Episode 5 – Happy Birthday!

“Happy birthday!”:

  • shēng  rì  kuài  lè!(生日快乐!)

“Happy birthday to you!”:

  • zhù  nǐ  shēng  rì  kuài  lè!(祝你生日快乐!)

Sometimes people make fun of close friends by replacing the first character, zhù (祝, wish), with zhū (猪, pig), so the sentence becomes:

“Happy birthday to you, pig!”:

  • zhū  nǐ  shēng  rì  kuài  lè!(猪你生日快乐!)

Happy birthday to myself 🙂

Subscribe in iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/everyday-chinese-expressions/id582096185