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Good night in many languages

How to wish someone a good night in numerous languages. These are phrases you use when parting from others at night.

Key to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal, sg = said to one person, pl = said to more than one person.

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Language Nighttime parting phrase(s)
Abkhaz Ашара шәзыбзиарахааит (Ašara šəzybziaraxaait)
Аҵх алҧха уоуааит (Ac̄x alṗxa uouaait)
Adyghe Уичэщ шІу
Afrikaans Goeienag
Nag
Albanian (Gheg) Natën e mir
Albanian (Tosk) Natën e mirë
Alsatian Güet' Nàcht
Altay Јакшы коныгар (Ĵakšı konıgar)
Јакшы уйуктагар (Ĵakšı ujuktagar)
Amharic ደህና እደር (dähna där) >m
ደህና እደሪ (dähna däri) >f
ደህና እደሩ (dähna däru) frm/pl
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(tiṣbaḥ 'ala khayr) تصبح على خير
response - (winta min ahla) وأنت من أهله
Arabic
(Lebanese)
Tosba7 3a khayr
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(tuṣbiḥ 'alā khayr) تصبح على خير
(laylah sa'īdah) ليلة سعيدة
Arabic
(Moroccan)
(lla yemsek 'la khir) الله يمسك علي خير
Aragonese Buena nuei
Aramaic Leyley ṯaḇ
Armenian
(Eastern)
Բարի' գիշեր: (Bari gisher)
Լո'ւյս բարի: (Luis bari) - response
Armenian
(Western)
Գիշեր բարի: (Keesher paree)
Լոյս բարի: (Looys paree) - response
Assamese শুভৰাত্ৰি (xubhôratri)
Asturian Bona nueche
Bones nueches
Azerbaijani Gecən xeyrə qalsın (inf)
Gecəniz xeyrə qalsın (frm)
Bashkir тыныс йоҡо
(tınıs yоqо)
Basque Gabon
Bavarian Guad nåhd
Belarusian Дабранач (Dabranač)
Bengali শুভরাত্রি। (shubhoratri)
Bhojpuri राम राम (raam raam)
Bosnian Laku noć
Breton Noz vat
Bulgarian Лека нощ (Leka nošt)
Cape Verdean Creole Bo noiti
Catalan Bona nit
Cebuano Maayong Gabii
Chabacano de Cavite Buenas noches
Chabacano de Zamboanga Buenas noches
Chechen Буьйса дика хуьлда хьан (Büysa dika xülda ẋan)
Cherokee ᎣᏍᏓ ᏒᏃᏱ (Osda enoyi)
Chichewa Usiku wabwino
Gonani bwino (sleep well)
Mugone bwino (sleep well)
Chinese
(Cantonese)
早抖 (jóutáu)
Chinese
(Hakka)
食夜沒? (siit8ia5mut8?)
晚安 (van3on1)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
晚安 (wǎnān)
Chinese
(Taiwanese)
暗安 (àm-an)
晚安 (bóan-an)
Chipewyan K’ą́mbį́ Nánést’į nįndé nesdhen
Cimbrian An guuta nacht!
Cornish Nos dha
Nos da
Corsican À bona notte
Croatian Laku noć
Cuyonon Mayad nga sirem ("Good dusk")
Czech Dobrou noc
Danish God nat
Dutch Goedenacht
Welterusten (rest well)
Slaapwel (sleep well)
Efik Esiere
Esiere Nde (reply)
Elfdalian Góðnát
English (British) Good night
Night night (inf)
Sweet dreams
Good night, sleep tight
Good night, sleep tight, hope the bedbugs don't bite
Estonian Head ööd
Ewe Dɔ agbe
Extremaduran Buena(s) nochi(s)
Alas buenas nochis
Faroese Góða nátt
Fijian Moce
Ni sa moce
Filipino Magandang gabi
Finnish Hyvää yötä
Öitä
Flemish (West) Slapwel
French Bonne nuit
Frisian (North) Gou nåcht
Frisian (West) Goeie nacht
Sliep lekker (sleep well)
Lekker koese
Friulian Buine gnot
Galician Boas noites
Gascon Bone nueit
Georgian ძილი ნებისა (dzili nebisa)
საღამო მშვიდობი სა (saghamo mshvidobisa)
German Gute Nacht
Greek (Ancient) Ὑπίαινε! (Hypíaine!) - sg
Ὑπιαίνετε! (Hypiaínete!) - pl
Greek (Modern) Καληνύχτα (Kaliníhta)
Greenlandic Sinilluarit (sg)
Sinilluaritsi (pl) - "sleep well"
Guaraní Mba'eichapa nde pyhare?
