How to Say "Happy Birthday" in Russian

Learn how to say "Happy Birthday" in Russian with this online Russian language lesson from Howcast.

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How to say, "Happy Birthday" in Russian.

s dnyom roh-JDYEN-ya.

The accent on the third word is on the second syllable.

Let me say it slower.

s dnyom roh-JDYEN-ya.

One more time, slow.

s dnyom roh-JDYEN-ya.

Now, say it normal speed.

s dnyom roh-JDYEN-ya.

Now, you try.

Great, but if you wanted to ask a person how old they are, you'd say, SKOHL-kuh vam lyet.

The accent on the first word is on the first syllable.

SKOHL-kuh vam lyet.

A little quicker.

SKOHL-kuh vam lyet.

Now, you try.

Excellent! If you really screwed up completely and forgot a birthday, all is not lost because you could say, if you're a guy.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto

za-BHIL vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

The first word has three syllables and the accent is on the second syllable.

The third word has two syllables, the accent is on the second syllable.

The last word rush dina, birthday, the accent is on the second syllable. rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

Let me do all of that really slow.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHIL vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHIL vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

Now, at normal speed.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHIL vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHIL vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

Now, you try.

That one is a little tough but I think you did great!

If you were a girl and forgot someone's birthday, it's almost the same thing but a little bit different.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHILA vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

The only difference is that on the end of the word za-BHIL, you add a little uh sound, and it becomes za-BHILA.

Let me put it all together really slowly.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHILA vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

Now at normal speed.

prah-STEE-tyeh shto za-BHILA vash dzyen rohj-DYEN-ee-ya.

Now, you give it a try.

Great! Well, those are some of the ways to talk about happy birthdays in Russian.

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