English | Phrases - Personal | Best Wishes

Best Wishes - Marriage

Tillykke. Vi ønsker jer begge to alt mulig glæde i verdenen.
Congratulations. Wishing the both of you all the happiness in the world.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Tillyke og varme ønsker til jer begge to på jeres bryllupsdag.
Congratulations and warm wishes to both of you on your wedding day.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Tillykke med at I er blevet gift.
Congratulations on tying the knot!
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Tillykke med at I har sagt ja til hinanden!
Congratulations on saying your "I do's"!
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Tillykke til bruden og gommen og deres lykkelige ægteskab.
Congratulations to the bride and groom on their happy union.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple

Best Wishes - Engagement

Tillykke med jeres forlovelse.
Congratulations on your engagement!
Standard phrase used to congratulate someone on their engagement
Jeg ønsker jer begge held og lykke med jeres forlovelse og alt hvad der ligger forude.
Wishing both of you all the best on your engagement and everything lies ahead.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Tillykke med jeres forlovelse. Jeg håber I begge vil være meget lykkelige sammen.
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will both be very happy together.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Tillykke med jeres forlovelse. Jeg håber I vil gøre hinanden ovenud lykkelige.
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will make each other extremely happy.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Tillykke med jeres forlovelse. Har I besluttet jer for en dato endnu?
Congratulations on your engagement. Have you decided upon big day yet?
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

Fødselsdagshilsner!
Birthday greetings!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Tillykke med fødselsdagen!
Happy Birthday!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Tillykke med dagen!
Many happy returns!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Jeg ønsker dig al lykke på din specielle dag.
Wishing you every happiness on your special day.
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Må alle dine ønsker gå i opfyldelse. Tillykke med fødselsdagen!
May all your wishes come true. Happy Birthday!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Jeg ønsker dig al den lykke denne specielle dag kan bringe. Have en vidunderlig fødselsdag!
Wishing you every happiness this special day brings. Have a wonderful birthday!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Tillykke med jubilæet!
Happy Anniversary!
General anniversary wish, commonly found on anniversary cards
Tillykke... bryllup!
Happy…Anniversary!
Anniversary wish used when celebrating a specific anniversary (e.g. 25th silver anniversary, 40th ruby anniversary)
... år og stadig i fuld vigør. Have et fantastisk jubilæum!
…years and still going strong. Have a great Anniversary!
Used to emphasize the length of marriage and wish a happy anniversary
Tillykke med Porcelænsbrylluppet!
Congratulations on your Porcelain Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 20th wedding anniversary
Tillykke med Sølvbrylluppet!
Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary
Tillykke med Rubinbrylluppet!
Congratulations on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary
Tillykke med Perlebrylluppet!
Congratulations on your Pearl Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary
Tillykke med Koralbrylluppet!
Congratulations on your Coral Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 35th wedding anniversary
Tillykke med Guldbrylluppet!
Congratulations on your Gold Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary
Tillykke med Diamantbrylluppet!
Congratulations on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary

Best Wishes - Get well Wishes

Bliv rask snart.
Get well soon.
Standard get well wish, commonly found on cards
Jeg håber du kommer dig hurtigt og snarligt.
I hope you make a swift and speedy recovery.
Standard get well wish
Vi håber du på benene igen snart.
We hope that you will be up and about in no time.
Standard get well wish from more than one person
Tænker på dig. Håber du får det bedre snart.
Thinking of you. May you feel better soon.
Standard get well wish
Fra alle på..., Få det bedre snart.
From everybody at…, get well soon.
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work
Få det bedre snart. Alle tænker på dig her.
Get well soon. Everybody here is thinking of you.
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work

Best Wishes - General Congratulations

Tillykke med...
Congratulations on…
Standard congratulation sentence
Jeg ønsker dig al held og lykke og succes i...
I wish you the best of luck and every success in…
Used when wishing someone success in the future
Jeg ønsker dig al succes i...
I wish you every success in…
Used when wishing someone success in the future
Vi vil gerne ønske dig tillykke med...
We would like to send you our congratulations on…
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing
Godt gået med....
Well done on…
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing, less congratulatory
Tillykke med din bestået køreprøve!
Congratulations on passing your driving test!
Used when congratulating someone on passing their driving test
Godt gået. Vi vidste du kunne gøre det.
Well done. We knew you could do it.
Used when congratulating someone, usually a close friend or member of the family
Tillykke!
Congrats!
Informal, relatively uncommon, shorthand for congratulations and used when congratulating someone