(How are you in the evening?)
Chepyhare porâ, ha nde?
(I am having a good evening, and you?)
Chepyhare porã avei
(I'm fine too)
Guaraní Mba'eichapa nde pyhare?
(How are you in the night?)
Chepyhare porâ, ha nde?
(I am having a good night, and you?)
Chepyhare porã avei
(I'm fine too)
Gujarati શુભરાત્રિ (shubh ratri)
Haitian Creole Bònn nui
Bonswa
Bonswa et bon rev
Hawaiian A hui hou
Aloha
Hausa Allah ya ba mu alheri
Mu kwana lafiya
Hebrew (Laila tov) לילה טוב
Hindi नमस्ते (namaste)
शुभ रात्रि (śubh rātri)
Hungarian Jó éjszakát (kívánok)
Iban Selamat malam (after 7pm)
Icelandic Góða nótt
Igbo Ka chi fo
Iloko Naimbag a rabii
Indonesian Selamat malam (late evening/night)
Selamat tidur (said before sleep)
Inuktitut ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ (Unnuaqhatkut/Unnuaqsakkut)
Iñupiaq Unnuaqsatkun
Irish (Gaelic) Oíche mhaith
Oíche mhaith agus codladh sámh (Good night and sleep well)
Italian Buonanotte
Japanese おやすみなさい (oyasumi nasai)
おやすみ (oyasumi)
Javanese ꦱꦸꦒꦼꦁꦢꦭꦸ
(Sugeng dalu)
Jenesch Voscha buik
Jèrriais Bouonne niet
Kalmyk Сән хонтн (Sän xontn)
Kannada ಶುಭರಾತ್ರಿ (shubharātri)
Kazakh Қайырлы түн (Qayırlı tün)
Khmer រាត្រីសួស្តី (réatri suŏ sdei)
Khoekhoe (Nama) !Gâi !oes. ("sleep well")
Kinyarwanda Muramuke
Korean 안녕히 주무십시요 (annyeong-hi jumusipsio) - frm
잘자 (jal jja) - inf
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Şevbaş; Şeva te bi xêr (sg)
Şevbaş; Şeva we bi xêr (pl)
Kurdish (Sorani) Shaw Khosh; Shaw bash
Kyrgyz Түнүңүз бейпил болсун!
(Tününgüz beypil bolsun!) - sg/frm
Lakota Sioux Hanhepi waste
Ladino (Buenas noches) בואינאס נוחיס
Latin Bonam Noctem!
Latvian Ar labunakti
Lithuanian Labanakt
Labos nakties
Low Saxon (Gode) Nacht
Lozi Lobala ka kozo
Luxembourgish Gutt Nuecht
Macedonian Добра ноќ (Dobra nok)
Maithili Śubharātri
Malagasy Tsara mandry o
Tafandria mandry
Tsara mandry dia manaova nofy tsara
Tafandria mandry dia manofisa tsara
Tafandria mandry dia manofisa mamy
Malay Selamat malam (after 7pm)
Malayalam ശുഭ രാത്രി (subha rāthri)
Maldivian Baajaveri reygade
Ufaaveri nidhume
Maltese Bonswa
Il-Lejla it-tajba
Mam Ta’lte
Manx (Gaelic) Oie vie
Māori Pō mārie
Marathi शुभ रात्री (shubha rāthrī)
Mongolian Сайхан амраарай (Saikhan amraarai)
Сайхан нойрсоорой (Saikhan noirsooroi)
Nahuatl Cualli Teotlac
Cualli Tiotaqui
Tiotaqui
Navajo Yá'át'ééh hiiłchi'į'
Ndebele (Northern) Lilale kuhle
Nepali शुभ रात्री
(subha ratri)
Newari / Nepal Bhasa भिं चा
Nogai Кешенъиз танышлы болсын
Northern Sámi Buorre idjá
Northern Sotho Robalang gabotse
Norwegian God natt
Occitan Bona nuèch
Okinawan う憩いみしぇーびり (uyukuimisheebiri) - frm
う憩いみそーれー (uyukuimisooree) - inf
Oriya ସୁଭରାତ୍ର (shubharaatra)
Papiamento Bon nochi
Pashto (shpa mo pa kheyr) شپه مو په خير
Persian (Farsi) (shab bekheir) شب بخير
Polish Dobranoc
Portuguese Boa noite
Portuguese (Brazilian) Boa noite
Punjabi ਸ਼ੁੱਭ ਰਾਤਰੀ (shubh rātri)
Quechua Allin tuta
Romani Lachhi tjiri rat
Romanian Noapte bună
Romansh Buna notg
Russian Спокойной ночи! (Spokojnoj noči!)
