It’s my birthday today. Actually, unless I can finish writing this in the next minute and a half it was yesterday. Anyway… In Portuguese you can say this in two ways:
“Hoje é o meu aniversário” just means “Today is my birthday”
“Hoje faço anos” literally means “Today I make years”. I love this! It’s like my life is a machine for making time.
By the way, the Portuguese words to happy birthday are:
Parabéns a você
Nesta data querida
Muitos anos de vida
Hoje é dia de festa
Cantam as nossas almas
Para o(a) menino(a) [Insert Your Name Here]
Uma salva de palmas
I can remember the first verse, but the second… never.
I ordered a big bag of Portuguese swag from Fnac.pt and I’ll blog about that when it arrives.