How to Say Happy Valentine's Day in Spanish

by Erica Green

If you're 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 can let your sweetheart know how much you 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), with the syllables you need to stress in capital letters. Ask a native speaker to pronounce the phrase so you can hear the correct pronunciation and stressed syllables.

Remember the accents. When writing, Feliz Día de San Valentín, don't forget the accents over the "í" in "Día" and the "í" in "Valentín" to show where the stress is in the pronunciation. Stress is important in Spanish because it can change a word's meaning.

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, you must also use an upside down exclamation point at the beginning of the phrase.

Photo Credits

  • Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images

About the Author

Erica Green has been a freelance journalist since 2008. She has contributed to the Atlantic Publishing Company, Texas Sports, Confessions of a Homeowner and more. Green is currently pursuing a degree in Spanish, and she tutors English Language Learner students. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas and is a certified middle school teacher.