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08:17 Jun 15, 2001
English to Greek translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday Angelos
Kimberlee
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Summary of answers provided
naΝα τα εκατοστήσεις ¶γγελεAlexandros Lioumbis
naΧρόνια πολλά Άγγελε
Betty Revelioti
naΧρόνια πολλά ¶γγελε
Alex Seidanis


  

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15 mins
Χρόνια πολλά ¶γγελε


Explanation:
The literal translation of "happy birthday" in Greek is "χαρούμενα γενέθλια", but the phrase "χρόνια πολλά" is used instead.
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HTH,

Alex Seidanis

Alex Seidanis
Local time: 14:08
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 60
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3 hrs
Χρόνια πολλά Άγγελε


Explanation:
Happy Birthday Angelos = Χρόνια πολλά Άγγελε = Hronia polla Agele

You can also say
Χαρούμενα Γενέθλια = Haroumena Yenethlia
Ευτυχισμένα Γενέθλια = Eftihismena Yenethlia.


Betty Revelioti
Greece
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PRO pts in pair: 459
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6 days
Να τα εκατοστήσεις ¶γγελε


Explanation:
Although the term "Χρόνια πολλά" is generally used both for name-days as well as for birthdays, the term (which is actually a wish) "να τα εκατοστήσεις" ('na ta ekatostiseis') is particularly used for birthdays. It means 'to live one hundred years' but it is the main wish for birthdays.


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Alexandros Lioumbis
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