How To Say ‘Congratulations!’ In 10 Languages

For graduations, promotions, weddings and other milestones, here’s how to say ‘congratulations!’ in 10 different languages.
September 17, 2018
How To Say ‘Congratulations!’ In 10 Languages

It seems to be human nature, at least among Americans, to shout “Congratulations!” at each other for just about any occasion. When someone gets married, gets pregnant, has a baby, graduates, gets promoted, buys a house, wins a game, “wins” a “free” trip to The Bahamas via robo-call or does just the bare minimum, we say “Congratulations!” And chances are, one of these scenarios will occur while you’re in another country or with someone who speaks another language. Here’s how to say “congratulations!” in 10 languages, just in case.

Spanish: ¡Felicitaciones!

French: Félicitations !

German: Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Italian: Complimenti!

Portuguese: Parabéns!

Norwegian: Gratulerer!

Russian: Поздравляю! (pozdravliayu!)

Polish: Gratuluję!

Turkish: Tebrikler!

Dutch: Gefeliciteerd!

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Dylan Lyons
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.

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