Italian Phrase: Ti auguro ogni bene. (I wish you well.)

If you want to express a desire for someone’s well-being in Italian, you can use the phrase Ti auguro ogni bene which means I wish you well or I wish you the best.


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Let’s break this phrase down into bitesized chunks!

ti

An indirect object pronoun in Italian that can translate as either you or to you. Because it is familiar, it should only be used with individuals you know well. Otherwise, you should use the pronouns Le (when addressing someone formally) or vi (when addressing a group of people).

>> Le auguro ogni bene = I wish you (formal) well
>> Vi auguro ogni bene = I wish (all of) you well

auguro

The first-person present conjugation of augurare (to wish). It means I wish. As is often the case in Italian, the subject pronoun io (I) can be omitted.

ogni

The word for every or each in Italian.

bene

In this case, bene is a noun that means good (thing), advantage or well-being in Italian.

This means that literally the phrase translates as I wish you every good.

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Ciao, ti auguro ogni bene per la tua nuova avventura! – Bye, I wish you well on your new adventure!

If you want to mention someone else besides ti in your greeting, it becomes necessary to slightly adjust the sentence structure. Consider the following examples:

Auguro ogni bene a te e famiglia.

I wish you and your family well.


Auguro ogni bene a te e Laura.

I wish you and Laura well.


As you can see, ti (an unstressed object pronoun) has become a te (a stressed object pronoun) and it comes after auguro ogni bene.

By the way, there is also a literal translation for I wish you the best: ti auguro il meglio.


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