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Best Wishes : Marriage

Congratulations. Wishing the both of you all the happiness in the world.
Felicitaciones. Les deseamos a ambos toda la felicidad del mundo.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Congratulations and warm wishes to both of you on your wedding day.
Felicitaciones y los mejores deseos para ambos en el día de su boda.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Congratulations on tying the knot!
¡Felicitaciones por el gran paso!
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Congratulations on saying your "I do's"!
¡Felicitaciones por el gran "sí"!
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Congratulations to the bride and groom on their happy union.
Felicitaciones a la novia y al novio por su feliz unión.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple

Best Wishes : Engagement

Congratulations on your engagement!
¡Felicitaciones por su / tu compromiso!
Standard phrase used to congratulate someone on their engagement
Wishing both of you all the best on your engagement and everything lies ahead.
Les deseo a ambos todo lo mejor en su compromiso y para el futuro.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will both be very happy together.
Felicitaciones por su compromiso. Espero que ambos sean muy felices juntos.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will make each other extremely happy.
Felicitaciones por su compromiso. Espero que se hagan muy felices uno al otro.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Congratulations on your engagement. Have you decided upon big day yet?
Felicitaciones por su compromiso. ¿Ya tienen una fecha para el gran evento?
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!
¡Feliz día!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Happy Birthday!
¡Feliz cumpleaños!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Many happy returns!
¡Feliz cumpleaños!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Wishing you every happiness on your special day.
Te deseo toda la felicidad en este día especial.
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
May all your wishes come true. Happy Birthday!
Espero que todos tus deseos se hagan realidad. ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Wishing you every happiness this special day brings. Have a wonderful birthday!
Te deseo toda la felicidad que este día pueda traer. ¡Qué tengas un excelente cumpleaños!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Happy Anniversary!
¡Feliz aniversario!
General anniversary wish, commonly found on anniversary cards
Happy…Anniversary!
¡Felicitaciones por su(s)...!
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!
Después de... años aún tan unidos como siempre. ¡Feliz aniversario!
Used to emphasize the length of marriage and wish a happy anniversary
Congratulations on your Porcelain Wedding Anniversary!
¡Felicitaciones por sus bodas de porcelana!
Used to celebrate a 20th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary!
¡Felicitaciones por sus bodas de plata!
Used to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary!
¡Felicitaciones por sus bodas de rubí!
Used to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Pearl Wedding Anniversary!
¡Felicitaciones por sus bodas de perla!
Used to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Coral Wedding Anniversary!
¡Felicitaciones por sus bodas de coral!
Used to celebrate a 35th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Gold Wedding Anniversary!
¡Felicitaciones por sus bodas de oro!
Used to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary
Congratulations on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary!
¡Felicitaciones por sus bodas de diamante!
Used to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary

Best Wishes : Get well Wishes

Get well soon.
Qué te mejores pronto.
Standard get well wish, commonly found on cards
I hope you make a swift and speedy recovery.
Espero que tengas una pronta y rápida mejoría
Standard get well wish
We hope that you will be up and about in no time.
Esperamos que estés de pie y como nuevo(a) muy pronto.
Standard get well wish from more than one person
Thinking of you. May you feel better soon.
Mis pensamientos están contigo. Espero que te mejores pronto.
Standard get well wish
From everybody at…, get well soon.
Por parte de todos en..., esperamos que te mejores pronto.
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work
Get well soon. Everybody here is thinking of you.
Qué te mejores pronto. Todos en... te envían cariños.
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work

Best Wishes : General Congratulations

Congratulations on…
Felicitaciones por...
Standard congratulation sentence
I wish you the best of luck and every success in…
Te deseo la mejor de las suertes y todo el éxito en...
Used when wishing someone success in the future
I wish you every success in…
Te deseo todo el éxito en...
Used when wishing someone success in the future
We would like to send you our congratulations on…
Quisiéramos enviar nuestras felicitaciones por...
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing
Well done on…
Bien hecho. Felicitaciones por...
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing, less congratulatory
Congratulations on passing your driving test!
¡Felicitaciones por pasar tu examen de conducir!
Used when congratulating someone on passing their driving test
Well done. We knew you could do it.
Bien hecho. Sabíamos que podías lograrlo.
Used when congratulating someone, usually a close friend or member of the family
Congrats!
¡Felicitaciones!
Informal, relatively uncommon, shorthand for congratulations and used when congratulating someone

