how to pronounce birthday


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the above transcription of birthday is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

birthday is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of birthday in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and so it be your birthday and so …”

meaning of birthday

Birthday is a day on which a person is born.

birthday frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word birthday occurs in english on average 140.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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