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"今天是我叔叔的生日。"

Translation:Today is my uncle's birthday.

May 1, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cecil164832

Specifically, this is father's younger brother.


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

Technically speaking, yes. But it's also a generic form of address for an older male relative.


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

"Today is the birthday of my uncle" should also be accepted.


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

I think Duo, in any course, prefers standard translations. Though "today is the birthday of my uncle" is a literal translation of the sentence, it is awkward and unnatural.


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

my uncle's birthday is today should be accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cindy888777

"Today's my uncle's birthday" should be accepted too

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