Want to know how to say ‘happy birthday’ in Turkish? You’re in the right place. 

It’s always nice to wish someone a happy birthday on their special day but why not do it in a language that means something to them.As well as wishing your loved one a happy birthday in Turkish, why not also sing the Turkish version of the happy birthday song! Read on to learn more about this.

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How To Say ‘Happy Birthday’ In Turkish

To wish someone a happy birthday in Turkish, you can say:Happy birthdayIyi ki doğdun
This phrase is used to mean ‘happy birthday’ but it literally translates to ‘I’m happy you were born’.

Pronunciation note:

The letter ‘ğ’ is a silent letter so is not pronounced.The letter ‘ü’ makes a ‘u’ sound like the ‘u’ in the word ‘cute’.The letter ‘ş’ is pronounced ‘sh’. The letter ‘ı’ makes an ‘uh’ sound like the ‘i’ in ‘cousin’. Alternatively, you can also use some of these phrases:

Congratulations on your birthdayDoğum günün kutlu olsunTo many yearsNice yaşlaraHappy yearsMutlu yıllar

The phrase ‘doğum günün kutlu olsun’ is one of the most common ways to wish someone a happy birthday in addition to the phrase ‘iyi ki doğdun’. The phrase ‘to many years’ is used to say ‘I wish you many more years of life’. Check out the below video to hear the pronunciation of these phrases:


If you’re speaking to someone special then you’ll want to know how to say I love you in Turkish.

How To Sing Happy Birthday In Turkish

If you want to go the extra mile for your loved one or friend, try singing the happy birthday song in Turkish. You’ll be happy to know it’s the same tune as the English version, they just sing it in Turkish.Check out the video below to hear the Turkish birthday song:
Here’s the lyrics so you can sing along:“Iyi ki doğdun sanaİyi ki doğdun sanaİyi ki doğdun, İyi ki doğdunİyi doğdun sana”You can also replace the word ‘sana’ which means ‘you’ in Turkish with the birthday person’s name. That is another common way to sing this song in Turkey.

This translates to:“Happy birthday to you!Happy birthday to you!Happy birthday, happy birthdayHappy birthday to you!”Thanks for reading this post on how to say ‘happy birthday’ in Turkish. It’s a great idea to make the effort to learn how to say this in someone’s native language or a language that means something to them.

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