Happy Birthday! Here’s how we say Happy Birthday in Mandarin Chinese:
生日快乐！Shēng rì Kùai lè! (‘Sheng’ is ‘shung’ with a high, sustained tone; ‘ri’ is ‘ruh’ with a descending tone;’kuai’ is ‘k-why’ with a declining tone, le is ‘l+uh’ with a declining tone). Click here for audio pronunciation.
This month my oldest daughter turns 8 years old. She insists we have a Chinese-themed birthday party. I am excited that she is wanting to integrate her Mandarin learning into her birthday celebration.
I hope to blog about the party planning soon. I have some fun and educational ideas for the party. Stay tuned!