How to say congratulation in Japanese?


In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn how to congratulate someone!

When someone’s birthday.
When someone get married.
When someone passed an exam.

You can use this word!

おめでとう / Omedetou / Congraturation

Polite version↓
おめでとうございます / Omedetou gozaimasu / Congraturation

And you just need to add this to the end of the sentence!

Let’s look at some example sentences!

Happy birthday!

お誕生日 おめでとう

おたんじょうび おめでとう

Otanjoubi omedetou!

*お誕生日(おたんじょうび)/ Otanjoubi / Birthday

You passed the exam! Congratulations!


しけん ごうかく したんだね!おめでとう

Shiken goukaku shitandane! Omedetou!

*試験(しけん)/ Shiken / Exam

Congratulations on your marriage.


このたびは、ごけっこん おめでとうございます

Konotabi wa gokekkon omedetougozaimasu

*結婚(けっこん)/ Kekkon / Marrige

When someone has accomplished something, or when you want to congratulate them,
you can casually say “おめでとう!”

It will make them feel happy!

Please try it!