How to Sing Happy Birthday in Spanish


One of the most useful skills a person can have is fluency in a second language, such as Spanish. One of the ways to become more comfortable speaking words in Spanish is to translate popular phrases into the language. For example, when a friend or family member celebrates a birthday, you can sing the Happy Birthday song to them in Spanish. Fortunately, the Spanish-language version of the song translates directly from the English-language version.

  • Think of the melody to the Happy Birthday song in English. The Spanish version uses the same melody as the English-language version.

  • Learn to pronounce the following phrase: "¡Feliz cumpleaños a tí!" The phrase literally translates to "Happy Birthday to you!" The words, in order, are pronounced in the following way: "Feh-leez," "Coom-pleanyos," "Ah" and "Tee." The "y" is used to help you pronounce the accent mark -- known as a tilde -- above the "n" in cumpleaños.

  • Sing the song according to the following lyrics. Add the name of the person celebrating her birthday at the end of the third line.

    "¡Feliz cumpleaños a tí!"

    "¡Feliz cumpleaños a tí!"

    "¡Feliz cumpleaños a [person's name]!"

    "¡Feliz cumpleaños a tí!"

Tips & Warnings

  • ¡Salud!, which means "to your health," roughly translated, is the cheer to give after singing "Feliz Cumpleaños."


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