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Birthday wishes and party words in Spanish

¡Viva la fiesta!

Don´t skip this page, because the "fiesta vocabulary" forms a considerable part of Spanish culture. The reading is separated in 3 parts: Party words, Party phrases and Happy birthday wishes.

birthday wishes en español

Party words

In Spanish the nouns are given with definite articles, because they are important to be learnt by memory. 

Spanish English
el alcohol alcohol
todo all
sólo alone
la invitación invitation
la comida food
la celebración celebration
los amigos friends
la novia girlfriend
el novio boyfriend
el cumpleaños birthday
el regalo present
la parilla grill
la idea idea
la tarta cake
la música music
la fiesta party
la diversión fun
el juego game
el baile dance


Party phrases 

In Spanish the questions are written with two question marks like this ¿....?

Spanish English
Invito a todos mis amigos. I invite all of my friends.
¿Quién trae algo para comer? Who brings something to eat?
¿Quién trae algo para beber? Who brings something to drink?
¿Quién comprará el regalo? Who is going to buy the present?
¿Quién viene esta noche? Who is coming tonight?


How do you say birthday wishes?

The exclamation marks, as the question marks are always two: ¡...!

Spanish English
¡Feliz cumpleaños! Happy birthday!
¡Todo lo mejor! All the best!
¡Todo lo mejor para tu cumpleaños! All the best for your birthday!
¡Te deseo todo lo mejor! I wish you all the very best!
¡Felicidades! Congratulations!


Example dialogue

Lucia: ¿Quién viene esta noche? Who is coming tonight?

Kristina: Invito a todos mis amigos. I invite all of my friends. 

Lucia: ¿Tienen invitaciones para la fiesta de cumpleaños? Do they have invitations for the birthday party?

Kristina: Sí. Yes.

Lucia: ¿Habrá comida y música? Will there be food and music?

Kristina: Claro que sí. Of course.

Lucia: ¡Que bien! Good!

Now you can practise the fiesta vocabulary with the exercises, audio, microphones, or through going out to a real Spanish fiesta. 


Party words in Spanish flashcards

Party phrases in Spanish exercise

How to talk about parties in Spanish exercise

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