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22:43 Jul 5, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: happy birthday to Hans from Ivon and Heather
Birthday greeting ti my Austrian neighbour, who turns 81 next week.
Ivon Robertson
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Summary of answers provided
naAlles Gute zum 81. Geburtstag wuenschen Dir Ivon und Heatherferrel
naAlles Gute zum Geburtstag wünschen dir, lieber Hans, Heather und Ivon
Thomas Bollmann
na -1Alle Liebe zum Geburtstag wünschen dir Ivon und Heather
italia


  

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10 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Alle Liebe zum Geburtstag wünschen dir Ivon und Heather


Explanation:
Instead of "dir" you could even use "Ihnen" (which is the German form of courtesy, if you are not close friends)
Regards italia

italia
Germany
Local time: 17:21
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  xxxSprachprof: should be "Alles Liebe", native German speaker
2 hrs
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7 hrs
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag wünschen dir, lieber Hans, Heather und Ivon


Explanation:
I personally would add the name of the person as an apposition. It is more personal. I would also prefer "Alles Gute".


    experience as native German
Thomas Bollmann
Germany
Local time: 17:21
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 66
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13 hrs
Alles Gute zum 81. Geburtstag wuenschen Dir Ivon und Heather


Explanation:
"You" ("Dir") and all its German variations should be capitalized in letters and greeting cards. If you want to mention the birthday year, this is the way to add that to what other translators have suggested.


    PhD in German, years of experience writing letters to Germans/Austrians
ferrel
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