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How to say or write Happy Birthday in Italian

The two most popular phrases to say Happy Birthday in Italian are; “Buon Compleanno!” and “Tanti Auguri!”

Buon Compleanno!

The most popular way to say Happy Birthday in Italian is “Buon Compleanno!” which literally means “Good Birthday”. Pronounce this birthday greeting as: [bwon kom-pleh-ahn-noh].

Tanti Auguri!

Another popular way to write happy birthday in Italian is “Tanti Auguri!” which literally means “Best wishes!“. Pronounce this birthday greeting as: [tahn-tee ahw-goo-ree]. The choice between “Buon Compleanno!” and “Tanti Auguri!” is simply a matter of personal preference.

One hundred of these days!

You can expand the birthday greeting by adding “Cento di questi giorni!” which means “One hundred of these days!”. Pronounce this birthday greeting as: [chehn-toh dee kweh-stee jeohr-nee]

How to pronounce Happy Birthday in Italian


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