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Happy Birthday in Russian

This lesson we learn how to wish a friend happy birthday in Russian. Listen carefully to the Russian pronunciation of happy birthday and practice speaking aloud until you feel confident.

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Pronouncing Happy Birthday in Russian

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С Днём рождения!

Z dnyom razhdenia!

Happy birthday!

Поздравляю!

Pazdravlyaiu!

Congratulations!

Поздравляю с Днём рождения!

Pazdravlyau z Dniom razhdenia!

Congratulations on your birthday!

How to sing Happy Birthday in Russian

С Днём рождения тебя

С Днём рождения тебя

С Днём рождения дорогой (m) / дорогая (f) (insert name here)

С Днём рождения тебя!

Here is a useful phrase when you want to ask someone how old they are turning! But, please, don't ask a lady this question!

Сколько вам лет?

Skol'ka vam let?

How old are you?

You can ask a child:

Сколько тебе лет?

Skol'ka tibe let?

How old are you? (informal)

If you'd like to know when your friend's birthday is, say:

Когда твой день рождения?

Kagda tvoi den' razhdenia?

When is your birthday?

день рождения

den' razhdenia

birthday

You might hear their reply in the following format:

Мой день рождения [day] [month] [year]

Moi den’ razhdenia [day] [month] [year]

My birthday is on the [day] of [month] [year]

Let's celebrate with cake and candles!

торт

tort

cake

свечи

svechi

candles

And here are some other useful words:

подарок

padarak

a gift / present

именинник

imineennik

birthday boy

именинница

imineennitsa

birthday girl

отмечать день рождения

atmichat' den' razhdenia

to celebrate birthday

приглашение

priglashenie

invitation

Well, that’s it for now. I hope you found that helpful.

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