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birthday

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɜːθ.deɪ/  us   /ˈbɝːθ-/
A1 the day that is exactly a year or number of years after a person was born: Happy birthday, Flavio! Are you going to Ellen's birthday party next week? It's her 21st birthday.
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in Korean 생일…
in Arabic عيد ميْلاد…
in Portuguese aniversário…
in Catalan aniversari…
in Japanese 誕生日…
in Italian compleanno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生日…
in Russian день рождения…
in Turkish doğum günü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生日…
in Polish urodziny…
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