My Japanese teacher just gave birth and our long-term sub is having us make cards to congratulate her, we need to write something in Japanese, and I want to write something different than what she supplied us with, to spice it up or whatever. What would be appropriate to say in my card?

Edit: I'm not exactly sure what I want to say, but the phrase the sub gave us was the same thing for the entire class:

あかちゃん おめでとうございます

She said we could do something different, and I want it to be something that an actual Japanese student might say to their teacher had a baby to congratulate them. I'm only in Japanese 1, so I know hiragana and some words and phrases, but not nearly enough Japanese to write anything that would actually make sense in this context.


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I'll give a few simple common phrases...


かわいい or げんきな [赤]{あか}ちゃんのおたんじょう、おめでとうございます。


かわいい[女]{おんな}の[子]{こ}のおたんじょう、おめでとうございます。(← when the baby is a girl)

げんきな[男]{おとこ}の[子]{こ}のおたんじょう、おめでとうございます。(← when the baby is a boy)

Maybe you could add at the top...


For those who want more formal phrases...


赤ちゃんの or お子様の ご誕生、心からお慶び申し上げます。



  • 1
    Is there a particular reason you've spelt よろこび two different ways?
    – Angelos
    Commented Nov 5, 2018 at 1:39
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    @AeonAkechi おお・・そうですね。。Either will be okay but お慶び申し上げます is more preferred.
    – chocolate
    Commented Nov 5, 2018 at 3:28

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