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 Spanishbuena 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.

how to say good luck in Spanish

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.