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A Quick Overview Of Buenos Días
'Buenos días' is Spanish for 'hello', or 'good day'. The literal translation is plural: 'good days'. Note that even though Spanish nouns ending in 'a' are almost always feminine, 'día', (plural días) meaning 'day' is an exception to the rule, which is why the adjective (buenos) ends in '-os'. You can shorten the expression to simply 'buenos'.
hola - Spanish for hello
buenas noches - Spanish for 'good evening'
The accent on the 'i' in 'días' is there to indicate stress, and makes no difference to the 'i' sound.
The French word for 'good day' is bonjour, and the Italian word is buongiorno. Both are literally translated as 'good-day'. You can see the similarities and differences between the three languages - click on the links for pronunciation and more information.