Доброй ночи! (Dobroj noči!)
Rusyn Добра ніч (Dobra nič)
Samoan Manuia le po
Sanskrit शुभरात्री (shubharātrī)
Sardinian
(Logudorese)
Bona notte
Scots Guid nicht
Scottish Gaelic Oidhche mhath
Serbian Лаку ноћ (Laku noć)
Sesotho Fonane (sg) Fonaneng (pl)
Shona Urare zvakanaka (sg)
Murare Zvakanaka (pl)
Sicilian Bona notti
Sinhala සුභ රාත්‍රියක් (subha rāhthriyak)
Slovak Dobrú noc
Slovenian Lahko noč
Somali Habeen wanaagsan
Sorbian (Lower) Dobru noc
Sorbian (Upper) Dobru nóc
Southern Sámi Buerie jijje
Spanish Buenas noches
Stellingwarfs Goeienaacht
Sundanese Wilujeng kulem
Swahili Usiku mwema
Lala salama (sleep well)
Swazi Lishonile sihlobo sami
Swedish God natt
Swiss German Guet Nacht
Tagalog Gudnayt
Matutulog na ako (I'm going to sleep now)
Matulog ka na (Go to sleep already) - inf
Matulog na po kayo (Go to sleep now) - frm
Tahitian Taoto maitai
Tamil (formal) இரவு வணக்கம்
(iravu vanakkam) [ml] [fm]
Tamil (informal) ராவு வணக்க
(raavu vanakkã) [fm]
Tatar Xäyerle tön
Telugu శుభ రాత్రి (shubha raathri)
Tetum Bonoite
Kalan diak
Boasnoite
Thai ราตรีสวัสดิ์ (raa-dtree sà-wàt)
Tibetan གཟིམ་ལཇག་གནང་དགོས་། (sim-jah nahng-go)
Tigrinya ቡሩኽ ለይቲ (Buruk Leyti)
ሰናይ ለይቲ (Senay Leyti)
ልዋም ለይቲ (Lwam Leyti)
Tok Pisin Gut nait
Tongan Po‘uli a
Mohe a
Tsonga U etlela kahle (sg - sleep well)
Mi etlela kahle (pl)
Tswana Borôkô!
Robala sentle (sleep well)
Tumbuka Usiku uwemi (good night)
Mugone makola (sleep well)
Turkish İyi geceler
Tuvaluan Manuia te pō!
Ukrainian На добраніч (Na dobranič)
Urdu (shab bākhair) شب بخیر
Uyghur (Xäyrılik Käch!) خەيرىلىك كەچ!
Uzbek Hayirli tun
Venda Lo kovhela
Ni edele zwavhudi
Venetian Bona note
Vietnamese Chúc ngủ ngon
Võro Õdagust (when greeting)
Hüvvä õdagut (when saying goodbye)
Walloon Bonût
Jusqu'à d'mwin ! (Until tomorrow)
A d'mwin !
Welsh Nos da
Wolof Fanaanleen jàmm
Xhosa Ulale kakuhle
Yiddish (A gute nakht) אַ גוטע נאַכט
Yoruba O da aarọ
Zazaki Şewe be xér
Şewe be xér bo
Zulu Lala kahle! (sg)
Lalani kahle! (pl)
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Esperanto Bonan nokton
Interlingua Bon nocte
Klingon maj ram (Good, it is night!)
yInajchu' (Dream perfectly)
Lojban .a'o xamgu nicte