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    Default Need advice on how to wish my musician friend from Argentina good luck

    My friend from Argentina has an upcoming concert and I'd like to wish him good luck. In the United States, I would say "Break a leg", but I doubt that would translate very well. So I was thinking I'd say something like: "Sending you good vibes".

    How would I say "Sending you good vibes" in Spanish? Any other suggestions on how to wish a performer from Argentina good luck (without jinxing them)? Is there something equivalent to the expression "break a leg"?

    I've just started learning Spanish, and I don't want to offend this person. Thanks in advance for you help. I really appreciate it.

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    Hi suhaja85,

    Well, I don't know if there is a specific phrase to wish a performer good luck, but there is a very informal phrase you could use: "¡Mucha mierda!" or ¡Mucha, mucha mierda!" You could call it slang, but "mierda" is used on an everyday basis, so maybe it fits.
    Otherwise you could just say: "¡Mucha suerte!" but if it's a friend of yours, I think the first expression is best.

    Good luck with your Spanish classes!
    Mucha mierda!

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    Default Re: Need advice on how to wish my musician friend from Argentina good luck

    I've heard "Mucha Merde" too, that's "franish" (mix of French and English), but I think it's pretty popular in Buenos Aires.
    ¡Mucha Merde!

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    Default Re: Need advice on how to wish my musician friend from Argentina good luck

    I would go with a simple "Mucha suerte!" (good luck) or "Mucho éxito!" (wish you success).
    I didn´t know that "mucha mierda" is used for good wishes as literally it means a lot of shits... XD let´s play the safe one.
    The translation of "sending you good vibes" would be: "Mis mejores deseos para vos!"
    Last edited by iyuanobi; 11-07-2017 at 03:26 PM.

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    Default Re: Need advice on how to wish my musician friend from Argentina good luck

    Welcome suhaja85,
    You can use expressiones with "mierda" or "merde" and you can also translate the English expression to Argentinian Spanish: "rompete una pierna". It's not the most common, but some people will understand the joke and the reference to the Anglosaxon culture.

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    Default Re: Need advice on how to wish my musician friend from Argentina good luck

    Hi there!!

    I think you can just say "el mejor de los éxitos".

    Normally, expressions such as break a leg or beacuoup de merde have a historical background and there's some sort of taboo around them. In Argentina, we don't have these - or at least not that I'm aware of - so any expression wishing good luck would be okay.

    All the best!

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    Default Re: Need advice on how to wish my musician friend from Argentina good luck

    Advertising and politics aside, I saw the other day a book about theater and acting. Its title is "Molta merda". That wish works in Spanish and Catalan.
    Last edited by danielr; 11-14-2017 at 11:33 AM.

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    Default Re: Need advice on how to wish my musician friend from Argentina good luck

    Te mando la mejor ONDA!
    I use to say to my artist friends here in Baires.
    It means, I send you the best vibes!. Not Common, just my use.
    _Eidji

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