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.
If you live in the UAE, you know what it's like to navigate in a multicultural environment. With many expats coming from Spanish-speaking countries, learning some pleasantries like saying good morning in different ways can go a long way. Native Spanish speakers will certainly appreciate a few kind words in their native language.
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!
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.
ˈbwenoz ˈðias ‖
ˈbwen ˈdia ‖
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 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, 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 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, 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.
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 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!
It’s daytime already!
ʝa amaneˈsjo ‖
How did you wake up?
ˈkomo amaneˈsiste ‖
How did you sleep?
ˈkomo ðoɾˈmiste ‖
Did you sleep well?
doɾˈmiste ˈβjen ‖
Did you rest well?
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
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.