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Good Luck in German: This is How You Say it Properly

Good Luck in German: This is How You Say it Properly


How do you say Good Luck in German?

The most common way to say Good Luck in German is “Viel Glück.” Instead of wishing someone good luck by saying “Viel Glück,” often it is also possible to just say “Alles Gute,” which translates into all the best

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Useful phrases that contain “Viel Glück”

Viel Glück für die Zukunft! (Good luck for the future!)

Viel Glück heute beim Wettkampf! (Good luck at today’s competition!)

Viel Glück, mein Freund! (Good luck, my friend!)


“Viel Glück”: Should I use the preposition füror beim

If you wish someone good luck and also state the occasion for which you are doing this, you will usually need one of the two prepositions “bei/beim” or “für” to construct your phrase.

So which one of these would you need to use?

The rule here is that you use “für” when you are wishing someone good luck with regards to an upcoming event. So the focus is on the upcoming event.

If you are using “bei” or “beim” instead, then the focus will be on the event itself. The difference is very subtle and usually you can use both “bei” or “für”.



Viel Glück für die Prüfung! (Good luck for the upcoming exam.)

Viel Glück bei der Prüfung! (Good luck at the exam.)


Related questions


How do you translate Good luck tomorrow! into German?

Good luck tomorrow can be translated as “Viel Glück morgen!”. If you would like to specify further, you might add “bei”/“beim” and then specify the event.

Example: “Viel Glück beim Wettkampf morgen!” (Good luck at the competition tomorrow!)

Example: “Viel Glück bei der morgigen Autoprüfung!” (Good luck at tomorrow’s car test)


How do you say good luck for the future in German?

Good luck for the future in German is “Viel Glück für die Zukunft!”. Another way to go about this would be saying “Alles Gute für die Zukunft”, which translates into all the best for the future!


How can I say good luck my friend in German?

Good luck my friend in German simply translates into ”Viel Glück, mein Freund!”


How can I say good luck tomorrow in German?

You could say “Viel Glück für morgen”. It is also acceptable to just say “Viel Glück morgen!”.

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