How to say “safe and sound” in Italian

Meaning of the English idiom

“Safe and sound” is used as a synonym for “unharmed, out of danger”.

How do you say safe and sound in Italian?

You translate safe and sound in Italian as sano e salvo.

Sano e salvo
Safe and sound

The idiom can be broken down as follows:

  • sano (healthy)
  • e (and)
  • salvo (safe)

So sano e salvo literally means “healthy and safe”.

If we had to translate this English idiom literally, we would say salvo e sano, or sano e vigoroso, but that sounds weird to an Italian native speaker!

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For example, you could say…

Sono tornato a casa sano e salvo dopo il temporale.
I got back home safe and sound after the storm.

I passeggeri sono sani e salvi e stanno aspettando l’arrivo della polizia.
The passengers are safe and sound and are waiting for the police to arrive.

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