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is "o-tanjôbi omedeto gozaimasu" right for the sentence "happy birthday"?

i need this sentence for a friend which go to japan and has her birthday tomorrow! so i need it quickly! thx for help!

For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
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    In terms of a foreigner who is a beginner in Japanese, this kind of phrase is certainly impressive, and it is basically correct.

    However, since "jou" in "tanjoubi" and "tou" in "omedetou" are both in long-vowel sound, and since you have already used "jô" to represent the long vowel of "jou", I would say that it is better that you also use "tô" on "tou" to keep the consistency.

    Therefore, it should be,
    formal: "o-tanjôbi omedetô gozaimasu." = お誕生日 おめでとう ございます。
    casual: "o-tanjôbi omedetô." = お誕生日 おめでとう。

    Take care, and good day. / Mach's gut, und schönen Tag. / 気をつけて。それじゃ、良い 一日を。


    Yes, it is:)

    Yes, it is.

    It is normal, and a little bit polite phrase.
    If you want to say it more friendly, it'll be "otanjoubi omedetou!".

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