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I Make Years

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
Muitas felicidades
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 and I’ll blog about that when it arrives.


Just a data nerd

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