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Best Wishes : Marriage

Congratulations. Wishing the both of you all the happiness in the world.
おめでとうございます。末永くお幸せに。
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Congratulations and warm wishes to both of you on your wedding day.
おめでとうございます。どうぞお幸せに。
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Congratulations on tying the knot!
結婚おめでとう!彼と一緒になれてよかったね。
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Congratulations on saying your "I do's"!
結婚おめでとう!願いがかなってよかったね。
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Congratulations to the bride and groom on their happy union.
結婚おめでとう。末永くお幸せに。
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple

Best Wishes : Engagement

Congratulations on your engagement!
婚約おめでとう!
Standard phrase used to congratulate someone on their engagement
Wishing both of you all the best on your engagement and everything lies ahead.
婚約おめでとうございます。お二人の幸せをお祈りしています。
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will both be very happy together.
婚約おめでとうざいます。お二人もさぞかし幸せそうなことでしょう。
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will make each other extremely happy.
婚約おめでとうございます。お二人の幸せをお祈りしています。
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. Have you decided upon big day yet?
婚約おめでとう。結婚式はいつにするかもう決めた?
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple who you know well, and to ask when the wedding will take place

Best Wishes : Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthday greetings!
誕生日おめでとう!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Happy Birthday!
誕生日おめでとう!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Many happy returns!
誕生日おめでとう!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Wishing you every happiness on your special day.
あなたの誕生日が幸せな日になりますように。
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
May all your wishes come true. Happy Birthday!
たくさんの幸せが訪れますように。誕生日おめでとう!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Wishing you every happiness this special day brings. Have a wonderful birthday!
あなたの誕生日が素敵な日になりますように!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Happy Anniversary!
記念日おめでとう!
General anniversary wish, commonly found on anniversary cards
Happy…Anniversary!
・・・・周年おめでとう!
Anniversary wish used when celebrating a specific anniversary (e.g. 25th silver anniversary, 40th ruby anniversary)
…years and still going strong. Have a great Anniversary!
結婚・・・・周年記念日おめでとう!
Used to emphasize the length of marriage and wish a happy anniversary
Congratulations on your Porcelain Wedding Anniversary!
結婚20周年おめでとう!
Used to celebrate a 20th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary!
銀婚記念日おめでとう!
Used to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary!
ルビー婚記念日おめでとう!
Used to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Pearl Wedding Anniversary!
真珠婚記念日おめでとう!
Used to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Coral Wedding Anniversary!
珊瑚婚記念日おめでとう!
Used to celebrate a 35th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Gold Wedding Anniversary!
金婚記念日おめでとう!
Used to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary!
ダイヤモンド婚記念日おめでとう!
Used to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary

Best Wishes : Get well Wishes

Get well soon.
早くよくなってね。
Standard get well wish, commonly found on cards
I hope you make a swift and speedy recovery.
一刻も早く良くなることを願っています。
Standard get well wish
We hope that you will be up and about in no time.
私たちはあなたが早くよくなって戻ってきてくれることを願っています。
Standard get well wish from more than one person
Thinking of you. May you feel better soon.
はやく元気になってください。
Standard get well wish
From everybody at…, get well soon.
早く元気になってください。・・・・のみんなより。
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work
Get well soon. Everybody here is thinking of you.
早く元気になってください。・・・・のみんなより。
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work

Best Wishes : General Congratulations

Congratulations on…
・・・・おめでとう。
Standard congratulation sentence
I wish you the best of luck and every success in…
・・・・がうまくいくように祈っています。
Used when wishing someone success in the future
I wish you every success in…
・・・・が成功するように祈っています。
Used when wishing someone success in the future
We would like to send you our congratulations on…
・・・・おめでとう。
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing
Well done on…
・・・・お疲れ様。
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing, less congratulatory
Congratulations on passing your driving test!
卒業検定合格おめでとう!
Used when congratulating someone on passing their driving test
Well done. We knew you could do it.
お疲れ様。頑張ったね。
Used when congratulating someone, usually a close friend or member of the family
Congrats!
おめでとう!
Informal, relatively uncommon, shorthand for congratulations and used when congratulating someone

Best Wishes : Academic Achievements

Congratulations on your graduation!
卒業おめでとう!
Used when congratulating someone for graduating from university
Congratulations on passing your exams!
試験合格おめでとう!
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams
Who's a clever bunny then? Well done on acing your exam!
試験おつかれさま。すごく頭いいね!
Informal colloquial phrase, used when someone you know well does exceedingly well on an exam
Congratulations on getting your Masters and good luck in the world of work.
大学院卒業おめでとう!将来の活躍を期待しています。
Used when congratulating someone for completing their master's degree and wishing them luck in the future
Well done on your great exam results and all the best for the future.
合格おめでとう!これからも頑張ってね。
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams, but when unsure whether they plan to go to university or get a job
Congratulations on your exam results. Wishing you all the best for your future career.
試験おつかれさま。これからも頑張ってね。
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams, and who you know is looking to get a job
Well done on getting into University. Have a great time!
大学合格おめでとう。大学生活楽しんでね。
Used when congratulating someone on getting a place at university

