormiste bien?||doɾˈmiste ˈβjen ‖||dore-mees-teh bee-ehn|
|Did you rest well?||¿Descansaste?||deskanˈsaste ‖||dehs-can-sahs-teh|
|Did you dream of the little angels?||¿Soñaste con los angelitos?||soˈɲaste kon los anxeˈlitos ‖||soh-nyahs-teh con los ahn-heh-lee-toes|
|¿How’s your morning going so far?||¿Qué tal va tu mañana?||ˈke ˈtal ˈβa tu maˈɲana ‖||keh tal vah too mah-nyah-nah|
|Have a nice morning||Que tengas una bonita mañana||ˈke ˈtenɡas ˈuna βoˈnita maˈɲana||keh tehn-gas oo-nah boh-nee-tah mah-nyah-nah|
|What a lovely morning||¡Qué hermosa mañana!||ˈke eɾˈmosa maˈɲana ‖||keh air-mo-sa mah-nyah-na|
Good morning in Spanish song
If you’re planning to wake someone up for a special occasion, what better way to do it than with a good morning song in Spanish? Of course, if you’re surprising someone for their birthday, then check out our blog on how to say happy birthday in Spanish. You’ll find some fun birthday songs that you can use to wake someone up on their special day!
The following song by legendary reggaetón singer Wisin is a great song to start the day with a burst of energy.
Wisin, Camilo, Los Legendarios - Buenos Días (Official Video)
If you want something that the kids can sing along to, then check out the following good morning song for children. This is a great choice if you’re looking for a good morning song for your class or your child.
☀️ Buenos días | Canción de buenos días para niños ☀️| HiDino Canciones Para Niños
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Start your mornings right with some Spanish
Now that you know what to say when you wake up, you can start your days with a little Spanish. Even if you’re still a beginner at Spanish and can’t say much yet, saying buenos días in the morning will put you in the right mindset to tackle the day.
Remember, one of the fastest ways to become fluent in Spanish is to just immerse yourself in the language, and what better way to do that than by starting your day speaking the language?
And if you feel like you’ve already mastered how to wish someone a good morning in Spanish, check out the rest of our free Spanish resources. We regularly publish guides that will help you learn useful and creative phrases in Spanish, so make sure to bookmark our page and check back for new content!
What are other ways to say good morning in Spanish? ›
¡Buenos días, sol! Good morning, sunshine! Other ways to say "good morning" in Spanish include buen día, hola, and ¡buenos días! Each of these words can be used on their own to greet someone in the morning.How do you say good morning in 20 different languages? ›
- French = bon matin.
- Spanish = buenos días.
- German = guten Morgen.
- Italian = buongiorno.
- Portuguese = bom dia.
- Farsi/Persian = sobh bekheir.
- Hindi/Indian = suprabhat.
- Chinese = zǎoān.
- Top of the Morning to You.
- Wake up My Cute Panda.
- Stop Snoring and Wake up.
- Get Ready to Start Your Morning Afresh.
- Glad to See You This Morning.
- A Lovely Morning Sleeping Beauty.
- Wake up, Kiddo!
- Wakey Wakey! Kissy Kissy!
"Positive affirmation of the day: I have every little thing I need to make today the best day ever." "Hope your morning is relaxing. I just wanted to send a quick message to say I am thinking of you and filling your day with light and love, friend." "Cheers to a beautiful new day—have a great one."What are 3 formal greetings in Spanish? ›
|Buenos días||Good morning||Slightly formal|
|Buenas tardes||Good afternoon||Slightly formal|
|Buenas noches||Good night/Good evening||Slightly formal|
|Muy buenas/buenas||Short version of all the above||Informal|
- Hola – Hello.
- Buenas – Hi (informal)
- Buenos días – Good morning.
- Buen día – Good morning (less common, used in Argentina)
- Buenas tardes – Good afternoon.
- Buenas noches – Good evening.
- Bienvenido – Welcome.
How to Say Hello in Different Languages.
|Language||Informal Greeting||Formal Greeting|
- Cuddling with you would be perfect right now.
- I was dreaming of you all night long.
- I think of you every morning and dream of you every night.
- Good morning, pretty.
- The best part of my morning is you. ...
