Skip to main content

Happy Birthday in Japanese


Happy Birthday Lyrics in Japanese

How do you say Happy Birthday to you in Japanese?


Otanjoubi Omedetou Gozaimasu

It means Happy Birthday to you or Congratulations on your Birthday.

たんじょうび (誕生日) means Birthday. Putting the marker makes it more polite.

For example:


Today is my birthday.

Or you can say (to make it more polite):


For casual, you can say おたんじょうびおめでとう. 


If you want to sing the Happy Birthday song in Japanese, there are two ways: The original version and the Japanese version.


Original Version:
(Please sing it in the Birthday song tune)

ハッピーバースデー トゥーユー

ハッピーバースデー トゥーユー

ハッピーバースデー ディア (名前さん)

ハッピーバースデー トゥーユー

Happi- ba-sude- tu-yu-
Happi- ba-sude- tu-yu-
Happi- ba-sude- Dia (Name)
Happi- ba-sude- tu-yu-

    お名前さん – A person’s name. You can the birthday celebrant’s name plus the Japanese honorifics さん.


Example:  ハッピーバースデー ディア  アンさん。
            (Happi- Basude- Dia Ms. Ann)


Japanese Version:
(the tune for this version is a little bit sadder than the original. You can check it on YouTube.)

うれしいなきょうは。 (嬉しいな今日は。)

たのしいなきょうは。 (楽しいな今日は。)

たんじょうびおめでとう。 (誕生日おめでとう。)

おうたをうたいましょう。 (お歌を歌いましょう。)

Ureshii na kyou wa

Tanoshii na kyou wa

Tanjoubi omedetou

Outa wo utaimashou

Today is a happy day.

Today is a pleasant day.

Happy birthday to you.

Let's sing a song.


To someone who is celebrating your Birthday:



Happy Birthday to you.
Enjoy your special day.


This Ringo.


And I’ll see you soon.


If you want to check my previous post, you can check it through the link below:

>> Japan’s Golden Week
>> Japanese Pronouns

For Hiragana and Katakana page, please check the link below:

>> The Katakana Character
>> The Hiragana Character

For Word of the Week page, please check the link below: 

>> Word of the week 2
>> Word of the week 3

For YouTube Videos:

>>Japanese Words| Hiragana | I-adjectives Part 2

For my Spanish lessons that I am still not fluent and need more effort to study, you can check the link below:

>> 【Spanish Lesson #2】More Examples
>> 【Spanish Lesson #1】Survival Expressions

You can also my personal website where I write stories and blog about things I like:

>> Write and Sleep


Popular posts from this blog

How to say your age in Japanese?

  How to say your age in Japanese?  The counter for age in Japanese is さい (sai).    In the previous blog, I’ve already discussed how to count in Japanese, so it is easy to tell your age in Japanese. So, if someone asks your age, you can say the number and put さい after it.    Example:                 60 years old – ろくじゅっさい (rokujussai)                33 years old – さんじゅうさん さい (sanjuusan sai)                20 years old – はたち (hatachi)           15 years old – じゅうごさい (juugo sai)                  8 years old – はっさい                  1-year-old – いっさい (issai)     For 1, 8 and 20 years old, the Japanese age is read differently from the other numbers. Instead of いちさい for 1 year old, it is いっさい while for 8 years old, it is はっさい instead of はちさい . F or 20 years old, instead of saying にじゅうさい , use はたち without putting さい .      なんさいですか ? (nansai desu ka?) – how old are you? おいくつですか ? (o ikutsu desu ka?) – how old are you? (Formal way of asking someone’s age)   とし (toshi) – Japanese word

Ten-Ten (“) and Maru (˚) (Japanese Character)

  The small dashes (“) is called Ten-Ten. While the small circle is called Maru ( ˚ ). Not all Hiragana and Katakana characters have Ten-Ten or Maru. There are only 20 characters that have changes in pronunciation when Ten-Ten and Maru are added. For Ten-ten:                              K”      à      G                        S”       à      Z                        T”      à      D                        H”      à      B For Maru:                             H ˚      à      B Don’t get confused with the change of pronunciation with H. Just remember that if H has Ten-Ten, it will be read as B while if H has Maru, the pronunciation is B.                                    Hiragana and Katakana Characters with Ten-Ten and Maru が ( ガ ) ga ぎ ( ギ ) gi ぐ ( グ ) gu げ ( ゲ ) ge ご ( ゴ ) go ざ ( ザ ) za じ ( ジ ) ji ず ( ズ ) zu ぜ ( ゼ ) ze ぞ (

Japanese Pronouns

Japanese Pronouns   What is Pronoun? According to, Pronoun is a pronoun used to refer to a speaker or the people/things that a speaker is referring to. It replaces a noun in a sentence. There are seven types of pronouns namely: the personal pronoun, the demonstrative pronoun, the interrogative pronoun, the relative pronoun, the indefinite pronoun, the reflexive pronoun, and the intensive pronoun. But today, I will only talk about personal pronouns.   In Japan, pronouns can be omitted in a sentence if both speaker and the person the speaker is referring to know the context of the sentence. Also, pronouns give importance to hierarchy, like respect for elders, seniority, or social order. It denotes the characteristics of the speaker or the person talking to like age, gender, and their relationships.   Pronoun in Japanese is だ い め い し (代名詞) read as Da i me i shi . Our focus for today’s blog is: I You  He  She We  They Personal Pronoun I Watas