How to Say Happy Birthday in Polish

Two Methods:Listen UpGo the Easy Route

Learning at least a phrase or two of a foreign language can be fun and useful. If you have a Polish friend whose birthday is just around the corner, surprise them with a Happy Birthday! in their native tongue.

Method 1
Listen Up

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    Don't worry about how it's spelled or what it looks like. You aren't learning a whole language here. Focus on imitating the sound.
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    Here's what it looks like. Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin
    • Now, forget you ever saw that.
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    Here's how to say it. Fshistkiego-nailep-shego-zokahzee uhrojeen
    • The ai in Nailep is long: think eye
    • There is a slight pause before the last phrase. String the first four together quickly, then pause for a second and land on the last.
    • Keep practicing until you have it memorized.
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    Check out [The Polski Blog] for a very helpful audio clip.

Method 2
Go the Easy Route

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    Say Sto lat instead. Pronounced Sto-Lat. (short o) This means one hundred years and is a traditional birthday phrase all by its easy self.
    • Sto-Lat!
    • That's pretty easy.

Things You'll Need

  • A Polish friend
  • Birthday cake

Article Info

Categories: Polish