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Harper Collins / Goodnight Moon

There is an American bedtime story, called Goodnight Moon, written by Margaret Wise Brown, who has been wishing children all over the world “good night.” It’s a simple story and highlights the beauty of the everyday things you can find in the room around you. In addition, the series of lulling messages from her wishing goodnight to the moon, stars, air, and noises everywhere have been the bedtime phrases of many, many people for over 70 years. So it’s more than safe to say that if you ever need something to kick start your bedtime, you can read this wonderful story and wish everyone and everyone around you a good night, just like the young bunny in Wise’s classic.

PS: If you want to zhuzh your “good night” greeting, here’s a short list of how to say it in other languages.

  • English: good night (good night)
  • English: Good night (bon nwee)
  • English: Good night (bwona nohteh)
  • English: Good night (jal jayo)
  • Japanese: Good night (oyasuminasai)
  • Hindi: Good evening (shub raatree)
  • Norwegian: Good night (goo nat)
  • English: good night (goonat)
  • English: Good night (nude gooteh)
  • Dutch: Good evening (khoodeh nakt)
  • Afrikaans: Good evening (khooyeh nakh)
  • Turkish: İyi geceler (eeyee gejelehr)
  • Tagalog: Magandang gabi (good night)
  • English: Good night (good night chuk goo)
  • European Portuguese: Good evening (bowah noycheh)
  • English: Good night (dobroy nochi)
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Good evening (bowah noycheh)
  • English: Good night (goonet)
  • Swahili: Good evening (oosikoo mwehmah)
  • Mandarin Chinese: Good evening (wǎn’ān)
  • English: Good night (Good night)
  • Greek: Good night (kalinýchta)
  • Finnish: Good evening (heevaa yohtaa)
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