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Verjaardag-Geboortedag

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:04 am
by Kleme
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?

Re: Verjaardag-Geboortedag

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:12 am
by Crecker
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.

Re: Verjaardag-Geboortedag

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:38 am
by BrutallyFrank
Crecker's answer is spot-on Image : there is only one 'geboortedag' (day of birth), but there are many 'verjaardagen' (birthdays) ... I hope!