Sleeping is one of the most amazing activities performed by the human body, as it not only helps us to replenish our strength and optimize our brain functions, but also makes us feel refreshed, and let’s face it, many of us like to sleep! and we always want “5 more minutes” to sleep.
Wishing someone good night in Spanish is a polite greeting or farewell that expresses respect for the other person and is also part of manners, so it is an essential part of our vocabulary. And if you are studying another language, it is one of the main things you should learn, especially if it is Spanish, where it is so used.
But there are many other ways to say “good night”, depending on the situation and the person you are talking to. Phrases that will make you sound like a native speaker of the Spanish language.
In this article, you will learn to say “good night” in Spanish, some alternatives, spanish vocabulary for night and other phrases related to sleep. Every native speaker will surely appreciate it if you wish him or her a good night’s sleep.
How To Say Good Night in Spanish
Good night in Spanish is as simple as buenas noches.
Buenas is the feminine plural form of the adjective bueno, meaning “good” and “noches” means “evenings” and is a feminine noun. Therefore, we get “buenas noches”.
Buenas noches is okay for any social situation to say good night or goodbye and you also use this phrase to greet someone at night. You don’t have to worry about the conjugation as it doesn’t exist here.
DID YOU KNOW…?
Why say “buenas noches” if there is only one night? In Spanish, there is a type of plural called “expressive plural”. This is a plural that does not denote quantity, but intensity.
For example: buenos días (good morning), buenas tardes (good evening), gracias (thanks), mis condolencias (my condolences), saludos (greetings).
Different Ways To Say “Good Night” In Spanish
In Spanish, there are lots of other ways to say the same idea when it is late or you are going to go to sleep, so if you don’t want to be boring and just say “good night” try one of these ways to give it a more personalized touch.
1. Que tenga buenas noches / Que pases buenas noches
This is a fairly simple but longer way of saying good night in Spanish and translates to “have a good night”. Que tengas buenas noches and Que pases buenas noches mean the same thing. To address a group of people, you may say que pasen buenas noches.
Both mean the same thing.
2. Dulces sueños
A slightly more delicate and cute way of wishing buenas noches, as you are wishing the other person to have “sweet dreams”. Another way to say “sweet dreams” is que tengas dulces sueños (have sweet dreams).
3. Descansa / Que descanses
Both forms mean the same thing and are used to say goodbye just as the other person is going to sleep, and wish the other person a good night’s rest (i.e., a good night’s sleep). You can also say que duermas bien. It means the same.
4. Hasta mañana / Nos vemos mañana
It is used to say goodbye when you are not going to see the other person until the next day. It is very common to use at work, school or at home. It means “see you tomorrow”.
5. Que sueñes con los angelitos
In Spanish this phrase is often used, especially to wish children buenas noches. It literally translates “I hope you dream with little angels”. It is a very tender way to wish good night in Spanish and can be used in the same context as que tengas dulces sueños.
6. Feliz noche
Another way to wish good night, but a little more formal. It is used to say goodbye and translates as “happy night” and it is not about a night of partying or fun, but it is the same as saying buenas noches but with a more formal touch.
7. Felices sueños
It is similar to feliz noche and is used in an informal context, wishing the other person happy dreams.
Flirty Good Night In Spanish
If you want to wish your Spanish-speaking crush buenas noches, don’t be left behind and try these phrases. Spanish speakers are quite loving and flirtatious, and they will appreciate it if you wish them good night in a flirtatious way too (as long as you know that your love is reciprocated).
For the first option, just add some affectionate nickname. Let’s see some examples.
|Buenas noches, mi amor||Good night, my love|
|Buenas noches, hermosa||Good night, beautiful|
|Buenas noches, cariño||Good night, honey|
|Buenas noches, mi corazón||Good night, my heart|
|Buenas noches bebe||Good night, baby|
|Buenas noches, mi corazón||Good night, my heart|
|Buenas noches, guapo||Good night, handsome|
|Buenas noches, princesa||Good night, princess|
|Buenas noches, príncipe||Good night, prince|
The second option is a bit more flirty, and we mean it, they are flirty! Use them wisely.
|Sueña conmigo||Dream with me|
|Descansa, que cuando duermas conmigo no lo harás||Rest, when you sleep with me, you won’t|
|Soñaré contigo||I’ll dream of you|
|Envíame una foto antes de dormir||Send me a picture before you sleep|
Phrases In Spanish for when you are sleepy
Now, it is time to learn not only how to say good night but how to say that you are going to sleep or that you are sleepy. In Spanish, there are many ways to express this.
Let’s see here the most common ones.
|Tengo sueño||I’m sleepy|
|Es hora de acostarse||It’s bedtime|
|Muero de sueño||I’m super tired (literally: I’m dying of sleep)|
|No puedo dormir||I can’t sleep|
|Me estoy quedando dormido||I’m falling asleep|
|¿Tienes una cobija?||Do you have a blanket?|
|¿Tuviste una buena noche?||Did you have a good night?|
|¿Cómo dormiste?||How did you sleep?|
|¿Soñaste?||Did you have a dream?|
|¿A qué hora te dormiste?||What time did you fall asleep?|
|Me voy a poner la pijama||I’m going to put on my pajamas|
|Necesito descansar||I need to rest|
|Tuve una pesadilla||I had a nightmare|
|¿Tuviste una pesadilla?||Did you have a nightmare?|
|Tus ronquidos no me dejaron dormir||Your snoring kept me awake (literally: your snoring didn’t let me to sleep)|
|Ve a dormir||Go to sleep|
|Me voy a la cama||I’m going to bed|
|Vamos a la cama||Let’s go to bed|
|Un baño y a la cama.||A bath and to bed.|
|Nos vemos por la mañana.||See you in the morning.|
|Bocadillo de medianoche||Midnight snack|
|¿Me despiertas temprano por la mañana?||Can you wake me up early in the morning?|
|¿Tienes sueño?||Are you sleepy?|
|Estoy cansado / cansada||I’m tired|
|¿Ya te quieres dormir?||Do you want to sleep?|
Night and Sleeping Vocabulary in Spanish
Now we must learn some words related to night and sleep in Spanish, to expand our vocabulary so that talking about sleep is not a problem for you. Let’s see!
How To Say Good Night In Spanish Slang
Of course, in Spanish, there are also very funny and unique ways of saying buenas noches or me voy a dormir (good night or “I’m going to sleep”). Here are some of them.
1. Este osito de peluche se va para su estuche
Translate ” This Teddy Bear is going to his case” and it means that you are going to sleep. In this context, you are the teddy bear and the case is the bed. It’s quite funny and a different way of saying you’re going to sleep.
2. Me voy al sobre
Same as above, the “sobre” is the bed. It translates as “I’m going back to the envelope” as if you were a product going back into its packaging.
3. Me voy al baile de las sábanas blancas
That phrase means that you are going to curl up in the bed sheets, as if sleeping is a dance with the sheets, as it translates as “I’m going to the white sheets dance.”
If you learn how to say “good night” in Spanish, remember to also learn how to say “good day”. So don’t hesitate to learn How to Say “Good Day” in Spanish Just Like a Native!
Are You Ready To Say Buenas Noches?
Now that you have read this article you can start having conversations about the weekend in Spanish. Wishing your friends or coworkers a good weekend makes you a much more well-mannered person and can be worth much more than a simple goodbye. With any of the phrases you have learned here, you can start practicing your Spanish language skills!
So now that you know the different ways to wish “good weekend” it’s time to start using them! Just keep in mind that you can use them whenever you are going to say goodbye in Spanish to someone you won’t be seeing again during the weekend.
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