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How to say Happy Birthday in Italian & Happy Birthday Song Lyrics

How to say Happy Birthday in Italian

Last Updated on March 16, 2024 by Bilingual Kidspot

How to say Happy Birthday in Italian & Happy Birthday Song Lyrics

How to say Happy Birthday in Italian: Here you can learn how to wish someone a happy birthday in Italian in different ways, and how you can respond if someone says it to you. Learn the happy birthday song lyrics in Italian too!

Happy Birthday in Italian

Birthdays are a fun time in any culture, and Italian they are very special too. We celebrate with friends and family, eat cake, gift presents, sing happy birthday and blow out the candles.

If you have a birthday coming up and you want to send well wishes then here are a few of the most popular phrases and birthday songs to help you learn how to say happy birthday in Italian.

How to say Happy Birthday in Italian

First off we will start with the direct translation of happy birthday in Italian, and that is “Buon Compleanno!” This is one of the most common ways to wish someone a happy birthday in Italy.

Popular ways to say happy birthday in Italian using Buon Compleanno:

  • Buon compleanno – Happy birthday
  • Buon compleanno amico / amica – Happy birthday friend (male / female)
  • Buon compleanno Cara – Happy birthday dear
  • Buon compleanno (name) – Happy birthday (name)

While Buon Compleanno may be the direct translation of happy birthday in Italian, it is not the only way to wish someone a happy birthday.

Another popular way to say happy birthday in Italian is “Tanti Auguri” which can be used interchangeably. The direct translation is “Many wishes” and can be used for various other celebrations too such as Christmas, birth of a baby, or congratulating someone on an achievement.

Popular ways to say happy birthday in Italian using Tanti Auguri:

  • Tanti auguri – Many wishes
  • Tanti auguri a te – Many wishes to you
  • Tanti auguri amico / amica – Many wishes to you friend
  • Tanti auguri cara – Many wishes to you dear
  • Tanti auguri di buon compleanno! – Many wishes of a happy birthday
  • Tantissimi auguri – Many Many wishes

Happy Birthday Song in Italian

Like in many cultures, Italians sing a happy birthday song. Below is the most common happy birthday song in Italian so you can learn the words and sing along. Here you can learn to sing happy birthday in Italian.

Happy birthday song in Italian Lyrics

Here are the happy birthday song lyrics in Italian:

Tanti auguri a te
Tanti auguri a te
Tanti auguri a (name of person)
Tanti auguri a te

Singing happy birthday in Italian is quite similar to singing happy birthday in English. The tune is similar and the words pretty much translate the same too.

It is also a very easy song to learn and sing, as singing happy birthday in Italian repeats itself over and over.

How to respond to happy birthday wishes?

If someone wishes you a happy birthday in Italian, the general way to respond would be to say thank you. In Italian you say “Grazie”

Now you know how to say Happy Birthday in Italian

Now you know how to wish and sing happy birthday to your loved ones in Italian. Enjoy adding a little Italian to your next birthday celebration!

Know another way to say Happy Birthday in Italian? How do you sing with your loved ones on their birthday? Let us know!

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