How do you say Happy Birthday in Italian?

Have you ever wondered how to say happy birthday in Italian? There are actually a few ways to say it. Today’s post is devoted to happy birthday wishes and their meanings in Italian.

Today is Bele Casel grape grower and winemaker Luca Ferraro’s birthday. He’s 38 years old.

The Ferraro family celebrated with him today with the beautiful “grape bunch” cake that you see in the photo above. No one does birthday cakes like Italians do! They are the best!

Happy birthday, Luca!

If you are reading this, you probably know how to say happy birthday! in English.

But how do you say happy birthday! in Italian?

One of the ways to say happy birthday in Italian is tanti auguri a te!

Literally, that means, many good wishes for you!

Auguri is the plural of augurio, which literally means omen in Italian.

It comes from the Latin augurium, which can mean divinationprophecy, or soothsaying.

It’s kind of like saying good luck!

You can also say buon compleanno!

That means may you have a good birthday!

But it’s more common to say tanti auguri a te!

And it is very common to hear people sing tanti auguri at te! to the tune of the American song “Happy Birthday to You!”

As you can see in the photo above, you can also say tanti auguri di buon compleanno! When combined, the expression means we wish you a good birthday!

No matter how you say it, we hope that Luca has a great day and a great birthday celebration!

Author: Bele Casel

This post has 1 Comment

  1. Gianni Lovato on 17 December 2015 at 17:16 Reply

    Buon Compleanno, Luca! Auguroni!
    E complimenti alla Piccola Pao (chi altro scrive così bene in Inglese? ;-))
    Saluti a tutti e, già che ci siamo, tanti auguri di Buon Natale e Buon anno a tutti.

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