French Birthday Vocabulary

In this lesson you’ll learn how to say happy birthday in French. First, to say “Birthday” you say “anniversaire“. This is a masculine-singular noun so to say “a birthday” you say “un anniversaire” and to say “the birthday” you say “l’anniversaire“.

To say “Happy Birthday” you can say “joyeux anniversaire” or “bon anniversaire“. In French-speaking Canada you can say “bonne fête”.

Please note – don’t confuse “anniversaire” – or birthday – with the English “wedding anniversary”. However, to say “wedding anniversary” in French you say: “anniversaire de mariage“!

Here are some more vocabulary words and phrases associated with birthdays:

un cadeau d’anniversaire – a birthday gift

un gâteau d’anniversaire – a birthday cake

quel âge as-tu? – how old are you now?

fêter un anniversaire – to celebrate a birthday

une fête d’anniversaire – birthday party

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