- I hope you spend your day thinking of me. ...
- Hoping you slept well.
Cute Good Morning Texts
I hope your morning is as bright and gorgeous as your smile. I know that you enjoy wearing makeup, but you are more beautiful when you first awake. You know how I hate to text! I am surprised I am loving it now, 'cos I know it'll be read by you and it will make you think of me and smile.
Have a great day. Hello there! Wishing you the best for the day ahead. How are you this fine morning?
What is the best good morning text? ›
- Thinking of you today—hope you have a good morning.
- You're going to kill it today!
- Hope you're feeling better today. ...
- Missing having you so close in my life. ...
- Morning, buddy!
- Good morning! ...
- Rise and shine, bestie!
- Feeling particularly blessed to call you my friend today.
The common verbal greeting is “Buenos dias” (Good day), “Buenas tardes” (Good afternoon) or “Buenas noches” (Good evening/night) depending on the time of day. People may also say “¿Como está?” (How are you). A more casual greeting is “Hola” (Hello).What should I reply to Hola? ›
This phrase means “how are you?” and can be used not only to find out how somebody is feeling, but can also be used as a way to say hello. If in passing someone says “hola!” to you, it would acceptable to reply: “como estas?”What is a normal Spanish greeting? ›
Hola — Hello
This is the most basic of the greetings, and can be combined with any of the other ones found below. Now you can say, “Hola, buenos días,” or “Hola, buenas tardes.” The h is silent!
- Hola – “Hello”
- Me llamo… – “ My name is…”
- ¿Y tú? – “And you?”
- Mucho gusto – “Nice to meet you”
- ¿Qué tal? – “How are you?”
- Nos vemos – “See you”
- Por favor – “Please”
- Gracias – “Thank you”
- Hermosa / Hermoso – Beautiful. A common way to say “You are beautiful” in Spanish. ...
- Bella / Bello – Pretty. ...
- Bonita / Bonito – Pretty or Nice. ...
- Preciosa / Precioso – Gorgeous or Precious. ...
- Guapa / Guapo – Handsome. ...
- Linda / Lindo – Lovely. ...
- Adorable – Adorable. ...
- Atractivo / Atractiva – Attractive.
- Hola = Hello.
- Adiós = Goodbye.
- Por favor = Please.
- Gracias = Thank you.
- Lo siento = Sorry.
- Salud = Bless you (after someone sneezes)
- Sí = Yes.
- No = No.
- Hello (English)
- Ahoj (Czech)
- Halo (Indonesian)
- Cześć (Polish)
- Hej (Danish)
- Merhaba (Turkish)
- Yassas (Greek)
- Ciao (Italian)
- Romanian: Bună ziua.
- French: Bonjour.
- German: Guten tag.
- Yiddish: אַ גוטן טאָג (a gutn tog)
- Dutch: Goede dag.
- Swedish: God dag.
- Good morning/afternoon/evening. These are classic, formal phrases to use when greeting someone, whether it's the first time meeting them or if you've already met them before. ...
- Pleased to meet you. ...
- It's nice to meet you. ...
- It's good to see you. ...
- How are you? ...
- Hey. ...
- What's up? ...
- What's new?
How do you greet at 3.30 pm? ›
For example, “Good morning” is generally used from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. whereas “Good afternoon” time is from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. “Good evening” is often used after 6 p.m. or when the sun goes down.How do you say hello in 40 different languages? ›
- English – Hello in English is Hello – no point repeating that really but figured I might as well start with the obvious!
- Ukrainian – Dobriy den.
- Spanish – Hola.
- French – Bonjour.
- Russian – Zdravstvuyte.
- Portuguese – Olá
- Dutch – Hallo.
- Danish – Hej.
- Namaste (नमस्ते) in Hindi. ...
- Sata Sri Akal (ਸਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ) in Punjabi. ...
- Nomoshkar (নমস্কার) in Bangla. ...
- Aadab (आदाब) in Kashmiri. ...
- Parnam (प्रणाम) in Magadhi.
- Keep it short and sweet. As a general rule, the simpler the message, the better. ...
- Stay positive. Flirting, by nature, is meant to be cheerful and lighthearted — it should make you both feel like you're in high school again. ...
