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menching have a happy and wonderful birthday


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08:25 Jan 23, 2001
English to Tagalog translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: menching have a happy and wonderful birthday
happy birthday
carlo etienne

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naMenching, Maligayang Kaarawan sa iyo
Jake Estrada
naMenching, pinakamaligayang bati sa iyo



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Menching, pinakamaligayang bati sa iyo

Conventional (Have the happiest birthday ever).

Local time: 03:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 69

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18 hrs
Menching, Maligayang Kaarawan sa iyo

Hello. This simple English phrase revolves around two concepts: "happy/wonderful" and "birthday".

In modern Tagalog, the equivalent of happy/fun/enjoyable is "Masaya", but a deeper, more appropriate word would be "MALIGAYA", which refers to a happiness that is more long-lasting and heartfelt.

The precise translation of "birthday" in Tagalog is "KAARAWAN", derived from "araw" or day ("kaarawan" is considered the short version of "kaarawan ng iyong pagsilang" or "day of your birth").

Although the Tagalog translation of the song "Happy Birthday" starts as "Maligayang Bati...", this is equivalent to saying "Happy Greeting" ("bati" = greeting), and this was probably adopted to accommodate the syllables of the original English birthday song. However, Filipinos today and in the past, greet their friends "MALIGAYANG KAARAWAN" on their birthdays.

Hope your friend feels real happy with your thoughtful greeting!

Jake Estrada
Local time: 09:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 344
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