Best Wishes : Condolences

We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of…and we would like to offer our deepest sympathy.
・・・・様の突然の訃報に接し、言葉を失っています。謹んでご冥福をお祈り申し上げます。
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them. The death could have been expected or unexpected
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss.
謹んでお悔やみを申し上げます。
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
I offer you my deepest condolences on this dark day.
心よりご冥福をお祈り申し上げます。
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
We were disturbed and saddened by the untimely death of your son/daughter/husband/wife, … .
・・・・様のご逝去を悼み、ご冥福を心よりお祈り申し上げます。
Used when consoling someone on the death of their son/daughter/husband/wife (includes the name of the deceased)
Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time.
在りし日のお姿を偲び、心よりご冥福をお祈り申し上げます。
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time of loss.
ご遺族の皆様に謹んでおくやみを申し上げますと共に、心より御冥福をお祈り申し上げます。
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them

Best Wishes : Career Achievements

We wish you the best of luck in your new job at…
新しい仕事での成功を祈っています。
Used when wishing someone success in a new job
From all at…, we wish you the best of luck in your new job.
新しい職場でも頑張ってください。・・・・一同より。
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
We wish you the best of luck in your new position of…
・・・・としての成功を祈っています。
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job position
We wish you every success for your latest career move.
私たちは新しい職場でのあなたの成功を祈っています。
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
Congratulations on getting the job!
仕事が見つかってよかったね!
Used when congratulating someone on getting a new, usually lucrative, job
Good luck on your first day at…
・・・・で良いスタートを切れますように。
Used when wishing someone a good first day at a new job

Best Wishes : Birth

We were delighted to hear of the birth of your new baby boy/girl. Congratulations.
新しい男の子/女の子の誕生を聞いて私もとてもうれしいです。
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
Congratulations on your new arrival!
赤ちゃんのご誕生おめでとうございます!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
For the new mother. Best wishes for you and your son/daughter.
新米のママへ。赤ちゃんの健やかなご成長をお祈りします。
Used to congratulate a woman on the birth of her child
Congratulations on the arrival of your new beautiful baby boy/girl!
元気な男の子/美しい女の子のご誕生おめでとうございます。
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
To the very proud parents of… . Congratulations on your new arrival. I'm sure you will make wonderful parents.
おめでとう、・・・・夫婦。いい両親になってください。
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child

Best Wishes : Thanks

Many thanks for…
・・・・をどうもありがとう。
Used as a general thank you message
I would like to thank you on behalf of my husband/wife and myself…
私と夫/妻はあなたに感謝しています。
Used when thanking someone on behalf of yourself and someone else
I really don't know how to thank you for…
・・・・をしてくれて本当にありがとう。
Used when you are very grateful to someone for doing something for you
As a small token of our gratitude…
ほんのお礼のしるしです。
Used when giving a gift to someone as a thank you
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to…for…
・・・・に・・・・のことでとても感謝しています。
Used when you are grateful to someone for doing something for you
We are very grateful to you for…
・・・・を本当にどうもありがとうございます。
Used when you want to thank someone sincerely for doing something for you
Don't mention it. On the contrary: we should be thanking you!
それどころかあなたに感謝してます!
Used when someone thanks you for something, but what he / she did benefited you as well

Best Wishes : Season's Greetings

Season's greetings from…
・・・・から季節のあいさつです。
Used in the US to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
メリークリスマス!明けましておめでとう!
Used in the UK to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Happy Easter!
イースターおめでとう!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Easter Sunday
Happy Thanksgiving!
よい感謝祭をお過ごしください/感謝祭おめでとう
Used in the US to celebrate Thanksgiving
Happy New Year!
明けましておめでとう!
Used to celebrate the New Year
Happy Holidays!
楽しい休暇をお過ごしください。
Used in the US and Canada to celebrate holidays (especially used around Christmas/Hanukkah time)
Happy Hanukkah!
ハヌカーおめでとう!
Used to celebrate Hanukkah
Happy Diwali to you. May this Diwali be as bright as ever.
ディーワーリーおめでとう!この日が良いものになりますように。
Used to celebrate Diwali
Merry Christmas! / Happy Christmas!
メリークリスマス!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
メリークリスマス&ハッピーニューイヤー
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas and New Year

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