In the post Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag– Greet happy birthday with basic German words, we learnt various culture followed by Germans and their perspective on the nitty-gritty of wishing  them happy birthday in their way . If you missed that post please do check it out , in this post we will deal with various advanced sentences of wishing German’s happy birthday. If someone is so close to your heart , then just by saying alles-gute-zum-geburtstag (Happy birthday) in German won’t really impress her/him. You need to push your envelope to a bit more uncomfortable zone , i know this words like alles-gute-zum-geburtstag sounds alien to you and it sounds the same to me too but all we wish is to impress someone or win the heart of someone by saying something that will make them flabbergasted. So in these blog we are going to learn few long sentences in German as well as different dialects.

Elaborate Birthday wishes

1)  Wish the birthday chap to have a wonderful day.

German Birthday ballons


  • If you literally wish to wish like “Happy birthday my boy , have a wonderful day ahead.” Go for “Wir wünschen Ihnen einen wunderschönen Tag.”
  • Pronounce the hard phrase as veer vuhnshen ee-nen aye-nen vuhn-deher-shuhn-nen tahg.
  • Knowing the meaning: Wir means “we” ,the german verb Wünschen means to “wish” or to “desire”, Ihnen is an gentlemen’s way of saying you & wunderschönen means wonderful or beautiful.
  • And to your surprise “Tag”means day.
  •  Replace Ihnen with Dir, the informal version of “you will be formed of given statement. So informally it will be like “Wir wünschen dir einen wunderschönen Tag”.

2) How is the birthday boy? or how birthday girl is?

  • want to Ask the question how is birthday boy ? Use “Wie geht’s dem Geburtstagkind” , it means same.
  • “wie geht’s ” , a German interjection which means “How are you doing.” Gerburtstagkind means birthday boy or borthday girl.
  • Dem means “the”.
  • Pronounce the phrase as vee gates dehm geh-buhrtz-tahg-kint.

3) Much love for your birthday.

  • Alles Liebe zum Geburtstag” is the term you are looking for to wish birthday and along with it showing your affection and love.
  • Liebe means love , “Alles”means all , “Zum geburtstag” means for your birthday. Makes sense right ?

4) May all the love and happiness be filled on this special day in your life.

5) Shame , we were not there to celebrate with you.

  • Use” Schade, dass wir nicht mitfeiern können” if you were not able to make it up to party of someone special and you feel sorry for not being there,Pronounce the sentiment as shah-deh dahss veer neecht(“ch” as in “aCH” NOT as in “Chair” mitt-fy-ehrn keu-nenn.
  • “shame” or “pity” is for schade ,The word dass  means “that” and wir means “we” .
  • The term nicht means “not,” and können means “can.”
  • Mitfeiern means “celebrate together.”

6) Ask someone’s age.

  • “Wie alt bist du?” – How old are you ?
  • wie means how, alt means old & bist means are. Du is for “you”
  • More polite version of it would be “Wie alt sind Sie

You can employ all of the above lines to wish your beloved ones but if you seriously wish to opt for a little more ausführlicher (detailed) wishing , Here below is the list of them :

  • Ich wünsche dir zu deinem Geburtstag alles Liebe und Gute – verbringe einen wunderschönen Tag im Kreise deiner Lieben.(All the best is all I wish you on your birthday. May you spend a wonderful day surrounded by people you love.)
  • ch wünsche dir einen herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag und alles Liebe und Gute und ganz viel Gesundheit und Spaß. Lass dich schön feiern.
    (I wish you happy birthday and all the best , have good health and fun. Have a good time celebrating.)

Few ready made Birthday sentences in German for you:

  • Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, lieber liebe/Neffe Nichte.
  • (Happy Birthday to my dear niece/nephew )
  • Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, lieber liebe/Onkel Tante.
    (Happy Birthday to a dearAunt/Uncle )
  • Vielen Dank für das schöne Geschenk und die Karte
    (Thank you so much for my lovely present and card)
  • Haben Sie / Hast Du viele schöne Geschenke bekommen?
    (Did you get any presents?)

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