Does your friend or relative have birthday?! Learn how to write and pronounce a short Russian birthday poem!
Здоровья, радости желаю,
И чтоб жил(а) ты много лет
Без слёз, без горести, без бед!
Literal translation into English:
I congratulate you with your birthday!
I wish you health and happiness,
And to live for many years
With no tears, with no sadness, with no troubles!
Note: use "жил" when addressing male and "жила" when addressing female.