Best Wishes : Academic Achievements

Congratulations on your graduation!
¡Felicitaciones por tu graduación!
Used when congratulating someone for graduating from university
Congratulations on passing your exams!
¡Felicitaciones por pasar tus exámenes!
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams
Who's a clever bunny then? Well done on acing your exam!
¡Eres un genio! ¡Felicitaciones por esa calificación!
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.
Felicitaciones por haber obtenido tu máster y buena suerte en el mundo laboral.
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.
Felicitaciones por tus excelentes resultados en los exámenes y los mejores deseos para el futuro.
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.
Felicitaciones por los resultados en tus exámenes. Te deseo lo mejor en tus estudios futuros.
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!
Felicitaciones por haber entrado a la universidad. ¡Qué la pases bien!
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.
Estamos profundamente afectados por escuchar sobre la muerte repentina de X y quisiéramos ofrecer nuestro más sincero pésame.
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.
Lamentamos escuchar sobre su/tu pérdida.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
I offer you my deepest condolences on this dark day.
Te/Le ofrezco mis más sinceras condolencias en este triste día.
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, … .
Estamos abatidos y tristes por la muerte de su/ tu hijo/hija/esposo/esposa, X.
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.
Por favor acepta/acepte nuestras más sinceras condolencias en estos difíciles momentos.
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.
Nuestros pensamientos están contigo/con usted y con tu/su familia en estos momentos tan difíciles.
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…
Te deseamos la mejor de las suertes en tu nuevo trabajo en...
Used when wishing someone success in a new job
From all at…, we wish you the best of luck in your new job.
De parte de todos en..., te deseamos la mejor de las suertes en tu nuevo trabajo.
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
We wish you the best of luck in your new position of…
Te deseamos la mejor de las suertes en tu nuevo puesto en...
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job position
We wish you every success for your latest career move.
Te deseamos todo el éxito en este nuevo paso en tu carrera.
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
Congratulations on getting the job!
¡Felicitaciones por ese trabajo!
Used when congratulating someone on getting a new, usually lucrative, job
Good luck on your first day at…
Buena suerte en tu primer día en...
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.
Estamos encantados de escuchar sobre el nacimiento de su bebé. Felicitaciones.
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
Congratulations on your new arrival!
¡Felicitaciones por la llegada del nuevo bebé/de la nueva bebé!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
For the new mother. Best wishes for you and your son/daughter.
Por la nueva mamá. Felicitaciones por tu bebé.
Used to congratulate a woman on the birth of her child
Congratulations on the arrival of your new beautiful baby boy/girl!
¡Felicitaciones por la llegada de su hermoso/hermosa bebé!
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.
Por los orgullosos padres de... Felicitaciones por su recién nacido/nacida. Estoy seguro(a) que serán unos maravillosos padres.
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child

Best Wishes : Thanks

Many thanks for…
Muchas gracias por...
Used as a general thank you message
I would like to thank you on behalf of my husband/wife and myself…
Me gustaría agradecerte/agradecerle en nombre de mi esposo/esposa y en mi nombre...
Used when thanking someone on behalf of yourself and someone else
I really don't know how to thank you for…
Sinceramente no sé cómo agradecerte por...
Used when you are very grateful to someone for doing something for you
As a small token of our gratitude…
Como una pequeña muestra de gratitud...
Used when giving a gift to someone as a thank you
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to…for…
Quisiera extender nuestros más sinceros agradecimientos para... por...
Used when you are grateful to someone for doing something for you
We are very grateful to you for…
Estamos muy agradecidos con ustedes/contigo por...
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!
Ni siquiera lo menciones. Por el contrario, gracias a ti.
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…
¡Feliz Navidad! / ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Used in the US to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
¡Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo!
Used in the UK to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Happy Easter!
¡Felices Pascuas!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Easter Sunday
Happy Thanksgiving!
¡Feliz día de Acción de Gracias!
Used in the US to celebrate Thanksgiving
Happy New Year!
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Used to celebrate the New Year
Happy Holidays!
¡Felices Fiestas!
Used in the US and Canada to celebrate holidays (especially used around Christmas/Hanukkah time)
Happy Hanukkah!
¡Feliz Hanukkah!
Used to celebrate Hanukkah
Happy Diwali to you. May this Diwali be as bright as ever.
Feliz Diwali. Espero que este Diwali brille como nunca.
Used to celebrate Diwali
Merry Christmas! / Happy Christmas!
¡Feliz Navidad!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
¡Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas and New Year

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