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How do you say "Happy Anniversary" ?

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Post October 25 2005, 0:30 AM
afinley
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How do you say "Happy Anniversary" ?

 
Post October 25 2005, 1:10 AM
GrainneBhaoil
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Posts: 2044
Hello there

Go maire tú an lá (to one person)
Go maire sibh an lá (to more than one)

This is a general way to say 'congratulations on the day'. Literal terms for 'anniversary' are more complicated and depend on the exact occasion.

Wait for more :wink:
Once, as a child, out in a field of sheep/Thomas Hardy pretended to be dead/And lay down flat among their dainty shins.
In that sniffed-at, bleated-into, grassy space/He experimented with infinity/His small cool brow was like an anvil waiting
For sky to make it sing the prefect pitch/Of his dumb being, and that stir he caused/In the fleece-hustle was the original
Of a ripple that would travel eighty years/Outward from there, to be the same ripple/Inside him at its last circumference.

Post October 25 2005, 1:42 AM
Redwolf
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Posts: 57599
If afinley is from America, I would assume that "wedding anniversary" is what's meant. Here we tend to say just "anniversary" for that occasion, and only get specific if we mean something other than a wedding (for example, the anniversary of our first date, or my first day at work, etc.).

Would that be "lá pósta" (?)

Redwolf

Post October 25 2005, 1:48 AM
GrainneBhaoil
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Good stuff a RW. The anniversary thing is a tough nut to crack (for me anyway). I can give it a shot with:

Cothrom an lae (a phós sibh) sona duit/daoibh
Happy anniversary (of the day you married) to you/you plural

Best to wait for more :wink:
Once, as a child, out in a field of sheep/Thomas Hardy pretended to be dead/And lay down flat among their dainty shins.
In that sniffed-at, bleated-into, grassy space/He experimented with infinity/His small cool brow was like an anvil waiting
For sky to make it sing the prefect pitch/Of his dumb being, and that stir he caused/In the fleece-hustle was the original
Of a ripple that would travel eighty years/Outward from there, to be the same ripple/Inside him at its last circumference.



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