Are you curious to know all the phrases you can use to wish someone a relaxing and restful good night in Spanish? Any native speaker will appreciate you hoping that they sleep well at night.
Wishing someone a good night is a polite greeting that expresses respect towards the other person. It is also a part of people's manners, regardless of the culture. Since we are young, we are taught to say good night when separating from the other person in the evening or if we are going to sleep. It is an essential part of our vocabulary.
But there's more than saying 'good night,' depending on the situation and the person you are talking to. There are many other ways you can choose to say it. Phrases that will make you sound like a pro in the Spanish language.
It is customary to wish a good night to people who are going to sleep or when one is going to sleep. It is not just a way to say goodbye, but to hope that the other person has a good rest and stays healthy.
Before learning the phrases to say good night, let's learn the verbs that you need to know for this lesson.
The verbs that you will commonly see and listen to while talking about how to wish someone sweet dreams in Spanish are the following:
'Buenas Noches' is the literal translation to 'good night,' and you can use it in any situation with anyone as it is a formal and informal phrase.
People are accustomed to using this colloquial expression when saying farewell in the evening or the night before going to sleep.
Now, you might be wondering, why is it 'Buenas noches' in the plural and not 'Buena noche'? This is something specific to the Spanish language.
If you wish someone good night by saying 'Buena noche' it will sound unnatural and incomplete since the phrase means 'a good night.' So, if you want to use this phrase, you can complete it by saying 'Ten una buena noche' (Have a good night).
Or, instead of using it as a greeting, you can also use this phrase to refer to how beautiful, peaceful, or pleasant the night is. For instance: ‘Esta ha sido una buena noche para mi’ (This has been a good night for me.)
|Dream with the angels||Que sueñes con los angelitos|
|Go to sleep||Ve a dormir|
|Have a good night||- Que tengas una linda noche|
- Que tengas buena noche
- Que pases buenas noches
- Linda noche
|Happy dreams||Felices sueños|
|I'll sleep ahead of you||Me iré a dormir primero.|
|I will go to sleep now||- Me voy a dormir|
- Ya me voy a dormir
|I will go to take a rest||Me voy a descansar|
|Rest well||- Que descanses|
|Sweet dreams/Sleep soundly||- Dulces Sueños|
- Que tengas dulces sueños
|See you tomorrow||Nos vemos mañana|
|Sleep well||Que duermas bien|
|Sleep tight||Que tengas un sueño profundo|
|Until Tomorrow||Hasta mañana|
When someone is wishing you goodnight in Spanish, there are many phrases that you can use to respond.
Let's begin with an example of an informal conversation among friends.
A: Ya me voy a dormir. (I will go to sleep now.)
B: Bueno, yo también ya me voy a dormir. (Ok, I will go to sleep too.)
A: ¡Buenas noches! (Good night!)
B: Que descanses. (Have a good rest)
So, you can answer with 'que descanses' to let the other people know that you wish them a good night of rest.
What if your friends or family members ask you if you are sleepy?
A: ¿Ya te vas a dormir? (Are you going to sleep?)
B: Si, tengo mucho sueño. Me voy a dormir. Buenas noches. (Yes, I am very sleepy. I am going to sleep. Good night.)
A: Está bien. Nos vemos mañana. Duerme bien también. (OK. See you tomorrow. You too sleep well.)
Now let's look at a formal setting:
A: Estoy muy agotada. Voy a descansar. Que tenga una buena noche. (I’m so tired, I’m going to sleep. Have a good night.)
B: Gracias, que descanse. (Thank you, rest well.)
Let's see some phrases that you will be able to use to say goodnight in Spanish, answer if someone tells you 'buenas noches' or express whenever you are feeling tired.
A: Me iré a dormir antes que tú. (I’ll sleep ahead of you.)
B: Bueno. Buenas noches. Iré a dormir pronto también. (Ok. Good night. I will sleep soon too.)
A: Dulces sueños. (Sweet dreams/Sleep soundly.)
B: Dulces sueños para tí también. (Sweet dreams to you too.)
A: Vas a ir a dormir/Ya te vas a dormir? (Are you going to sleep?)
About being sleepy (Tener sueño):
About going to sleep (Ir a dormir)
Wishing good night in spanish (Buenas noches!):
Now you are all set to start wishing goodnight in Spanish. Just like saying 'Buenas tardes' (Good evening) or 'Buenos días' (Good morning), a 'Buenas noches' may make the day and night of the other person much better. Moreover you can use any of the previously learned phrases to start practicing your intermediate and advanced language skills.
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