Alex (electricdruid) wrote in linguaphiles,

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German happy birthday

Sorry for such a silly question, but I need to know the best way to wish my cousin a happy birthday in German.

I know the words (Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, etc), but I don't know which of these phrases is most appropriate to use for a cousin I see maybe once every five years. Is one more formal than the other? Is there a better wording you could think of? If it's relevant, she's several years older than me, though I'm not sure exactly how much. I guess that tells you how close we are =/

Thanks in advance! :)
Tags: german, phrases

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