English | Phrases - Personal | Best Wishes

Best Wishes - Marriage

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

Best Wishes - Engagement

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

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

Best Wishes - Get well Wishes

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

Best Wishes - General Congratulations

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

Best Wishes - Academic Achievements

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

Best Wishes - Condolences

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

Best Wishes - Career Achievements

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

Best Wishes - Birth

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

Best Wishes - Thanks

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

Best Wishes - Season's Greetings

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