Congratulations in English

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Congratulations on a holiday, birthday or some kind of achievement, as well as wishing all the best to a man or woman, is not just a manifestation of interest and care for a person. It is also a way to maintain relationships, make new acquaintances or enter into new business relationships. It has now become the accepted norm to have contacts abroad - both business and personal. Everyday conversations in terms of language and grammar are clearly different from the "congratulatory" language. Therefore, many, when the holidays come or an important event happens, are simply lost - how to issue a congratulation. We decided to give you a few tips so that you can come up with an original congratulation yourself.

Wish...

The phrase "I wish ..." can be started with:

Wishing: Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season!

I wish: I wish you a Happy New Year!

Let be...

Specific wishes can be started with the verb may or let .

May the warmth and the joy of the Holiday Season be yours today and always.

May the New Year be rich with blessings!

Let all your troubles disappear, and all your friends be always near.

Best wishes...

The best wishes, oddly enough, are translated literally - best wishes (for) or sincerest wishes (most sincere wishes).

Best wishes for the holidays and for prosperity throughout the coming year.

Sincerest wishes for hope, happiness and peace during this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year.

What to wish for your birthday?

Table 1. What to wish in English

To be healthy

to be healthy.

To have a lot of money

have a lot of money.

To find a true love

find true love.

To smile

smile.

To love and be loved

to love and to be loved.

To achieve success

achieve success.

To be successful

to be successful.

To find a good job

To find a good job.

To spend time in a family circle

spend time with family.

to be happy

be happy.

To have true friends

have real friends.


What holidays would you like?

Table 2. What holidays to wish in English

angelic

angelic

blessed

blessed

candlelit

lit by candles

cozy

cosy

faithful

loyal

festive

festive

generous

generous

giving

generous

golden

gold

gracious

gracious

happy

happy

holy

sacred

jolly

glad

joyful

glad

joyous

glad

lavish

luxurious

magical

magical

merry

happy

miraculous

wonderful

sacred

sacred

seasonal

seasonal

snowing

snowy

snowy

snowy

special

special

spirited

spiritualized

spiritual

spiritual

symbolic

symbolic

white

white

wintry

winter

wondrous

wonderful


Unofficial congratulations

Table 3. Informal greetings in English

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

That's
What

fantastic great
brilliant wonderful splendid


news!

Fantastic news!
Great news!
Great news!
Great news!
Awesome news!

That's fantastic! (etc)
How splendid! (etc) old fashioned

This is great!
Perfectly!

Fantastic! (etc.)

Great!


Official congratulations

It is appropriate to use these forms of congratulations either in a business conversation or in a letter - in postcards, for example.

Table 4. Official congratulations in English

Congratulations

on getting married
on your good news

Congratulations on your wedding
Congratulations on the good news

I'm really


happy delighted
_

for you!

I'm really happy for you!

to hear about...

I'm really glad to hear that...


Surprise expression

Despite the different style of expression, almost all exclamations are translated as "really?"

Table 5. Expression of surprise in English

Wow!

Really?

Did you?! Are you?!


follow-up questions

Politeness is paramount in congratulations. Therefore, it is important not only to congratulate, but also to show interest in the event. This can be done with the following questions.

Table 6. Questions following congratulations

Are you excited?

Are you happy?

So when did you... ?

So, when do you..?

And are you going to...?

You're going to..?


Praise

Praise is also a form of congratulations on a job well done. As you know, in Russian, praise is expressed by the word "well done." There are several more variations on this theme in English.

Table 7. How to praise in English

Good on you!

Well done!

good for you!

Well done!

That's the way!

That's how it should be!

You did it!

You did it!

Well done!

Well done!

You rock!

You are driving!

Way to go!

Like this!

Good going!

Fine!

good job!

Great job!

Job done!

Great job!

You've done a great job!

You've done an excellent job!


8 original congratulations in English

There are some funny expressions in the English language that are used strictly in certain contexts. Let's take a look at them.

Table 8. 8 original English greetings

Expression

When to use

1. Congratulations!

When you congratulate newlyweds, graduates, or just want to say “Congratulations!”

2.Felicitations!

This is the same as congratulations. But if you want to stand out from the crowd, then use this word.

3. Hip, hip, hurrah!

This is our “hip, hip, hurray!”, Which is used for enthusiastic congratulations.

4. Three Cheers!

Can be translated as "triple cheers". Usually after this expression comes the preposition for and what you congratulate or whom you congratulate, for example - three cheers for Tommy!

5. Kudos!

This is the same as congratulations, but less formal. In a colloquial context, this expression will play into your hands.

6.Props!

This expression can be translated as "for you!"

7. Hat off!

This expression is akin to the word "hooray!"

8. Mazel tov!

This Jewish expression, which can also be translated as "congratulations!", is used quite regularly in spoken English.


We accept congratulations

Table 9. How to accept congratulations in English

Really? thanks.

Do you really think so? Thank you.

I couldn't have done it without ...
It was nothing.

I couldn't have done it without...
It wasn't difficult.

I worked hard for it.

I did my best.


Wishes for a speedy recovery

Table 10. Get well wishes in English

Get well soon.

Better get better.

I hope you make a swift and speedy recovery.

Hope you get well soon.

We hope that you will be up and about in no time.

We hope that you will be like a cucumber very soon.

Thinking of you. May you feel better soon.

I think of you. I hope you get well soon.

From everybody at…, get well soon.

From all of... get well soon.

Get well soon. Everybody here is thinking of you.

Get well soon. We're all here worried about you.


condolences

Table 11. Condolences in English

We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of…and we would like to offer our deepest sympathy.

We are deeply shocked by the news of the sudden death ... and we want to express our deepest condolences.

We are so sorry to hear about your loss.

We are very sorry for your loss.

I offer you my deepest condolences on this dark day.

I express my sincere condolences to you on this tragic day.

We were disturbed and saddened by the untimely death of your … .

We were caught and saddened by the news of the untimely death of your...

Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time.

Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences at this extremely difficult time.

Our thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time of loss.

Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time of loss.