Birthday wishes in Spanish
There are many different ways to say Happy Birthday…
To wish someone happy birthday in Spanish we use the expression…
Below are a few examples of how Happy Birthday wishes in Spanish….
Birthday wishes in Spanish:
To wish on Standard Birthday we use the expression…
which can be Pronounce this birthday greeting as fay-lees koom-play-ahn-yohs…
Feliz is a Spanish adjective meaning “happy.”
Cumpleaños is a Spanish noun meaning “birthday.”
Happy birthday wish in Spanish:
To wish on Common Birthday wishes we use the expression…
which can Pronounce this sentiment as fay-lees-ee-dah-days.
This is a congratulatory sentiment often used on birthdays, among other occasions.
Felicidades is translated most closely as “congratulations” or “all the best.”
Wishes in Spanish:
This is another congratulatory sentiment, but it is a little more birthday-specific than the basic felicidades.
“¡Felicidades en tu día!”
Pronounce the sentiment as fay-lees-ee-dah-days ehn too dee-ah.
Felicidades still means “congratulations” in this birthday greeting.
En means “on,” tu is the familiar form of the word “your,” and día means “day.”
The entire phrase translates into English as “Congratulations on your day!”
Happy birthday wish in Spanish:
This expression is far less common than other congratulatory sentiments, but it is the most birthday-specific one you can use…
“¡Felicidades en el aniversario del día en que tu has nacido!”
which we can pronounce this sentence as fay-lees-ee-dah-days ehn ehl ah-nee-vers-ahr-ee-oh dehl dee-ah ehn kay too ahs nah-cee-doh.
El aniversario is the Spanish way of saying “the anniversary.”
Del is actually a combination of “de,” meaning “of,” and “el,” meaning “the.” The “el” is connected to the word “día,” meaning “day.”
When we put all together, the phrase says, “Congratulations on the anniversary of the day on which you were born.”
Spanish Happy Birthday Wishes:
Saying this birthday wish is essentially the same thing as telling someone in English, “and many more,” after wishing that person a happy birthday.
“¡Que cumplas muchos más!”
Pronounce the entire sentiment as kay koom-plahs mooch-ohs mahs.
Que translates into the English “that.”
Cumplas is derived from the Spanish verb “cumplir,” meaning “to complete,” “to accomplish,” or “to fulfill.”
Muchos is a plural form of the Spanish word “mucho,” meaning “many.”
Más means “more” in English.
When translated directly, this wish states, “that you complete many more.”
Birthday Wishes Spanish:
While this greeting may seem a little less birthday-specific, it is another common sentiment used to wish someone happiness on his or her birthday.
“¡Que tengas un feliz día!”
Pronounce the sentiment as kay tehn-gahs oon fay-lees dee-ah.
Que means “that,” “feliz” means “happy,” and “día” means “day.”
Tengas is a conjugated form of the verb “tener,” meaning “to have.”
The phrase translates directly into “that you have a happy day.”
Spanish Birthday Wishes
This is a question used to ask the birthday girl or birthday boy how old she or he is.
“¿Cuántos años tienes?”
Pronounce the question as kwahn-tohs ahn-yohs tee-en-ays.
Cuántos asks “how many.”
Años means “years” in English. Note the tilde over the “n” is essential to maintain the meaning of the word.
Tienes is a conjugated form of the Spanish verb “tener,” meaning “to have.”