Have a nice weekend!

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by piegus, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. piegus

    piegus New Member

    Ciao tutti!

    How would you say or write "Have a nice/good weekend!"?
    Is the word "weekend" most common in everyday usage, or do you also use "fine settimana"?
  2. walnut

    walnut Senior Member

    Italy - Italian
    Ciao Piegus!

    We do use both of them. I'd say it's a 50-50%, but let's see what the others think about it.

    :) Walnut
  3. Alfry

    Alfry Senior Member

    I use both "Buon weekend" and "Buon fine settimana" too.
    I'm not able to give you a rate in percentage terms! I've never thought about that.

    Perhaps you are right Walnut.
  4. piegus

    piegus New Member

    Grazie mille! :)
  5. Silvia

    Silvia Senior Member

    I agree with both walnut and Alfry.

    Also, we have two ways to say weekend: wìkend and wikènd :D
  6. massimo.spelta New Member

    It depends on the situation...
    in a formal written conversation it would be better "Le auguro un buon fine settimana"
    In an informal converstation "Buon w-e" would be perfect.
  7. PANuccia New Member

    Hi all!
    I would like to add one more question.

    The use of "have a nice weekend" should be only in an informal situation or it's ok also for a formal (semi-formal) email?

    Thank you in advance!:)
  8. jchap27 Senior Member

    English - USA
    Ciao PANuccia,

    Una risponsa tardi, ma meglio tardi che mai, giusto? Comunque, direi che si può usare la frase "have a nice weekend" anche nelle situazioni formali.
  9. Euphorbia 67 Member

    Adelaide, South Australia
    English -Australian
    Hi PANuccia,

    Technically it 's not wrong but I would avoid it here, let alone for a formal/semi formal email. Perhaps it's a matter of taste but it comes across as being a little banal, wishy-washy, blah. There are so many other adjectives to use instead.

    Have an enjoyable, relaxing, good, great weekend etc
    If someone told me to have a nice w/e I'd probably respond with a "I'm going to be aiming higher than that!":D

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