The phrase buenos dias, or good morning in Spanish, can be literally translated to “good day.” Learning Spanish from scratch means learning about the basics first, becoming more familiarized, and then focusing on step one before heading to the next level. In addition, common greetings come in various forms according to each specific situation. What are some ways of saying good morning in Spanish other than bueno días? There are many ways of greeting people in Spanish during the morning.
12 Ways to Say Good Morning in Spanish
How do you say “good morning” in Spanish? The answer is simple, ‘buenos días’! The term morning means “mañana”, and it is not appropriate to say “buena mañana” in Spanish. Whereas “buenos días” is a plural term and considered much more appropriate. Greeting someone good morning in Spanish should be done using the plural word. There is a reason why it should be done in plural, that’s because Spanish speakers tend to use polite forms of words or Spanish adjectives to show respect to the elderl
|¡Buenos días!||bweh-nohs dee-ahs||Good morning|
|¡Buenos días!||bweh-nohs dee-ahs||Good day to you!|
|¡Qué hermosa mañana!||keh her-moh-sah mah-nyah-nah||What a lovely morning!|
|¡Levántate y brilla!||leh-van-tah-tey bri-ah||Rise and Shine!|
|¿Cómo estás esta mañana?||koh-moh ehs-tahs mah-nyah-nah||How are you this morning?|
|¡Buenos días, sol!||bweh-nohs dee-ahs sohl||Good morning sunshine!|
|¿Cómo estás?||koh-moh ehs-tahs||How are you?|
|¿Cómo está usted?||koh-moh ehs-tah oos-tehd||How do you do?|
|¡Qué agradable mañana tenemos!||keh ah-grah-dah-bleh mah-nyah-nah teh-neh-mohs||What a pleasant morning we have!|
|¡Que gran mañana!||keh gr-an mah-nyah-nah||What a great morning!|
|¿Durmio bien?||d-ur-me-oh bwen-n?||Did you sleep well?|
Additional Resources to say Good Morning in Spanish
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How to Say “Hello” in Spanish
There are many ways to greet someone in Spanish, whether it’s to say good morning, good afternoon, or just a simple “hello”.
The most common way to say “hello” is by saying a simple, hola. Hola can be used at any time of the day, and with whomever you are talking to. Just tell everyone “hello”, and you’ll be sure to be received with a warm smile! However, there are other ways to greet your friends or family!
¡Hola a todos/todas! – ‘Hello, everyone!’ which can be used when greeting a large group of people. Instead of saying hello to everyone individually.
¡Bienvenido/bienvenida! – ‘Welcome!’ that is most commonly used when welcoming a guest
- Bienvenido, al Club Capilar Águila. – Welcome, to “Eagle Hair Club”.
¡Epa! – It’s an informal word when calling the attention of the person quickly
¡Que emoción de verlos de nuevo! -‘How exciting to see you guys again’ which is a greeting showing excitement, used when you have not seen someone in a while.
- Hace tiempo que no los he visto. ¡Que emoción de verlos de nuevo! – I haven’t seen you guys in a long time, how exciting to see you again!
How to Say “Good Afternoon”, and “Good Night” in Spanish
Like with buenos días, to wish someone a good afternoon or a good night in Spanish, you have to continue using the “s” at the end of your greeting phrase.
¡Buenas tardes! – Good afternoon!
- ¡Buenas tardes, mi querida familia! ¿Están listos para ir a almorzar? – Good afternoon my dear family! Are you guys ready to eat lunch?
¡Buenas noches! – Good night!
- Buenas noches mamá y papá. ¡Nos vemos mañana! – Good night mom and dad. See you tomorrow!
How to Ask “How are you?” in Spanish
Just like in English, there are many ways to ask how someone is doing in Spanish. A common way of asking “how are you” in Spanish is “¿que tal?”, meaning how are things?
Other phrases that could also be translated to “how are you”, include:
¿Cómo estás? – ‘How are you?’ which is often used when talking to people you know well and in friendly or informal contexts.
