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Explore this Article Giving Encouraging Words Using Good Luck Charms, Offerings, is facing a challenge or concern, it's only natural to want to wish her luck. One of the best and simplest ways to wish someone luck is use that very phrase.

Wishes about the present and future

  1. wish + past simple is used to express that we want a situation in the present (or future) to be different.
    • I wish I spoke Italian. (I don’t speak Italian)
    • I wish I had a big car. (I don’t have a big car)
    • I wish I was on a beach. (I’m in the office)
    • I wish it was the weekend. (It’s only Wednesday)
  2. wish + past continuous is used to express that we want to be doing a different action in the present (or future).
    • I wish I was lying on a beach now. (I’m sitting in the office)
    • I wish it wasn’t raining. (It is raining)
    • I wish you weren’t leaving tomorrow. (You are leaving tomorrow)

Wishes about the past

wish + past perfect is used to express a regret, or that we want a situation in the past to be different.

  • I wish I hadn’t eaten so much. (I ate a lot)
  • I wish they’d come on holiday with us. (They didn’t come on holiday)
  • I wish I had studied harder at school. (I was lazy at school)

Wish + would

wish + would + bare infinitive is used to express impatience, annoyance or dissatisfaction with a present action.

  • I wish you would stop smoking.
  • You are smoking at the moment and it is annoying me.

  • I wish it would stop raining.
  • I’m impatient because it is raining and I want to go outside.

  • I wish she’d be quiet.
  • I am annoyed because she is speaking.

Wish and hope

To express that you want something to happen in the future (not wanting a situation to be different, and not implying impatience or annoyance) hope is used instead of wish.

  • I hope it’s sunny tomorrow.
  • “I wish it was sunny tomorrow” is not correct.

  • I hope she passes her exam next week.
  • “I wish she were passing her exam next week” is not correct.

  • I hope the plane doesn’t crash tomorrow.
  • “I wish the plane wouldn’t crash tomorrow” is not correct.

Wish and want

wish + infinitive or wish + object + infinitive is used to mean want in a formal situation.

  • I wish to leave now. (+ infinitive)
  • I wish to speak to your supervisor please. (+ infinitive)
  • I do not wish my name to appear on the list. (+ object + infinitive)

Wish in fixed expressions

I/we wish you… is used in fixed expressions.

  • I wish you a happy birthday.
  • We wish you good luck in your new job.

Pronunciation

See the phonemic chart for IPA symbols used below.

In connected speech catenation and elision often occur with wish.

  • I wish I’d studied harder: /wI ʃaɪd/
  • (catenation – the last consonant sound of wish is joined to the vowel sound in I)

  • I wish he hadn’t done that: /wI ʃiː/
  • (catenation and elison – as above, and the first consonant sound in he is elided)

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Third conditional

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Happy occasions deserve a proper celebration!

Whether it’s a new arrival in the family, new job, new house or simply a start of a new chapter in life, toast to the changes and let your loved ones know that you are happy for them.

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50+ Congratulations Messages

