Verjaardag-Geboortedag

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Verjaardag-Geboortedag

Post by Kleme » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:04 am

Wat is het verschil tussen "verjaardag" and "geboortedag"?

I think both mean "birthday", but is there any difference?
If there is not difference, which is more used?

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Re: Verjaardag-Geboortedag

Post by Crecker » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:12 am

I'm not really sure about it, but I think that the first one is "birthday" intended as the day in which you get older, whereas geboortedag is "day of birth", the exact day when you were born.

I would wait for a native speaker's opinion anyway.
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Re: Verjaardag-Geboortedag

Post by BrutallyFrank » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:38 am

Crecker's answer is spot-on Image : there is only one 'geboortedag' (day of birth), but there are many 'verjaardagen' (birthdays) ... I hope!
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