buenos días

or buenos dias

[bwe-naws th ee-ahs]

What does buenos días mean?

Rise and shine ⏰🌞: Buenos días means "good morning" or "good day" in Spanish.

Related words:

  • buenas noches
  • buenas tardes
  • good morning
  • hola
Examples of buenos días

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Examples of buenos días
Buenos Dias good morning te amo amigos I love you my friends ❤❤❤💕💕💕😍😍😍😍😍
@Payne4Franne, May, 2018
¡Buenos días! | Good morning! Be creative today🎨. Learn how to develop your creativity #creatividad #creativity [...]
@wandajbarreto, August, 2014
"Buenos días, Papá." / He squeezed them both. "Buenos días, niños. What a beautiful day it is."
Giacomo Giammatteo, A Bullet for Carlos, 2012

Where does buenos días come from?

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Buenos días is a common expression in Spanish—and one of the first things Spanish-language learners pick up.

Buenos is “good” and días literally means “days” in Spanish, but refers to daylight or the morning more generally. Taken together, the two mean “good day” or “good morning”.

When buenos días became a familiar greeting in Spanish in unclear. Both words derive from Latin and the expression could have been used in post-classical Latin as early as the fifth century BCE.

Today, the expression buenos días is commonly used by Spanish speakers around the world as a polite and friendly morning “hello” to friends and strangers alike. Well, for folks who aren’t morning people, it might be not quite as friendly …

After lunch, people swap out buenos días for buenas tardes (“good afternoon”) in most Spanish-speaking countries. After dinner or when it’s become dark, people use buenos noches (“good night”).

Who uses buenos días?

Spanish speakers of all levels, from native speakers to Duolingo learners, use buenos días as a polite greeting in the morning before roughly 12–2pm. Spanish-language morning shows may use buenos días in their names (e.g., NBC Telemundo’s Buenos Días Miami). The phrase is sometimes even hashtagged as “#buenosdias” on social media.

As buenos días is one of the first thing people learn in Spanish, many non-Spanish speakers may use buenos días to tokenize Spanish-language culture or self-deprecate what little Spanish they know.

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