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7 ways to wish Croatians a happy birthday

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Happy birthday in Croatian

Happy birthday in Croatian means: Sretan rođendan! As in the German language, this term is used quite often. However, other expressions are often found much more frequently on social networks and in informal and personal conversations. These are shorter, simpler and more familiar. Of course, there are more formal methods in Croatian as well.

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Happy birthday in Croatian

7 ways to wish a Croat “a happy birthday”

Below you will find many different ways in which you can congratulate a Croat as well as a Croat. Some of these are short forms and are particularly good for social media, while others have a slightly more general meaning. The variety allows you to choose the right shape for the phrase Happy Birthday.

  • Sretan rođendan! – Happy birthday (short informal form)
  • Sve najbolje za rođendan! – Happy Birthday (longer formal form)
  • Sretan rođendan i sve najbolje! – Congratulations on your birthday and all the best
  • Čestitam! – Congratulations
  • Sretno! – Good luck
  • Sve najbolje! – All the best
  • Moje čestitke! – My congratulations

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The best thing to do is to apply your knowledge straight away and surprise a Croatian friend, acquaintance or relative with a “Happy Birthday” in Croatian. But do not be surprised if a “Hvala!” Or “Puno vam hvala!” Comes back – this means something like “(Thank you very much)”. And don’t forget: variety makes life more beautiful and impressive – so you have several options to congratulate a Croat.

Birthday gifts for a Croat

It is not always easy to choose the right birthday present. Vouchers, monetary gifts, books and the like are of course standard. You can’t go wrong here. However, Croatians are also happy about their local and regional products, which they otherwise rarely indulge in. Of course you can also mix this with your regional products to create a perfect gift.

More resources in Croatian

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