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Italian translation: Buona fortuna

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08:34 Aug 10, 2001
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Good luck
good luck this weekend
Karen
Italian translation:Buona fortuna
Explanation:
this is the literal translation

but for some superstition some people believe that if you say this, your luck will actually be bad. It's trendy these days to say "in bocca al lupo!" (literally: into the wolf's mouth you go!), but the meaning is the same, only people believe that this will really bring good luck. So: In bocca al lupo per questo fine settimana (good luck for this weekend!)!
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Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 02:15
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really good extra info on the "reverse" meaning. Thanks!
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Summary of answers provided
naBuona fortuna per questo weekend!giogi
naBuona fortunacostanza_p
naBuona fortuna
Francesco D'Alessandro


  

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5 mins
Buona fortuna


Explanation:
this is the literal translation

but for some superstition some people believe that if you say this, your luck will actually be bad. It's trendy these days to say "in bocca al lupo!" (literally: into the wolf's mouth you go!), but the meaning is the same, only people believe that this will really bring good luck. So: In bocca al lupo per questo fine settimana (good luck for this weekend!)!

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 02:15
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 1056
Grading comment
really good extra info on the "reverse" meaning. Thanks!
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6 mins
Buona fortuna


Explanation:
buona fortuna per il weekend (o finesettimana).



costanza_p
PRO pts in pair: 78
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9 mins
Buona fortuna per questo weekend!


Explanation:
or:auguri per il weekend!
or: in bocca al lupo per il weekend!

These are all good luck Italian idiomatic phrases!
If you prefer, weekend in Italian is "fine settimana",(Buona fortuna per il fine settimana, auguri per il fine settimana, in bocca al lupo per il fine settimana) but we use to leave it in English as well.
Good luck!



giogi
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PRO pts in pair: 1358
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