WISHING someone good luck is as common in Spanish as it is in English. If you wanted to wish a Spanish-speaking friend well, here is how you would say good luck in Spanish – buena suerte.
Pronounced bweh-nah swer-teh, buena means good and suerte means luck, so this Spanish phrase is a straightforward translation. Or you could just simply say, with enthusiasm, ¡Suerte!
Luck, not surprisingly, figures into many other Spanish expressions.
If you were having a bit of bad luck, you express that with the phrase mala suerte (pronounced mah-lah swer-teh). If you were down on your luck, you could say estoy de mala racha (pronounced eh-stoy deh mah-lah rah-cha). Racha stands for a gust of wind, but also a series or run, so that a this word is used in a similar expression, losing streak – racha perdedora (rah-cha per-deh-doh-rah).
A good luck charm is an amuleto de buena (pronounced ah-moo-leh-toh deh bweh-nah) or amuleto de la suerte (pronounced ah-moo-leh-toh deh lah swer-teh).
A stroke of luck is un golpe de suerte (pronounced oon gohl-peh deh swer-teh).
You have all the luck? You can then boast, Tengo toda la suerte (I have all the luck – pronounced tehn-goh toh-da lah swer-teh).
Now you know how to say good luck in Spanish. Learn how to say more words and phrases in Spanish.