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Happy birthday in different languages

Happy birthday Flowers

Have you ever wanted to wish happy birthday in a different language than your own?

Wouldn’t be cool if you could include a happy birthday message in Italian or French or Japanese to your overseas friends when you send a gift? Or maybe you have a loved one that wasn’t born in the USA and want to celebrate in her/his native tongue?

Look no further!

Happy birthday flowers

We compiled a list of 73 ways of saying Happy Birthday in foreign languages and we combined them with corresponding national flower. So if you have a friend from a specific country, you know which flowers to give her/him on their big day.

Photo by Brooke Lark

I hope you have fun scrolling through all the different happy birthday greetings and the corresponding national flowers:

Language Happy Birthday Greetings National Flower
Afrikaans Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag! Protea
Albanian Urime ditelindjen! Red poppy
Arabic Eid milaad saeed! or Kul sana wa inta/i tayeb/a! Royal Jasmine
Armenian Taredartzet shnorhavor! No national flower: try roses!
Bengali Shuvo Jonmodin! Water lily
Brazil Feliz Aniversário Cattleya Orchid
Bulgarian Chestit Rojden Den! Rose
Chinese Cantonese Sun Yat Fai Lok! Plum Blossom
Chinese Mandarin qu ni sheng er kuai le Plum Blossom
Croatian Sretan Rodendan! Iris Croatica
Czech Vsechno nejlepsi k Tvym narozeninam!! Rose
Danish Tillykke med fodselsdagen! Marguerite Daisy
Dutch Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! Tulip
Estonian Palju onne sunnipaevaks! Corn-flower
Farsi Tavalodet Mobarak! Red Rose
Finnish Hyvaa syntymapaivaa! Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria Majalis)
French Joyeux Anniversaire! Maple leaf
Georgian Gilotcav dabadebis dges! Cherokee rose
German Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Knapweed
Greek Eytyxismena Genethlia! Bear’s Breech (Acanthus Mollis)
Hawaiian Hau`oli la hanau! Yellow hibiscus
Hebrew Yom Huledet Same’ach! No National Flower. Try Lillies!
Hiligaynon (Philippines) Masadya gid nga adlaw sa imo pagkatawo! Sampaguita (Jasminum Sambac)
Hindi (India) Janam Din ki badhai! Lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera)
Hungarian Boldog szuletesnapot! Tulip (Tulipa)
Icelandic Til hamingju med afmaelisdaginn! Mountain Avens (Dryas Octopetala)
Indonesian Selamat Ulang Tahun! Jasmine and Moon Orchid
Italian Buon Compleanno! Stylized Lily
Japanese Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu! Chrysanthemum (Imperial), Cherry Blossom Sakura
Korean Saeng il chuk ha ham ni da! Rose of Sharon (Moogoonghwa) (Hibiscus Syriacus)
Kurdish Rojbun a te piroz be! Fritillaria imperialis
Latvian Daudz laimes dzimsanas diena! Oxeye Daisy, or Pipene (Leucanthemum Vulgare)
Lithuanian Sveikinu su gimtadieniu! Rue or Herb of Grace (Ruta graveolens)
Malaysian Selamat Hari Jadi! Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Maltese Nifrahlek ghal gheluq sninek! The Maltese Centaury Paleocyanus Crasifoleus
Navajo bil hoozho bi’dizhchi-neeji’ ‘aneilkaah! Sagebrush
Nepali Janma dhin ko Subha kamana! Rhododendron
Norwegian Gratulerer med dagen! Purple Heather
Polish Wszystkiego Najlepszego! Corn Poppy (Papaver Rhoeas)
Romanian La Multi Ani! Dog Rose (Rosa Canina)
Russian S dniom razhdjenia! Camomile (Matricaria Recutita)
Samoan Manuia lou aso fanau! Teuila
Spanish Feliz Cumplea–os! Red carnation
Sri Lankan Suba Upan dinayak vewa! Nil Mahanel Water Lily (Nympheae Stellata)
Swedish Grattis på födelsedagen! Linnea (Linnea Borealis)
Taiwanese San leaz quiet lo! Plum blossom (Prunus Mei)
Thai Suk San Wan Keut! Ratchaphruek
Turkish Dogum gunun kutlu olsun! Tulip (Tulipa)
Ukrainian Mnohiya lita! or Z dnem narodjennia! Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus)
Vietnamese Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat! Lotus

Giving the right flowers to your loved ones on their birthday can mean the world. Sometimes, something simple like choosing the right bloom can send a message of care and attention. Who doesn’t want to feel special?

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