How to compliment someone in Italian

If you want to compliment someone on their achievements, you can say:

  • (Che) Bravo! – Good job!
  • Bravissimo! – Excellent job!

If you want to compliment somebody in the specific circumstances of a wedding or graduation or a promotion at work, you can easily say:

  • Congratulazioni! – Congratulations!
  • Complimenti! – Congratulations!

and you could add depending on the context:

  • Congratulazioni te lo sei meritato! – Congratulations you deserved it!
    Complimenti per il traguardo! – Congratulations for the achievement!

If you want to make a physical appreciation, you can use the formula:

Che + adjective + noun

  • Che bravo studente! Good student!
  • Che begli occhi! What a nice eyes!
  • Che bel bambino! What a beautiful kid!

If you want to make any kind appreciation, you can use the formula:

Come + verb

  • Come sei bella oggi! How beautiful you are today!
  • Come sei stato bravo oggi! How good you were today!
  • Come parli bene italiano! You speak Italian really well!
  • Come guidi bene! You drive really well

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