  1. You have done remarkably well at such a young age. My best wishes are always with you.
  2. Congratulations on finding your true love.
  3. You very well deserve these congrats for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations on your success.
  4. I am proud of you. You have accomplished a lot. I look forward to seeing even more blessings come to you in the future.
  5. I look up to you as a woman of substance. Congratulations on admirable strength.
  6. It’s a pleasure to work with someone who knows how to make a friendly and inspiring work environment. I’m glad that a position opened up for you that is a great next step in your career.
  7. Congratulations you are on your way to doing some great things indeed. Congratulations and best wishes for our new job!
  8. You’ve made us all so proud. I am very happy for you.
  9. Congratulations on your success! You have made us all proud. Keep up the good work!
  10. Nothing can bring you more happiness than watching your grandkids fight in order to draw your attention.
    Congratulations on being a grandparent!
  11. Good work. Your hard work has truly paid off.
  12. Try giving the world the best and you are most likely to get the best you deserve.
  13. You deserve all the great things that are coming. Enjoy!
  14. The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making them come true. Congratulation
  15. Congratulations on adding another feather in your cap.
  16. You have performed extremely adequately.
  17. Keep being awesome, and I’ll keep saying congratulations.
  18. You may build a house with your hand but to build a home, you will need to put in your heart.  Congratulations on your new home!
  19. May your love grow stronger as you find your way through the storms of life.  Congratulations on your wedding!
  20. Congratulations on making us all green-eyed monsters. So envious of your success. And so happy for you my dear.
  21. You are the one who can inspire others, so you deserve this appointment. Congratulations on your new job!
  22. I love to see good things come to good people. This is one of those times.
  23. You deserve to be congratulated for your hard work, honesty, and utmost dedication.  Congrats and best wishes for a promising future!
  24. You’ve got the right mix of dedication and enthusiasm. Keep it up!
  25. No matter how big a crowd may be, a person like you always stands out! There’s no one who has worked as hard as you have in the last years. Now your efforts effort has paid off. Congrats!
  26. Your dedication, enthusiasm, and insight are really inspiring. I wish you many years of great achievements!
  27. How many times do I have to tell you? Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!
  28. I love it when good things happen to good people like you.
  29. If Oscars were given for a job well done, I’d nominate you! Congratulations for your fantastic achievement!
  30. The highest happiness on earth is marriage. William Lyon Phelps – Congratulations!
  31. Well done on making us proud. Your accomplishments are indeed no mean feat.
  32. Facing challenges with strength, determination and confidence is what matters, and you have done it. Congrats!
  33. A new job is not a new beginning it’s a path to create a new ending.
  34. I have so much pride in my heart right now. It might even be a sin.
  35. My face has a proud smile because of you.
  36. It’s the time for recognition! Well done my dear friend.
  37. I don’t know if anyone has ever told you this before, but I think you are pretty great.
  38. You worked hard, you deserve it, you have got it! Please accept my congratulations on this wonderful recognition of your merits.
  39. Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. – Sun Tzu
  40. Congratulations for being so balanced and focused throughout. Enjoy your success.
  41. Congrats on your graduation! The world is waiting for you. Just keep dreaming and move on with confidence. You are soon to reach the stars!
  42. First, they ignore you… Then they laugh and fight against you… Then you win! I knew you could do it. Congratulations for your brilliant victory!
  43. May this success lead to a greater achievement in the years to come. Congratulations on present and upcoming successes.
  44. Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts. – Sir Winston Churchill
  45. Congratulations on proving that hard work and honesty are indeed the best policies.
  46. Well done! You are destined to make it big, you just didn’t know it. This recognition is surely deserved and will give you an opportunity to spread your wings.
  47. May the success that has come your way today lead you to a bigger achievement in the years to come.  Congratulations!
  48. You are our shining star. Well done.
  49. You’ve worked hard to achieve this promotion, but your efforts were completely worth it. Now one of your great desires became real! Wishing you the best of luck in your new capacity!
  50. Congratulations on your success. but remember, Success is not final, failure is not fatal. it is the courage to continue that counts.
  51. Congratulations on scaling new heights and setting new standards.

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How to Wish Someone Good Luck

Giving Encouraging WordsUsing Good Luck Charms, Offerings, and SpellsMaking Other Gestures of Good LuckArticle SummaryVideo Questions & AnswersRelated Articles

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When someone you care about is facing a challenge or concern, it's only natural to want to wish her luck. If just saying “Good luck!” doesn’t satisfy you, there are a whole range of options. Cultures through history have had different ways of expressing these wishes, from words and symbols to spells, tokens, and gestures, all of which can help you to strike the right note and give your best, sincere wishes for an auspicious outcome.

Steps

1

Giving Encouraging Words

  1. 1

    Keep it simple – say ‘Good luck!” One of the best and simplest ways to wish someone luck is use that very phrase. “Good luck!” is straightforward, heartfelt, and almost impossible to get wrong.
    • Make sure that you sound sincere. If said in the wrong tone, this phrase can be interpreted as sarcasm. So make sure that the person understands your sincerity when you express the sentiment.
    • Some people dislike the phrase because, they feel, it carries a note of negativity. “Good luck” for them implies that you have little to do with your own success.[1] Use the phrase at your discretion.
  2. 2

    Use another phrase. If you are dealing with someone who dislikes “Good luck!” or if you want a more creative English expression, there are other sayings that essentially mean the same thing. Try one of these depending on the situation.[2]
    • “Best of luck” or “hoping for the best” both carry the sentiment and are subtle variations.
    • Crossing one’s fingers is often done to express a wish for luck, so you can also wish good luck by saying, “I’m keeping my fingers crossed.”
    • Some actors feel that it is bad luck to say “Good luck!” before a performance. For this reason, it is traditionally better in the situation to “break a leg,” which refers to taking a bow at curtain call.[3]
    • While not an exact match, people sometimes borrow the phrase “May the force be with you” from Star Wars to wish people luck with a challenging task.
    • Other English variants include, “Knock them dead!” “You’ll do great,” or “Blow them away!”[4]
  3. 3

