Quick answer
"Congratulations" is a plural noun which is often translated as "felicidades", and "congrats" is an interjection which is often translated as "¡felicidades!". Learn more about the difference between "congratulations" and "congrats" below.
congratulations(
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grah
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juh
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shihnz
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (praise)
a. felicidades
Congratulations on your new job!¡Felicidades por tu nuevo trabajo!
b. enhorabuena
Congratulations on your new baby!¡Enhorabuena por el recién nacido!
c. felicitaciones
It's your anniversary? Congratulations!¿Es tu aniversario? ¡Felicitaciones!
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congrats(
kuhn
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grahts
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(expressing congratulations)
a. ¡felicidades!
I heard about your promotion at work. Congrats!Me enteré de tu ascenso en el trabajo. ¡Felicidades!
b. ¡felicitaciones!
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Was that your last exam? Congrats!¿Fue tu último examen? ¡Felicitaciones!
c. ¡enhorabuena!
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Congrats! You'll make a great mother.¡Enhorabuena! Serás una madre excelente.
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