Best Wishes - Academic Achievements

Tillykke med din dimission!
Congratulations on your graduation!
Used when congratulating someone for graduating from university
Tillykke med beståelsen af eksamen!
Congratulations on passing your exams!
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams
Hvem er en klog kanin? Topkarakter, godt gået.
Who's a clever bunny then? Well done on acing your exam!
Informal colloquial phrase, used when someone you know well does exceedingly well on an exam
Tillykke med kandidaten og held og lykke i arbejdsverdenen.
Congratulations on getting your Masters and good luck in the world of work.
Used when congratulating someone for completing their master's degree and wishing them luck in the future
Tillykke med de fantastiske eksamensresultater og held og lykke i fremtiden.
Well done on your great exam results and all the best for the future.
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams, but when unsure whether they plan to go to university or get a job
Tillykke med eksamensresultaterne. Jeg ønsker dig held og lykke i din fremtidige karriere.
Congratulations on your exam results. Wishing you all the best for your future career.
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams, and who you know is looking to get a job
Tillykke med universitetspladsen. Have det fantastisk!
Well done on getting into University. Have a great time!
Used when congratulating someone on getting a place at university

Best Wishes - Condolences

Vi er alle dybt chokeret over at høre om... pludselige død og vi vil gerne vise vores dybeste sympati.
We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of…and we would like to offer our deepest sympathy.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them. The death could have been expected or unexpected
Vi er så kede af at høre om dit tab.
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Jeg byder dig min dybeste kondolencer på denne mørke dag.
I offer you my deepest condolences on this dark day.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Vi var forstyrret og kede af at høre om din søns/datters/mands/kones alt for tidlig død,...
We were disturbed and saddened by the untimely death of your son/daughter/husband/wife, … .
Used when consoling someone on the death of their son/daughter/husband/wife (includes the name of the deceased)
Modtag venligst vores dybeste og mest dybtfølte kondolencer på dette vanskelige tidspunkt.
Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Vores tanker er med dig og din familie i denne svære tid.
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time of loss.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them

Best Wishes - Career Achievements

Vi ønsker dig al held og lykke med dit nye arbejde hos...
We wish you the best of luck in your new job at…
Used when wishing someone success in a new job
Fra alle hos..., vi ønsker dig al held og lykke i dit nye arbejde.
From all at…, we wish you the best of luck in your new job.
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
Vi ønsker dig al held og lykke i din nye stilling som...
We wish you the best of luck in your new position of…
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job position
Vi ønsker dig al succes i dit seneste karriere træk.
We wish you every success for your latest career move.
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
Tillykke med arbejdet!
Congratulations on getting the job!
Used when congratulating someone on getting a new, usually lucrative, job
Held og lykke på din første dag hos...
Good luck on your first day at…
Used when wishing someone a good first day at a new job

Best Wishes - Birth

Vi var henrykte over at høre om fødslen af jeres nye baby. Tillykke.
We were delighted to hear of the birth of your new baby boy/girl. Congratulations.
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
Tillykke med jeres nyankomne!
Congratulations on your new arrival!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
Til den nye mor. De bedste ønsker til dig og din søn/datter.
For the new mother. Best wishes for you and your son/daughter.
Used to congratulate a woman on the birth of her child
Tillykke med ankomsten af jeres nye smukke baby!
Congratulations on the arrival of your new beautiful baby boy/girl!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
Til de meget stolte forældre... . Tillykke med jeres nyankomne. Jeg er sikker på I vil være vidunderlige forældre.
To the very proud parents of… . Congratulations on your new arrival. I'm sure you will make wonderful parents.
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child

Best Wishes - Thanks

Mange tak for...
Many thanks for…
Used as a general thank you message
Jeg vil gerne takke dig på vegne af min mand/kone og mig selv...
I would like to thank you on behalf of my husband/wife and myself…
Used when thanking someone on behalf of yourself and someone else
Jeg ved virkelig ikke hvordan jeg skal takke dig for...
I really don't know how to thank you for…
Used when you are very grateful to someone for doing something for you
Som et lille symbol på vores taknemmelighed...
As a small token of our gratitude…
Used when giving a gift to someone as a thank you
Vi vil gerne vise vores varmeste tak til... for...
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to…for…
Used when you are grateful to someone for doing something for you
Vi er dig meget taknemmelige for at...
We are very grateful to you for…
Used when you want to thank someone sincerely for doing something for you
Ingen årsag. Tværtimod: vi burde takke dig!
Don't mention it. On the contrary: we should be thanking you!
Used when someone thanks you for something, but what he / she did benefited you as well

Best Wishes - Season's Greetings

Glædelig Jul fra...
Season's greetings from…
Used in the US to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Glædelig Jul og Godt Nytår!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Used in the UK to celebrate Christmas and New Year
God Påske!
Happy Easter!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Easter Sunday
Glædelig Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Used in the US to celebrate Thanksgiving
Godt Nytår!
Happy New Year!
Used to celebrate the New Year
God Jul og Godt Nytår!
Happy Holidays!
Used in the US and Canada to celebrate holidays (especially used around Christmas/Hanukkah time)
Glædelig Hanukkah!
Happy Hanukkah!
Used to celebrate Hanukkah
Glædelig Diwali til dig. Må denne Diwali være ligeså strålende som altid.
Happy Diwali to you. May this Diwali be as bright as ever.
Used to celebrate Diwali
Glædelig Jul! / God Jul!
Merry Christmas! / Happy Christmas!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas
God Jul og et Godt Nytår!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas and New Year