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Jessi: Top 25 Spanish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 12: When is your birthday? in Spanish (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Spanish learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.)
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question When is your birthday? In Spanish this is
Javier: ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños?
The first word in the question is
Javier: cuándo
Jessi: meaning when in English.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) cuándo
Jessi: Listen again and repeat.
Javier: cuándo
{Pause}
Jessi: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Javier: es
Jessi: meaning is.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) es
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: es
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Javier: cuándo es
{pause}
And next
Javier: tu
Jessi: meaning your.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) tu
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: tu
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Javier: cuándo es tu
{pause}
And next
Javier: cumpleaños
Jessi: meaning birthday.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) cumpleaños
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: cumpleaños
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Javier: cuándo es tu cumpleaños
{pause}
Jessi: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question When is your birthday??
Javier: Es el 22 de agosto.
Jessi: "It's August 22.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Javier: (Slow) Es el 22 de agosto.
{pause}
Jessi: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Javier: es
Jessi: meaning is.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) es
Jessi: Now repeat
Javier: es
{Pause}
A: And after that
Javier: el
meaning the.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) el
A:Now repeat.
Javier: el
{Pause}
A: And next
Javier: 22
meaning 22.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) 22
A:Now repeat.
Javier: 22
{Pause}
A: And next
Javier: de
meaning of.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) de
A:Now repeat.
Javier: de
{Pause}
A: And next
Javier: agosto
meaning August.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) agosto
A:Now repeat.
Javier: agosto
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, It's August 22., and then repeat.
Javier: Es el 22 de agosto.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace August 22 with January 20th.
Javier: 20 de enero
Jessi: January 20th
Javier: (slow) 20 de enero (regular) 20 de enero
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with January 20th
Javier: Es el 20 de enero.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace August 22. Say It's January 20th.
{pause}
Javier: Es el 20 de enero.
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace January 20th with April 3rd.
Javier: 3 de abril
Jessi: April 3rd
Javier: (slow) 3 de abril (regular) 3 de abril
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with April 3rd
Javier: Es el 3 de abril.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for January 20th. Say It's April 3rd.
{pause}
Javier: Es el 3 de abril.
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace April 3rd with July 14th.
Javier: 14 de julio
Jessi: July 14th
Javier: (slow) 14 de julio (regular) 14 de julio
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with July 14th
Javier: Es el 14 de julio.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for April 3rd. Say It's July 14th.
{pause}
Javier: Es el 14 de julio.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Spain and someone asks you when your birthday is. Your birthday is August 22. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? (five seconds) És el 22 de agosto.
Jessi: Imagine your birthday is January 20th Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? (five seconds) És el 20 de enero.
Jessi: Now, imagine your birthday is April 3rd. . Answer the speaker's question.
Javier: ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? (five seconds) És el 3 de abril.
Jessi: Imagine your birthday is July 14th. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? (five seconds) És el 14 de julio.
Jessi: You want to ask someone when their birthday is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Javier: ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 12

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Sunday at 11:26 am
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Hola Heather,


Thank you for sharing.

Ya se acerca tu cumpleaños.

Sigamos practicando!


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Carla

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Heather
Friday at 2:38 am
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Mi cumpleaños es el once de diciembre. Tengo cuarenta y nueve años.

Hannah
Wednesday at 9:02 am
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Mi cumpleaños es el seis de junio.

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Tuesday at 11:23 am
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Hola Tryler,


Muy bien!

Gracias por participar.

Sigamos con las lecciones.


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Tryler
Monday at 12:48 am
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Hola,

Mi cumpleaños es el veintiséis de diciembre.

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Sunday at 6:16 am
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Hola Anirudh,


Asi es! Y ya no faltan tantos meses para celebrar.

Sigamos practicando!


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Anirudh
Saturday at 1:43 pm
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Hola,

Es muy interesante ?

Tenemos los cumpleaños en el mismo mes ?

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Tuesday at 12:13 pm
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Hola Anirudh,


No hay problema!

Mi cumpleaños es el 8 de mayo. Yay!

Sigamos practicando!


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Anirudh
Monday at 6:48 pm
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Buenos Dias ,

Muchas gracias para las correciones ?

¿ Cuando tiene usted cumpleaños ??

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Monday at 10:19 am
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Hola Anirudh,


Gracias por participar.

Algunas correciones.

Mi cumpleaños es el 30 de mayo.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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