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Best Wishes : Marriage

Congratulations. Wishing the both of you all the happiness in the world.
Congratulazioni. I nostri migliori auguri e tanta felicità.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Congratulations and warm wishes to both of you on your wedding day.
La gioia di questo giorno vi accompagni per tutta la vita. Con affetto.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Congratulations on tying the knot!
Ormai la frittata è fatta. Auguroni!
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Congratulations on saying your "I do's"!
Ormai hai detto "sì". Tanti auguri.
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Congratulations to the bride and groom on their happy union.
Congratulazioni agli sposi.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple

Best Wishes : Engagement

Congratulations on your engagement!
Tanti auguri
Standard phrase used to congratulate someone on their engagement
Wishing both of you all the best on your engagement and everything lies ahead.
Auguri ai novelli fidanzati!
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will both be very happy together.
I nostri migliori auguri in questa nuova fase della vostra vita.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will make each other extremely happy.
Tanti tanti auguri per una vita felice insieme.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. Have you decided upon big day yet?
A quando le nozze?? Tanti auguri!
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple who you know well, and to ask when the wedding will take place

Best Wishes : Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthday greetings!
Tanti auguri
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Happy Birthday!
Buon Compleanno!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Many happy returns!
Cento di questi giorni!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Wishing you every happiness on your special day.
Auguroni
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
May all your wishes come true. Happy Birthday!
Possano tutti i tuoi desideri avverarsi in questo giorno. Auguri!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Wishing you every happiness this special day brings. Have a wonderful birthday!
Ti auguro un felice compleanno!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Happy Anniversary!
Felice anniversario!
General anniversary wish, commonly found on anniversary cards
Happy…Anniversary!
Buon anniversario di...
Anniversary wish used when celebrating a specific anniversary (e.g. 25th silver anniversary, 40th ruby anniversary)
…years and still going strong. Have a great Anniversary!
Dopo ...anni siete ancora inseparabili. I nostri migliori auguri!
Used to emphasize the length of marriage and wish a happy anniversary
Congratulations on your Porcelain Wedding Anniversary!
Tanti auguri per le vostre Nozze di Cristallo
Used to celebrate a 20th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary!
Tanti auguri per le vostre Nozze d'Argento
Used to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary!
Tanti auguri per le vostre Nozze di Smeraldo
Used to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Pearl Wedding Anniversary!
Tanti auguri per le vostre Nozze di Perle
Used to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Coral Wedding Anniversary!
Tanti auguri per le vostre Nozze di Zaffiro
Used to celebrate a 35th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Gold Wedding Anniversary!
Tanti auguri per le vostre Nozze d'Oro
Used to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary!
Tanti auguri per le vostre Nozze di Diamante
Used to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary

Best Wishes : Get well Wishes

Get well soon.
Buona Guarigione
Standard get well wish, commonly found on cards
I hope you make a swift and speedy recovery.
Rimettiti presto
Standard get well wish
We hope that you will be up and about in no time.
Ti auguriamo tutti una pronta guarigione!
Standard get well wish from more than one person
Thinking of you. May you feel better soon.
Rimettiti al più presto.
Standard get well wish
From everybody at…, get well soon.
Da parte di tutti noi, i migliori auguri di pronta guarigione.
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work
Get well soon. Everybody here is thinking of you.
Rimettiti presto. Tanti auguri da parte di tutti noi.
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work

Best Wishes : General Congratulations

Congratulations on…
Congratulazioni per...
Standard congratulation sentence
I wish you the best of luck and every success in…
Ti auguro il meglio per il tuo futuro
Used when wishing someone success in the future
I wish you every success in…
Ti auguro un gran successo in...
Used when wishing someone success in the future
We would like to send you our congratulations on…
Ti inviamo le nostre più sentite congratulazioni per...
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing
Well done on…
Complimenti!
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing, less congratulatory
Congratulations on passing your driving test!
Complimenti per aver superato il test di guida!
Used when congratulating someone on passing their driving test
Well done. We knew you could do it.
Complimenti. Sapevamo che ce l'avresti fatta!
Used when congratulating someone, usually a close friend or member of the family
Congrats!
Bravo!
Informal, relatively uncommon, shorthand for congratulations and used when congratulating someone

