Oh, hey! In this quick and easy lesson, we’re talking birthdays.
Today you’ll learn how to say Happy Birthday in Hebrew and all the essential Hebrew birthday wishes, phrases and questions.
You’re going to learn 3 things , so keep reading.
- How to say Happy Birthday in Hebrew
- Asking “When is your birthday” in Hebrew
- Say when your birthday is in Hebrew
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Part 1: How to say Happy Birthday in Hebrew
There are 3 most common ways to say Happy Birthday in Hebrew. All of which you can use. However, each one has it’s own unique meaning. Use them as how you see fit – based on their meanings.
1) Yom hu’ledet sameach
- Happy Birthday
- Yom hu’ledet sameach
- יום הולדת שמח
This is “Yom Hu’ledet Sameach” where Yom means day. Then, the second word, hu’ledet, means “of birth.” So, the first and second words combined mean “birthday.”
The third word, Sameach, means happy. It’s that simple. This is the first and most direct way to say Happy Birthday in Hebrew.
2) Mazel Tov
- Good luck/Congratulations
- Mazel Tov
- מזל טוב
Literally, this means good luck. Mazel is good. Tov is luck. However, it’s more so used as congratulations. Yes, you can use them for Hebrew Birthday wishes. The context is “oh, congratulations for reaching your age.”
This is a super common phrase for all kinds of occasions. You’ll hear it alot.
3) Ad Meah Ve Esrim!
- Until 120
- Ad Meah Ve Esrim
- עד 120
Literally, this means “til 120” and is a blessing or wish for the person to have a long life of 120 years. Definitely used on birthdays.
So, these are 3 ways to say Happy Birthday in Hebrew. Now, how about asking someone when their birthday is? And how about saying when your birthday is?
You’ll learn that next.
Part 2: Asking “When is your Birthday” in Hebrew
What if you don’t know when their birthday is? Asking for it is a common conversational phrase that you must know. There are two ways to say it. One for men. One for women.
Asking a male.
- When is your birthday? (masculine)
- Matai yom ha`huledet shelkha?
- מתי יום ההולדת שלך?
Asking a female.
- When is your birthday? (feminine)
- Matai yom ha`huledet shelakh?
- מתי יום ההולדת שלך?
Now, how about saying when your birthday is.
Part 3: Saying When Your Birthday is in Hebrew.
Here are some examples to help you say your birthday in Hebrew as well.
It’s August 22.
- ba`esrim u`shna-eem be`ogust
- בעשרים ושניים באוגוסט
It’s May 9th.
- ba`tish-ah be`mai
- בתשעה במאי
It’s June 10th.
- be`asara be`yuni
- בעשרה ביוני
It’s August 12th.
- ba`shneim asar be`ogust
- בשנים-עשר באוגוסט
So now you know how to say happy birthday in Hebrew, the common hebrew birthday wishes, phrases and questions. Be sure to print this lesson out for extra review.
So, when is YOUR birthday? Leave a comment down below and practice your Hebrew.
And if you have any questions, let me know as well!
Hope you enjoyed this!
– The Main Junkie
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