    Express yourself in another language. English is not the only language that has expressions for “Good luck,” of course. One way to stay fresh is to wish someone luck in a foreign language. This works especially well if the other person speaks that language or has some connection to its culture.[5]
    • In Spanish, wish someone “¡Buena suerte!” Both “Viel Glück!” and “Alles Gute!” can be used to express well wishes in German, while “Bonne chance!” works in French.
    • In Italian, try “Buona fortuna!” or “In bocca al lupo!”
    • “Jūk néih hóuwahn” (祝你好運) is the Cantonese Chinese way of wishing luck, while “Gokoūn o inorimasu” (ご幸運を祈ります) is the formal way to wish good luck in Japanese. “Ganbatte ne” (頑張ってね) is the informal expression.
    • Wish someone luck in Greek with “kalí tíhi” (Καλή τύχη). “İyi şanslar” or “Bol şans!” work in Turkish.
    • "Saubhāgya" (सौभाग्य) is the Hindi way of wishing good luck. In Arabic, try “Bi’t-tawfiq!”

2

Using Good Luck Charms, Offerings, and Spells

  1. 1

    Choose a charm from the natural world. Most good luck charms and symbols are derived from objects in nature. Give the actual object itself when possible, or look for a visual representation of that charm when you are unable to use the charm itself.
    • Four leaf clovers are rarer than their three-leaf cousins and therefore lucky. The first leaf symbolizes “faith,” the second symbolizes “hope,” the third symbolizes “love,” and the fourth symbolizes “luck.”[6]
    • Acorns represent good luck, youthfulness, prosperity, and spiritual growth. The Norse once placed acorns on their windowsills to protect a house against lightning.
    • Rainbows are considered lucky for several reasons. Many cultures see them as bridges or paths used by spirits. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, God created the rainbow as a promise to never again destroy the world with a flood.
    • Some people believe that amber – that is, fossilized tree sap, brings good luck, balances emotions, and eliminates fear.[7]
    • Stars are often used to symbolize luck because many ancient cultures believed that one’s fortunes could be predicted and controlled by stars. Shooting stars are especially lucky.
    • Small bamboo plants known as “lucky bamboo” are often kept for the sake of longevity and strength. Bamboo is fast-growing and resilient, which is why it is a symbol of strength in Chinese culture.[8]
  2. 2

    Choose a symbol from the animal kingdom. There are a few animals specifically tied to the idea of luck or various applications of luck. Try using one of these to express your wishes to a person. Additionally, there are certain parts of various animals that are considered lucky.
    • The rabbit’s foot is a popular choice, for example. Rabbits were considered lucky since they were associated with spring, the season of new life. Since the back feet touch the ground ahead of the front feet, they are considered especially lucky.[9]
    • Some people think that wishbones from a turkey or chicken grant wishes when broken in two. The person who gets the bigger half is the one who can make a wish – just don’t tell anyone! The wish won’t come true if you share it.
    • Goldfish are symbols of prosperity, wealth, wisdom, power, longevity, and peace. They are also one of the eight symbols of Buddha, and are thus symbolic of fertility and harmony.
    • Dolphins are symbols of luck and protection, as well. This comes from the belief of ancient sailors, who would see dolphins around their ships when they neared land.
    • The “maneki-neko” or “beckoning cat” is a specific cat figure in Japan believed to usher in good fortune and wealth.[10]
  3. 3

    Use a made-made charm. Not every good luck charm comes entirely from the natural world. There are also some that are made by human hands. Many of these charms are easier to give than nature-based charms, so consider one when you want to express your hopes of good luck.
    • For example. horseshoes are sometimes hung inside homes to protect the household and usher in good fortune. Originally these were made by blacksmiths, which was considered a lucky trade.[11]
    • Coins, for instance, are considered lucky in many cultures. The exact coin you need for luck can vary, however. In the United States it is usually the “lucky penny,” particularly those that you find facing heads up. In Britain, it was the sixpence coin.[12]
    • Three keys kept together symbolize the keys of health, wealth, and love.
  4. 4