Best Wishes : Academic Achievements

Congratulations on your graduation!
Complimenti dottore!
Used when congratulating someone for graduating from university
Congratulations on passing your exams!
Congratulazioni per il risultato!
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams
Who's a clever bunny then? Well done on acing your exam!
Secchione! Ottimo lavoro!
Informal colloquial phrase, used when someone you know well does exceedingly well on an exam
Congratulations on getting your Masters and good luck in the world of work.
Complimenti dottore e buona fortuna nel mondo del lavoro
Used when congratulating someone for completing their master's degree and wishing them luck in the future
Well done on your great exam results and all the best for the future.
Complimenti e tanti auguri per il futuro
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams, but when unsure whether they plan to go to university or get a job
Congratulations on your exam results. Wishing you all the best for your future career.
Complimenti per il risultato raggiunto e tanti auguri per la tua carriera futura
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams, and who you know is looking to get a job
Well done on getting into University. Have a great time!
Complimenti, ti auguro il meglio in questa nuova esperienza!
Used when congratulating someone on getting a place at university

Best Wishes : Condolences

We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of…and we would like to offer our deepest sympathy.
La perdita da voi subita è per noi motivo di dolore e di sincera commozione. Con affetto.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them. The death could have been expected or unexpected
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss.
Ci stringiamo a voi in questa terribile disgrazia che vi ha colpito.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
I offer you my deepest condolences on this dark day.
La tragedia che ha colpito la vostra famiglia è per noi motivo di dolore. Vogliate gradire le nostre più sentite condoglianze.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
We were disturbed and saddened by the untimely death of your son/daughter/husband/wife, … .
Ci uniamo al vostro dolore per la prematura perdita del caro/della cara...
Used when consoling someone on the death of their son/daughter/husband/wife (includes the name of the deceased)
Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time.
L'espressione del nostro cordoglio vi giunga in una così triste circostanza.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time of loss.
In una simile circostanza dove le parole sono inutili, ci uniamo con tanto affetto al vostro dolore.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them

Best Wishes : Career Achievements

We wish you the best of luck in your new job at…
Tanti tanti auguri per questo nuovo lavoro
Used when wishing someone success in a new job
From all at…, we wish you the best of luck in your new job.
Da parte di tutti noi, buona fortuna per il nuovo lavoro!
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
We wish you the best of luck in your new position of…
In bocca al lupo per il nuovo lavoro!
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job position
We wish you every success for your latest career move.
I nostri migliori auguri per il tuo nuovo lavoro.
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
Congratulations on getting the job!
Complimenti per il nuovo lavoro!
Used when congratulating someone on getting a new, usually lucrative, job
Good luck on your first day at…
In bocca al lupo per il tuo primo giorno di lavoro
Used when wishing someone a good first day at a new job

Best Wishes : Birth

We were delighted to hear of the birth of your new baby boy/girl. Congratulations.
Le più vive e cordiali felicitazioni per il lieto evento!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
Congratulations on your new arrival!
Auguroni al nuovo nato/al nuovo arrivato!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
For the new mother. Best wishes for you and your son/daughter.
Tanti auguri alla nuova mamma.
Used to congratulate a woman on the birth of her child
Congratulations on the arrival of your new beautiful baby boy/girl!
Cordiali felicitazioni per la nascita della vostra splendida creatura.
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
To the very proud parents of… . Congratulations on your new arrival. I'm sure you will make wonderful parents.
A voi e al vostro piccolo bimbo, gli auguri più veri, di fortuna, buona salute e felicità.
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child

Best Wishes : Thanks

Many thanks for…
Grazie tante per...
Used as a general thank you message
I would like to thank you on behalf of my husband/wife and myself…
Vorrei ringraziarti a nome mio e di...
Used when thanking someone on behalf of yourself and someone else
I really don't know how to thank you for…
Non so davvero come ringraziarti per aver...
Used when you are very grateful to someone for doing something for you
As a small token of our gratitude…
Un piccolo pensierino per ringraziarti...
Used when giving a gift to someone as a thank you
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to…for…
Grazie per aver...
Used when you are grateful to someone for doing something for you
We are very grateful to you for…
Ti siamo riconoscenti per aver...
Used when you want to thank someone sincerely for doing something for you
Don't mention it. On the contrary: we should be thanking you!
Di niente. Anzi siamo noi ad essertene grati!
Used when someone thanks you for something, but what he / she did benefited you as well

Best Wishes : Season's Greetings

Season's greetings from…
Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo
Used in the US to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Tanti auguri di Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo
Used in the UK to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Happy Easter!
Buona Pasqua!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Easter Sunday
Happy Thanksgiving!
Buon Giorno del Ringraziamento
Used in the US to celebrate Thanksgiving
Happy New Year!
Buon Anno!
Used to celebrate the New Year
Happy Holidays!
Buone Vacanze!
Used in the US and Canada to celebrate holidays (especially used around Christmas/Hanukkah time)
Happy Hanukkah!
Felice Hanukkah
Used to celebrate Hanukkah
Happy Diwali to you. May this Diwali be as bright as ever.
Felice Diwali
Used to celebrate Diwali
Merry Christmas! / Happy Christmas!
Buon Natale!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas and New Year

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