How to Sing Happy Birthday in Finnish

Finnish isn't the easiest language in the world. In fact, it's ranked as the most difficult one. After you've learned the basics, you can surprise a friend by singing happy birthday in Finnish. Paljon onnea vaan is the Finnish congratulations, but Finnish people often only use the word onnea

Steps

  1. Image titled Sing Happy Birthday in Finnish Step 1
    1
    Learn the phrase that is constantly being repeated in the song, which isPaljon onnea vaan. You should pronounce it like it's written, no specialties in this one. You can hear how Google Translate pronounces it here.
  2. Image titled Sing Happy Birthday in Finnish Step 2
    2
    The second phrase is the same one as the first, but it has a little 'voicecrack' in the second word, 'onnea'. Before you speak out the letter 'a', there is a tiny little break, so that it sounds like your voice cracked a little between the syllables.
  3. Image titled Sing Happy Birthday in Finnish Step 3
    3
    As you already know how to pronounce the first phrase, you only add your friends name instead of the vaan and then repeat the first phrase again. It should sound something like 'Paljon onnea Michael, paljon onnea vaan'
  4. Image titled Sing Happy Birthday in Finnish Step 4
    4
    Sing the whole song which is: Paljon onnea vaan, paljon onnea vaan, paljon onnea Michael, paljon onnea vaan!

Article Info

Categories: Multiple Language Guides