Happy birthday in Greek means: Χαρούμενα γενέθλια! (Charoúmena genéthlia). As in the German language, this term is used most frequently. On Facebook, Twitter and other social media, however, other expressions are often found much more often. These are shorter, more informal and more concise. In the Article 6 ways to wish Greeks a happy birthday you will find further ways to congratulate Greeks on their birthday.
3 ways to wish a Greek “a happy birthday”
Below are many different ways you can congratulate a Greek. Some of these are short forms for social media, while others have a more general meaning. The variety allows you to choose the right form for the phrase “Happy Birthday” in Greek.
- Χαρούμενα γενέθλια! (Charoúmena genéthlia) – Happy Birthday
- Συγχαρητήρια! (Syncharitíria) – Congratulations
- Τα καλύτερα! (Ta kalýtera) – All the best
It is best to apply your knowledge straight away and surprise a Greek friend, acquaintance or relative with a “Happy Birthday” in Greek . The Greeks in particular are extremely proud of their language and are happy to receive birthday wishes in their national language. But don’t be surprised if a “ Σας ευχαριστώ !” (Sas efcharistó) or “ Πολλά ευχαριστώ. !” (Pollá efcharistó.) Comes back – this means something like ”Thank you (very much)”. And don’t forget: variety makes life more beautiful – so you have several options to congratulate a Greek or a Greek. More phrases to wish Greek All the best you can read in the blog post 6 ways to wish Greeks a happy birthday.
Birthday gifts for Greeks
It is not always easy to choose the right birthday present – even harder when the culture and land differs. Vouchers, gifts of money, books and the like are of course standard and usually fit. You can’t go wrong here. But every now and then something more creative should be found, where you can’t go wrong either. However, Greeks are also happy about their local and regional products, which they otherwise rarely indulge in. These include high-quality olive oils, fine vinegar products, cheeses and premium olives. Of course you can also mix this with regional products from your country to create a perfect gift and to complement the dishes.
More resources in Greek
There is also an overview page with birthday wishes in all languages. Would you have known something like “Happy Birthday” in Finnish (one of the most difficult languages) is?
Furthermore, you should visit the city of Athens once in your life. This offers you the famous Acropolis as well as a fantastic city center. You must of course not forget the numerous Greek islands with the picturesque white houses with blue windows, the delicious food – sun, beach and sea.