How to translate ‘Gefeliciteerd met…’ into English

Welcome back. Today I’d like to draw your attention to a common mistake made when translating literally from Dutch into English using ‘gefeliciteerd met’.  In English we congratulate someone on something, not with something. For example: Congratulations on your fantastic grade for English.

Congratulate can also have the following structure: verb + object + on + ing:  Congratulations on passing the test.

But BEWARE: we never congratulate people on their birthday, we simply say: Happy birthday!


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