birthday

noun
ADJECTIVE
last, next

I'll be 28 on my next birthday.

VERB + BIRTHDAY
have

I hope you have a nice birthday.

spend

She spent her 50th birthday in Paris.

celebrate
mark

an exhibition to mark the artist's 70th birthday

forget, remember
approach

He is approaching his 40th birthday, and thinking of retiring from the sport.

reach

I reached my 86th birthday this year.

share

They share the same birthday.

BIRTHDAY + NOUN
gift, present
card
cake
bash (informal), celebration, party
surprise

He had a portrait painted as a birthday surprise for his daughter.

treat (esp. BrE)

We're taking him to see the new movie for his birthday treat.

boy, girl

Here comes the birthday girl!

PREPOSITION
for your birthday

What do you want for your birthday?

on your birthday

She'll be 34 on her next birthday.

PHRASES
happy birthday!

Happy birthday, darling!

wish sb a happy birthday

Wish John a happy birthday from me.


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