What is 'Buon Capodanno' when translated from Italian to English?

"Happy New Year!" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase Buon Capodanno! The masculine singular phrase literally translates as "Good head of the year" in English. The pronunciation will be "bwon KA-po-DAN-no" in Pisan Italian.

"Happy New Year!" is an English equivalent of the Italian phrase Buon Capodanno!

Specifically, the masculine adjective buono* literally means "good" and loosely "happy" in this context. The masculine noun capodanno translates literally as "head of the year [capo di anno]") and loosely as "New Year's Day." The pronunciation will be "KA-po DAN-no" in Italian.

*The final vowel drops -- and is replaced by an apostrophe -- before a noun whose spelling begins with a consonant.