How To Say ‘Happy Birthday!’ In Different Languages

Celebrate your friend’s favorite day of the year by learning how to say ‘Happy Birthday!’ in another language.
July 22, 2019
How To Say ‘Happy Birthday!’ In Different Languages

For most people, a birthday is either the happiest or the most dreaded day of the year. There’s very little middle ground. We all have that friend who celebrates for their entire birthday month, and we also know someone who doesn’t even want anyone to acknowledge their special day. Either way, learning how to say ‘Happy Birthday!’ in another language is a sure way to get a reaction — for better or for worse. But hey, what’s a birthday without a little drama?

Maybe you want to wish a friend well in their native language, or maybe you’re studying another language and would like to learn how to say ‘Happy Birthday!’ so you can add it to your vocabulary repertoire. Whatever the reason, this guide will help you learn the proper phrase to use. Click the play button to hear how each translation is pronounced.

How To Say ‘Happy Birthday!’ In 13 Languages

Spanish — ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

French — Bon anniversaire !

German — Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

Italian — Buon compleanno!

Portuguese — Feliz aniversário!

Swedish — Grattis på födelsedagen!

Russian — С Днём рождения!

Indonesian — Selamat ulang tahun!

Dutch — Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!

Norwegian — Gratulerer med dagen!

Polish — Wszystkiego najlepszego!

Turkish — Doğum günün kutlu olsun!

Danish — Tillykke med fødselsdagen!

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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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