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¡Que tengas un buen día!

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by K2R, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. K2R Senior Member

    Germany - German
    Hello,

    I'd like to know in english: ¡Que tengas un buen día!

    Thanks for helping me.
     
  2. nightlone Senior Member

    Eng.UK
    Have a nice day!
     
  3. K2R Senior Member

    Germany - German
    Thanks! Is also possible "Enjoy your day"?
     
  4. nightlone Senior Member

    Eng.UK
    Hi. Yes, it's possible, although it's more the kind of thing you'd say to someone for a specific reason... say, if it was their birthday or they were visiting somewhere for the day. "Have a nice day" is just the standard "Que tengas un buen día" phrase (although it sounds a bit American).
     
  5. scotu Senior Member

    Paradise: LaX.Nay.Mex.
    Chicago English
    So what´s the "standard" on your side of the pond?

    scotu
     
  6. nightlone Senior Member

    Eng.UK
    I think we just say the same thing, but for some reason "Have a nice day" sounds typically American.
     
  7. mochilero

    mochilero Senior Member

    London
    UK English
    It's a little less estadounidense (remembering that Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru, etc are also American) if you say "Hope you have a good day". Which, I notice, is also a little more literal.
     
  8. Dawei Senior Member

    English (USA)
    Of course there are other options, such as "have a good day/night" or "have a good one". These are actually much more common, at least in my area.
    "Have a nice day" actually sounds a little too polite and forced for everyday use, anyone agree?
     
  9. scotu Senior Member

    Paradise: LaX.Nay.Mex.
    Chicago English
    Like it´s Kina "California-girl" Ya know what I mean?:D
     
  10. cubaMania Senior Member

    I think it was the flood of "Have a nice day" yellow smiley faces that ruined the phrase for me.
    http://www.giftmugs.com/sampler/funny/smiley/Smilies-Nice-Day-13.htm
     

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