How to say “Happy Birthday” in Chamorro
There are few ways to say “Happy Birthday” in Chamorro. One way is felis kumpleaños, which comes from the Spanish birthday greeting feliz cumpleaños. Another way is to say biba kumpleaños, which roughly translates to something like “hurray, it’s your birthday!” or “yay, your birthday!” In Chamorro the word kumpleaños is used to mean both birthday and anniversary as the word itself is understood literally from its components, kumple, to complete, and años, meaning years. Another greeting you can use is biba ha’ånen mafañågu-mu, which is “hurray for the day of your birth!”
Try using a birthday greeting with someone:
Felis kumpleaños, ____________________.
|amiga / amigu / ga’chong||friend|
|asagua-hu||my husband/wife (lit. “my spouse”)|