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"Old lady" is a noun which is often translated as "la anciana", and "happy birthday" is a phrase which is often translated as "feliz cumpleaños". Learn more about the difference between "old lady" and "happy birthday" below.
old lady(
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ley
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di
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (elderly woman)
a. la anciana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The church choir is full of old ladies.El coro de la iglesia está lleno de ancianas.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(wife)
a. la doña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My old lady and I met at a Beatles concert.La doña y yo nos conocimos en un concierto de los Beatles.
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happy birthday(
hah
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pi
 
buhrth
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dey
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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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