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Happy Birthday

Swedish translation: Grattis på födelsedan!

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English term or phrase:Happy Birthday
Swedish translation:Grattis på födelsedan!
Entered by: Sven Petersson
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03:33 Jun 26, 2001
English to Swedish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Happy Birthday
I'd just like to wish my Swedish friend a Happy Birthday
Donna
Grattis på födelsedan!
Explanation:
One does not wish anybody "Happy Birthday" in Sweden, oe congratulates!
Backtranslation: Congratulations on/to the birthday!
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 23:24
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Summary of answers provided
naHjärtliga Grautaltioner på födelsedagen!/Grattis på födelsedagen!
Mats Wiman
naGrattis på födelsedan!
Sven Petersson


  

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9 mins
Grattis på födelsedan!


Explanation:
One does not wish anybody "Happy Birthday" in Sweden, oe congratulates!
Backtranslation: Congratulations on/to the birthday!


    Native Swedish and English speaker.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 23:24
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 14142
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11 mins
Hjärtliga Grautaltioner på födelsedagen!/Grattis på födelsedagen!


Explanation:
the former is mor formal:
Hearty congratulations on your birthday!
The latter is more common and casual but used very frequently


    Native
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 23:24
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 3482
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