How do you say sweet dreams in Italian?

How exactly do you say sweet dreams in Italian?

In this lesson, we will take a look at the different ways you can translate this sentence and also see what other kinds of dreams are there in Italian. Read on to learn them all!

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How do you say sweet dreams in Italian?

Sogni d’oro

Sogni d’oro, literally “golden dreams”, is how you translate sweet dreams in Italian.

Pronunciation: boo-oh-nah not-teh eh soh-ñee doh-roh

The ñ sound is just like the one in the Spanish word piraña.

Sogni d’oro!
Sweet dreams!

This common sentence in Italian is made of three elements.

Sogni
Dreams, from sogno, “dream”

D’
Preposition of

Oro
Gold

sogni d'oro - kid sleeping and dreaming of fighting godzilla

You read that right: it’s golden dreams (oro is gold), not sweet dreams. Sweet is translated in Italian as dolce, but we don’t usually wish people dolci sogni. There are no sugary dreams in Italian!

Buona notte e sogni d’oro, amore.
Good night and sweet dreams, love.


Kinds of dreams in Italian

Sogno ricorrente
Recurring dream

Sogno premonitore
Prophetic dream

Sogno lucido
Lucid dream

girls dreaming of an eagle and a mountain

For example, you could say…

Did you ever have a recurring dream?
Hai mai fatto un sogno ricorrente?

È stato un sogno premonitore.
It was a prophetic dream.

Un sogno lucido è un sogno in cui si è consapevoli di stare sognando.
A lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming.

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Nightmare is translated as incubo.

L’incubo
The nightmare

Quando è stata l’ultima volta che hai avuto un incubo?
When was the last time you had a nightmare?

sleeping boy having a nightmare

If you are aloof, you may engage in an activity called daydreaming. This is translated as a verb in Italian, but its literal meaning reads quite differently.

Sognare a occhi aperti
To daydream
Literally: To dream with open eyes

three kids daydreaming of their future jobs

Your eyes are open when you’re wide awake, that’s why you daydream with open eyes! 🙂

And that’s it, now you know how to say sweet dreams in Italian in all its forms!


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