How to Say Happy Birthday in Irish

Two Parts:Saying Happy BirthdaySinging the Birthday Song

Celebrating an Irish birthday? Here's how to say Happy Birthday to somebody in Irish.

Part 1
Saying Happy Birthday

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    Be aware that is is possible to use one of two ways to say Happy Birthday to others. In Irish, you can use two different words for "birthday":
    • Lá breithe; or
    • Breithlá.
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    Learn how to say Happy Birthday using the two different methods:
    • Say "Lá breithe shona duit" - Happy birthday to you - Law breh-ha hun-ah ditch
    • Say "Breithlá shona duit" - Happy birthday to you - Breh-law hun-ah ditch.

Part 2
Singing the Birthday Song

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    Learn the Irish version of the Happy Birthday song. Here's how the song goes:
    • Lá breithe shona duit, lá breithe shona duit, lá breithe shona [name], lá breithe shona duit.
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    Here's the pronunciation:
    • Law breh-ha hun-ah ditch - Lá breithe shona duit
    • Law breh-ha hun-ah [name] - Lá breithe shona [name]
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    Learn other relevant exclamations. For example:
    • Hip-Hip Hooray! - Heip-heip abú! - Hep hep aboo.

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Categories: Irish | World Languages