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Fruity
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 8:26:38 AM

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Location: Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
How do you say "Happy birthday" in your native language?

Absinthius
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 8:41:24 AM

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Fijne verjaardag!

And how do you say it in Japanese?
Lotje1000
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 8:43:19 AM

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Over here it's "Gelukkige verjaardag"
EPT31
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 9:38:35 AM
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"Joyeux anniversaire !" or "Bon anniversaire !"

"Joyeux anniversaire" [ʒwa-jø-za-ni-vɛʁ-sɛʁ] is six syllables so we can sing it on the same tune as "Happy birthday to you".
"Bon anniversaire" is what you more likely say to someone you meet in his birthday's morning.

And of course in French there is a single word for "birthday" and "anniversary".

What about Japanese, Fruity ?


snafu22q
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 9:49:52 AM
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Not really 'my' language ... but here it is in Danish: "Tillykke med fødselsdagen"
Daiane Macena
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 9:51:06 AM

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In Brazil we say "Feliz aniversário!" and like in France, we have only one word to birthday and aniversary Speak to the hand
Axel Bear
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 10:03:16 AM

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In Dutch the most common phrase is 'gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag' (often followed by 'ik wens je nog veel jaren') or simply 'proficiat' (more formal). And then all the guests sit 'gezellig' in a circle and eat 'lekker gebakjes' after they have given all the other guests a hand shake and congratulated them too.

At some stage everyone is expected to sing 'Lang zal hij/zij leven'.
papo_308
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 10:06:20 AM
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Location: Velké Meziříčí, Vysocina, Czech Republic
In Czech it is: Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám
Actually it means "All the best to your birthday"
Blodybeef
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 10:20:52 AM

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İyi ki doğdun -It's fortunate that you've been born. (A very sloppy direct translation.) Dancing

Mutlu yıllar sana -Happy years to you.

Also; Doğum günün kutlu olsun -May your birthday be blessed.
Brick wall
hedy mmm
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 12:46:58 PM

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In Spanish it's ¡Feliz Cumpleaño!....which I will celebrate this week. I'll be 69 and I'm proud of it! ¡Gracias a Dios!

In the Hispanic countries there is a difference in birthday and anniversary greetings.

hedy Dancing Dancing
thar
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 4:35:37 PM

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til hamingju með afmælið


"To happiness with the birthday"
Fruity
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 5:30:02 PM

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Thanks a lot, all.

It's 誕生日おめでとう in Japanese.
Drago Perendija
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:04:58 AM

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In Serbia we say "Srećan rođendan!". The same is also in Montenegro, Bosnia and Craoatia
whatson
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:29:30 AM
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Irma Crespo
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:03:12 AM

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¡FELÍZ CUMPLEAÑOS!
Irma Crespo
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:03:49 AM

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¡FELÍZ CUMPLEAÑOS!
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:43:14 AM

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In Finnish: Hyvää Syntymäpäivää!
Spidermann
Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 8:40:15 AM

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¡¡FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS!!
teresadiaz
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:21:59 PM
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Feliz cumpleaños... que el triunfo, las riquezas y prosperidad os acompañanen. Applause
pasteur
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:54:15 PM

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In Romanian they say "La mulți ani!"
Epiphileon
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:13:09 AM

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Joyous Orbital Anniversary! (Geek Speak)
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:12:59 AM

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The bulldog, Sultan, is smoking pot.

Boldog születésnapot! - Happy birthday (Hungarian)
Islami
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:59:28 AM
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سالگرہ مبارک (Saal Girah Mubarik)in Urdu.
Alfonso Ruiz 1
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 4:41:43 AM

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o cumpleaños feliz, indistintamente :-"
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:14:23 AM

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In Swedish (though it's not my native language, but the other official language in Finland): Grattis på födelsedagen
srirr
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:35:43 AM

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Isn't it interesting that revival of any of the old and buried threads is done by a newcomer? And that new member is active for hardly one or two posts.
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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 8:13:24 AM

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Alfonso Ruiz 1 wrote:
o cumpleaños feliz, indistintamente Whistle

Hola Alfonso!
coolstuff
Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 5:06:29 PM

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In Turkish "iyi ki dogdun" means "it is good that you are born"
Nelson Cerqueira
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 2:18:42 PM

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Sick feliz aniversário
jose85
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 3:42:29 PM
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Feliz aniversario y muchos más!!! Boo hoo! Boo hoo!
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