How to Say Happy Valentine's Day in Spanish
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Looking for a special way to say Happy Valentine's Day to your sweetheart? Try saying it in Spanish. Correctly mastering the pronunciation of the statement or writing it at the end of your Valentine's Day card provides an extra special touch on a romantic day. Learning to say Happy Valentine's Day in Spanish shows your sweetheart how much you do care.
Learn the correct pronunciation. Happy Valentine's Day in Spanish is Feliz Día de San Valentín, which is pronounced: (fay-LEESS) (DEE-ah) (deh) (SAN) (val-en-TEEN). Ask a native speaker to pronounce the phrase so you hear the correct pronunciation and stressed syllables.
Remember the accents. When writing Feliz Día de San Valentín, don't forget the accents to show where the stress is in pronunciation. Stress is important in Spanish because a word's meaning can change if used incorrectly.
Use correct punctuation. When writing Happy Valentine's Day in English, an exclamation point often appears at the end of the statement to indicate excitement. In Spanish, when using an exclamation point at the end of a statement the writer must also use an upside down exclamation point at the beginning of the phrase. For example, ¡Feliz Día de San Valentín!
Think about common alternatives. Consider two common expressions, with nearly the same meaning: Feliz Día de los Enamorados and Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad. Happy Lovers Day is a literal translation for Feliz Día de los Enamorados. Happy Love and Friendship is a literal translation for Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad.