Want to convey your greetings, thanks, congratulatory messages or condolences in Spanish? If you’re at a loss on what to say to your Spanish-speaking friends during the most important occasions, take your cue from this list and get Spanish greetings, phrases and sentences you need.
Whether it’s a joyous occasion like the holiday season, a birthday, wedding, a new baby, or a promotion, or maybe an unfortunate event such as an illness or perhaps a death in the family, this article will teach you how to express your well wishes in Spanish.
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Let’s start off the list with birthday greetings. This list will help you with how to greet someone in Spanish during their birthday.
|¡Feliz cumpleaños!||Happy birthday!|
|¡Que todos tus deseos se hagan realidad!||May all your wishes come true!|
|¡Que cumplas muchos años más||May you enjoy many more years!|
|¡Que tengas un maravilloso día!||Have a wonderful day!|
|Mis mejores deseos en este día tan especial para ti.||Wishing you the best on your special day.|
Do you wish to greet a married couple in Spanish during their wedding anniversary? Here’s how.
|¡Feliz aniversario!||Happy anniversary!|
|¡Felicidades por su aniversario número ,,,!||Happy _th anniversary!|
|¡Felicidades por sus bodas de ...!||Congratulations on your ___ wedding anniversary!|
|... de plata (25)||silver (25th)|
|... de oro (50)||golden (50th)|
|... de diamante (60)||diamond (60th)|
Expressing condolences can be quite challenging especially in another language. How do you express your sadness at someone’s loss in Spanish? Here are some simple Spanish phrases to help you.
|Estamos con ustedes.||We are with you.|
|Mis condolencias para la familia.||My condolences for the family.|
|Mi más sentido pésame.||My deepest condolences.|
|Lo siento.||I´m sorry.|
|Que encuentren pronta resignación.||I hope you recover promptly from your grief.|
|Lamentamos su pérdida.||We are sorry for your loss.|
The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song says. You simply couldn’t miss out greeting your Spanish-speaking friends during Christmas and New Year! Here’s how to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Spanish.
|¡Feliz navidad!||Merry Christmas!|
|¡Feliz año nuevo!||Happy New Year!|
|¡Que este año que llega esté lleno de bendiciones!||May the coming New Year bring you blessings!|
|¡Felices Fiestas!||Happy Holidays!|
|¡Feliz navidad y próspero año nuevo!||Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!|
Are congratulations in order? If you need to pat someone on the back for a job well done, here’s how to congratulate someone in Spanish.
|Bien hecho.||Well done.|
|Sabíamos que lo lograrías.||We knew you could do it.|
|Estamos orgullosos de ti.||We are so proud of you!|
|¡Lo hiciste excelente!||You did an excellent job!|
|Te quiero felicitar.||I want to congratulate you.|
Hooray! A little bundle of joy have just arrived! Time to congratulate the new parents. Here are some ways to do that in Spanish.
|¡Felicidades por el nuevo integrante de la familia!||Congratulations on the new arrival in your family!|
|¡Felicidades por el nacimiento de su niño/niña!||Congratulations on the arrival of your baby boy/girl!|
|¡Qué gusto saber que ya nació!||We are delighted to hear that he/she has already born!|
Did someone just aced an exam, graduated, or got into some University? Tell them how thrilled you are with these phrases. Say congratulations in Spanish!
|¡Felicidades por tu graduación!||Congratulations on your graduation!|
|¡Buen trabajo!||Good job!|
|¡Felicidades por tus buenas calificaciones!||Congratulations on your good grades!|
|¡Felicidades por tu maestría!||Congratulations on getting your Master´s degree!|
|¡Felicidades por entrar a la universidad!||Well done on getting into University!|
|¡Felicidades por pasar el examen!||Congratulations on passing your exam!|
Engagements and weddings are among life’s most important events. When you need to extend your warm wishes on somebody’s engagement or big day, take your pick from this list on how to congratulate them in Spanish!
|¡Felicidades a los futuros esposos!||Congratulations to the future spouses!|
|¡Felicidades a los novios!||Congratulations to the groom and bride!|
|¡Salud por los novios!||Cheers to the newlyweds!|
|Espero que sean muy felices.||I hope you will be very happy.|
|¿Ya tienen fecha para la boda?||Have you set the date of the big day?|
|¡Felicidades por esta nueva etapa!||Congratulations on this new stage!|
|¡Mis mejores deseos para los dos!||Best wishes to you both!|
|¡Felicidades por su boda!||Congratulations on the wedding!|
Did someone just move up the corporate ladder or got the job he or she had been eyeing? Greet them in Spanish! Here’s what to say.
|¡Felicidades por tu nuevo empleo!||Congratulations on your new job!|
|¡Felicidades por tu ascenso!||Congratulations on the promotion!|
|¡La mejor de las suertes en tu nueva etapa!||We wish you the best of luck on your new stage!|
|¡Éxito!||We wish you success!|
|¡Suerte en tu nuevo trabajo!||Good luck on your new job!|
|¡Suerte en tu primer día de trabajo!||Good luck on your first day at work!|
Do you have Spanish-speaking friends or colleagues that are sick and need some cheering up? Wish them a speedy recovery! Here's how to say get well soon in Spanish!
|Recupérate pronto.||Wish you a speedy recovery.|
|¡Que te mejores!||Get well!|
|Alíviate pronto.||Get well soon.|
|Espero que te sientas mejor.||I hope you feel better.|
Finally, for some ways to express your gratitude to someone, here’s how to say thanks in Spanish.
|Muchas gracias.||Many thanks.|
|Se agradece.||It´s appreciated.|
|Mil gracias.||Thanks a thousand times.|
|No sé como podría agradecertelo.||I don’t know how to thank you.|
|Estamos muy agradecidos.||We are very grateful.|
|Que amable de su parte.||It is really nice of you.|
|Gracias desde el fondo de mi corazón.||Thank you from the bottom of my heart.|
With this handy list, you'll know exactly what to say during the right occasions.
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Janey is a fan of different languages and studied Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Japanese in college. She has now added French into the mix, though English will always be her first love. She loves reading anything (including product labels).
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