Here are three ways to say “happy birthday” in Spanish:
- “Feliz cumpleaños” (fay-LEEZ koom-play-AH-nyos) – This is the most common way to say “happy birthday” in Spanish and can be used in most situations.
- “¡Que tengas un feliz cumpleaños!” (kay TEN-gahs oon fay-LEEZ koom-play-AH-nyos) – This is a more celebratory way of wishing someone a happy birthday, and the exclamation mark emphasizes the excitement.
- “Te deseo un muy feliz cumpleaños” (teh deh-SEH-oh oon mwee fay-LEEZ koom-play-AH-nyos) – This translates to “I wish you a very happy birthday,” and it is a more personal and heartfelt way of wishing someone a happy birthday.
Note: In Spanish-speaking countries, it’s common to sing “Feliz cumpleaños a ti” (Happy birthday to you) to the birthday person as part of the celebration.