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Italian Greetings: English to Italian

If you have aspirations of greeting someone in Italian, then you're going to need to learn a few basic Italian greetings.

Luckily, this page can teach you such greetings - like hellos and goodbyes, plus the timely greetings of good morning, good day, good afternoon, good evening, and good night.

Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of greetings from Italian to English.

Hellos (English to Italian):

Hello ➔ Ciao (Informal)

Hi ➔ Ciao (Informal)

Hello ➔ Salve (Formal)

Hi everyone ➔ Ciao a tutti

When answering the phone, you'd say... ➔ Pronto (Lit. Ready)

Timely Greetings (English to Italian):

Good morning ➔ Buon giorno

Good day ➔ Buon giorno

Good afternoon ➔ Buon pomeriggio

Good evening ➔ Buona sera

Good night ➔ Buona notte

Goodbyes (English to Italian):

Goodbye ➔ Arrivederci

Goodbye ➔ Arrivederla (Formal)

Bye ➔ Ciao (Informal)

Bye bye ➔ Ciao ciao

See you soon ➔ A presto

See you later ➔ A dopo

See you tomorrow ➔ A domani

*Greetings last updated: May 10, 2018.


As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Italian and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Italian myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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