Happy birthday Russian
Happy birthday in Russian means: С днем рождения! (S dnem rozhdeniya !) This term is the most commonly used in Russian because it is the standard phrase and can always be used. On social media, however, there are shorter and more informal phrases.
3 ways to wish a russian “happy birthday”
In the list below you will find different ways how you can wish a Russian man or woman a happy birthday. As already mentioned, some of these are short forms (mostly informal) specifically for social media or informal conversations. Others, on the other hand, have a more general meaning and can of course be used in many ways.
- С днем рождения! (S dnem rozhdeniya) – Happy Birthday / Happy Birthday
- Всего хорошего! (Vsego khoroshego) – All the best
- Счастья! (Schast’ya) – Good luck
It’s best if you apply your knowledge right away and surprise a Russian friend, acquaintance or relative with a “Happy Birthday” in Russian. Russians in particular are extremely proud of their language and look forward to birthday wishes in their native language. But don’t be surprised if a “Спасибо!” (Spasibo) or “Большое спасибо!” (Bol’shoye spasibo) comes back – this means something like “(thank you very much”). And don’t forget: Variety makes life nicer – so you have several ways to congratulate a Russian. In the article 6 ways to wish a Russian a happy birthday you will find many more phrases to congratulate Russians.
Birthday presents for a Russian
It is often very difficult to choose the right gift – even more so if you are of a different nationality. Of course you can’t go far wrong with vouchers, gifts of money, scents and games – but these are standard gifts. However, Russians are also happy about local and regional products from their country. Of course you can mix Russian with your own regional products and thus have a perfect gift.
Russians enjoy ceramics and porcelain, as well as alcohol, tea, chocolate, pralines and other sweets. Of course, it can also be a book, cosmetics, perfumes or jewelry. Don’t forget the flowers. Experience gifts, household appliances and household utensils as well as decorative items are also welcome. Clocks, mirrors and objects with a pointed blade (scissors, corkscrew) or pointed surfaces (e.g. cacti) should not be given as gifts. Equally popular are special items from the region, such as branded items, glass crystals, whistles, football shirts,
More resources in Russian
In this category you will find more Russian language expressions and lessons or do you want a learn another language? There is also an overview page with birthday wishes in all languages. Did you know something like “Happy Birthday” in Finnish (one of the hardest languages) is?
Happy birthday in other languages
Here you will find a post list about Birthday wishes in many other languages. In addition to birthday wishes, there are also wishes for a name day, Happy Easter, Happy New Year and Merry Christmas.
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