5 Ways to Say Have a Good Day in Spanish


Learning Spanish is not all about learning grammar rules. You also need to be able to maintain common and basic interactions with people such as saying have a good day in Spanish. Most Spanish learners stick to one phrase when they could be using multiple expressions. 

So what are different ways to say ‘have a good day’ in Spanish? These are some of the most common phrases that Spanish speakers use to wish someone a good day:

  • ¡Que tengas un buen día!
  • Lindo día / Bonito día
  • ¡Que te vaya bien!
  • ¡Que tengas un bonito día!
  • Buen día

Saying ‘have a good day’ in Spanish is not only polite but also these small interactions will help you build confidence in practicing Spanish in real-life situations. For that reason, in this list, you’ll find 5 popular ways to say have a good day in Spanish. 

We’ll also provide the contexts and examples of the best ways to use these expressions. By the end of this post, you’ll have a few more useful expressions to ‘say have a good day’ in Spanish 😉

1.¡Que tengas un buen día! – Have a good day

¡Que tengas un buen día! is the direct translation of ‘have a good a day’ or ‘have a nice day’. As a result, many Spanish learners are familiar with this expression. Since this is a standard phrase, you can use it in a wide range of contexts. Here are some examples of how to use this phrase: 

Ya me voy, mamá, que tengas un buen día
Mom, I’m leaving, have a good day

Muchas gracias, Paola, que tengas un buen día
Thank you very much, Paola, have a nice day

When using this expression, the only adjustment that you have to make (when needed) is conjugating the verb tener according to the person you’re wishing a nice day. Notice that in this situation the conjugation must be in the subjunctive. 

¡Que + tener [conjugated in subjunctive] + un buen día!

La clase terminó, chicos, que tengan un buen día
The class is over guys, have a good day 

Que tenga un buen día, señora, gracias por su compra
Have a good day, mam, thank you for your purchase

Take Note: If someone says this expression to you, you can answer by saying ‘gracias, igualmente’ or ‘gracias, tú también’. Both of these expressions mean ‘thank you, you too’.

2. ¡Que te vaya bien! – Have a good one/ Have a nice day

Another popular expression to say ‘have a good day’ in Spanish is ¡que te vaya bien! This expression can be used in other contexts; however, in this situation, it means ‘have a good one’ or it’s used when you want to say ‘have a nice day’. In order to apply ‘¡que te vaya bien!’ correctly, there are some keys that you need to keep in mind:

  • We use this phrase with someone that is leaving a place. 
  • It expresses both a farewell and ‘have a good day’.
  • In order to adapt this expression to a different person, you need to change the indirect pronoun, accordingly

¡Qué les vaya bien, niños! ¡Cuídense y pórtense bien!
Have a nice day, children! Take care and be nice! 

¿Ya te vas? Bueno, ¡que te vaya bien! Nos vemos mañana
Are you leaving? Well, have a good one! See you tomorrow

SpanishEnglish
Tu papá: Hijo, ya me voy a trabajar. Nos vemos más tardeYour dad: Son, I’m going to work. See you later.  
Tú: Adiós, pá. ¡Que te vaya bien!You: Bye, dad. Have a good one!

Take Note: Qué te vaya bien can also be used in other contexts to wish someone luck. Pay attention to the context to make sure you use it correctly. 

3. ¡Que tengas bonito día! – Have a nice day

¡Que tengas bonito día! is a variation of ‘¡que tengas buen día!’. Therefore, it’s another common way to say ‘have a nice day’ in Spanish. Even though these two expressions are very polite, ‘¡que tengas bonita día’ is slightly more casual and it implies more familiarity between the speakers. 

Just like ‘que tengas buen día’, if you want to customize que tengas bonito día, you need to work on the verb tener. 

¡Que tengan bonito día, señoritas!
Have a nice day, ladies! 

Mi amor, que tengas bonito día, te llamo al rato
Have a nice day, my love, I’ll call you later  

Quédese con el cambio, por favor, que tenga bonito día
Keep the change, please, have a nice day

4. Lindo/Bonito día – Good day

Both lindo día and bonito día are short expressions that people use to say ‘have a good day’ in Spanish. These expressions are a shortened version of ‘qué tengas un lindo/bonito día’ and they’re considered polite and formal. 

SpanishEnglish
La cajera: ¿Encontró lo que buscaba?The cashier: Did you find what you were looking for?
Tú: Sí, muchas gracias. You: I did, thank you very much. 
La cajera: Aquí tiene sus bolsas. ¡Lindo día!The cashier: Here are your bags. Good day!
SpanishEnglish
Tú: Muchas gracias, con permiso.You: Thank you very much. 
El mesero: Para servirle. Bonito día. The waiter: At your service. Good day!

Take Note: Both of these expressions literally mean ‘nice day’. As a result, they can be used to describe the weather. Notice that when used as a synonym for ‘have a good day’, these phrases are part of the farewell and they are not preceded by a verb. 

5. Buen día – Good day

In Spanish, buen día is the direct translation of ‘good day’. On top of being used as a greeting, ‘buen día’ can also be used as a short and fast way to wish people a nice day. This expression is more casual than ‘lindo día’ and ‘bonito día’, but still, it would be too formal to use it with your families and closest friends. 

SpanishEnglish
La cajera: ¿Encontró lo que buscaba?The cashier: Did you find what you were looking for?
Tú: Sí, muchas gracias. You: I did, thank you very much. 
La cajera: Aquí tiene sus bolsas. ¡Buen día!The cashier: Here are your bags. Good day!
SpanishEnglish
Tu casero: Carlos, mañana van a venir a arreglar la luz a las cinco. Your landlord: Carlos, tomorrow someone will come to fix the electricity.  
Tú: ¡Por fin! Gracias por avisarme.You: Finally! Thanks for letting me know!
Tu vecino: Con gusto. ¡Buen día, Carlos!You: My pleasure. Good day, Carlos!

Wrapping Up

In any language, saying ‘have a good day’ is a basic, but still a quite necessary expression. For that reason, in this article, we gathered 5 popular expressions that you can use to say ‘have a good day’ in Spanish.

Learning these different expressions will not only help you extend your Spanish vocabulary, but they will also allow you to sound more natural in different contexts. Remember that with some of these phrases you will need to perform some grammatical adjustments. 

Now, you’re ready to go out there and start saying to people que tengan un buen día. 

Daniela Sanchez

¡Hola! Soy Daniela Sanchez, I’ve taught Spanish in Mexico to a wide array of foreigners. From students and tourists to doctors and soldiers who’ve moved and visited here over the years. During the day I’m a freelancer and marketer, while at night I’m here writing for students of the world wide web looking to learn Spanish. I hope you find what you’re looking here during your journey into Español 🙂 Read More About Me

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