cumple años

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cumple años(
koom
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pleh
 
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nyohs
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. he has his birthday
Luis está deprimido porque cumple años dentro de una semana.Luis is depressed because he has his birthday in one week.
b. she has her birthday
Cumple años el mes que viene y quiere hacer una fiesta.She has her birthday next month and wants to have a party.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alicia cumple años mañana.Alicia's birthday is tomorrow.
El sábado mi novio cumple años y tenemos planeada una cena romántica.Saturday is my boyfriend's birthday and we're planning a romantic dinner.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you have your birthday
Cumple años el viernes, ¿verdad?You have your birthday on Friday, don't you?
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Sé que cumple años pronto, aunque no recuerdo cuándo. - Sí, el 14 de abril.I know your birthday is soon, but I can't recall when. - Yes, on April 14th.
Me dijo su hija que cumple años hoy. ¿Cuántos cumple usted?Your daughter told me it's your birthday today. How old are you?
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