Friday, May 29, 2015

How to congratulate in Finnish

Here are some useful phrases to use when congratulating in Finnish:

  • Hyvää syntymäpäivää! - Happy birthday!
  • Onneksi olkoon! - Congratulations!
  • Onnea valmistumisen johdosta! - Congratulations for your graduation!
  • Paljon onnea valmistujaispäivänä! - Lots of happiness on your graduation day!
  • Onnea hääparille! - Good luck for the wedding couple!
  • Onnea koko perheelle! - Congratulations for the whole family!
  • Onnea uuden työpaikan johdosta! - Congratulations for a new job!

Yes, onni is a bit tricky word to translate. :) Here's a post about being happy in Finnish.

p.s. A novel in easy Finnish is always a great present for someone who is learning Finnish! Salla Simukka's Punainen kuin veri is simplified by me. I also warmly recommend any easy Finnish book written by Pertti Rajala.


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