    Think in religious terms. Some religions have symbols related to good luck. While these symbols may have greater significance than mere charms, they are sometimes used to express sentiments dealing with well wishes. If you or the individual you are wishing luck has a tie to one of these traditions, a religious symbol might be a good idea.
    • For example, dream catchers figure in some Native American spiritual beliefs and are supposed to keep evil from entering dreams while you sleep.
    • The “Laughing Buddha” or Pu-Tai is used in Chinese culture to symbolize happiness, health, abundance, and contentment.[13]
    • While a cross primarily serves as a symbol of faith for Christians, it served in ancient times as a token of good luck and protection. Some Christians today also use medals, statues, and similar representations of saints to express an earnest desire for protection or guidance in a certain area of life (usually the one under the saint’s patronage).[14]
    • Remember to be careful about giving a religious symbol. People often feel strongly about faith, and could take offense if given one in the wrong spirit. For example, a Christian might gladly accept a cross with wishes that “God bless you.” But they might be offended if told that the cross is for “good luck.”
  5. 5

    Cast a luck spell. Some religious traditions believe that spells and incantations can grant good fortune. For example, there are a number of appropriate magical spells in Wicca, which draws on ancient European pagan beliefs. If you are comfortable with the idea – and your recipient is, as well – you might try one of these spells.[15]
    • The Wiccan good luck spell involves oil and a black candle. With a drop of oil on its tip, move your finger up and down the candle while visualizing the person’s fortune and good luck and chanting, “Black candle, turn X’s luck around / Let prosperity and joy abound.”
    • Another spell can be said before bed. With a candle and pen and paper, write your wish clearly on the paper and then put the paper underneath the candle. Then clear your mind. Light the candle and concentrate on what you want to come true – good luck for your friend – and visualize it.
  6. 6

    Give the gift of food. There are even a few foods that can be used to express good luck. Give one of these foods to the person in question or cook them a meal using one or more of these foods.[16]
    • Long noodles are eaten in various Asian countries to bring a long life, but know that you can’t break the noodles before they reach your mouth.
    • Black-eyed peas are eaten in the southern Unities States, where, traditionally, they are the first food eaten in the New Year for good luck.[17]
    • Cabbage is connected to luck, especially of a monetary nature, since the green resembles paper money. This is especially true in Germany, Ireland, and parts of the United States.[18]
    • Lentils look similar to coins and are thus eaten for good fortune in parts of Italy.
    • Pomegranates are connected to abundance and fertility in Mediterranean countries, like Turkey.
    • Fish is considered lucky in parts of North America, Asia, and Europe since fish "swim forward" toward new goals. They also swim in large schools, so they represent abundance.[19]

3

Making Other Gestures of Good Luck

  1. 1

    Send a card. One of the easiest ways to express your wishes is to give the person in question a greeting card. Greeting cards typically have their own “good luck” messages written inside, but you can express more personalized wishes in a blank card, as well.
    • Personalize the message by expressing your wishes in further detail or by saying “good luck” with another saying or in another language.
    • If words are not enough for you, consider taping a small good luck charm—a penny, a four leaf clover, etc.—to the inside of the card.
  2. 2

    Give a box or jar of good luck. Some people that jar or boxes filled with spices, herbs, or symbols can “attract” good luck. Fill a container with small, inexpensive tokens and give it to the person to whom you want to express your wishes. In essence, you are handing over a care package of luck.
    • The package can include an excess of one symbol or a variety of several. For instance, you could hand someone a jar of shiny pennies to wish him or her luck. Alternatively, you could pack a small box with a lucky bamboo plant, three skeleton rings looped on the same key-ring, a plush dolphin toy, a few star decals, and a few acorns—or any other assortment of symbols.
    • Herbs that go well in these jars include chamomile, clover, dandelion, mistletoe, rose hips, sandalwood, spearmint, anise, and thyme.[20]
    • If giving small trinkets or herbs does not appeal to you, write out your wishes on slips of paper and tuck them into a jar. You can then give this jar to those needing a bit of extra luck. Instruct them to open it and draw out a slip whenever they need a dose of well wishes. Write different expressions meaning “good luck” on each slip.
    • Similarly, you can write your own specific wish on each slip. Vary these expressions, as well.
  3. 3

    Make use of products that already use the concept of luck. A cute, whimsical way to wish someone good luck is to send them a product with “luck” in the name or description.
    • One of the easiest, most inexpensive examples is the “Lucky Charms” cereal.
  4. 4

    Give a charm bracelet or piece of jewelry. Since many good luck symbols are difficult to give in their true forms, jewelry manufacturers tend to use these symbols and their likenesses in metal charms. You can give a piece of jewelry with a single charm on it or give a charm bracelet adorned with many symbols of luck.[21]
    • Birthstones are also considered lucky, so giving someone an accessory with his or her birthstone is another way to wish good luck.
    • For someone who doesn't wear jewelry, you could still give an accessory—like a key chain—with a symbol of luck attached to it.
  5. 5

    Ward off bad luck. Some gestures, while not exactly wishing good luck, try to ward off misfortune. These are called “avoidant actions” and, some people think, are effective ways to ensure neutral or good luck. Studies show that they really do bring people peace of mind.[22]
    • One avoidant action is to “knock on wood.” Knock on a nearby piece of wood is meant to avoid “tempting fate” – that is, jinxing an observation about one’s fate or a desired outcome.
    • Throwing salt over one’s left should plays on the association of salt with lies and treachery. It is supposed to “blind” the devil waiting behind you.[23]
    • Keeping your fingers crossed, as said, is another way that people “avoid” undesired outcomes.

