English | Phrases - Personal | Best Wishes

Best Wishes - Marriage

Onnittelut! Toivomme teille molemmille kaikkea onnea maailmassa.
Congratulations. Wishing the both of you all the happiness in the world.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Lämpimät onnentoivotukset teille molemmille hääpäivänänne
Congratulations and warm wishes to both of you on your wedding day.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple
Lämpimät onnittelut naimisiinmenon johdosta!
Congratulations on tying the knot!
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Onnittelut 'tahdon'-sanoista!
Congratulations on saying your "I do's"!
Informal, used when congratulating a recently married-couple that you know quite well
Onnittelut morsiamelle ja sulhaselle onnellisen liiton solmimisesta
Congratulations to the bride and groom on their happy union.
Used when congratulating a recently-married couple

Best Wishes - Engagement

Onnittelut kihlauksen johdosta!
Congratulations on your engagement!
Standard phrase used to congratulate someone on their engagement
Onnittelut kihlauksestanne ja kaikkea hyvää tulevaisuuteen!
Wishing both of you all the best on your engagement and everything lies ahead.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Onnittelut kihlauksenne johdosta. Olkoon tulevaisuutenne onnea täynnä.
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will both be very happy together.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Onnittelut kihlauksenne johdosta! Toivottavasti olette hyvin onnellisia yhdessä.
Congratulations on your engagement. I hope you will make each other extremely happy.
Used when congratulating a recently engaged-couple
Onnittelut kihlauksesta! Oletteko päättäneet jo hääpäivän?
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

Onnittelut syntymäpäivän johdosta!
Birthday greetings!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Hyvää syntymäpäivää!
Happy Birthday!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Onnittelut syntymäpäivän johdosta!
Many happy returns!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Onnentoivotus syntymäpäivänäsi.
Wishing you every happiness on your special day.
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Käykööt kaikki toiveesi toteen! Hyvää syntymäpäivää!
May all your wishes come true. Happy Birthday!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Paljon onnea päivänäsi! Ihanaa syntymäpäivää!
Wishing you every happiness this special day brings. Have a wonderful birthday!
General birthday wish, commonly found on birthday cards
Hyvää hääpäivää!
Happy Anniversary!
General anniversary wish, commonly found on anniversary cards
Hyvää ...-vuotishääpäivää!
Happy…Anniversary!
Anniversary wish used when celebrating a specific anniversary (e.g. 25th silver anniversary, 40th ruby anniversary)
... ja edelleen kuin vastarakastuneet. Mahtavaa vuosipäivää!
…years and still going strong. Have a great Anniversary!
Used to emphasize the length of marriage and wish a happy anniversary
Onnittelut pronssihäiden johdosta!
Congratulations on your Porcelain Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 20th wedding anniversary
Onnittelut hopeahäiden johdosta!
Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary
Onnittelut rubiinihäiden johdosta!
Congratulations on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary
Onnittelut helmihäiden johdosta!
Congratulations on your Pearl Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary
Onnittelut korallihäiden johdosta!
Congratulations on your Coral Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 35th wedding anniversary
Onnittelut kultahäiden johdosta!
Congratulations on your Gold Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary
Onnittelut timanttihäiden johdosta!
Congratulations on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary!
Used to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary

Best Wishes - Get well Wishes

Parane pian!
Get well soon.
Standard get well wish, commonly found on cards
Toivottavasti paranet pian!
I hope you make a swift and speedy recovery.
Standard get well wish
Toivottavasti olet jo pian jaloillasi!
We hope that you will be up and about in no time.
Standard get well wish from more than one person
Ajattelen sinua. Toivottavasti paranet pian.
Thinking of you. May you feel better soon.
Standard get well wish
Kaikki ... toivovat pikaista paranemistasi!
From everybody at…, get well soon.
Get well wish from several people in an office or place of work
Parane pian. Kaikki ... lähettävät lämpimiä terveisiä.
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

Onnittelut ...
Congratulations on…
Standard congratulation sentence
Toivon sinulle onnea ja menestystä...
I wish you the best of luck and every success in…
Used when wishing someone success in the future
Toivon sinulle menestystä...
I wish you every success in…
Used when wishing someone success in the future
Haluaisimme onnitella sinua ... johdosta.
We would like to send you our congratulations on…
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing
Onnittelut ...
Well done on…
Used when congratulating someone for doing a specific thing, less congratulatory
Onnittelut ajokokeen läpäisystä!
Congratulations on passing your driving test!
Used when congratulating someone on passing their driving test
Hyvä sinä! Tiesimme, että pystyt siihen!
Well done. We knew you could do it.
Used when congratulating someone, usually a close friend or member of the family
Onnea!
Congrats!
Informal, relatively uncommon, shorthand for congratulations and used when congratulating someone

