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"Enhorabuena" is an interjection which is often translated as "congratulations", and "felicidades" is a plural noun which is also often translated as "congratulations". Learn more about the difference between "enhorabuena" and "felicidades" below.
enhorabuena(
ehn
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oh
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rah
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bweh
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nah
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (general)
a. congratulations
¿Te graduaste en mayo? ¡Enhorabuena!You graduated in May? Congratulations!
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (general)
a. congratulations
Quiero darles mi enhorabuena por su compromiso matrimonial.I would like to give you my congratulations on your engagement.
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felicidades
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (felicitations)
a. congratulations
Nos hemos comprometido, nos casaremos en mayo. - ¡Felicidades! ¡Cuánto me alegro!We're engaged. We're getting married in May. - Congratulations! I'm so glad!
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Felicidades! ¡Que cumplas muchos más!Happy Birthday! Many happy returns!
¡Feliz Navidad! - ¡Sí, felicidades! Vendrán a cenar en Nochevieja, ¿verdad?Merry Christmas! - Yes, Merry Christmas! You're coming for dinner on New Year's Eve, aren't you?
felicidad
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (joy)
a. happiness
Abrazar tu bebé te hace sentir una felicidad total.Hugging your baby gives you a feeling of total happiness.
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