How to Say "Happy Birthday" in Spanish
How do you say Happy Birthday! in Spanish?
You can also say the following:
|Congratulations on your big day!|
|Hope you have many more!|
|Have a great day!|
As you can see, there are many different ways to say Happy Birthday in Spanish, though Feliz cumpleaños is the most common. You many be surprised to find out there are also a lot of ways to sing Happy Birthday in Spanish! Below are a few common ways.
These first three songs are all Spanish versions of Happy Birthday to You. Just remember to use the name of the birthday girl or boy instead of the name we've used, María!
This next one is a little different and is not sung to the same tune as Happy Birthday to You. If singing this to a birthday girl, you should change amiguito (in the second line) to amiguita.
|Happy, happy birthday to you.|
|Friend, may God bless you.|
|May peace reign on your day.|
|And may you have many more birthdays!|
In some countries, such as Mexico, Las mañanitas is sung to the birthday girl or boy. It's common for people to sing the first verse and then finish up with a cheer. Here's one version of Las mañanitas. Again, remember to use the name of the birthday girl or boy instead of the name we've used, María.
|This is the morning serenade that King David used to sing.|
|Today, because it's your birthday, we sing to you.|
|Wake up, Maria, wake up and see that dawn has already come.|
|The little birds are singing and the moon has set.|
And here's the cheer! It's basically nonsense words, so we haven't translated it. Remember to change the name in the to that of the birthday boy or girl!