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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (expression of praise or joy)
a. congratulations
¿Andrés se graduó de la universidad? ¡Qué bueno! Envíale mis felicitaciones.Andres graduated from college? That's great! Send him my congratulations.
b. wishes
Mis padres te envían su felicitación por tu cumpleaños.My parents send you their wishes for your birthday.
c. greetings
No te olvides de darle tu felicitación al tío Juan por el nacimiento de su hijo.Don't forget to extend your greetings to uncle Juan for the newborn baby.
2. (card sent to convey good wishes)
a. greeting card
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
En el buzón había muchas cartas y felicitaciones.There were many letters and greeting cards in the mailbox.
b. greetings card (United Kingdom)
En Navidad, mis abuelos me enviaron una felicitación desde Suiza.My grandparents sent me a greetings card from Switzerland on Christmas.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (expression of praise or joy)
a. congratulations
Mi hija ha tenido el bebé, así que soy abuela. - ¡Felicitaciones!My daughter had the baby, so I'm a grandmother. - Congratulations!
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (acción)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
2. (tarjeta)
a. greetings card
felicitación de cumpleañosbirthday card
felicitación de NavidadChristmas card
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1 (enhorabuena)
mi felicitación o mis felicitaciones al ganador my congratulations to the winner; he recibido muchas felicitaciones lots of people have congratulated me
2 (tarjeta) greetings card; greeting card; (EEUU)
felicitación de Navidad Christmas card
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