English vocabulary | Collection of phrases expressing congratulations


When you are learning English, do you feel that it would be nice if you could casually convey your congratulations in English with "Congratulations"?

The most well-known congratulatory word is "Happy Birthday" to celebrate your birthday, but you may have heard the congratulatory message "Congratulations". So how do you use different phrases to convey your congratulations?

So this time, we will introduce English phrases that convey the feeling of congratulations for each scene! We will deliver a variety of expressions from slang to business.

Table of contents
  • How to use the word "Congratulations" in English
  • Various blessing phrases
  • Congratulatory message that can be used in business
  • Conclusion

How to use the word "Congratulations" in English

In addition to "Happy ~" and "Congratulations", there are "Best Wishes" as phrases that convey the congratulations of "Congratulations" in English. First, let's look at each scene in order to use these three properly.

"Congratulations" is a turning point in life!

Congratulations is a congratulatory word for "working hard to achieve something" and is used at milestones in life such as entrance/graduation, employment/change of job/promotion, marriage/childbirth. It is possible to express with "Congratulations on ~" and "Congratulations on – ing".

For admission / graduation, etc.

Congratulations on your graduation! (Congratulations on your graduation!)

Congratulations on passing your exams. (Congratulations on passing your exams.)

For employment / promotion, etc.

Congratulations on getting a new job. (Congratulations on changing jobs.)

Congratulations on your promotion. (Congratulations on your promotion.)

In the case of marriage, childbirth, etc.

Congratulations on your wedding! (Congratulations on your wedding!)

Congratulations on having a baby. (Congratulations on having a baby.)

Attention point

When using Congratulations, don't forget the plural s. The singular expression Congratulation means "celebration" rather than "congratulations". The image is "congratulations" because there are many "celebrations", but plurals such as Congratulations are called "strong plurals". Plurals used to emphasize meaning, such as Thanks and My apologies are also strong plurals.

Also, if you have a close relationship, we will abbreviate it as " Congrats", but please note that neither Congratulations nor Congrats are used for birthdays and seasonal events.

"Happy ~" is an annual event and event!

"Happy ~", which can be said to be the best example of Happy birthday, which is also a katakana word, is used for annual events and events. For example, birthdays, anniversaries, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Christmas, etc.

For birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Happy belated birthday! (Happy birthday late!)

Happy 10th anniversary! (Congratulations on the 10th anniversary!)

If you're late to celebrate, use belted.

For seasonal events, etc.

Happy Halloween! (Congratulations on Halloween!)

Happy Mother's Day! (Happy Mother's Day!)

"Best Wishes" is fortunate in the future!

"Best Wishes" is a phrase used to wish or wish for the future good luck and success of the person you are celebrating, and Wishes is also a strong multiple. It has both a congratulatory feeling and a wish for good luck for the future, so it can be used in both the scenes shown in "Congratulations" and "Happy ~".

Best wishes on your new career. (Congratulations on your new career. [Happiness will come])

Best wishes on your happy marriage! (Congratulations on your marriage! [Happiness will come])

Best wishes for the new year.

Various blessing phrases

Here, let's look at the words and slang expressions that accompany "Congratulations".

A collection of phrases you want to add to "Congratulations"

The fixed phrases shown above are not tasty, so adding a congratulatory word will enhance your uniqueness and may make it easier to convey your feelings.

For birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Happy birthday! I am so lucky to have you as a friend! (Happy birthday! I am lucky to have a friend like you!)

Happy Mother's Day! I really appreciate what you have been doing for me. (Happy Mother's Day! Thank you so much for doing it for me.)

For Christmas, New Year, etc.

Wishing we could be together this holiday season. Merry Christmas!

Hope Christmas and the New Year bring you joyful hours!

For employment / promotion, etc.

Congratulations on your promotion! You deserve it. (Congratulations on your promotion! You deserve it.)

Congratulations your new career! I knew you could do it.  (Congratulations on your career change! I thought you could do it.)

In the case of marriage, childbirth, etc.

Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl! How does it feel to be a dad?

Best wishes for your new baby !! I am sure you will be a lovely mother. (Congratulations on your birth! I think you will be a wonderful mother.)

"Congratulations" slang expression

Congrats, which is an abbreviation for Congratulations already shown, is also written as "Congratz" in casual expressions, but let's take a look at the broken slang expression.

Grants / Grantz

The more fragmented expressions of Congrats or Congratz are "Grants" and "Grantz", and the pronunciation is "Grats". The meaning is "Congratulations" and "Don't do it", and it is often used in chats and online games.