Best Wishes - Academic Achievements

Onnittelut valmistumisesi johdosta!
Congratulations on your graduation!
Used when congratulating someone for graduating from university
Onnittelut kokeen läpäisystä!
Congratulations on passing your exams!
Used when congratulating someone for passing their school exams
Kuka on fiksu tyttö / poika? Pärjäsit hienosti kokeessa!
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
Onnea maisterintutkinnon johdosta ja kaikkea hyvää työelämään!
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
Onnea hyvin suoritetusta ylioppilastutkinnosta ja kaikkea hyvää tulevaisuuteen
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
Onnittelut ylioppilaalle! Kaikkea hyvää työuralle.
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
Onneksi olkoon yliopistoon pääsystä! Pidä hauskaa!
Well done on getting into University. Have a great time!
Used when congratulating someone on getting a place at university

Best Wishes - Condolences

Olemme kaikki syvästi järkyttyneitä kuullessamme ... kuolemasta, ja haluamme välittää syvimmät osanottomme.
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
Osanottomme menetyksen johdosta.
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Syvimmät osanottoni tänä synkkänä päivänä.
I offer you my deepest condolences on this dark day.
Used when consoling someone on the death of someone close to them
Olemme järkyttyneitä ja surullisia poikasi / tyttäresi / miehesi / vaimosi ... kuolemasta.
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)
Syvimmät ja sydämellisimmät osanottomme tänä vaikeana päivänä.
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
Ajatuksemme ovat sinun ja perheesi kanssa tänä vaikeana menetyksen aikana
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

Toivomme sinulle menestystä uudessa työssäsi ...
We wish you the best of luck in your new job at…
Used when wishing someone success in a new job
Kaikilta meiltä ..., toivomme sinulle onnea ja menestystä uudessa työssäsi!
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
Toivomme sinulle kaikkea hyvää uudessa tehtävässäsi ...
We wish you the best of luck in your new position of…
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job position
Toivomme sinulle pelkkää menestystä uudella urallasi!
We wish you every success for your latest career move.
Used when old colleagues wish someone success in a new job
Onnea uuden työpaikan johdosta!
Congratulations on getting the job!
Used when congratulating someone on getting a new, usually lucrative, job
Onnea ensimmäiselle työpäivällesi ...
Good luck on your first day at…
Used when wishing someone a good first day at a new job

Best Wishes - Birth

Iloitsemme poikanne / tyttärenne syntymästä! Onnittelut!
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
Onnea uuden tulokkaan johdosta!
Congratulations on your new arrival!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
Tuoreelle äidille. Onnittelut tyttären / pojan syntymästä
For the new mother. Best wishes for you and your son/daughter.
Used to congratulate a woman on the birth of her child
Onnea uuden kauniin poika- / tyttölapsen syntymästä!
Congratulations on the arrival of your new beautiful baby boy/girl!
Used to congratulate a couple on the birth of their child
... ylpeille vanhemmille. Onnea uuden tulokkaan johdosta. Teistä tulee varmasti erinomaiset vanhemmat.
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

Suuret kiitokset...
Many thanks for…
Used as a general thank you message
Haluaisin kiittää teitä itseni ja vaimoni / mieheni puolesta
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
En tiedä miten voisin kiittää sinua...
I really don't know how to thank you for…
Used when you are very grateful to someone for doing something for you
Tässä kiitollisuudenosoituksena...
As a small token of our gratitude…
Used when giving a gift to someone as a thank you
Haluamme osoittaa lämpimät kiitokset ... ... hyvästä.
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to…for…
Used when you are grateful to someone for doing something for you
Olemme erittäin kiitollisia...
We are very grateful to you for…
Used when you want to thank someone sincerely for doing something for you
Ei kestä! Päinvastoin, meidänhän pitäisi kiittää sinua!
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

Hyviä juhlapyhiä toivottavat...
Season's greetings from…
Used in the US to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Hyvää Joulua ja onnellista Uutta Vuotta!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Used in the UK to celebrate Christmas and New Year
Hyvää Pääsiäistä!
Happy Easter!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Easter Sunday
Hyvää Kiitospäivää!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Used in the US to celebrate Thanksgiving
Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
Happy New Year!
Used to celebrate the New Year
Hyviä pyhiä!
Happy Holidays!
Used in the US and Canada to celebrate holidays (especially used around Christmas/Hanukkah time)
Hauskaa Hanukkaa!
Happy Hanukkah!
Used to celebrate Hanukkah
Hyvää Diwalia! Olkoon tämä Diwali kirkkain ikinä.
Happy Diwali to you. May this Diwali be as bright as ever.
Used to celebrate Diwali
Hauskaa / hyvää Joulua!
Merry Christmas! / Happy Christmas!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas
Joulun- ja uudenvuodentoivotus kristityissä maissa
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Used in Christian countries to celebrate Christmas and New Year