Happy Birthday in Irish

How do you say “Happy Birthday” in the Irish language? In this video, we’ll show you how!

Happy Birthday in Irish

To wish someone a happy birthday, you say “Lá Breithe Sona Duit”. “Lá” means “day”, “Breithe” refers to birth, “Sona” is happiness, and “Duit” is “to you”. 

When speaking to a friend, you might say “Lá Breithe Sona Duit, a chara” – Happy birthday to you, friend! 

If we want to wish a happy birthday to more than one person at the same time, we say “Lá Breithe Sona Daoibh”. 

Note that in some regions, you will also hear this phrase pronounced as “shona dhuit” and “shona dhaoibh”, as demonstrated in this video.

So remember, next time you’re at a birthday party or writing a card to someone, you can use the phrase “Lá Breithe Sona Duit” – Happy Birthday in Irish!

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