Definition of 'birthday'

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Example sentences containing 'birthday'

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He only saw one of her birthdays. The Sun (2016)The watch was a birthday present for my wife. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The diary was given to her as a birthday present and she wrote in it regularly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than a quarter of those questioned claimed to feel pressured into handing over cash for birthday and leaving presents. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His 100th birthday was typically informal, with a dog jumping on top of the cake. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We were at school together and were both invited to another friend's 18th birthday party. The Sun (2016)She was not invited to her son's 18th birthday party and was very upset. The Sun (2016)Meanwhile, friends of his are anxiously waiting to see who gets an invite to his 50th birthday next month. The Sun (2016) Happy birthday to me. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He signed for all three before his 24th birthday, so there have been some good judges who have doubts about him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Could there be a better birthday present for a legendary operatic soprano? Times, Sunday Times (2014)One can only hope that some grand finish will symbolically extinguish the birthday candles today. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Friends said she met her boyfriend there and was upset when he failed to send a happy birthday text. The Sun (2014)Our manager at work had a 50th birthday party and we were all invited. The Sun (2009)He was two weeks short of his his 24th birthday. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This was the ideal rite of passage for my 40th birthday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was for her 50th birthday about three years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This was before getting his birthday present, mind. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My mum had a big 40th birthday party at a local hotel. The Sun (2015)It fully deserved this 50th birthday celebration. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is the last page of my 30th birthday present. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I managed to have my picture taken with one on my birthday. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If there is a family birthday or anniversary coming up, use that as the excuse to arrange a party. The Sun (2016)I met my ex on my 24th birthday. The Sun (2010)It is her 18th birthday, after all. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now, one has a birthday coming up, which seems terribly exciting. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Her mother had a hairdresser friend, who helped her to choose a wig for her 18th birthday party. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If we learn it is their birthday or anniversary, we give them a card signed by all of us, including the captain. The Sun (2008)If I say so myself, happy birthday to me! Christianity Today (2000)I am happy, then, to tell you that today is my birthday. The Sun (2014) HAPPY birthday to a great survivor... 77 today and still making fine albums. The Sun (2010)

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Translations for 'birthday'

British English: birthday /ˈbɜːθˌdeɪ/ NOUN
Your birthday is the anniversary of the date on which you were born.
...his 24th birthday.
  • American English: birthday
  • Arabic: عِيد الـمِيلاد
  • Brazilian Portuguese: aniversário
  • Chinese: 生日
  • Croatian: rođendan
  • Czech: narozeniny
  • Danish: fødselsdag
  • Dutch: verjaardag
  • European Spanish: cumpleaños
  • Finnish: syntymäpäivä
  • French: anniversaire naissance
  • German: Geburtstag
  • Greek: γενέθλια
  • Italian: compleanno
  • Japanese: 誕生日
  • Korean: 생일
  • Norwegian: fødselsdag
  • Polish: urodziny
  • European Portuguese: aniversário
  • Romanian: zi de naștere
  • Russian: день рождения
  • Spanish: cumpleaños
  • Swedish: födelsedag
  • Thai: วันเกิด
  • Turkish: doğum günü
  • Ukrainian: день народження
  • Vietnamese: ngày sinh nhật


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