Happy Birthday

Few weeks ago I have been writing about days, months and numbers.  Today since someone is celebrating her birthday, its timely to know how to day the greetings in Korean.  Birthday in Korean is 생일 (saeng-il) so to day happy birthday:

  • 생일 축하합니다 (saeng-il chukha-hamnida) this is polite formal way to say it
  • 생일 축하해요 (saeng-il chukha-haeyo) this is the casual polite way

Birth of a child is known as 탄생 (tansaeng) in Korea and birthplace would be 출생지 (chulsaengji).  To ask date of birth one may use the word, 생년월일 (saeng-nyon-wo-ril).