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If just saying “Good luck” doesn't cut it, try giving someone a good luck symbol, like a rabbit’s foot, a wishbone, a four leaf clover, or a horseshoe. If you want to say “Good luck” to someone who doesn't speak English, you have tons of options! For Spanish, say “Buena suerte.” Say “Good luck” in German with the phrase “Alles Gute,” and in French with the phrase “Bonne chance!” Try “Gokoūn o inorimasu” for Japanese, or “Bi’t-tawfiq!” in Arabic. You can also send someone a personalized good luck card. For more good luck gifts and additional languages, read on!

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Translation of "her my best wishes" in Hebrew

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  1. 1 [countable]a desire or a feeling that you want to do something or have somethingwish (to do something)She expressed a wish to be alone.He had no wish to start a fight.His dearest wish (= what he wants most of all) is to see his grandchildren again.wish for somethingI can understand her wish for secrecy.wish that…It was her dying wish that I should have it.Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjectivedearest,deepest,desperate,…verb + wishhave,express,make known,…wish + nounfulfilment/​fulfillment,listprepositionagainst somebody’s wishes,in somebody’s wish,in accordance with somebody’s wishs,…Seefull entry
  2. 2 [countable]a thing that you want to have or to happento carry out somebody’s wishesI'm sure that you will get your wish.She married against her parents' wishes.see alsodeath wishOxford Collocations Dictionaryadjectivedearest,deepest,desperate,…verb + wishhave,express,make known,…wish + nounfulfilment/​fulfillment,listprepositionagainst somebody’s wishes,in somebody’s wish,in accordance with somebody’s wishs,…Seefull entry
  3. 3 [countable]an attempt to make something happen by thinking hard about it, especially in stories when it often happens by magicThrow some money in the fountain and make a wish.The genie granted him three wishes.The prince's wish came true.Oxford Collocations Dictionaryverb + wishhave,make,get,…wish + verbcome trueSeefull entry
  4. 4 wishes[plural]wish (for something)used especially in a letter or card to say that you hope that somebody will be happy, well or successfulWe all send our best wishes for the future.Give my good wishes to the family.With best wishes(= for example, at the end of a letter)Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjectivebest,good,well,…verb + wishgive somebody,send (somebody)prepositionwith… wishes,wish forSeefull entry
  5. Word OriginOld English wȳscan, of Germanic origin; related to German wünschen, also to wont.Extra examplesDraw up a wish list, defining the requirements for your ideal home.Every good wish for your future happiness together.Freud’s theory of the death wishGive my best wishes to Alison.He was denied his dying wish to be reconciled with his son.Her father will not speak to her, because she married against his wishes.I have no wish to cause any trouble among them.If you’re the one who finds the hidden box, you get a wish.In accordance with his wishes, his ashes were scattered at sea.In his wish to be as helpful as possible, he was forever asking her what she wanted.It is vital for schools to respect the wishes of parents.Lo and behold, on Christmas Day their wishes came true.She eventually went against her family’s wishes and published her autobiography.She flew into a rage if the staff didn’t obey her wishes.She fulfilled her deepest wish when she flew solo for the first time.She has expressed a wish to seek asylum here.She has expressed a wish to visit the Houses of Parliament.She’s always wanted to be an actress, and I’m sure she’ll get her wish.Thanks to all those who sent well wishes.The Government blatantly ignored the wishes of the public.The change to the constitution reflects the wishes of the people who voted in the referendum.The committee rode roughshod over the wishes of union members.The good fairy granted her three wishes.We need to update our equipment if we are to meet customers’ wishes.When you see a black cat, you have to make a wish.With best wishes for a happy birthday.a wish for peacethe child’s detention against parental wishesHe refused to carry out her wishes.His dearest wish is to see his grandchildren again.I’m sure that you will get your wish.She married against her parents’ wishes.Idioms(saying)wishing for something does not make it happen(humorous)used to say that you are ready to do whatever somebody asks you to do(saying)we believe a thing because we want it to be true
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