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"Wann hast du Geburtstag?"

Translation:When is your birthday?

October 9, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Boban992

Can you say wann ist deine geburststag?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ikwilvertalen

Firstly, since "Geburtstag" is masculine, it would be "dein Geburtstag". Secondly, no, you generally can't say it like that. Even though it would be understood, it's just not something a native speaker would usually say.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p

Kind of like how saying "When do you have birthday?" might be understood in English, but you'd definitely be recognised as foreign!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MortiBiRD

Wann hast du Geburtstag is the normal way of saying it. In a few regions you also hear Wann ist dein Geburtstag, but most of the time this is considered a small mistake.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/musical_Huntress

Yes, that works as well


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StMond

"Wann hast du den dein Geburstag?" Is this correct? If it is literally translated, it can be used this way in Greek.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheZiGO

I suppose "den dein" should just be contracted into "deinen".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pellucidon

In English we say "When's your birthday?" often. Duo marked this wrong. Duo is wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Craig598356

Duo's completely inconsistent when it comes to contractions. Report it as they do eventually seem to get fixed. It wouldn't accept 'When's it your birthday' or even 'When is it your birthday' either.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ololo-518

Why "when do you have birthday" is wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pellucidon

(a) Your question above should be

Why is "when do you have birthday" wrong.

(b) We would say "when do you have your next birthday" or "when is your birthday".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatejPavlk1

I was about to ask same question. Why is that phrase wrong ?

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