Happy Birthday In Italian
How to Sing "Happy Birthday" in Italian
How do you sing "Happy Birthday" in Italian? Well, as we all know, Italiano is one of the most sensual languages. Even the essence of the sound sparks up a visual romance in our minds. Imagine spewing out a theatrical rendition of the "Happy Birthday" theme song in Italian to your amour, with - of course a delicate red rose as a prop and the intricate rolling of the tongue.
Yes, I could just type out the words for you and you could, I'm sure, clumsily get through it; but unless you use the Italian visual attributes and accent it will not have the desired effect you are seeking.
As most of know, the Italian culture speaks not only with their operatic voices, but they also are very dramatic with their bodies and hands. If you have ever been in the presence of an Italian family you would have noticed that at times it can be quite theatrical. Raised voices, hands dancing in the air like a ritual, and plenty of food is the norm.
Now let's combine those notable Italian movements with the words of the song.
"Buon Compleanno a te, Buon Compleanno a te, Buon Compleanno cara *** insert the girl's name here *** (for example: Buon Compleanno cara Jennifer) Buon Compleanno a te";
Keep in mind that this is the female version of the song. If you would like to change it to fit the masculine version then you will have to replace the word cara with caro.
Practice in front of a mirror perfecting the words to flow like music. Emphasize your movements until you are one with the language. The thoughtful spontaneity of your gesture is sure to impress not only the Italians in your life, but other friends and acquaintances as well will want to duplicate the performance.
However, if the thought of singing in front of someone makes you queasy, creating a video presentation or recording could be an alternative. Unlike a live performance, a video or recording can be edited until perfection.
A birthday is a celebratory time, so have fun with it and wish your loved one "Buon Compleano".