Meaning

Primary

Happy Birthday

Word Type

expression

Explanation

誕生日 is birthday. おめでとう is like "congratulations." So, congratulations for your birthday is like happy birthday!

Reading

おたんじょうびおめでとう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is the same as 誕生日, so if you know that you know this!

Context

Context Sentences

遅れたとしても、「お誕生日おめでとう」って言う方が言わないよりもいいよ。

Better late than never with saying happy birthday.

Kanji Composition