Quick answer
"Little brother" is a noun which is often translated as "el hermano menor", and "happy birthday" is a phrase which is often translated as "feliz cumpleaños". Learn more about the difference between "little brother" and "happy birthday" below.
little brother(
lih
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duhl
 
bruh
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thuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el hermano menor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My little brother's name is Donald.Mi hermano menor se llama Donald.
b. el hermano pequeño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Now that my little brother is a teenager, we hang out more.Ahora que mi hermano pequeño es adolescente, pasamos más tiempo juntos.
c. el hermanito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My little brother is a good kid, but he's very innocent.Mi hermanito es un buen niño, pero muy inocente.
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happy birthday(
hah
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pi
 
buhrth
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dey
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. feliz cumpleaños
So, you're 18 today! Happy birthday!¡Así que cumples los 18 hoy! ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
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