Happy birthday in Turkish
Happy birthday in Turkish means: İyi ki doğdun! This is the most commonly used term because it is the standard phrase and can always be used. However, you will find other expressions much more often in social networks, but also in personal conversations. These are shorter and more concise.
6 ways to wish a Turk “a happy birthday”
In the list below you will find various ways in which you can congratulate a Turk. Some of these are short forms specifically for social media or informal conversations. Others, however, have a more general meaning and can of course be used in a variety of ways.
- İyi ki doğdun! – Happy birthday / Happy birthday
- Tebrikler! – Congratulations / My congratulations
- Herşey gönlünce olsun! – All the best
- Dogum günün kutlu olsun. – I wish you a happy birthday
- Dogum gününüz kutlu olsun! – Happy Birthday
- İyi şanslar! – Good luck
The best thing to do is to apply your knowledge straight away and surprise a Turkish friend, acquaintance or relative with a “Happy Birthday” in Turkish. The Turks 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 “Teşekkürler!” Or “Teşekkür ederim!” 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 Turkish woman.
Birthday gifts for a Turk
It is often very difficult to choose the right gift – even more difficult with a different nationality. Of course, you can’t go wrong with vouchers, monetary gifts, fragrances and games – but these are standard gifts. However, Turks also enjoy local and regional products from their country. Note, however, that certain products may not be brought into the European area (such as dairy products). Of course you can mix Turkish with your own regional products and thus have a perfect gift.
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