27 November 2013

Chinese happy birthday!

How to congratulate someone's birthday




祝你生日快乐!
Zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè
Happy birthday!


The meaning of each part of the sentence:

祝你
zhù nǐ
wish you

生日
shēngrì
birthday

快乐
kuàilè
happy


Thus we can ask what year someone was born:


你是哪年出生的?
Nǐ shì nǎ nián chūshēng de
What year were you born?

出生
chūshēng
born


We will also learn to ask for the day and month anniversary.


你的生日是几?
Nǐ de shēngrì shì jǐ yuè jǐ hào

On what day and month is your birthday?


yuè
month


hào
number od day