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 are in Italian. Read on to learn them all!
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How do you say sweet dreams in Italian?
Sogni d’oro, literally “golden dreams”, is how you translate sweet dreams in Italian.
Pronunciation: soh-ñee doh-roh
The ñ sound is the same as in the Spanish word piraña.
This common sentence in Italian is made up of three elements.
Dreams, from sogno, “dream”
You read that right: it’s golden dreams (oro is gold), not sweet dreams. Sweet is translated as dolce in Italian, 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.
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Types of dreams in Italian
For example, you could say…
Have you ever had 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 you are aware that you are dreaming.
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Nightmare is translated as incubo.
Quando è stata l’ultima volta che hai avuto un incubo?
When was the last time you had 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 is quite different.
Sognare a occhi aperti
Literally: To dream with open eyes
Your eyes are open when you’re wide awake, that’s why you daydream with your eyes open! 🙂
And that’s the end of our lesson on how to say sweet dreams in Italian in all its forms!
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