Grants on your pregnancy!

Gratz on your new job! (Congratulations on your new job!)


Felicitation is a Latin word that means "congratulations" and "words of prayer for happiness." Like Congratulations, it is expressed with multiples, and the meaning is "Congratulations".

Felicitations on your engagement! (Congratulations on your engagement!)

Felicitations on your fifth anniversary! (Congratulations on your fifth anniversary!)

Way to go

It means "well done" or "big", and is used when complimenting an act.

You guys did a good job! Way to go! (You did it well! You did it well!)

Way to go, James! You won the contest. (James, you won the contest.)


It is derived from the Greek word meaning "fame" or "glory" and is used to honor achievements. The pronunciation is "Kudos" or "Kudos", meaning "well done".

Kudos to Ms. Anderson for her hard work on tonight's program. (I commend Anderson for working hard on tonight's program.)

Kudos to you! You richly deserve the recognition. (Congratulations! You deserve the award well.)

take my hat off / hats off to you

Both mean "to take off your hat". It is used when you recognize the greatness of the other party.

I had to take my hat off to him for his courage.

Hats off to you!

Congratulatory message for business

Finally, let's look at some congratulatory messages that can be used in the business scene.

Formal congratulatory message

We will show formal congratulatory messages sent to business partners and business partners by scene. Try replacing it with a word that suits your situation.

In the case of foundation commemoration etc.

Congratulations on your 20th anniversary of the foundation! I have heard great news about expanding business overseas. Wishing you many more years of unparalleled success and unrivaled corporate services. I have heard. I wish you unparalleled success and unrivaled corporate service for a long time.)

On this special day, we wish you all the joy and smiles. On this special day, we wish you all the joy and smiles . On this happiest day, remember all our achievements and celebrate without thinking about tomorrow. We wish you all the success and benefits of this special day.)

For promotion/change of job, etc.

Congratulations on your promotion! Good luck in your new position. You should be proud of your success. Hope this promotion brings all kinds of new challenges and opportunities for you. You should be proud of your success. We hope that this promotion will bring new challenges and opportunities of all kinds.)

Best wishes for your new job! A new job means a new goal, a new start, and a new world. May you enjoy this new chapter in your life. Good luck ! , A new start, and a new world. Enjoy a new page of your life. Good luck!)

In case of opening/opening/relocation, etc.

Your creativity and courage have eventually led you to create your own business, and I'm so proud of you. I have every reason to believe that your hard work and perseverance will lead to the success of this business. Congratulations and good luck for your startup. (Your creativity and courage eventually led you to independence, and I'm very proud of you. It's enough to believe that your diligence and patience will lead to the success of this business. I have a good reason. Congratulations and wish you a successful start-up.)

Congratulations to you in opening your new shop. You have proved hard work pays off. May this new shop continue to grow and make your business prosperous. Good luck and best wishes to you! Prove that you will be rewarded. May this new store continue to grow and your business prosper. Good luck in the future!)

Congratulatory message to colleagues

In the business scene, you will also have the opportunity to celebrate the promotion and independence of your colleagues and colleagues. Let's look at useful phrases that can be used in such cases.

When celebrating a colleague/companion

The already mentioned "I'm very proud of you." And "You deserve it." Are also suitable, so let's use them. Here, other casual expressions are shown.

Well done! You have proved hard work always pays. Congrats! (Great! You have proved that your efforts are always rewarded. Congratulations!)

Congratulations! I know the path to this success was not easy. All your hard work and determination helped you to achieve your goal. Keep it up! All your efforts and determination have helped you reach your goals. Good luck!)

If you are a closer person, you can add the following expression after Congrats!

It's awesome!

That's great news!

It's time to celebrate!

I'm so jealous! (I envy!)

When celebrating your boss

When congratulating your boss, try expressing it as follows:

Congratulations to our hardworking boss for this promotion. You are such an amazing mentor, and I've learned so many things from you. I wish you all the best for your future. You are a wonderful leader and I have learned a lot. I wish you all the best in the future.)

Wishing you the best of health, happiness, and success on your new journey in life. Congratulations on your retirement. Wishing you the best of health, happiness, and success on your new journey in life.)


In order to casually convey the feelings of congratulations in English, the first step is to fully understand the proper use of "Happy ~", "Congratulations" and "Best Wishes". After that, if you arrange the fixed phrases according to the situation and feelings, it will surely become an original congratulatory message. The important thing is to express our heartfelt blessings and gratitude. Get ready now for the festive scene that will come in the near future!