#EngVocab: Other ways to say “congratulations”

Good evening, Fellas! Can you believe that it’s almost the end of Eid al-Fitr holiday? I’m not ready to face this truth. 😂

There are hundreds reasons to congratulate someone, from your sister’s wedding to her new born baby– and so are ways to say it. Well, tonight I’d like to share some new vocabularies to replace the word “congrats!” Stay tuned, Fellas!

1. Felicitations!

The word comes from the late Latin “felicitare,” which means “to make happy.”

2. Yippie!/Hip, hip, hooray!

Any cheering noises plus an exclamation point is always a very easy and fun way to say congrats.

3. Three Cheers!

Three cheers is usually followed by “for” and the name of the person or thing being celebrated.

Example:

A: Three cheers for Adam! *everybody’s cheering*

B: Cheers!

4. Kudos!

The word is derived from Greek “kydos,” which means “praise or renown.”

5. Groovy!/Nifty!/Copasetic!

They are some popular words to replace word “congrats!” in the 1960s.

6. Hats off!

The word comes from an etiquette in 1920s that ones must remove hats as a sign of respect.

7. Mazel tov!

The word comes from the Hebrew term meaning “good luck” which entered English in the 1860s.

That’s all, fellas. Which one is your favorite expression?

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, July 9, 2016


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