How to Wish “Happy Birthday” in 150 Languages

A birthday is the perfect occasion to take the opportunity to spread some love and cheer. Whether you are celebrating the birthday of a close loved one or it is your own birthday, it is always a special time when you can build beautiful memories, share laughter and strengthen the bonds between you and those you hold dear. One of the best things about a birthday is the chance to share special wishes for prosperity, good health and happiness that can transcend language barriers and enable you to truly speak from the heart. When you share a birthday wish, you can offer sincere, heartfelt thoughts that will bring a boost to everyone’s day. Although the colorful balloons, beautiful cake and delicious food are all enjoyable parts of the birthday celebration, what really matters is shining the spotlight on the friends, family and loved ones that make the birthday memories truly special. On their big day, it is important to remember that a birthday boy or girl may be feeling especially vulnerable at the prospect of turning a year older, or they could be embracing the new age with excitement. However they feel about their birthday, one thing is certain. They will welcome hearing the thoughts of their loved ones in the form of birthday wishes, whether they reflect previously unspoken sentiments or are a reminder of the loving words that have been shared throughout the year.

To make sure your birthday wishes have the greatest impact, you will want to make sure they reflect the originality and uniqueness that makes your favorite birthday boy or girl stand out. It can often be hard to find just the right words to share your emotions. In fact, you may spend many hours trying to put together the perfect birthday wishes or struggle to create the right lines to bring a smile to your loved one’s face. However, their expression as you share the many reasons why you think they are wonderful will be worth all the effort in the world.

Creating birthday wishes can sometimes be a difficult and daunting task. This is especially true if you want to make sure that your wishes will bring cheer to your loved one’s face while expressing your deepest heartfelt sentiments. If you find yourself struggling to come up with the right words, then why not consider going beyond the barrier of language and use a few birthday wishes in different languages. When you do, they birthday boy or girl will be astounded that you took the time to do something so unique and creative.

Throughout the world, birthdays are a time for celebration, and using birthday wishes in different languages can be educational for even the youngest birthday boy or girl. In fact, this can stimulate their intellectual curiosity and lead them to learning a few key phrases in another language. Here is a list comprised of different birthday wishes shared around the world that can help you get started. Now, the next time you have a birthday party to attend, you can be prepared with an amusing and fun way to spread some merriment on someone’s special day.

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Birthday Greetings Translation French – English

Happy Birthday Wishes in Spanish – Deseos de Feliz Cumpleaños en España

LANGUAGE

TRANSLATION

AFRIKAANS gelukkige verjaarsdag / geseënde verjaarsdag
ALBANIAN gëzuar ditëlindjen
ALSATIAN gléklickagebùrtstag / viel gleck zuem Geburtsdeuh
AMHARIC melkam lidet
ARABIC عيد ميلاد سعيد (aid milad said)
ARMENIAN tsnounde shnorhavor
ARPITAN bon anniverséro
AZERI ad günün mübarek
BAMBARA i ni san kura / sambé sambé
BAOULÉ mi klôa
BASQUE zorionak zuri
BASSA li gwé lilam
BELARUSIAN З днём нараджэння (Z dniom naradzhennia)
BENGALI subho janmadin
BERBER amulli ameggaz
BISLAMA hapi long leaf lo u
BOBO joyeux anniversaire
BOSNIAN sretan rođendan
BRETON deiz ha bloaz laouen dit
BULGARIAN честит рожден ден
BURMESE mwe nay mingalar pa
CATALAN feliç aniversari / per molts anys
CHEROKEE ulihelisdi udetiyisgv
CHINOIS (CANTONESE) sang yut fai lok (simplified: 生日快乐 – traditional: 生日快樂)
CHINOIS (MANDARIN) sheng ri kuai le (simplified: 生日快乐 – traditional: 生日快樂)
CORNISH pedn bloodh lowen dhewgh
CORSE felice anniversariu
CROATIAN sretan rođendan
CZECH všechno nejlepší / všechno nejlepší k narozeninám
DANISH tillykke med fødselsdagen
DUALA buña bwa yabè ba bwam
DUTCH gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag / gelukkige verjaardag
ENGLISH happy birthday
ESPERANTO felicxan naskigxtagon
feliæan naskiøtagon
ESTONIAN palju õnne sünnipäevaks
EWONDO mbembe abok abiali
FANG bamba mbou
FAROESE tillukku við føðingardegnum
FILIPINO maligayang kaarawan
FINNISH hyvää syntymäpäivää
FLEMISH gelukkige verjaardag
FRENCH joyeux anniversaire
FRISIAN lokwinske mei dyn jirdei
FRIULAN bon complean
FUTUNIAN ke manu’ia lou ‘asotupu
GALICIAN feliz cumpreanos
GEORGIAN გილოცავ დაბადების დღეს (gilocav dabadebis dghes)
GERMAN Alles Gute zum Geburtstag
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag (more formal)
GREEK na ta ekatostisis / chronia polla / xronia polla
GUARANÍ rogüerohory nde arambotýre
GUJARATI janam diwasani badhai
HAITIAN CREOLE bòn fèt
HAWAIIAN hau’oli la hanau
HEBREW yom huledet sameakh
HINDI janamdin ki hardhik shubhkaamnaayein
HUNGARIAN boldog születésnapot kívánok
ICELANDIC til hamingju með afmælið
INDONESIAN selamat ulang tahun
IRISH GAELIC lá breithe shona duit
ITALIAN buon compleanno
JAPANESE o tanjôbi omedetô (gozaimasu)
KABYLIAN amulli ameggaz
KALMYK Тёрсн ёдртн байрта болтха (teursn eudrtn bayarta boltga)
KANNADA huttu habbada haardika shubhashayagalu
KAZAKH Туған күніңіз құтты болсын (twğan küniñiz quttı bolsın) / تۋعان كۇنىڭىز قۇتتى بولسىن (tughan kuningiz kutti bolsin)
KHMER rik reay tngai kom nert
KINYARWANDA isabukuru nziza
KIRGHIZ Туулган күнүң менен / تۇۇلعان كۉنۉڭ مەنەن (tuulghan kunung menen)
KIRUNDI sabukuri nziza / umunsi mukuru mwiza
KOREAN 생일 축하합니다 (saeng-eel-chook-hah-hahm-nee-dah)
KURDISH rojdana te pîroz be
LAO souksaan van kheud
LATIN felix dies natalis / felix sit natalis dies
LATVIAN daudz laimes dzimšanas dienā
LIGURIAN bón conpleànno
LINGALA mbotama elamu
LITHUANIAN su gimtadieniu
LOW SAXON efeliciteer mit ju verjaardag
LUXEMBOURGEOIS E schéine Gebuertsdag
MACEDONIAN Среќен роденден (sreken rodenden)
MALAGASY arahabaina tratry ny tsingerinandro naterahanao
manaova tsingerinandro naterahana finaritra
MALAY selamat hari jadi / selamat hari lahir
MALAYALAM piranaal mangalangal
MALTESE xewqat sbieħ għal għeluq sninek
MAORI ra whanau koa
MARATHI vadh diwsachya hardika shubhechha
MARQUISIAN a koakoa ta koe koika hanau ia
MONGOLIAN tursun udriin bayar hurgeye (Tєрсєн єдрийн баяр хvргэе)
MONTENEGRIN sretan rođendan
MORÉ ne y taabo
MOROCCAN ARABIC (DARIJA) sanaa Hilwa
NEPALESE janmadin ko mangalmaya subhakaamanaa
NGBANDI nzo yenga ti dungo mo
NGOUMBA kundah bial dohli
NORWEGIAN gratulerer med dagen
gratulerer med fødselsdagen
OCCITAN bon aniversari
PAPIAMENTU felis kumpleanjo
PASHTO kaleza mo mubarak sha
PERSIAN تولدت مبارک (tavallodet mobârak)
PIEMONTESE bon compleann
POLISH wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin
PORTUGUESE feliz aniversário / parabéns
PUNJABI janum din diyan boht boht wadayian
QUÉBÉCOIS (CANADIAN FRENCH) bonne fête
ROMANI baxtalo rodźendano
ROMANIAN la mulţi ani
RUSSIAN С днем рождения (S dniom rojdeniya)
SAMOAN ia manuia le aso fanau
SANGO nzoni matanga ti dongo
SARDINIAN bonos annos (logudorese) / bonus annus (campidanese)
SCOTTISH GAELIC co-latha breith sona dhuibh
SERBIAN Срећан рођендан (srećan rođendan)
SESOTHO letsatsi le monate la tsoalo
SHIMAORE mwaha mwema wa baraka
SHONA bavudei rakanaka
SINDHI junam dhin joon wadhayoon
SINHALA suba upandinayak
SLOVAK všetko najlepšie k narodeninám
SLOVENIAN vse najboljše
SOBOTA dobro letobra
SOMALI dhalasho wacan
SONINKE an do siina kurumba
SPANISH feliz cumpleaños
SWAHILI kumbukumbu njema [nndjema] / pongezi kwa siku ya kuzaliwa
SWEDISH grattis på födelsedagen
SWISS GERMAN Viel Glück zum Geburtstag (formal) / Viel Glück zum Geburi (informal)
TAGALOG maligayang kaarawan
TAHITIAN ia ora te mahana fanaura’a
TAMIL piranda naal vaazhthukkal
TATAR tugan konen kotlo bulsyn
TELUGU పుట్టిన రోజు శుభాకాంక్షలు (puttina roju shubhakankshalu)
THAI สุขสันต์วันเกิด (souksaan wankeud)
TIBETAN སྐྱེས་སྐར་ཉིན་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས། (kyekar nyin tashi delek)
TSHILUBA diledibua dilenga
TURKISH doğum günün kutlu olsun / nice yillara / iyi ki doğdun
UDMURT vordiśkem nunalenyd
UKRAINIAN З Днем народження (z dnem narodƷen’a)
URDU saalgirah mubarik
UYGHUR تۇغۇلغان كۆنىڭىزگە مۇبارەك بولسۇن (tughulghan kuningizge mubarek bolsun)
UZBEK tug’ilgan kuningiz muborak bo’lsin
VIETNAMESE chúc mừng sinh nhật
WALLISIAN ke manuia tou aho tupu
WALOON (“betchfessîs” spelling) djoyeus aniversaire / bon aniversaire
WELSH penblwydd hapus
WEST INDIAN CREOLE bon nanivèsè
WOLOF beuss bou deloussi moo nex
YIDDISH a freilekhn gebortstog
YORUBA ajodun ayo fun e

 


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2 thoughts on “How to Wish “Happy Birthday” in 150 Languages

  1. There is a mistake. In Tatar language you should say “tugan konen kotlo bulsyn” (туган көнең котлы булсын)

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