How do i say

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hi im making a card.
I need to know how to say happy mothers day.

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updated ABR 29, 2008
posted by Arlena

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Gustavo,
The googit counts prove that you're right, that many Spanish speakers do say Día de las Madres, but that doesn't mean it's the "official" way to say it. And many English speakers say Mothers' Day, but that is also "incorrect" according to informed sources. Check out this article:

[url=http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%ADa_de_la_Madre]http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%ADa_de_la_Madre[/url]

Also, check out the last question on this grammar site:

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/grammarlogs2/grammarlogs359.htm

So, either way is probably acceptable, but if the OP is looking for the "most correct" version, it's the singular.

updated ABR 29, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Interesting. The plural form given by Gustavo gets 645,000 googits, while the singular form given by Patricia gets 1,380,000. Also, the singular is given by Wikipedia, so it would seem to be the correct form, even though the plural seems to be more logical.

Similarly, the correct form in English is Mother's Day, which seems to refer to only one mother, and not Mothers' Day, which would refer more logically to mothers in general or as a group.

Language isn't always logical!

updated ABR 29, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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feliz Día de la Madre

updated ABR 29, 2008
posted by Patricia
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thank you so..much.
you are very helpful

updated ABR 29, 2008
posted by Arlena