Happy Birthday Song

My collegues know how passionate I am in learning Korean so whenever there are birthday celebration in the office, they would tease me to sing the Happy Birthday Song in Korean.

It’s i think one of the basic songs that you can learn in Korean which goes like this:

새일 축하합니다

Saengil chukhahamnida

 

생일 축하합니다

Saengil chukhahamnida

 

사랑하는 <이름/ >

Saranghaneun <name-i/sshi>

 

생일 축하합니다

Saengil chukhahamnida

The tone is of course the same as the happy birthday song in English.  Funny that 축하합니다 actually means congratulations if you translate it directly and people wouldn’t normally say congratulations on your birthday at least in our culture and some other country’s culture.  Some think its rude to say congratulations to a person who is actually aging or adding a year on his age.  

한국어 음악을 아주 좋아해요.
그리고 한국어 잘 하고 싶어서 가사을 이해하겠어요.

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10 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Song

    • 제가 당신은 선물을 하고 싶어요.
      Chega dangshineun seonmureul hago shipeoyo.
      I want to give you a present.

      다시마 국물을 먹었습니까?
      Dahima kukmureul meokeosseumnikka?
      Did you eat seaweed soup?

  1. 새일 축하합니다
    Saengil chukhahamnida

    생일 축하합니다
    Saengil chukhahamnida

    사랑하는
    Saranghaneun

    생일 축하합니다
    Saengil chukhahamnida

    why is it the 1st sentence it looks like this 새일 and the 2nd and last it looks like this 생일 when both are saengil?? i dunno how to read or spell in hangul, just wanna why the difference? thank you 🙂

  2. I came across your blog when i was looking up the Birthday song, it’s very helpful, thanks! But I was wondering, when do you use the -i after the name, and when do you use -sshi? Is adding that just a term of endearment? I want to be able to sing this to someone, but want to do it properly 🙂

    • not necessarily but for kids or someone younger this is usually added but for adults usually they add sshi (sort of mister or miss)

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