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Hey, guys! Can you say happy birthday in Japanese? In this video, you will learn how to say happy birthday and then how to sing happy birthday.
ちょっと待って (chotto matte) “Wait”, am I singing happy birthday?
Okay, happy birthday is… お誕生日おめでとうございます。(O-tanjyobi omedetogozaimasu.)
Once more, お誕生日おめでとうございます。 (O-tanjyobi omedetogozaimasu.)
You can shorten the phrase to 誕生日おめでとう (Tanjyobi omedeto).
Okay, now onto the song, there are similar versions but this is the most popular. You actually know the song and the music already. One, two, three...happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Risan-chan, happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Risa-chan, happy birthday to you.
こんなにハッピーバスデイを歌ったことなかなかない。(kon’nani happī basudei o utattakoto nakanaka nai.) “I’ve never sang Happy Birthday this many times before.”
Happy birthday to you, you, you, you.
Did you catch that? I just sang the song to myself. The song is a Japanese pronunciation of happy birthday to you plus the person's name and the suffix ちゃん(chan) or さん(san). Okay, for homework try to sing this song. Bye!