Happy Birthday

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Happy Birthday

Postby ILuvEire » Mon 08 Jun 2009 6:15 pm

How does the song go in your language? I only know it in English.

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear blankety blank,
Happy birthday to you!
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby linguoboy » Mon 08 Jun 2009 6:36 pm

Auf deutsch:

Häppi birsdäi tu ju
Häppi birsdäi tu ju
Häppi birsdäi, häppi birsdäi
Häppi birsdäi tu ju!
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby r_howie » Tue 09 Jun 2009 1:55 am

Italian:

Tanti auguri a te
Tanti auguri a te
Tanti auguri a [name]
Tanti auguri a te!

Portuguese (Portugal):

Parabéns a você
Nesta data querida
Muitas felizidades
Muitos anos de vida!
Hoje é dia de festa
Cantam as nossas almas
Para a/o menina/o [name]
Uma salva de palmas!
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Sobekhotep » Tue 09 Jun 2009 7:43 pm

r_howie wrote:Portuguese (Portugal):

Parabéns a você
Nesta data querida
Muitas felizidades
Muitos anos de vida!
Hoje é dia de festa
Cantam as nossas almas
Para a/o menina/o [name]
Uma salva de palmas!

The common Brazilian version is quite different:
Parabéns pra você
Nesta data querida
Muitas felicidades
Muitos anos de vida!
Parabéns pra você
Nesta data querida
Muitas felicidades
Muitos anos de vida!
É pique! É pique! É pique, é pique, é pique!
É hora! É hora! É hora, é hora, é hora!
Rá-tim-bum!
(insert name)! (insert name)! (insert name)!

There are many regional variations, though, and even varaints used by certain devout Christians.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Neqitan » Wed 10 Jun 2009 12:05 am

Haha, so it's longer than in most languages in Brazilian Portuguese too? In El Salvador's capital at least we usually sing an extended version that comes from a Mexican movie from the 50s (I think, I really don't know the origins). Also, in the extension the rhythm is the same.

Spanish:
Feliz cumpleaños a ti
Feliz cumpleaños a ti
Feliz cumpleaños (insert name)
Feliz cumpleaños a ti
[Extension]Ya queremos pastel
Ya queremos pastel
Aunque sea un pedacito
Pero queremos pastel

There's also another version, much less frequently sung:
Que los cumplas feliz
Que los cumplas feliz
Que los cumplas (insert name)
Que los cumplas feliz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWJRNJC0 ... re=related

Chinese:
祝你生日快樂/祝你生日快乐/zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè
祝你生日快樂/祝你生日快乐/zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè
祝你生日快樂/祝你生日快乐/zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè
祝你永遠快樂/祝你永远快乐/zhù nǐ yǒngyuǎn kuài lè
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Sobekhotep » Wed 10 Jun 2009 10:36 pm

Neqitan wrote:Haha, so it's longer than in most languages in Brazilian Portuguese too?

Yup. Some of the other versions are even longer, apparently.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Jayan » Thu 11 Jun 2009 3:03 pm

Latin:

Felix natalis tibi.
Felix natalis tibi.
Felix natalis carus/cara [nomen].
Felix natalis tibi.

Danish:

I have no bloody idea. How on earth one would fit fødselsdag (birthday) into a song is beyond me. :roll: :P
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Neqitan » Thu 11 Jun 2009 3:55 pm

Jayan wrote:Latin:

Felix natalis tibi.
Felix natalis tibi.
Felix natalis carus/cara [nomen].
Felix natalis tibi.

Danish:

I have no bloody idea. How on earth one would fit fødselsdag (birthday) into a song is beyond me. :roll: :P

In the alternative version of Spanish it doesn't mention the word "birthday". :D Actually, the word birthday means something similar to "year fulfilment" but with a less formal tone of course. So the song literally translates to something like "[I hope] that you fulfil them happy".
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Epp » Thu 11 Jun 2009 5:43 pm

Jayan wrote:Latin:

Felix natalis tibi.
Felix natalis tibi.
Felix natalis carus/cara [nomen].
Felix natalis tibi.

Danish:

I have no bloody idea. How on earth one would fit fødselsdag (birthday) into a song is beyond me. :roll: :P

It is probably similar to the Norwegian one:

Gratulerer med dagen*
Gratulerer med dagen
Gratulerer, kjære ...
Gratulerer med dagen

*"Dagen" is pronounced "dag'n" /da:n/

See? The word "fødselsdag" doesn't appear at all.
The Danish also have their own birthday song with a different melody (so do we Norwegians), but I can't remember how it goes.
But, but; it's not only-only, you know!
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby jan.zajec » Fri 12 Jun 2009 2:42 pm

linguoboy wrote:Auf deutsch:

Häppi birsdäi tu ju
Häppi birsdäi tu ju
Häppi birsdäi, häppi birsdäi
Häppi birsdäi tu ju!


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