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How To Say ‘Good Luck’ In 10 Languages

Whether it’s sincere or sarcastic, knowing how to say ‘good luck’ is a useful skill in any language. Here’s a quick guide.
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How To Say ‘Good Luck’ In 10 Languages

There are countless occasions to wish someone luck if you’re trying to be thoughtful or polite. Maybe they’re giving a big presentation at work or school, or going on a first date, or even playing the slot machines. In these scenarios (and others), you’ll want to know how to say ‘good luck’ in that person’s native language. It’s also useful if you’re a proponent of sarcasm, and your friend is attempting to beat you in a rousing game of air hockey. No matter where you travel or who you meet, keep these translations handy so you can be equal parts polite and snarky in another language. Here’s how to say ‘good luck’ in 10 languages.

Pro tip: In some cultures and certain situations, it’s considered bad luck to wish someone good luck. Do your research on superstitions so you don’t accidentally say it to an actor who’s about to go onstage!

Spanish: Buena suerte

French: Bonne chance

German: Viel Glück

Italian: In bocca al lupo

Portuguese: Boa sorte

Norwegian: Lykke til

Russian: Удачи (udachi)

Polish: Powodzenia

Turkish: Bol şans!

Dutch: Veel succes

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