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7 ways to wish Danes a happy birthday

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Happy birthday in Danish

Happy birthday in Danish means: Tillykke med fødselsdagen! 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 Danish too.

7 ways to “wish a Dane a happy birthday”

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

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Happy birthday in Danish
  • Tillykke med fødselsdagen! – Happy Birthday
  • Fødselsdagshilsner! – Happy Birthday
  • Tillykke med fødselsdagen and old det bedste! – Congratulations on your birthday and all the best
  • Tillykke! – Congratulations
  • Held og lykke! – Good luck
  • All de bedste! – All the best
  • Mine lykønskninger! – My congratulations

It is best to apply your knowledge straight away and surprise a Danish friend, acquaintance or relative with a “Happy Birthday” in Danish. But don’t be surprised if a “Tak!” Or “Mange tak!” 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 Dane.

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