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How to Say “Happy Birthday” in 50 Different Languages

July 6, 2017

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The words may be different, but the love you feel when someone wishes you a happy birthday is universally known. Birthdays aren’t just about streamers, balloons, and cake (though those certainly don’t hurt!), they’re about coming together to celebrate your loved one’s past, present, and future.

Friends Celebrating at a birthday party

The next time it’s your friend or family member’s birthday, surprise them by wishing them a happy birthday in one of these 50 different languages.

  1. Albanian: “Gëzuar ditëlindjen”
  2. Bosnian: “Sretan rođendan”
  3. Bulgarian: “Chestit Rozhden den”
  4. Catalan: “Per molts anys”
  5. Cheinese: “Shēngrì kuàilè”
  6. Czech: “Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám”
  7. Danish: “Tillykke med fødselsdagen”
  8. Dutch: Fijne verjaardag”
  9. Filipino: “Maligayang kaarawan”
  10. Finnish: “Hyvää syntymäpäivää”
  11. French: “Bon anniversaire”
  12. Galician: “Feliz Aniversario”
  13. German: “Alles Gute zum Geburtstag”
  14. Greek: “Charoúmena genéthlia”
  15. Hawaiian: “Hauʻoli lā hānau”
  16. Hebrew: “יום הולדת שמח”
  17. Hungarian: “Boldog születésnapot”
  18. Icelandic: “Til hamingju með afmælið”
  19. Igbo: “Ezi ncheta ọmụmụ”
  20. Indonesian: “Selamat ulang tahun”
  21. Irish: “Lá breithe shona duit”
  22. Italian: “Buon compleanno”
  23. Japanese: “お誕生日おめでとうございます”
  24. Kazakh: “Twğan küniñ quttı bolsın”
  25. Khmer: “Rikreay​ thngai​ kamnaet”
  1. Korean: “Saeng-il chugha”
  2. Kurdish: “Rojbûna te pîroz be”
  3. Latin: “Felix natalis”
  4. Lithuanian: “Su gimtadieniu”
  5. Luxembourgish: “Alles Guddes fir däi Gebuertsdag”
  6. Malay: “Selamat Hari lahir”
  7. Mongolian: “Төрсөн өдрийн мэнд”
  8. Nepali: “Janmadinakō”
  9. Norwegian: “Gratulerer med dagen”
  10. Polish: “Wszystkiego najlepszego”
  11. Portuguese: “Feliz Aniversário”
  12. Romanian: “La multi ani”
  13. Russian: “S dnem ​​rozhdeniya”
  14. Serbian: “Srećan rođendan”
  15. Slovenian: “Vse najboljše”
  16. Somali: “Dhalasho Wacan”
  17. Spanish: “Feliz cumpleaños”
  18. Swahili: “Siku ya kuzaliwa ya furaha”
  19. Swedish: “Grattis på födelsedagen”
  20. Tai: “S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn keid”
  21. Turkish: “Doğum günün kutlu olsun”
  22. Ukranian: “Z Dnem narodzhennya”
  23. Vietnamese: “Chúc mừng sinh nhật”
  24. Welsh: Penblwydd hapus”
  25. Zulu: “Usuku olumnandi lokuzalwa
happy birthday flowers in mason jar with cupcakes

Once the birthday celebrations are underway, don’t forget to also give them something special! From unique floral arrangements, to chocolates and cookies, we have everything you’ll need to make this birthday one to remember.

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