How to say good morning in Spanish

Good morning is 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.

Morning!¡Buenos!ˈbwenos ‖boo-eh-nos
Good morning!¡Buenos días!ˈbwenoz ˈðias ‖boo-eh-nos dee-ahs
Good day!¡Buen día!ˈbwen ˈdia ‖Boo-ehn dee-ah
Good morning to everyoneBuenos días a todosˈbwenoz ˈðias a ˈtoðosboo-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, teacherBuenos días, maestraˈbwenoz ˈðias | maˈestɾaboo-eh-nohs dee-ahs, mah-ehs-trah
Good morning, doctorBuenos días, doctorˈbwenoz ˈðias | dokˈtoɾboo-eh-nohs dee-ahs, doc-tore

Good morning in Spanish using titles for a man or woman

If you want to say good morning in Spanish to a man or a woman and you need to be more specific, you can follow your good morning greeting with a title. 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 in Spanish to a woman or a man will come in quite handy.

Good morning, madam.Buenos días, madamˈbwenoz ˈðias | maˈðamBoo-eh-nohs dee-ahs, ma-dam
Good morning, miss.Buenos días, señoritaˈbwenoz ˈðias | seɲoˈɾitaboo-eh-nohs dee-ahs, seh-nyoh-ree-tah
Good morning, sir.Buenos días, señorˈbwenoz ˈðias | seˈɲoɾboo-eh-nos dee-ahs, seh-nyor
Good morning, young ladyBuenos días, jovencitaˈbwenoz ˈðias | xoβenˈsitaboo-eh-nos dee-ahs, ho-vehn-see-tah
Good morning, young manBuenos días, jovencitoˈbwenoz ˈðias | xoβenˈsitoboo-eh-nos dee-ahs, ho-vehn-see-toe
Good morning, ladies and gentlemenBuenos días, señoras y señoresˈbwenoz ˈðias | seˈɲoɾas i seˈɲoɾesboo-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 my love 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, princessBuenos 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.

You might have already heard your Spanish-speaking friend say some of the expressions below instead of the Arabic or English ones that are common in the United Arab Emirates. Now you can learn how to respond to them!

Rise and shineLevántate y brillaleˈβantate j ˈβɾiʝaleh-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 riseHora de levantarseˈoɾa ðe leβanˈtaɾseoh-rah deh leh-van-tar-seh
Wake up, sleeping beautyDespierta, bella durmientedesˈpjeɾta | ˈbeʝa ðuɾˈmjentedes-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 morningQue tengas una bonita mañanaˈke ˈtenɡas ˈuna βoˈnita maˈɲanakeh 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

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?

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

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. Not only is learning new expressions good practice for your brain but saying good morning in their native language to your Spanish-speaking friends or colleagues living in the UAE will surely mean a nice surprise to them as well.

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? You also start speaking the language from the very first Spanish class in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.