How To Say Happy Birthday In French

Bon anniversaire!


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“!

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