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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #108464: Wishing a happy birthday
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    Wishing a happy birthday


    Content:
    > 1) Birthday wishes
    > 2) Other useful sentences
    > 3) Idiom
    > 4) Asking for the age
    > 5) Asking for the date
    > 6) Exercise

     

    1) The famous sentence

    You can use: 'Happy birthday (to you)!'

    Happy birthday to you, Sarah!
    Happy birthday to you, Sarah and Mike!


    or

    Happy birthday, Sarah!
    Happy birthday, Sarah and Mike!

     


    American English: you can also use 'happy anniversary'.






    2) Useful sentences.

     

    With a little advance I wish you a happy birthday and a lot of good things
    We wish you a happy anniversary/birthday and many more years among us.
    (anniversary : anglais américain).
    We encourage you to continue as always with your high standards, professionalism and sense of humour.
    I wish you a very good wedding anniversary.
    Happy anniversary and long live the firm!
    I want to wish my colleague a happy birthday.
    On behalf of everyone in this firm, I would be happy to wish him a happy birthday
    Did you remember wishing a happy birthday to...
    Let me take this opportunity to wish you all a happy anniversary/birthday.
    Text Messaging and Online Chat Abbreviations :  BDAY / B-DAY = birthday






    3) Idiom

    in one's birthday suit
    = without clothes, naked


    I've seen him running in his birthday suit.

     





    4) Asking for someone's age:

     

    Use: 'how old are you?'


    Replies:
    - the shortest reply:
    I am 17 = I'm 17


    - the longest reply:
    I am 17 years old = I'm 17 years old

    You should know cardinal numbers :)

    1 = one
    2 = two
    3 = three
    4 = four
    5 = five
    6 = six
    7 = seven
    8 = eight
    9 = nine
    10 = ten
    11 = eleven
    12 = twelve
    13 = thirteen
    14 = fourteen
    15 = fifteen
    16 = sixteen
    17 = seventeen
    18 = eighteen
    19 = nineteen
    20 = twenty
    30 = thirty
    40 = forty
    50 = fifty
    60 = sixty
    70 = seventy
    80 = eighty
    90 = ninety
    100 = a / one hundred


    Examples:
    27 = 20 + 7 =  'twenty-seven'
    43 =  'forty-three'
    62 = 'sixty-two'

    102 = one hundred and two
    123 = one hundred AND twenty-three

     




    5) Asking for the date


    When is David's birthday?
    When is your birthday?

    When were you born?

    How to reply:
    It is on...

    It is on January, the third

    I was born on January, the third.

    6) Exercise:





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