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"Mi cumpleaños es en enero."

Translation:My birthday is in January.

June 3, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blackarican121

It's funny, because it's January and my birthday is coming up as I'm reading this.


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

What's plural of 'Cumpleaños'm


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

Cumpleaños uses the most common form of Spanish compound word. They are constructed of the third person singular indicative of a verb and the plural form of a noun. So you have

Cumple+años cumpleaños complete years = birthday

Lava+platos lavaplatos wash dishes = diswasher

Abre+latas abrelatas open cans = can opener

As a rule these nouns are all masculine and don't change between singular and plural.

Here is a link with some more examples

https://www.spanishmarks.com/blog/28-compound-words-spanish


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

This is very useful, thanks lynettemcw


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

It stays the same in its plural form.

You'll know from the context of the sentence as to whether it's singular or plural translation:

Por ejemplo

mi cumpleaños - my birthday

dos cumpleaños - two birthdays


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaithGrego4

My birthday was last weekend, In January...


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

Mi compleaños es también en enero, en el dieciséis. Es probable que aproximadamente una de cada doce personas en Duo lo tenga también.


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

This eminem chick talks so fast i cant hear anything !!!


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

I know i should know it's meant to be "mi cumpleaños" anyway, but she definitely says "me cumpleaños" in the fast audio


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

I definitely hear mi. But the difference in sound of me and mi at normal Spanish speaking speeds is so slight. Part of what helps you understand is that your brain knows what should be where. That's why you will have people say "I thought you said [some random unrelated or strange thing]. That which you know you should know eventually will smooth out the minor variations in pronunciation that occur naturally every day. It's a function your brain does by itself eventually, but doesn't work as well of course without context which is Duo's weakness. But you do need your mind to self correct your ears a lot.

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