Happy birthday in german – how to say happy birthday in german

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Learn to say Happy Birthday in German with these ready-made phrases, perfect for use in birthday cards, emails or even – if you are feeling brave enough – making a quick call.


we have an exciting post for you ,which will help you to wish your friends , girlfriend/boyfriend or your close liaisons  to wish them in an unique way , yeah say happy birthda in German to them. Don’t worry you don’t need to be proficient in German , still you can wish them happy birthday in German , just by learning few set of words or writing it down in chicken scratch manner will do.

Happy birthday in german for friends

At the end of this tutorial you will surely learn to wish your German friends or German teammates out there and will  be obliged to wish them Happy birthday in German. But i would like to warn you on a serious note. Old Germans and many new people too  get offended often if you wish them before their birthday. The reason they get offended is in their culture is is considered bad luck to wish them beforehand and your effort can be completely haste. So better refrain yourself from doing it.And in-case if you are sending them birthday cards or gifts , make sure you send them exactly on their day of their birthday , which would be apt if they open on the same day. So lets begin our voyage to wish happy birthday in German language.

Happy birthday in german

Happy Birthday in German

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag – Happy Birthday

(Literally: ‘Heartfelt congratulations on your birthday’)

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag – Happy Birthday
(Literally: “All the best on your birthday”)

Herzlichen Glückwunsch nachträglich – Happy Belated Birthday

Nachträglich alles Gute zum Geburtstag – Happy Belated Birthday

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 18./21./40./60./ 80. Geburtstag – Happy 18th/21st/40th/60th/80th Birthday

Alles Gute zum 18./21./40./60./80. Geburtstag – Happy 18th/21st/40th/60th/80th Birthday

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, lieber Neffe/liebe Nichte – Happy Birthday to a dear nephew/niece
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, lieber Onkel/liebe Tante – Happy Birthday to a dear Uncle/ Aunt
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, für einen guten Freund – Happy Birthday to a lovely friend
Wir wünschen Dir einen wunderschönen Tag (Informal) -We hope you have a lovely day
Wir wünschen Ihnen einen wunderschönen Tag (Formal) – We hope you have a lovely day
Alles Liebe zum Geburtstag – Much love on your birthday


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Man wird nicht älter, sondern besser! – You don’t get older, just better!
Auf dass Ihr/Dein Tag mit Liebe und Freude erfüllt ist 
– May your day be filled with love and happiness (Formal = Ihr / Informal = Dein)

Schade, dass wir nicht mitfeiern können – Shame we can’t be there to celebrate with you
Wie geht’s dem Geburtstagkind? – How is the birthday boy / birthday girl?
Wann ist die Geburtstagsfeier? – When is the birthday party?
Haben Sie / Hast Du viele schöne Geschenke bekommen? – Did you have some nice presents? (Formal= Haben Sie / Informal= Hast Du)
Vielen Dank für das schöne Geschenk und die Karte – Thank you so much for my lovely present and card

Happy birthday in german

1.Exclaim “Alles Gute zum Geburtstag![1] This is the closest translation to “happy birthday” used in German, and it means something along the lines of “all the best for your birthday.”

2.Say “Herzlichen Glückwunsch nachträglich” or “Nachträglich alles Gute zum Geburtstag” for late wishes. Both are equivalent to saying “happy belated birthday” in English.

3.State “Alles das Beste zum Geburtstag!” This is another way of saying “all the best for your birthday.”

4.Offer “Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag.” This is an equally common, congratulatory birthday greeting.

5.Also ask “Wie alt bist du?” This question is used to ask someone’s age.

6.Tell someone “Schade, dass wir nicht mitfeiern können” when you cannot celebrate in person. This phrase means “Shame we cannot be there to celebrate with you.” Use it over the phone, in a greeting card, or in an e-mail when you cannot give the individual birthday wishes in person.

7.Say “Wir wünschen Ihnen einen wunderschönen Tag.” Use this statement to wish the birthday boy or birthday girl a wonderful day.

8.Hopefully state “Auf dass Ihr Tag mit Liebe und Freude erfüllt ist.” This phrase roughly means, “May your day be filled with love and happiness.”