- Hola, Raquel, ¿cómo estás? – Hi Raquel. How are you?
¿Cómo vas? – ‘How are you doing?’ is used casually and between friends.
¿Qué tal? – ‘What’s up? is more of an informal phrase for asking “how are you”, usually used between friends
- ¿Qué tal chicos? ¿Están listos para ir al colegio? – What’s up guys? Are you guys ready to go to school?
How to Say “Please” in Spanish
“Please” in Spanish is ‘por favor’, which translates to ‘for a favor’.
This phrase is used in a variety of situations, like asking someone to help you with a favor, begging, or even expressing disbelief.
You can say “¡Ay por favor! ¿Cómo esperas que me crea eso?” meaning “Oh please! How do you expect me to believe that?”
How to Say “Thank You” in Spanish
Whether it’s in English or Spanish, we shouldn’t forget our manners, by thanking someone. In Spanish, a simple “gracias” will suffice and show just how grateful you truly are. If you want to add emphasis to how thankful you are, you can say “muchas gracias”, meaning “many thanks”.
How to Say “You’re Welcome” in Spanish
There are a few different ways of saying “you’re welcome” in Spanish. The most popular phrase is “de nada” quite literally meaning “it’s nothing”. However, try learning a few new ways to say “you’re welcome” in Spanish:
No hay de qué – ‘Not at all’, often used when a favor wasn’t troublesome or a big deal
Sin problema, Ningún problema, No hay problem – ‘No problem’, either phrases can be used in any scenario when answering to “thank you”
How to Say “I love you” in Spanish
There are two popular ways to say “I love you” in Spanish, where one can have a stronger meaning than the other.
Te quiero – ‘I want you’ is one of the most popular ways to tell someone you “love them”. It’s used in the same context as you would use “I love you” in English, and it is often used between partners, friends, and family members.
- ¡Te quiero mucho mamá – I love you very much mom!
Te amo – ‘I love you” is a stronger way of expressing you feelings to someone. This is mostly used between romantic partners.
- ¡Te amo, mi hermosa princesa! – I love you, my beautiful princess!
How to Say “I miss you” in Spanish
The feelings of missing someone, is always the same no matter where you are from. Spanish has three commonly used phrases to express your longing for someone.
Te extraño – “I miss you” is by far the most used way to tell your friend, partner, family member that you miss them.
Te extraño tanto que no sé si podré esperar a que regreses. – I miss you so much that I don’t know if I’ll be able to wait until you return.
Te hecho de menos – “I miss you” is widely used in Spain and can be another way to express your yearning for that special someone in your life!
- ¡Te echo de menos mi amor! – I miss you my love!
Me haces falta – “I need you” is used in the context of missing someone and wanting to have them back as soon as possible!
- Me haces mucha falta, todo el día pienso en ti. – I need you, I think about you all day.
How to Ask “Questions” in Spanish
Asking questions in Spanish can sound tedious, but learning Spanish question words is one of the most important concepts— you must know the “¿Quién?, ¿Qué?, ¿Dónde? ¿Por qué? ¿Cuánto?” of the Spanish language!
¿Qué? – ‘What?’
- ¿Qué esta pasando alla? – What’s happening there?
¿Quién? – ‘Who?’
- ¿Quíen es esa chica? – Who is that girl?
¿Cuándo? – ‘When?’
- ¿Cuándo iremos a comer pasta? – When will we go eat pasta?
¿Cómo? – ‘How?’
- ¿Cómo sabes que me llamo Stella? – How do you know my name is Stella?
¿Dónde? – ‘Where?’
- ¿Dónde queda tu casa? – Where is your house?
¿Por qué? – ‘Why?’
- ¿Por qué no quieres ir conmigo al cine? – Why don’t you want to go with me to the movie theaters?
¡Nos vemos pronto! – See you soon!
Try practicing the different ways to say ‘good morning’ and start implementing into your daily Spanish conversation! All you need to do is keep on practicing, you may use it to communicate with native speakers or even have a conversation with non-native speakers.
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