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Common Phrases

“Happy Birthday” and more in 7 languages

Danish

Merry Christmas God Jul
Happy New Year Godt Nytår
Happy Birthday Tillykke med fødselsdagen
Best Wishes Tillykke
Congratulations  
Bon Voyage God tur
Cheers Skål
National Holiday June 5 - Grundlovsdag (Constitution Day)
Thank you Tak

Dutch

Merry Christmas Prettig Kerstfeest
Happy New Year Gelukkig Nieuwjarr
Happy Birthday Gefeliciteerd met je/uw verjaardag
Best Wishes Het beste
Congratulations Hartelijk gefeliciteerd
Bon Voyage Goede reis
Cheers Proost
National Holiday April 30 - Koniginnedag, May 5 - Day of Liberation
Thank you Dank je / Dank u

Finnish

Merry Christmas Hyvää joulua
Happy New Year Onnellista uutta vuotta
Happy Birthday Hauskaa syntymäpäivää
Best Wishes Kaikkea hyvää
Congratulations Onneksi olkoon
Bon Voyage Hyvää matkaa
Cheers Kippis
National Holiday December 6 - Itsenäisyyspäivä
Thank you Kiitos

German

Merry Christmas Fröhliche Weihnachten
Happy New Year Alles Gute im Neuen Jahr
Happy Birthday Herzliche Glückwünsche zum Geburtstag
Best Wishes Die besten Wünsche
Congratulations Gratulieren!
Bon Voyage Gute Reise
Cheers Prost!
National Holiday October 3 - Tag der Deutschen Einheit
Thank you Danke

Icelandic

 
Merry Christmas Gleðileg jól
Happy New Year Farsælt nytt ár
Happy Birthday Til hamingju med afmælið
Best Wishes Bestu Kveðjur
Congratulations Til hamingju
Bon Voyage Góða ferð
Cheers Skál
National Holiday June 17 - Thjoðhátiðardagurr
Thank you Takk

Norwegian

Merry Christmas God Jul
Happy New Year Godt Nytt År
Happy Birthday Gratulerer med dagen (for Syttende mai and anniversaries: bryllupsdag)
Best Wishes Beste ønsker
Congratulations Gratulere
Bon Voyage God tur
Cheers Skål
National Holiday May 17 - Syttende mai
Thank you Takk

Swedish

Merry Christmas God Jul
Happy New Year Gott Nytt År
Happy Birthday Grattis på födelsedagen
Best Wishes Bästa hälsningar
Congratulations Grattis
Bon Voyage Trevlig resa
Cheers Skål
National Holiday June 6 - Nationaldagen
Thank you Tack