International Gifting

How to Say “Happy Birthday” in Popular World Languages

24 Sep , 2017  

Even though we already observe many occasions, birthday is the only event that is uniquely yours. Just like a nation commemorates its independence or an organization acknowledges its founding, a birthday is a momentous occasion to celebrate the beginning of your life in this world.

In today’s fast-paced world, spending quality time with friends and family has become scarce. One of the ways to show your loved ones that you still care about them is to remember their birthday.

To get you started, here’re 38 different ways of saying “Happy Birthday” that you can include with the birthday gift.

LanguagePhrasePronunciation
EnglishHappy birthdayhap-pee-birth-dae
AfricanGelukkige verjaarsdaggae-luke-kee-gea-ver-yars-daag
Arabicعيد مولد سعيدeye-edd-mao-leed-doo-say-id
Cantonese生日快樂saang-yaat-faai-lok
Chinese (Mandarin)生日快乐sheng-re-khuai-le
CroatianSretan rođendanshre-tan-ro-den-daan
CzechVšechno nejlepší k narozeninám!shack-no-nay-lep-shee-ke-naro-zae-nee-nam
DanishTillykke med fødselsdagentill-licka-med-food-sels-day-en
DutchFijne verjaardagfi-ne-ver-yaa-dought
FilipinoMaligayang kaarawan
Malee-ga-yaang-kaa-raa-wan
FinnishHyvää syntymäpäiväähe-far-sin-tee-ma-pai-far
FrenchBon anniversairebon-any-ver-sae
GermanAlles Gute zum Geburtstagalles-gu-te-zum-ge-burts-taag
Greekχαρούμενα γενέθλιαkhaa-roo-me-ma-ge-neth-lee-yaa
HawaiianHauʻoli lā hānauhow-oh-lay-la-ha-now
Hebrewיום הולדת שמחyom-hull-ae-date-sa-mea-ach
Hindiजन्मदिन मुबारक होjaamn-deen-mubarakh-o
HungarianBoldog születésnapotball-god-shoe-le-te-shna-pot
IcelandicTil hamingju með afmæliðteeh-humming-joo-me-af-malea
IndonesianSelamat ulang tahunse-lam-maat-oo-lang-ta-hoon
ItalianBuon compleannobwon-com-pleaan-no
Japanese誕生日おめでとうございますtan-joh-beeoh-meh-de-toh-goh-za-i-mahs
Korean생일 축하합니다sae-ngil-choo-kha-haam-nee-da
LatinFelix natalisfelix-naa-taa-lisse
MalaySelamat hari jadise-lam-mat-haa-ree-ja-dee
Mongolianтөрсөн өдрийн мэнд хүргэеtөr-sөan-өd-reen-kheend-kheer-gee
NorwegianGratulerer med dagengra-too-le-rear-med-daag-gen
PolishWszystkiego najlepszegoshee-ist-kee-go-nay-lep-sza-go
PortugueseFeliz Aniversáriove-leez-a-nee-ver-saa-rio
RomanianLa multi anila-mul-taa-nee
Russianс днем рожденияsh-dnem-rush-day-neea
SlovenianVse najboljše za rojstni danse-nay-balj-syea-za-rougt-nee-dan
SpanishFeliz cumpleañosve-leez-com-plia-nyos
SwedishGrattis på födelsedagengra-tees-po-fodel-se-do-gen
Tamilபிறந்தநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள்pee-run-ta-null-val-took-call
Thaiสุขสันต์วันเกิดsook-sun-wan-keud
UkranianЗ днем народженняztt-name-na-root-zen-neea
Vietnamesechúc mừng sinh nhậtchook-moong-seng-yaat

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