- Be complimentary.
- Ask a playful question.
- I love you.
- I love so much.
- I love you a lot.
- I love you too.
- I love you forever.
- I love you unconditionally.
- I love you to the moon and back.
- I love you with all my heart.
- Ask Questions. One of the worst things you can do when talking to someone is hog the conversation. ...
- Don't Overwhelm Them. ...
- Use Emojis, Pictures, Memes and Voice Notes. ...
- Don't Play Mind Games. ...
- Be Thoughtful About It. ...
- Don't Overdo It. ...
- Have Fun With It. ...
- Don't Get Too Sexual or R-Rated.
- You came into my life and made it a paradise. I love you, my darling.
- Watching you smile fills my heart with immeasurable happiness. Keep smiling, my love.
- My life was boring, black and white. ...
- I can't imagine my life with anyone except you.
- Y/N: Thinking about me?
- Feeling cuddly? ...
- Still wearing your sweatshirt…
- Netflix? ...
- Can't stop thinking about your lips.
- How much skin is too much skin to show on our date tonight?
- You're my favorite veggie—a cute-cumber!
- Thinking a lot of things about you I can't say…but I could text.
- How do you say hello in English slang? Yo, Hiya, Hey, Sup, Howdy, You alright mate.
- How do you say hello casually? Hi, Hey, Hiya, Yo.
- How do you reply to Hi? You can also say Hi, Hello, Hey, Hiya. Then, you can add a question like How are you?
To wish someone 'good morning' in Spanish, say 'buenos días'. 'Buenos' means 'good' and 'días' means 'days' (in plural), so the literal translation is 'good days. ' The word for 'morning' is 'mañana', but in Spanish you would never say 'buena mañana.
How do Hispanics say good morning? ›
Good morning is buenos días.What are four greetings in Spanish? ›
- Hola - Hello.
- Buenos días - Good morning.
- Buenas tardes - Good afternoon.
- Buenas noches - Good evening.
|English||Spanish – Informal|
|Good morning||Buenos días|
|Good afternoon/ Good evening||Buenas tardes|
|Good evening/ good night||Buenas noches|
This simple phrase is a polite way to respond the first time you're introduced to someone. Buenos días. (BWEY nohs DEE ahs): Good day/good morning.How do you say morning in Mexico? ›
This greeting changes according to the time of day, so you would use buenos días (good morning) until noon, buenas tardes (good afternoon) between noon and sunset and buenas noches (good night) after sunset.Can you just say Buenas? ›
Fun fact: One curious detail is that buenos días, buenas tardes and buenas noches are formal ways to greet in Spanish, but when Spanish natives want to greet friends or family or neighbors in an informal way, they will just say “buenas” as an alternative to “hola.” You will hear this a lot if you pay attention - it's ...How do Cubans say good morning? ›
If you want to take it a little further, you can also try using “Buenos dias” (good morning); “Buenas tardes” (good afternoon); and “Buenas noches” (good evening).
Greetings. When greeting someone in Mexico, it is customary to make physical contact, rather than simply saying “hello.” A handshake is the most common form of greeting between strangers, though friends will usually greet each other with a single kiss on the cheek.Do Mexicans say have a nice day? ›
In Spanish, when we want to wish someone a good day, we say: "que tengas buen día" for the pronoun TÚ "que tenga buen día" for the pronoun USTED; or "que tengan buen día" for the pronoun USTEDES. Another way of saying it is "que tengas bonito día".What are the 3 greetings? ›
Good Morning/Good Day/Good Afternoon/Good Evening
These are general polite greetings that can be used in all situations and are used at particular times of the day (like good morning when you greet a colleague or manager as you enter the office in the morning.)
How do Puerto Rican say hello? ›
¡Hola, hola! Hey!What are the five greetings? ›
- Hi there.
- Good morning.
- Good afternoon.
- Good evening.
- It's nice to meet you.
- It's a pleasure to meet you. As you may have assumed, these last two only work when you are meeting someone for the first time. We hope you enjoy putting these new English greetings to use!
Mucho gusto ("a pleasure to meet you")
In English, we would say "a pleasure to meet you." A common response to mucho gusto is el gusto es mío (literally, "the pleasure is mine").