Feliz Cumple

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What does ¡Feliz cumple!mean? Happy birthday! Read on to learn how to greet someone on their birthday in Spanish!

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How to Say Happy Birthday in Spanish

There are several ways to wish someone a happy birthday in Spanish. What to use depends, in part, on whether the birthday person is someone your age or older and how well you know each other. Take a look at some of the ways you can wish somebody happy birthday in Spanish.

SpanishEnglishFormality
¡Felicidades!
Congratulations!neutral
¡Felicidades en tu día!
Congratulations on your big day!informal
¡Felicidades en su día!
Congratulations on your big day!formal
¡Feliz cumple!
Happy birthday!informal
¡Feliz cumpleaños!
Happy birthday!neutral
¡Que cumplas muchos más!
Hope you have many more!informal
¡Que cumpla muchos más!
Hope you have many more!informal
¡Que tengas un feliz día!
Have a great day!informal
¡Que tenga un feliz día!
Have a great day!formal

How to Sing Happy Birthday in Spanish

Now that you know some of the many ways to wish someone Happy birthday in Spanish, it's time to learn how to sing Happy Birthday in Spanish. Here three different versions of the Happy Birthday song in Spanish:

Version 1

¡Que los cumplas feliz!
¡Que los cumplas feliz!
¡Que los cumplas, (name of birthday girl or boy)!
¡Que los cumplas feliz!

Version 2

¡Feliz cumpleaños a ti!
¡Feliz cumpleaños a ti!
¡Feliz cumpleaños a(name of birthday girl or boy)!
¡Feliz cumpleaños a ti!

Version 3

¡Cumpleaños feliz!
¡Te deseamos a ti!
¡Cumpleaños, cumpleaños,
Cumpleaños feliz!

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And here’s another birthday song, sung to a different tune than Happy Birthday in English. Check out the lyrics!

SpanishEnglish
¡Feliz, feliz en tu día.
Happy, happy birthday to you.
Amiguito, que Dios te bendiga.
Friend, may God bless you.
Que reine la paz en tu día.
May peace reign on your day.
Y que cumplas muchos más!
And may you have many more birthdays!

You can change amiguito to amiguitaif you're singing to a birthday girl.

Las Mañanitas

Las mañanitasis a traditional Mexican song sung on birthdays. Check out the lyrics of this beautiful song and its translation:

SpanishEnglish
Estas son las mañanitas que cantaba el rey David.
This is the morning serenade that King David used to sing.
Hoy por ser tu cumpleaños, te las cantamos a ti.
Today, because it's your birthday, we sing it to you.
Despierta,(name of birthday girl or boy), despierta, mira que ya amaneció.Wake up, (name of birthday girl or boy) , wake up and see that dawn has already come.
Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió.
The little birds are singing, and the moon has already set.

If you're really lucky on your birthday in Mexico, you might even wake up to mariachi(mariachi musicians) singing Las mañanitas outside your window! mariachi

Want to learn about other celebrations in the Spanish-speaking world? Check out these articles!

How to Say "Happy Valentine's Day" in Spanish

A Year of Celebrations in Spanish-Speaking Countries

Father's Day in the Spanish-Speaking World

What is a "Quinceañera"?