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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Saying "Happy Birthday" in Different Languages

I have a friend who celebrated her birthday today and when I log into her FB page, wow.. can see lots and lots of people wishing her already.. To come out with some creative wish, I thought of writing in other languages…

Ever wondered how to say "Happy Birthday" in another language? Check out the list below! If you have any friends that speak a foreign language, surprise them by saying happy birthday in their own mother tongue!

Armenian
Taredarzet shnorhavor! or Tsenund shnorhavor!

Austrian-Viennese
Ois guade winsch i dia zum Gbuadsdog!

Brazil
Parabéns a você!
Parabéns a você, nesta data querida muitas felicidades e muitos anos de vida.

Bulgarian
Chestit Rojden Den!

Catalan
Per molts anys! or Bon aniversari! or Moltes Felicitats!

Chinese-Cantonese
Sun Yat Fai Lok!

Chinese-Mandarin
qu ni sheng er kuai le

Czech
Vsechno nejlepsi k Tvym narozeninam!

Danish
Tillykke med fodselsdagen!

Dutch
Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! or Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!

English
Happy Birthday!

Esperanto
Felichan Naskightagon!

Finnish
Hyvaa syntymapaivaa!

French (Canada)
Bonne Fête!

French
Joyeux Anniversaire!

German
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

Greek
Eytyxismena Genethlia! or Chronia Pola!

Hawaiian
Hau`oli la hanau!

Hindi (India)
Janam Din ki badhai! or Janam Din ki shubkamnaayein!

Hungarian
Boldog szuletesnapot! or Isten eltessen!

Icelandic
Til hamingju med afmaelisdaginn!

Italian
Buon Compleanno!

Japanese
Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu!

Korean
Saeng il chuk ha ham ni da!

Latin
Fortuna dies natalis!

Luxembourgeois
Vill Gleck fir daei Geburtsdaag!

Malaysian
Selamat Hari Jadi!

Norwegian
Gratulerer med dagen!

Persian
Tavalodet Mobarak!

Polish
Wszystkiego Najlepszego! or Wszystkiego najlepszego zokazji urodzin!
wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin

Portuguese (Brazil)
Parabens pelo seu aniversario! or Parabenspara voce! or Parabens e muitas felicidades!

Portuguese
Feliz Aniversario! or Parabens!

Romanian
La Multi Ani!

Russian
S dniom razhdjenia! or Pazdravliayu s dniom razhdjenia!

Sardinian (Italy)
Achent'annos! Achent'annos!

Slovak
Vsetko najlepsie k narodeninam!

Spanish
Feliz Cumpleaños!

Swedish
Grattis på födelsedagen

Taiwanese
San leaz quiet lo!

Thai
Suk San Wan Keut!

Turkish
Dogum gunun kutlu olsun!

Vietnamese
Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat!

6 comments:

  1. Hello Cynthia, I only know how to say it in English, but will add, "A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip."

    Best regards, and you keep a song in your heart, Lee.
    ps, drop by if free.

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  2. Uncle Lee.. ya ya.. that's very true.. so, I did not come knocking by your door this time ya.. its only 10:35pm there.. :)

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  3. ok,,, now i got the box,,, it was a mouthful learning all these,thank you,,, please share with us how do we say " I Love You" next post ,ok?

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  4. Hi Eugene.. no prob since I have the collection of it.. will post it :) come by ya.. :)

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  5. In Filipino or Tagalog its - Maligayang Kaarawan!

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  6. Thanks chubskulit.. will add in the list.. :)

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