Happy Birthday in Italian
This free audio lesson will teach you the 2 common ways to say Happy birthday in Italian, (Tanti auguri e Buon compleanno) as well as how to sing Happy birthday in Italian! And discover a few other words and expressions that are used in the context of an Italian birthday party.
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Resources for further reading:
How to sing Happy birthday in Italian
Tanti auguri a te, Tanti auguri a te, Tanti auguri a (insert name here), Tanti auguri a te!
How to say Happy birthday in Italian
Unsurprisingly, Italian people love to have parties and to celebrate, and in particular they appreciate anniversaries and gifts! To wish someone a happy birthday, Italian people will use the expression Tanti auguri or Buon compleanno.
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Fare gli auguri
To give someone wishes
Italian people will of course offer presents, and eat a cake after the candles have been blown by the aging person. A lot of photos generally immortalize the event, and people sing "Tanti auguri" to the tune of "Happy birthday to you".
More about having a Happy Birthday in Italian
Tanti auguri per il tuo compleanno
Best wishes on your birthday
La torta di cioccolato
The chocolate cake
The birthday boy
The birthday girl
That’s it for today’s Italian lesson on saying Happy birthday in Italian. I hope you enjoyed it, that you learned new expressions and improved your pronunciation! Here are a few recommended Italian lessons to try next!
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- An important lesson on the structure and pronouncing numbers in Italian.
- Learn the right ways to say Yes and No in Italian.
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